CLOSE THE APP, MAKE THE TING
ELIJAH: YELLOW SQUARES LIVE
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 21ST - 5.30PM - 6.30PM - JOMEC CARDIFF
In summer 2021 Elijah started sharing photos of yellow Post-It notes with thoughts and ideas on Instagram and Twitter. Today it’s evolved to become an educational and motivational hub for artists and creatives, plus in-person and digital events, editorial features and art.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Elijah has been on a mission to challenge the ways we think about working in the music industry and share valuable knowledge from his career to fellow creators in the community. By supporting Elijah’s work and spreading the important discussions he is creating, we hope to ensure a future community of music makers and DJs that is collaborative, responsible, and diverse.
Join us for our Keynote speech with one of the most popular, and groundbreaking, speakers in the music industry today. Elijah is a celebrated writer, DJ, artist manager, and co-founder of the iconic record label, Butterz, who is a pillar and pioneer in the Grime and underground scene. Before the show, there will be a facilitated networking space. A chance to connect with other creative industry talent at Summit.
“Close The App, Make The Ting” is a rallying call for the creative industries.
Gain valuable industry knowledge for fellow creators in the music and creative industries.
Gain insights into diversifying your income as a performing artist or creative entrepreneur
Connect with a community of music makers and DJs that is collaborative, responsible, and diverse.
This event is part of Summit for creative industry freelancers and entrepreneurs aged 18-30. This flagship event will inspire you with career stories, industry tips and workshops from creative professionals at the top of their game - sharing their journey so you too can climb to the ‘Summit’ career.
Summit is powered by Beacons Cymru, Creative Wales and Arts Council of Wales
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Elijah is an artist manager and music consultant by day, and a writer and DJ by night. In 2023 his project the 'Yellow Squares' explore building a creative career with post it style notes on Instagram, lectures around the world and at SOAS where he is a community fellow, Billboards in London, art installations, and in music. He spent 10 years running the Butterz label, an operation focused on Grime which released music from producers Swindle, Royal-T, DJ Q, Flava D as it's core, but had guest appearances from MC legends JME, D Double E, Footsie, Flowdan, P Money and many more. The universe that the yellow squares have started to create has just begun, with Elijah's influence directly shaping programmes for young people, music journalism, club nights, and the wider London creative scene.
IG: @maketheting | @eli1ah
Twitter: @maketheting | @eli1ah