Nowadays, the digital age has brought endless possibilities for musicians to self-publish and self-distribute. But that also makes it even harder for unsigned acts to stand out. Bands are expected to do more and more before record labels are interested. And unless you’ve got “traction” labels will be hesitant. This forces musicians to become not just performers, but also marketeers, designers, directors and PR experts.
Sort recognise that musicians need help to reach their full potential. But until now, no one has stepped up to provide that help.
The Sort Development Deal is a chance to write, rehearse, record and release your music, while being mentored by industry professionals every step of the way. This will be available on a limited basis to one band at a time. To get things started, we’re offering one kick-ass band a fully-funded platinum package.
Songwriting workshop with a signed musician, such as Mike Halls (lead vocals and guitar for Clean Cut Kid).
Pre-production session with Alec Brits (1 song ready to record).
Recording session with Alec Brits (1 song mixed and mastered).
Photoshoot with a professional music photographer (3x retouched press pics).
Graphic Design consultation with Scott Jones (Arctic Monkeys, The Zutons).
Live video in session at Sort Rehearsal Rooms shot by a professional Director.
Music Glue personalised page to distribute your track and build a mailing list of fans.
Live performance mentoring from Lee Mitchell and Alec Brits.
Opportunity to play at an emerging music festival, such as Liverpool Sound City.
Professional guitar setup by Palfray Guitars.
Live tour management consultation with Sort Touring.
Guaranteed feedback from 1 x Music Manager or Publisher.
Applications are now closed for this cycle.
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