Welcome to YCAT’s 21cMusician toolkit: a series of interviews, tutorials, videos, blogs and live events, each with a different monthly focus, to help kickstart your career as a musician.

1. Smash your SEO: Workshop with Classic FM's Digital Managing Editor, Maddy Shaw Roberts 

2. Tips for Tax:  a blog about tax returns and a Mini Masterclass with Joshua Owen Mills

2. Manchester Collective Events Save the dates for three in-person events in Manchester

2. Start the Year with positivity: revisit Kate's mini-masterclass from 2021

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Smash Your SEO: Tricks and techniques to make your musical content more visible, with Digital Managing Editor at Classic FM, Maddy Shaw Roberts

Have you ever Googled yourself, your group or your project, only to find it buried on page 4 of the results?

If your answer is yes, it sounds like you could do with some help with your SEO (that's Search Engine Optimisation, in case you were wondering). Join Maddy Shaw-Roberts for this special workshop designed to help you improve your online visibility and get your content the attention it deserves.

Sign up here.

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Tips for Tax

The tax return... everybody's least favourite thing about January. Check out our blog for your tax checklist: a must if you're busy preparing for your first ever return (remember the deadline is the end of the month!). Whether you're currently in the thick of it, or hoping to have an easier ride next year, make sure to check back on our YouTube channel on 21st January for Joshua's pointers for making your tax return and budgeting as hassle free as possible. 

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Save the dates for our in-person events in association with Manchester Collective

Big news: in person events are back, and we're heading north! On 16th February, 16th March and 27th April we are really excited to be collaborating with the Manchester Collective to run three workshops for musicians and creatives. There will be a focus on skills, so expect sessions on Marketing, Fundraising, and Production.

Find out more and sign up for updates here

Jump start your January: revisit Kate Blackstone's video on positive changes for the New Year

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