ELEPHANT ARCH RECORDS AND LAUNCHPAD TO LAUNCH SEARCH FOR UNDERREPRESENTED SHEFFIELD ARTISTS
Elephant Arch Records are collaborating with Launchpad to seek out talent from underrepresented artists in Sheffield, be it by race, nationality, gender, sexuality, or disability.
Ben Ward, co-founder of Elephant Arch Records told Exposed: “We believe that with the platform we have, it is important to do some good and support a diverse range of local talent”. Championing empowerment, the project aims to promote inclusivity in the music industry.
After a selection process by the company themselves, shortlisted applicants will be presented to a panel of judges including Magid Magid, Christian Carlisle (BBC Introducing), Rebecca Taylor (Self Esteem), and Finn Warman (Andro and Eve), during which a winner will be selected.
The eventual winner will gain a physical release contract with Elephant Arch Records to help kickstart their career, along with a 250×7” Eco Mix Vinyl, with a full-colour sleeve pressed by Breed Media. They will also win track mastering by Fat as Funk Mixing and Mastering, a PR campaign with digital and physical distribution by Elephant Arch Records, a 1-hour artist mentoring session and a photoshoot with Rachel Sherlock (@rachelanthiasherlock), as well as the chance to appear on a Q&A panel with the judges.
They are aiming to launch the competition on January 22nd and will accept track and audio clip submissions (2 maximum).
To enter: head here and fill out the form