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Presented by local artist Abbe Martin from the Sound of the Sirens, MIDI TV promises a fun, modern and highly entertaining series of shows to be released each month.

Viewers can head to MIDI TV socials and YouTube to tune in, and can subscribe and comment to let the team know what they’ve enjoyed and want to see more of – giving a real community input to what audiences want to see and hear. Coupled with this is some real ‘90’s fun, with their own MIDI TV PacMan challenge which will see artists go head-to-head in true Top Gear style!

 

 

 

 

The organisation behind this new project is Music in Devon Initiative (fondly known as MIDI). A non-profit community interest company, founded by a group of local musicians and music industry professionals, with the aim to develop emerging talent, increase opportunities for musicians and audiences and generate business for the music industry in Devon. MIDI’s primary goal is creating county-wide networks for musicians and music industry professionals, through the delivery of various projects and events.

They have successfully brought the city centre streets of Exeter to life each year for the last four years with the ever- popular Exeter Street Arts Festival. But then, COVID hit and plans for their 5th birthday celebrations came to a halt.

Nick Hall, Director of MIDI said: “Like many, MIDI had to completely stop almost all of its community music projects and sessions when the global pandemic hit back in 2019.

But with the drive, determination and skill of our small team of freelancers and directors we were able to write a successful funding bid to Arts Council England’s Cultural Recovery Fund. This crucial support has helped MIDI to create a response strategy that will continue creating opportunities for musicians in Devon regardless of the possible post- COVID- 19 landscapes.

I am thrilled to be able to launch this project as part of that response strategy – it’s going to make a big difference in supporting local artists who have had a year of seeing work cancelled.

A bit like MTV (when it was good!), MIDI TV will be a brand new, online platform, delivering original art, music and educational content to audiences across Devon, bringing together hosted shows, live streamed gigs, artist interviews and more. All filmed locally at Tazma Studios in Pinhoe, Exeter, we’ll be releasing these live music shows monthly!

Please do tune in and help us support local artists".

Presenter of The MIDI TV Show, Abbe Martin with MIDI Director Nick Hall on set filming Episode One at Tazma Studios, Exeter 

Credit: MIDI TV

Every penny donated will go into helping us to continue supporting artists through our work. We want to keep our work open and as accessible as possible for all, so our MIDI TV channel will remain free to watch, but should you wish to donate we can now accept public donations via the paypal email above.

Episode two will be coming next month, along with some news very soon on guest shows we have lined up! All of which will now carry the option above to donate, should you so wish.

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MIDI TV Host Shows

 Go Live this month!

Devon’s hottest new community TV music show MIDI TV has just announced the other host shows joining its lineup, from their newly launched platform last month.

Along with their main show, The MIDI TV Show presented by local artist Abbe Martin from the Sound of the Sirens, viewers can also look forward to four more shows including BBC Radio presenter Sarah Gosling’s The video show with Sarah Gosling, The Rap Up by local hip hop artist Louis Walker, The Acoustica Sessions hosted by Matt Calder and a special DJ show called The JamTheChannel Club.

Sarah Gosling, who will be hosting her own show on MIDI TV, said:

"I'm so excited to be presenting a selection of brilliant music videos made right here in the South West - the creativity oozing from this area has never been more potent and more people ought to know about it, which is exactly why MIDI TV is such a great idea. Plus, I get to play with a green screen - win win in my eyes! MTV eat your heart out."

Often compared to the Duracell Bunny for her unrelenting energy and enthusiasm, Sarah Gosling is a presenter, podcaster, voiceover artist, writer and tastemaker in all things arts and music. 

Sarah’s passion centres on new arts; boosting them through her self-curated and much-respected BBC Music Introducing in the South West and BBC Upload shows, on BBC Introducing does Front Row on BBC Radio 4, and in her weekly BBC Spotlight TV feature.

Formerly Balcony TV Exeter, the Acoustica sessions are hosted by Matt Calder, filmed overlooking the River Exe. Balcony TV's global network of 70 cities hosted some of the very best international and local artists, and for many years the Exeter channel was regularly ranked as one of the best in the world - testimony to the extremely high calibre of artists that we have in the South West. 

Now merged with MIDI TV, the Acoustica channel continues to feature the high standard of artists from Devon, in session from Exeter's beautiful Quayside. 

“Recognised as one of the UK's brightest young music talents with an approach that sets him apart” - Huw Edwards, BBC News.

 Exeter-based Hip Hop spoken word and BBC Introducing artist Louis J Walker will be joining the programme bill too.

Louis will bring his own brand-new video podcast powered by MIDI TV, The Rap Up. 

Famed as a brilliantly raw & powerful lyricist himself, he’ll be bringing viewers guests from the music industry for insightful and informing conversations all laced with his own indisputably honest, engaging and upfront style.

 The ever evolving electronic party enthusiasts JamTheChannel are looking forward to adapting their production skills into TV format for Midi with the final of the four host shows to hit the platform, called The JamTheChannel Club. 

 Famed for bringing underground electronic music to Exeter's fields, boats, terraces, clubs, basement's and beer gardens, the team behind JamTheChannel have been very proud to present some of the biggest names in the underground electronic scene including heavyweights such as Julio Bashmore, MJ Cole, Eats Everything, Paul Woolford, Locked Groove, 2562, Deepgroove, Trevino, Will Saul Utah Jazz, Bok Bok, Midland, Tim Sheridan, Break & Skitz alongside pure underground talent in the form of Kris Wadsworth, Tom Demac, Last Magpie, West Norwood Cassette Libarary, Nikola Gala, Speculum + many many more.

 Rap, Chat and Phat Tunes

MIDI TV Host Shows

 Go Live this month!

Devon’s hottest new community TV music show MIDI TV has just announced the other host shows joining its lineup, from their newly launched platform last month.

Along with their main show, The MIDI TV Show presented by local artist Abbe Martin from the Sound of the Sirens, viewers can also look forward to four more shows including BBC Radio presenter Sarah Gosling’s The video show with Sarah Gosling, The Rap Up by local hip hop artist Louis Walker, The Acoustica Sessions hosted by Matt Calder and a special DJ show called The JamTheChannel Club.

Sarah Gosling, who will be hosting her own show on MIDI TV, said:

"I'm so excited to be presenting a selection of brilliant music videos made right here in the South West - the creativity oozing from this area has never been more potent and more people ought to know about it, which is exactly why MIDI TV is such a great idea. Plus, I get to play with a green screen - win win in my eyes! MTV eat your heart out."

Often compared to the Duracell Bunny for her unrelenting energy and enthusiasm, Sarah Gosling is a presenter, podcaster, voiceover artist, writer and tastemaker in all things arts and music. 

Sarah’s passion centres on new arts; boosting them through her self-curated and much-respected BBC Music Introducing in the South West and BBC Upload shows, on BBC Introducing does Front Row on BBC Radio 4, and in her weekly BBC Spotlight TV feature.

Formerly Balcony TV Exeter, the Acoustica sessions are hosted by Matt Calder, filmed overlooking the River Exe. Balcony TV's global network of 70 cities hosted some of the very best international and local artists, and for many years the Exeter channel was regularly ranked as one of the best in the world - testimony to the extremely high calibre of artists that we have in the South West. 

Now merged with MIDI TV, the Acoustica channel continues to feature the high standard of artists from Devon, in session from Exeter's beautiful Quayside. 

“Recognised as one of the UK's brightest young music talents with an approach that sets him apart” - Huw Edwards, BBC News.

 Exeter-based Hip Hop spoken word and BBC Introducing artist Louis J Walker will be joining the programme bill too.

Louis will bring his own brand-new video podcast powered by MIDI TV, The Rap Up. 

Famed as a brilliantly raw & powerful lyricist himself, he’ll be bringing viewers guests from the music industry for insightful and informing conversations all laced with his own indisputably honest, engaging and upfront style.

The ever evolving electronic party enthusiasts JamTheChannel are looking forward to adapting their production skills into TV format for Midi with the final of the four host shows to hit the platform, called

The JamTheChannel Club.

Famed for bringing underground electronic music to Exeter's fields, boats, terraces, clubs, basement's and beer gardens, the team behind JamTheChannel have been very proud to present some of the biggest names in the underground electronic scene including heavyweights such as Julio Bashmore, MJ Cole, Eats Everything, Paul Woolford, Locked Groove, 2562, Deepgroove, Trevino, Will Saul Utah Jazz, Bok Bok, Midland, Tim Sheridan, Break & Skitz alongside pure underground talent in the form of Kris Wadsworth, Tom Demac, Last Magpie, West Norwood Cassette Libarary, Nikola Gala, Speculum + many many more.

They will be showcasing some of Devon’s finest electronic music artists with DJ sets, live performances and label showcases. You can also hear some of the freshest promos around, interviews, news, animations and lots more to stop you changing the channel!

As well as their regular show, they also have plans for some cheeky live all night broadcasts! #StayTuned

The organisation behind this new project is Music in Devon Initiative (fondly known as MIDI). A non-profit community interest company, founded by a group of local musicians and music industry professionals, with the aim to develop emerging talent, increase opportunities for musicians and audiences and generate business for the music industry in Devon. MIDI’s primary goal is creating county-wide networks for musicians and music industry professionals, through the delivery of various projects and events.

These four host shows will be hitting your screens in March, date to be announced soon! MIDI TV can be watched through its official YouTube and social pages, so keep an eye on the MIDI TV platforms below:

MIDI TV will be a place for community; growing its own network in order to help promote artistic growth. With a shortage of venues even in post covid times (particularly in smaller towns) for original, independent live music to be accessed, MIDI TV will give people the ability to have fresh new music broadcast straight into their home. As a social enterprise, MIDI has always existed to create opportunities for musicians and the potential to achieve even more through showcasing local artists on MIDI TV is the driving force of this project.

MIDI TV can be watched through its official YouTube and social pages, so keep an eye on the MIDI TV platforms below and join us!

For more information, please contact nick@musicindevon.org

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