Want to record a track with a professional producer for an exclusive album? The Roundhouse are looking for unique artists aged 18 – 25 to take part in Rising Sounds 2020.

We’re offering unsigned acts the opportunity to shape and record one of their tracks in our EMI recording studio with some of the best producers around. Each track takes two and a half days; one half day pre-production meeting, one full day to record your track and another full day to mix it. The finished track will be included on the Rising Sounds album alongside other emerging artists, and the album will be launched in October as part of Roundhouse Rising Festival 2020.

What will I get from taking part?

  • Work with a professional producer and engineer to shape your selected track
  • Record and mix your track in our EMI recording studio
  • Your track will be included on the exclusive album
  • The opportunity to perform at the album launch in October

Who will be teaching the project?
Professional music producers and engineers. You can check out previous albums on our Soundcloud.

Do I need any particular skills or experience to take part?
You’ll need:

  • To be an unsigned individual artist or group (max. 8 members) with a unique sound and an original track that’s ready to record
  • To be 18 – 25 years old for the duration of the project
  • To be able to attend the introduction session

Is there anything I need to bring or wear?
We have lots of instruments and equipment available on site, but you’re welcome to bring your own along too.

How to enrol or apply
Fill out the application form here. Application deadline: Monday 10 Feb, 10am

Various dates throughout the year.
Thu 12 Mar: intro session, 18:00 – 19:30
April – Aug: Recording sessions
Wed 28 Oct: Album launch

I’m not sure I can afford to take part…
If you need help to pay for things like transport or childcare, we can help. Find out how you can get support.

I have additional needs. Can I still take part?
We have places available on all our projects for individuals with additional needs. Get in touch so that we can discuss your requirements and do our best in supporting you.

Where is the project taking place?
Roundhouse Studios

Additional information
Unfortunately we cannot accept applications from young people who have done this project before.

How to Enrol