Last year, in partnership with Lee Golledge from Sandstorm Records we held the very first Studio Sessions Week.
Over a weekend in February we invited five bands and singers to come to our studio to record a music track and a studio session demo video. Then during March we released the videos one by one each night for a week, just to share new music, hear new people and to spread the love.
We ended up with a great week of new local music and the videos were widely viewed, watched and enjoyed online.
..so we’re doing it again this year and YOU are invited to take part!
This is the perfect opportunity for bands to get a professionally recorded and highly polished music track and a demo video to share with friends, promoters and other musicians and all for free.
Why not check out the playlist from last year:
So now we are looking for 5 new acts to come and join us in 2015, we want killer bands, all the best latest music from the local area.
So how can I get involved?
Easy, if you are in a band or regularly sing at gigs, or indeed if you are a musician doing your own thing, perhaps with an interesting instrument – we want to hear from you!
Three steps to heaven:
Go on Facebook and LIKE the OYFE Productions page.
Go on Facebook and LIKE the Sandstorm Records page.
By doing this, you can find out more about our studio and how we roll and also keep in touch with all the latest offers and special recording deals with us.
Complete our Studio Sessions 2015 entry form and tell us exactly why you or your band needs to be in Studio Sessions Week.
A few rules and points to note – PLEASE READ.
We will be recording and filming all participating acts during one weekend in February.
There are specific time slots, so please only enter if you can make one or more of these dates and tell us on the form.
– Friday 6th February 2pm-5pm
– Saturday 7th February 9am-1pm
– Saturday 7th February 2pm-5pm
– Sunday 8th February 9am-1pm
– Sunday 8th February 2pm-5pm
To ensure a high quality recording and video, bands must be on time at the studio at their scheduled time.
The Sandstorm Records studio is in Goudhurst in Kent, so if you live in Timbuktu, make sure you can get to us before entering.
The Selection Process
We want the BEST and most EXCITING bands out there in our line up, so this is how bands will be selected to take part in Studio Sessions Week.
Acts 1, 2 & 3
The first THREE acts will be chosen by the team behind Studio Sessions Week. They can pick anyone they like from those who enter who will form our top three. (Just to introduce, we are Lee Golledge, Music Producer from Sandstorm Records and Adam Finch & David Kuske, film-makers from OYFE Productions.
The FOURTH act will be chosen from a shortlist of ten who will be selected by our team. We will create a mechanism on Facebook and bands will need to encourage their fans and friends to vote for them, the one with the most votes will be our fourth act.
The FIFTH and FINAL act will be selected from EVERYONE who enters and will be chosen completely at random.
If you are in the Facebook vote we will contact each band to let you know when the vote is happening and then it’s up to you to get people to vote for you – winner takes all!
So it’s vital that you LIKE our pages and keep in the loop with us.
Terms & Conditions
Offer is open to all bands, singers and musicians
Closing date for entries to take part in Studio Sessions Week is midnight on January 1st 2015, no entries will be accepted after this time.
The Top Three acts that we choose will be notified on 15th January 2015.
The fourth act and the Facebook vote will start on 15th January and end on 18th January with a clear winner. Each act will have their photo posted on the OYFE Productions page and the one with the most likes at the closing date will win the studio slot. In the event of a tie-break the winner will be determined by a random draw.
The fifth act will be selected from ALL bands who enter, including those who were unsuccessful on the Facebook vote, and this random draw will take place on 18th January with the winner announced online.
No cash prize, the five acts who take part in Studio Sessions Week and will receive a FREE fully produced audio recording of a song of their choice and a studio demo video to showcase their act.
All participants agree to appear in our marketing activity around this event and for their video to be shown during Studio Sessions Week in March.
All participants agree to their video being hosted on the OYFE Productions YouTube Channel in perpetuity.
All participants are required to sign our videography and recording agreement prior to the studio recording.
All materials produced at these sessions will be copyright of Sandstorm Records and OYFE Productions, however exclusive unrestricted license will be granted to each act to use the audio track and video as they wish and for commercial gain.
Final track (mp3) and video (HD) will be provided to the band two weeks after the Studio Sessions Week has ended.
The five bands will be required to bring cake for the team at their Studio Session slot.
Any questions, queries or press enquiries should be directed to OYFE Productions using our regular contact form. We will endeavour to get back to you within 48 hours.