Red Bull Music Studios Cape Town Recording Application

Afrika-Borwa, Cape Town


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Red Bull Music Studios Cape Town Recording Application Welcome to Red Bull Music Studios Cape Town Application. We’re looking for up and coming artists from around South Africa to come into our Studio for a week to make music, be given a platform to be heard, gain insights into the music industry and be given some basic but essential tools to help any artist on their journey to achieving their goals as music makers. We are looking to bring in 6 artists over the course of April, May and June 2020, for 5 days (Mon to Fri) each. We are in particular interested in artists creating vibrant, fresh, local sounds – think Amapiano, Gqom, Kwaito, Maskandi, etc. Of course, we have always been supportive of South African Hip-Hop, House and R&B, and as a secondary focus, are also looking for artists in these genres. If accepted, we will liaise with you to find the best week to come into Studio over the course of February, March and April. For us, we need to work with you to record and produce at least one song, which we will collaborate with you to release on all major platforms at the end of the year as a part of a compilation. We will cover all costs of this release and tell the story of its creation through Red Bull’s channels. What you do with the rest of your time in Studio is up to you. The Studio application will close on 6th of April 2020. The selected applicants will be contacted privately and their Studio time and travel arranged accordingly. If you are chosen you will need to be able to make yourself available to come into the Studio for 5 days, Monday to Friday from 10AM to 5PM, sometime during the months of April, May and June 2020. We will work with you to find the best time, but if we are unable to find a time that suits both the Red Bull Music Studios and yourself, then you will forfeit your time and we will select someone else. Please take this into consideration, because it might be better for you to apply at a later stage when you know you can find time to come into Studio. If we have not contacted by the 13th of April 2020 then please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. If you miss the application date, we will be opening applications again later in the year. We will also help you create an up to date EPK, including a professional biography and images that you can use to promote yourself. Please take the following into consideration, before applying: - Although we are not looking to own any copyright associated with the music, we will need the song to be pre-licensed for below-the-line marketing, which allows us to use the music for Red Bull created content. We will arrange this with you closer to the time. - If you are not based in Cape Town, we will cover your flights and hotel accommodation for 5 days. - We have resident sound-engineers who are there to help you technically for all your time in Studio. But if you need a producer to help realise your artistic vision, you will need to source them yourselves. - We have two spaces in our Studio to work in – one is more suited to live recordings and the other, a smaller space, for production and beat-making. Depending on your application we will assign you into the spaces and let you know well in advance what equipment we have on offer. Put your best foot forward!

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  • 31.05.2020
  • 2002 to 1921

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