To all of the upcoming artists on the market making an attempt to , there’s a brand new alternative on the horizon and it has the potential to vary your life. Today, TIDAL introduced TIDAL Unplugged, “an unprecedented million greenback artist grant program devoted to constructing rising artists’ careers,” funded by Mark Lampert (BVF Partners L.P.) & Robert Nelsen (ARCH Venture Partners). While the primary go ’spherical will solely accommodate native , TIDAL plans to develop this system into different markets transferring ahead.
So, what are the small print?
“TIDAL Unplugged will kick off in Detroit, the place Lampert’s grandfather began his musical profession. Local artists may have the prospect to submit their music by way of TIDAL to obtain a part of the million greenback grant,” the subscription-based streaming service acknowledged press launch. “The artists chosen will every work with the TIDAL Unplugged group to create a customized program aimed to cowl assets wanted to additional their musical profession. The grant can cowl dwelling bills, gear, studio time, and extra in addition to entry to expertly guided recording and inventive assets. This once-in-a-lifetime alternative permits aspiring musicians to chase their desires in addition to dedicate extra time and vitality to pursuing a profession as an artist.”
“Working with TIDAL and using the assets supplied, the finalists will develop and end 4 songs for distribution. Once the tracks are full, they may solely premiere on TIDAL and obtain promotion by way of its TIDAL Rising program. Artists will preserve 100% possession of recording masters. As a part of TIDAL’s mission to assist rising artists with distinctive alternatives to develop their fan bases, the finalists will carry out their songs in a TIDAL Unplugged showcase in November,” TIDAL states.
So, how do I apply?
“Beginning March 1, 2019 Detroit residents can apply on TIDAL.com/Unplugged,” the press launch goes on to state. “Artists from all genres are inspired to submit, however music should be carried out acapella or acoustically and should not rely closely on digital components. The finalists might be introduced in May. Following a pilot run in Detroit, TIDAL goals to develop this system into different markets.”
“The TIDAL Rising program is extremely particular to everybody at TIDAL – from the interns to the artist-owners — we acknowledge the ability of streaming and the significance of supporting and inspiring rising musicians,” stated Jason Kpana, TIDAL SVP of Artist Relations, within the press launch. “Being in a position to develop this system to assist musicians in an genuine and substantial method is actually an honor.”
Get your audition tapes prepared…