AIM partners with Pirate Studios to offer every artist within its membership £50 free studio credit

Our partnership with Pirate Studios will now see all of our members, and the artists signed to them, offered £50 free credit to use at the Pirate community of studio spaces. The new member benefit will allow for up to 12 hours of studio use per artist, amounting to a total potential value of around £150,000 for AIM’s membership.


Pirate Studios operates 300 studios for a community of over 50,000 musicians globally; the largest network of rehearsal, writing, recording, pre-production and DJ spaces in the world. The innovative model utilises state-of-the-art IoT technology and an online booking system, allowing for studios to run completely self-service, 24 hours a day.


£50 is equivalent to 10 hours in the largest, fully-equipped Pirate rehearsal room available, 10 hours in a DJ room and a colossal 12 hours in one of the production rooms, equipped with the latest Focusrite, SE Electronics, Novation and KRK equipment.


From musicians releasing their own music to the signings of some of the most globally established independents, the offer could provide £50 credit to each and every artist within the AIM membership which consists of self-releasing artists, micro and established labels.


Enabling free access to Pirate Studios’ state-of-the-art facilities for its members demonstrates AIM’s commitment to staying at the heart of innovation across the UK. Earlier in the year, the partnership saw AIM members curating AIM x Pirate Live sessions, which were professionally filmed and streamed live over socials. Artists were also provided with a free, mixed and mastered single of their choice from the performance.


The offer is also the latest example of a direct commercial benefit for AIM members as the trade body continues to focus on creating business opportunities for the independent sector.


If you’re a member and would like to find out how to claim your credit, please click here. If you are not a member and would like to learn more, visit our website: http://www.musicindie.com/membership/


Paul Pacifico, CEO of AIM said: “From self-releasing artists and micro-labels to the rosters of some of the world’s biggest independent record companies, AIM’s membership is vast and diverse – and the overall potential benefit of this offer is huge. This is the latest example of an opportunity which creates direct savings or commercial benefits for our members, which is more important than ever in the era of entrepreneurial artists and labels.”


David Borrie, Co-Founder of Pirate Studios said: “We are immensely excited by this landmark partnership between Pirate Studios and AIM. Supporting independent music underpins everything we do, from the Pirate Prodigies talent development programme, to our Pirate Live streaming sessions, to showcasing our community at the best festivals. We look forward to working with AIM and its members to develop the sector for many years into the future.


The Travelling Band (Sideways Saloon) said: “Having used Pirate Studios in the past, we’ve experienced the range of benefits this offer holds first-hand. Whether it’s simply for rehearsal, or to perform live and stream directly to your fans as we did during our Pirate Live performance, there’s a range of choice available in the studios and we’ve enjoyed our sessions there. £50 of credit could go a long way for a number of exciting young independent artists.”