Music BC is proud to announce the re-launch of the Virgin Radio Demo Grant Program for 2012! 3 artists will be chosen to receive free studio time with a producer and engineer to record a high-quality demonstration recording.
Three lucky artists will get the chance to work with one of our three sponsoring studio and producer teams, which include:
About the Program
The Virgin Radio Demo Program assists new BC artists with the production of a high quality demo recording used to present to key music industry professionals to secure recording, publishing and live performance agreements, as well as FACTOR recording loans.
Applicants must submit one demo track to be recorded and the successful applicants are given two 8 hour studios sessions (one tracking, one mix,) in which to complete their submitted song. Any remaining time can be used to record additional tracks. The grant does not cover incidental costs (eg. mastering, reproduction, per diems, etc.).
- You must be an artist/performing member of Music BC in good standing, not currently signed to a label and owning the rights to the material to be recorded (must conform to MAPL guidelines).
- You must be a Canadian citizen and current resident of British Columbia.
- You must use the studio & producer assigned to you and all recording activities must take place in BC.
- You must be able to book and complete the recording within 160 days of notification of the award (generally 2-3 weeks following the deadline). Please ensure you are available in this time frame before applying.
Apply for the 2012 round of the MAP Demo program!
Last Year’s Recipients
Here’s what Deanna had to say about her experience:
“Working with Winston Hauschild on “Cupid’s Arrow” was a great way to record a demo. This song will be the first single off my next album and is currently being presented to numerous Publishing companies and Record Labels. Thanks to Music BC for the support and to Winston for all the hard work in the studio.”
Curtis from Zhambai Trio had the following to say about their experience:
“We had a very fruitful time in Vogville Studios with Paul Shatto. He was as enthused about the project as we were and being prepared musically helped us exceed our goals.”
Here’s what Coldwater Road’s Spencer Patrick had to say about the experience:
“From my first meeting with Chris, I was met with a big smile, and I immediately felt like a colleague. In the studio, the staff treated us like old pro’s, even though I’m quite certain I was never able to wipe the stupid ($#!t-eating) grin off my face when standing in that legendary room. I would love to work with Rob and Chris again.”
Sponsored in part by Virgin Radio