Today, Fender announced the launch of its global goodwill program, the Player Plus Studio Sessions: Powered by Fender. As lockdowns forced many artists to innovate ways to RFH (record-from-home), it’s no secret that time spent in the recording studio has been missed, which is where Fender comes in.
Starting today, Fender is helping to fulfill the creative aspirations of independent artists throughout Australia (Sydney & Melbourne), the US (Los Angeles, NYC and Nashville), England, Scotland, Ireland, Mexico, and Japan, by funding and donating over 260 hours of time with professional recording studios to rising talent.
- How It Works: Independent artists can apply by submitting a recent single or music video on Fender submission page. Submission period will begin today, Monday, September 27th and end on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021.
- How To Win: After review by a global panel of Fender execs, industry professionals, artists and producers, winners will be announced November 11th, 2021. Notable panelists include legendary singer-songwriter Nile Rodgers, country-music star Ashley McBryde & representing Australia, Director at Heartstop Music and Secretary of the Association of Artist Managers (AAM), Alastair Burns.
- Grand Prize: Winning artists/bands will have recording studio access to a selection of first-class studios around the world, including LA’s MDDN Studio & EastWest Studio, Nashville’s Welcome to 1979, and NYC’s Flux Studio.
Additionally, the winning artists will receive a $500 credit toward mixing their song, mentoring from top industry professionals, like Ari Herstand (author of How To Make It In The New Music Business), and high performance guitars and basses from Fender’s new Player Plus range, so that they can focus on creating the best sounds hassle-free.
Submission Page: HERE