Radio Buena Vida is offering a unique chance for young people aged 18-25, extending to 30 for those with disabilities, young carers, or care-experienced individuals, to participate in their Access to Music Making workshops. These workshops, funded by the Youth Music Initiative and supported by Creative Scotland, focus on various aspects of music making including DJing, mixing, music production, music curation and selection, radio broadcasting, and presenting.


Based in Glasgow, Radio Buena Vida seeks to champion and platform talent across all music genres, focusing on inclusivity and providing a voice for under-represented individuals in music. The workshops, scheduled from March to June 2024, will include five 3-hour tutored sessions and two 3-hour practice sessions, with the participants creating and broadcasting a radio show on Radio Buena Vida.


Workshop Highlights:

  • No prior experience in music making is required.
  • Limited to 6 participants per workshop to ensure personalised learning.
  • Participants will broadcast a radio show, which will be archived on Soundcloud.


Workshop Facilitators:

  1. DJ Hiba – Concentrating on DJing and radio production, with a priority for QTIPOC+ community applicants.
  2. Chris Smith aka Ten Years Lost – Focusing on beat making, sound design, and music production with Ableton.
  3. Alex Weiler aka más allá – Geared towards migrants and LGBTQ+ community members, with a focus on DJing and radio presenting.
  4. Jonny Fernandez aka Wheelman – Aimed at economically disadvantaged individuals, covering mixing and simple editing with Ableton.


Application Information:

  • Open to UK and Ireland-based young people who have faced personal or financial barriers to accessing music opportunities.
  • Video or audio applications should address the form’s questions and be sent to with “YMI Workshop Application” in the subject line.


Deadline: 5pm Monday 5th February 2024.

To apply, click here.

For more info, click here.