Calling all emerging musicians!

Want to work with a top producer to record a track?

Rising Sounds 2017 offers 12 unsigned acts the opportunity to shape one of their tracks with some of the best producers in the UK.

What will I get from taking part?
You will:
> Meet and network with the other artists on the project.
> Spend a half a day working on pre-production of your track with a producer or songwriter.
> Spend 2 days in our recording studios with an engineer and producer to record your track.
> Get free entry to our Artist Toolkit Day on Saturday 10th December and gain more knowledge and experience on what you can do to get your music heard.
> Get free entry to a Roundhouse Rising show on Saturday 10th December.

Who will be teaching the project?
This years top producers will be Kelly Snook, who is a member of the music collective gloves alongside song-writer Imogen Heap. Hugh Worskett who has collaborated with the likes of the Crystal Fighters, Rae Morris and Birdy. Electronic duo One Bit, Joe Murphy and Jonty Howard, have featured on BBC Radio 1 and worked with radio presenters, Phil Taggart and Huw Stephens.

Do I need any particular skills or experience to take part?
You need to have a track you’d like to record and think would benefit from some professional input. In our experience, the tracks that come out best are when the selected artists are really keen to take on board the producer’s advice and ideas, as opposed to coming into the studio with stems for a nearly finished track. This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with some incredible people.

Is there anything I need to bring or wear?
We have amps, guitars, basses and drums here, but if you want to use your own, please feel free. Other than that, just an open mind and a willingness to craft some exceptional ideas.

Are bursaries available?
Yes – if you need help to pay for things like project fees or transport find out how you can get support

How to Enrol