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Real stories from one of a kind female musicians who started with courage and ended with self-produced, professional recordings of their music.

This is Sam's home recording academy success story


“I came into Home Recording Academy just wanting to record my own songs but because of everything I’ve learnt inside, I’ve now been awarded £3,000 to record my music from home!”

Before Home Recording Academy, my future felt quite bleak because I wasn’t able to share my own music. I’m 50 years old and have been singing other people’s songs for the last 20 years. I wanted to record my own music but just didn’t know how. Then another ten years came and went and I thought I’ve got to do this now! So I enrolled in HRA for my 50th birthday and it’s the best present I’ve ever had!

After taking your Funding 101 Bonus Masterclass inside Home Recording Academy, well, I applied for some funding ... And I only went and got it, didn’t I !!!!! I followed all your advice by the letter and am now the recipient of £3,000 worth of funding from Leeds City College to write and record a 10 track album (having recorded one song ever, I’m going to be recording 10!!!!) It feels like such an achievement. The funding body’s exact words about my busking project was … “what’s not to love about it”!!! Do you know how good it feels to be chosen like that?

I came into Home Recording Academy just wanting to record my own songs, now my life is just incredible!!! Seriously Isobel, if it wasn’t for you and this course, I would never have looked at funding, let alone applied for it! I know things like this are now possible. Because of being successful in this funding application I am now starting 2022 with a clear vision for my music. I’ve even said to people that I could die now because I’ve done what I set out to do. It’s so exciting. I can’t thank you enough, Isobel!

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