Music mad transition year students compete for the ultimate ‘access all areas’ work placement
Tyrone Productions, with RTÉ Young Peoples invited eight music mad, ambitious and hardworking Irish transition year students on the challenge of a lifetime –to take part in a new seven part series which sees them get a weekly backstage pass to meet and work with some of the biggest names in the music industry.
Tasked each week by top Irish Tour Manager and Louis Walsh’s right hand man Liam McKenna, the challenges see our contestants get face to face, access all areas to some of the biggest names in Pop Music – bands such as The Saturdays and boyband The Wanted, who set and judge each of the weekly challenges.
Challenges set by Liam include producing a music video for ‘District 3’ and creating merchandise for ‘The Wanted’ amongst others, while Louis Walsh sets and judges a media challenge. The final two teenagers battle it out while managing JLS at an Irish Summer festival with JLS selecting the ultimate winner.
“For a young person, this is a great opportunity” says Liam McKenna.
“They’re going to see both sides of the business. This is going to open their eyes to what it’s really like.”
Every week one of our competitors must leave the competition and hand back their access all areas pass. There is only one ultimate winner, securing a work placement with Liam McKenna on a top gig in Miami.
Liam McKenna is a former member of the girl/boyband SIX and There’s a whole Lotta Lovin’ is still the biggest selling single ever in Ireland. He now is one of the UK and Ireland’s busiest tour managers, having worked with an impressive catalogue of acts, including JLS, Girls Aloud and Westlife, and is currently working with Louis Wash as he searches for Ireland’s next big boyband.
Programme One: X Factor stars and the next big boyband, District 3, set our eight contestants a challenge to devise, cast, create, shoot and edit a music video to one of their big X Factor hits. District 3 fly into Dublin to surprise our contestants and to announce who they feel deserves to win the challenge.
MUSIC INC is made by Tyrone Productions for RTÉ
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