Posted On 23 Jun 2015
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New Global Program Offers Emerging Artists The Opportunity To Write The Next Chapter Of Music History At Legendary Studios Including Abbey Road, Sunset Sound, Tuff Gong And Many More!
CONVERSE Inc. announces the global launch of a monumental new Converse Rubber Tracks program that opens the doors to some of the world’s greatest recording studios in music history. Over a two-week period, Converse Rubber Tracks will activate across eight different countries in four continents, offering aspiring musicians the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to record original music at 12 landmark studios, including the two Converse Rubber Tracks studios, at no cost.
Global registration began on Tuesday, May 26 and runs through tomorrow, Wednesday, June 24, featuring an online submission process that requires applicants to rank their top three studio preferences, and encourages all to enter a brief artist biography or description via a video or written application. If selected, chosen artists will be notified in early July. Following a thorough planning session with studio producers, artists chosen will be taken to one of their studios of choice in September this year, with most travel accommodations arranged and select expenses covered by Converse.
Emerging artists, bands, and musicians 18 years and older and of all genres across the globe can register for the rare opportunity to record at the following participating studios: Abbey Road Studios in London, England; Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, California; Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin, Germany; Tuff Gong in Kingston, Jamaica; Greenhouse Studios in Reykjavik, Iceland; The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, Canada; Avast Recording Co. in Seattle, Washington; Stankonia in Atlanta, Georgia; Studios 301 in Sydney, Australia; Toca do Bandido in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the original brick-and-mortar Converse Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn, New York; and the second permanent Converse Rubber Tracks studio in Boston, Massachusetts, slated to open this summer.
As applications close THIS Wednesday for Converse Rubber Tracks studio takeover, and the global music platform is releasing the fourth and final exclusive video, featuring 6-time Grammy-award winning artist Stephen Marley talking about his experience with Tuff Gong, one of the studios eligible for emerging artists to apply to record at this September.
With the global music platform unlocking the doors to the world’s 12 most iconic recording studios in September 2015, there’s been an amazing registration response thus far, with thousands of applications from aspiring artists, worldwide.
Best known for his work as a member of Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers, Stephen Marley reflects on his experience recording at Jamaica’s famed Tuff Gong, and the spirit of the studio. Enjoy the video here:
All other exclusive videos released this month featured an award-winning artist discussing their personal recording experience in select participating studios, which included:
· Blur frontmen, Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon on Abbey Road in London, England:
· Rapper and producer Big Boi on Stankonia in Atlanta, GA:
· Singer-songwriter Iggy Pop on Hansa Tonstudios in Berlin, Germany:
Tuff Gong is just one of many participating iconic studios, including LA’s own Sunset Sound, which has a unique storied past – beginning when Tutti Camarata, Walt Disney‘s Director of Recoding, bought the Sunset Sound Recorders complex, which would soon serve to produce the soundtracks to classics like Mary Poppins and 101 Dalmatians.
Since then, Sunset Sound has been the birthplace of over 200 gold records, including legendary albums like Prince‘s Purple Rain, the Rolling Stones‘ Exile on Main St., The Beach Boys‘ Pet Sounds, and countless others. Acclaimed artists such as The Doors, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Aretha Franklin, and Fleetwood Mac have all graced the sound rooms, including modern day favorites Beck, The Black Keys, Haim and many more.
Again, please note registration closes on Wednesday June 24th. Aspiring artists can apply at Converse-Music.com/Worldwide.