Yamaha's emerging talent initiative introducing upcoming artists and new music.
Documentary series following the journey of 6 emerging artists from across Europe, coming together for an exclusive song writing experience in Barcelona, living in a villa filled with instruments and a home studio, on the mission to collaborate, create music and perform live.
EPISODE 1: WRITING & COMPOSING
6 upcoming artists who haven’t met before, arrive at the House of Talents in Barcelona. They form teams of two and start their mission to create songs in three days, leading up to a final performance of their work in an intimate concert. The first episode captures the beginning of this creative journey, from the artists getting to know each other, to start writing lyrics and composing melodies.
EPISODE 2: STUDIO TIME
On the second day in the House of Talents, the artists get the chance to experiment with their tracks in the villa’s home studio. Producer Jesus supports them with refining song layers and exploring new instruments. Yamaha artist Miki Santamaria pays a visit to support the new talents in their creative process.
EPISODE 3: FINAL PERFORMANCE
On the final day in the House of Talents the artists get ready to perform their individual songs that they have been working on the past days. In an intimate concert they showcase their results in front of each other.
WAY UP’s emerging artists come together in different places around the world to talk about their experiences in the music industry, what it means to express themselves through their songs and how they progress personally with their music.
UK artists JNR Williams and Wyldest from London meet with US artist Maggie Miles from Nashville. At the Yamaha Ginza Hall in Tokyo, the emerging artists share experiences in song-writing and how music empowers them to express their emotions and convey a message.