Our New MTV Breaks Podcast Is Here To Help YOU Break Into The Creative Industries

Featuring creative industry insiders from TV directors to music label talent managers, plus a few celebs. SPOILER: Ray BLK is involved...

MTV Breaks is BACK, and this time… we’re coming to you via podcast!

That’s right, MTV Breaks is launching its very own podcast to help you break into the creative career of your dreams. Each episode of our MTV Breaks Podcast will feature talented creatives who’ve been bossing it in their fields (we’ll even throw a few celebs in the mix!) Listen in as our experts take a trip down memory lane to tell their unique stories of how they came to bag the roles they’re in now, and reveal their top tips on navigating their industries from the ground up.

This first series was recorded at MTV Music Week in Plymouth. During the evenings, MTV put on live gigs featuring amazing up-and-coming talent like Jvck James, as well aschart veterans like Ms Banks, Ghetts and Yungblud. During the day, MTV Breaks took to the stage, putting on a series of panel talks with a load of talented record label and talent managers, directors and presenters alongside top talent. And we recorded everything, so that no-one would miss out on accessingthe best tips in the biz!

If you want to go into music, TV, makeup, film, or if you’re interested in some of the key issues facing employment in the creative industry today, this seriesis for you!Here is our episode breakdown:

Ep 1: Welcome To Music Week

To kick off MTV Music Week in Plymouth, Co-Brand Lead for MTV International Kerry Taylor explains why Music Week is so important to MTV, remembering the surprising way she broke into the industry herself.

Ep 2: In Conversation with Ray BLK

Join presenter Tinea Taylor as she sits down with the one and only Ray BLK to talk embarrassing crew names, her relationship with Stormzy, and the most important things she’s learnt on her music journey so far.

Ep 3: What Do You Do?

Join presenter Becca Dudley as she talks to Assistant Manager at Red Light Management Danny Angove, DBS Music Tutor Matt Ward, Head of TV at Caroline International Mel Meadows and celebrity make-up artist Dolly Essence about the fluidity of creative careers, and where being open to opportunities can lead you.

Ep 4: Social Media Influencers

Join presenter Jack Saunders as he talks to reality TV stars Chloe Ferry and Sam Gowland, influencer Tessa Durkin and key digital players Carl Smith and Charlie Martin all about social media marketing, algorithms, and the ins and outs of influencer careers.

Ep 5: Boss Women

Join presenter Tinea Taylor as she speaks to Head of TV & Visual at Your Army Amy Collins, Vice President and Brand Lead of MTV UK Kelly Bradshaw, Island Records TV and Radio Promotions Manager Robyn Peters and BBC Music Introducing presenter Sarah Gosling about the ups and downs of their careers so far, and their top tips on making it in music and TV.

Ep 6: YO! MTV Unwrapped

Join presenter Snoochie Shy as she sits down with the series director of YO! MTV Raps Charlie Sarsfield, YO! Rates series producer Darcy Thomas and Head of Talent and Music for MTV UK Anna Karatziva to talk about the making of YO! MTV Raps, its mission, and working with some of the biggest names on the scene.

Ep 7: State Of Mind

Join presenter Becca Dudley as she explores the important topic of mental health in the music industry with DJ/producers R3wire and Varski, Head of Health and Welfare at Help Musicians UK Joe Hastings, Assistant Manager at Red Light Management Danny Angove and musician turned mental health activist Pete Falloon.

Ep 8: Inclusion and Accessibility

Join Viacom’s Senior Director of Global Inclusion Strategy Wincie Knight as she sits down with Plymouth Theatre Royal Engagement Manager Sara Baldwin,filmmaker Frankie Hocking from Funky Llama and drummer Ciara Doran from Pale Waves to talk about the real meaning of inclusion in the creative industries.

You can listen to our MTV Breaks Podcast on any of the main podcast platforms via the link here. Remember to use the hashtag #MTVBreaksPodcast to let us know what helped you, or what kind of advice you’d like to hear more of next time!

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