Away from the crime and towards the music
Away from the streets and towards the studios & stages
The IMIM BREAKTHROUGH launches the DUBPLATE PROJECT, a new Artist Development programme for aspiring Artists, Musicians, DJs & producers funded by the Arts Council England.
The projects initiative is to offer professional music industry support and mentoring for emerging artists, musicians, producers & DJs who are at an advanced level in their music ability but due to disadvantaged circumstances such as location, ethnic minority backgrounds and social exclusion, opportunities and resources are not easily accessible to them.
The successful applicants will make up the production team consisting of a Rapper, Singer, Producer, DJ and 3 musicians that will work together to create the theme song for the project, using vocals from our surprise guest artist. The team will create various versions of the song including a main mix, remix, acoustic version, acappella and instrumental mix, being supported and mentored by professional artists, musicians, producers and engineers in a professional music recording studio.
Throughout the journey the applicants will be trained in song making – from writing, composing, devising melodies, recording, mixing and mastering before releasing the song in the public domain accompanied by a music video. They will also receive guest talks on copyright and royalties, and record labels.
The project will host the single release party in conjunction with the Dubplate Project launch where the team will get the opportunity to perform alongside a line-up great Artists.
To apply all you have to do is download one of the stem packs and reproduce your version based on your skill, we are expecting:
|Rappers / Singers||
Download the mix version and record your verse
Download the vocals / drums and play and record an acoustic version
Download the vocal and produce a completely new backing track
Download any elements you need, to remix the song in another genre
The closing date for all submissions is Sunday 1st June 2018