Metropolis Studios launch the first Metropolis Indie Music Festival

Metropolis Studios the name synonymous with impeccable audio quality today announces the launch of the Metropolis Indie Music Festival to run7th-27th January 2013.


During this inaugural event Metropolis will open its famous doors and offer access to studios and more importantly the world class team of engineers at vastly reduced rate for a 3 week period to a select group of emerging artists signed to independent labels or self-funding.


Artists who wish to apply to access the studios and award winning engineering talent atgreatly reduced rates should download the form on Metropolis’ website and return by November 23rd. A team from Metropolis and its partner’s will consult and select the artists who they feel will gain the most from the experience and opportunity offered by the Festival. All successful applicants will be notified by early December and dates will be offered at that time.


Artists selected for the festival can hire the studio’s for between £300-£400 per day, a rate that includes studio hire, engineer & assistant costsIn additionMetropolis has partnered with the cornerstone of the British vinyl record manufacturing industry The Vinyl Factory(Hayes) to offer an exclusive discount for the artists involved in the festival to enjoydiscounted manufacture rates on vinyl and CD production. Metropolis has also partnered with Pledge to enable artists to self-fund to apply for the scheme.


Metropolis has partnered with industry giants PRS, BMI, AIM, The Vinyl Factory,PledgeMusic and Record of the Day to create the festival. “This is a really exciting opportunity for Metropolis to discover and support new talent,” says Sam Wheat - Chief Engineer, Metropolis. Festival organiser Tamsin McLarty adds We have been an established studio for over 23 years and feel strongly that the time is right to support the extraordinary talent that exists across the country. This festival is part of a wide range of new services andopportunities offered by Metropolis as we continue to expand our reach in to all elements of the music business.


"Metropolis is a world renowned studio and this project is a fantastic opportunity for the bands applying to work with some excellent companies. We're delighted to be involved." Malcolm Dunbar - PledgeMusic


“BMI have a strong history of supporting independent artists and companies, it’s something we’re very passionate about. Therefore we are extremely excited to be given the opportunity to partner with a magnificent studio with a rich heritage such as Metropolis in order to celebrate and further support great independent music.”Ed Poston - BMI


“As a passionate supporter of new music PRS for Music is proud to be part of the 2013 Indie Music Festival at Metropolis studios. This event will mean that new songwriters and artists will have a chance to record their songs in one of the world’s best studios and work with some of the UK’s leading companies.” Jules Parker – PRS for Music


“As champions of great new music, Record of the Day are delighted to be supporting this initiative.” Paul Scaife, Record of the Day


"Uniting and Empowering Independents is our strap-line and it's what AIM does so it's great to partner with Metropolis Studios in this celebration of indie music and helping indie labels.” Judith Govey - Association of Independent Music 


 "Independent artists and companies provide the heart and soul of our industry. The Vinyl Factory is both proud and privileged to be involved in this exciting initiative" 

Adam Teskey - The Vinyl Factory Manufacturing Ltd.


The festival will culminate in an indie label record fair at the studio complex inChiswick, whichwill open its doors for the first time to the public, giving people a rare chance to see inside the Studios that created classic tracks for Queen, Elton John, The Kills, Lana Del Ray, Adele, Amy Winehouse and the Libertines to name a tiny few.  The details for the Record Fair will be announced at a later date.


About Metropolis


Metropolis Group is considered one of the most successful independent recording and production facility in Europe collaborating with artists such as Rihanna, Adele, Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Stone Roses, The Verve, The Libertines, and many more.  The Group, based in Chiswick, West London is expanding to offer a portfolio of services to the music and entertainment communities including, TV Production, Motion Graphics, App development, BluRay authoring and client distribution of content to multiple platforms including ITunes. We are now in our 23rd award winning year and we believe we offer unrivalled range of service to the Music, Film and TV industries.

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