Converse Rubber Tracks has been quietly offering musicians in Brooklyn free space to write and record music, as well as hosting awesome free shows in cities all over the country like their recent concert marathon in Boston. Now, the company is going global with a two-week initiative that gives artists the rare opportunity to record in historic studios across eight countries in four continents.
From 5/26 through 6/24 artists aged 18 and older can register online for a chance to visit and record at one at one of these iconic studios. Winners will be notified in early July so they can go through a planning session with studio producers for a session held in September. Converse will foot most travel and accommodation expenses for artists involved, so they’re encouraged to list their top three studio preferences along with a biography and artistic description via video or written application. This is a seriously generous opportunity for bands without the resources to record in a professional setting — let alone an incredibly historic one — to get a shot at some studio time. Converse is giving away 84 studio sessions across the 12 studios during a two-week timeframe.
Here’s a list of the included studios:
Abbey Road Studios in London, England
Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, California
Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin, Germany
Tuff Gong in Kingston, Jamaica
Greenhouse Studios in Reykjavik, Iceland
The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, Canada
Avast Recording Co. in Seattle, Washington
Stankonia in Atlanta, Georgia
Studios 301 in Sydney, Australia
Toca do Bandido in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Aside from those temporary take-over spaces, the original Converse Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn and the second permanent Converse Rubber Tracks studio in Boston, which opens this summer, are also available. Artists can sign up here and check out pictures of the selected studios above.