Calling for unsigned UK based artists!

CDR is very excited to announce the official launch of CDR Process, a new electronic music project in partnership with the PRS for Music Foundation. CDR Process will provide live music performance training, one-on-one mentorship and creative feedback, financial contribution, and exposure within the music industry for ten (10) unsigned UK based artists. Those selected will have the opportunity to then showcase their works with a live performance of their track in London. The tracks will form an innovative album release in early 2016.

Stage 1 – commencing 7th August 2015, we have an open-call to all unsigned artists, asking them to submit unreleased tracks via email (see criteria below) to CDR prior to 16th September 2015. This will provide opportunity for the music to be played at Open CDR on Dance Tunnel’s high quality soundsystem the following evening. From these submitted tracks, the CDR panel will select around ten (10) tracks and artists.

Stage 2 – the selected artists will receive personal feedback and guidance from CDR head, Tony Nwachukwu (Attica Blues) and must then commit to coming to the following CDR London session for further listening. They will receive one-to-one advice on enhanced recording and mixing processes, production aesthetic, market potential, innovative practice and performance potential.

Stage 3 – the selected artists will be invited to attend a workshop on Ableton Live Performance to help prepare their track for a live show. Artists will have the opportunity to then perform their track live at a London venue later in the year.

Stage 4 – CDR will have the tracks mastered to attain the sonic quality needed for the digital album. The compilation album will be released digitally and available for purchase.

Music submission criteria:

  • The music can embrace any electronic genre including hip hop, techno, house, soul, jazz, funk, etc.
  • Please ensure your music demonstrates something new, innovative and/or forward-thinking.
  • The track must include real world recordings and/or sounds (eg ambient, conventional instruments including drums, bass, etc). In other words, please think outside the box rather than only using a purchased “top-10” pack of loops.
  • You will have opportunity to further finish/develop your track after the 16th September, so please dont get hung up on submitting a perfectly polished track. This is all part of the CDR Process!
  • Deadline for entry 16th September 2015. The track must be submitted via email to georgina (at) cdr-projects (dot) com prior to this date. Please include in Subject line – CDR PROCESS, Artist Name, Track Name.
  • Maximum of 1 track submission per artist.
  • You must attend CDR London on Thursday 17th September 2015 and also bring your track.
  • Selected artists will then be contacted within two weeks after the event with further information.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email georgina (at) cdr-projects (dot) com

CDR (Create, Define, Release) is supported by PRS for Music Foundation.