Thanks to Converse, Inc., aspiring Nashville musicians will have the opportunity to record their original music alongside a team of experienced engineers in one of Nashville’s top studios, at no cost.
Converse, Inc. has will debut its first-ever Converse Rubber Tracks pop-up studio in Nashville, beginning Monday, Nov. 30, at Grand Victor Sound Nashville.
Nashville musicians of all ages and genres are invited to apply for studio time. If selected they will be given the opportunity to to record their music at Grand Victor Sound studio, at no cost to them. Each artist will retain all rights to their own music.
“As the birthplace of some of the greatest acts in music history, Nashville has a deep-rooted connection to music and we’re thrilled to bring the Converse Rubber Tracks experience to the city for the first time,” said Jed Lewis, Converse Global Music Marketing Director. “Converse is dedicated to thriving music communities world-wide, and we hope to inspire Nashville’s next generation of emerging artists by providing them valuable resources through this platform.”
Grand Victor Sound Nashville was built at the request of Chet Atkins, and first opened in 1965, when it was known as RCA Victor Nashville Sound Studios. Among the artists who have recorded at Grand Victor Sound Nashville are Dolly Parton, George Strait, George Jones, Hunter Hayes, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, and more.
Born out of the desire to give back to the global music community and encourage creativity, Converse Rubber Tracks began four years ago, and has brought the recording experience to musicians in San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, Austin, Toronto, Montreal, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Mexico City, Barcelona, and many more, giving over 1,600 emerging musicians valuable recording time at state-of-the-art studios with a team of experienced engineers, at no cost to the artists.
Following this pop-up, the series will return to Nashville with two additional, week-long pop-up studios in 2016, providing ongoing opportunities for emerging artists within the city to create music and unleash their creative spirit.
The pop-up studio will run through Friday, Dec. 4. To register to apply for studio time, visit converse.com/rubbertracks.
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About the AuthorJessica Nicholson is a staff writer with MusicRow Enterprises. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine, TasteofCountry.com and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]
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