Who am I?
My name is Mandy Willis I have been a singer songwriter, for 30yrs and I am the founder, owner and gaffer of 69X MUSIC
What is 69X MUSIC?
69X MUSIC SUPPORTS ORIGINAL MUSIC, RAISES FUNDS FOR HOMELESS CHARITIES
Where the concept came from?
69X MUSIC was inspired by a street band I watched play in Brighton, UK some years ago. All the members of the band were homeless. This got me thinking, how do these guys get heard? Even if I took a video on mobile and popped it on You Tube who is going to find them? So 69X MUSIC was born; my idea to capture all original musicians from all walks of life and place their work in one place under the umbrella of 69X MUSIC
Why we need 69X MUSIC?
Globally we are blessed with the most amazing original bands and musicians however, pubs and venues seem to limit booking original artists. Over the decades, it is my belief that the music industry has been steered by certain music programmes and has unfortunately for whatever reason pulled away from original music, Coupling this with CD & vinyl sales declining and streaming being the latest way to play music, this has made it exceptionally difficult for original musicians to move forward and be heard. Due to this current musical climate, our most talented people are dropping in numbers which is a terrible shame.
69X MUSIC is about to change all of that!
What’s the plan?
My intention is to focus on supporting original musicians ONLY –
All styles of music, all ages and change the future of our music industry as we know it! Everybody’s welcome!
KEEPING ORIGINAL MUSIC ALIVE!
My priority is to - where possible PAY MUSICIANS FOR PERFORMING @ 69X events
'I have performed hundreds of gigs in my life for FREE just because its original music'
This needs to change and WILL - IS !
Finally I shall support recognised charities with a focus on homeless charities
by fundraising through 69X MUSIC events