BUDWEISER TEN FUTURE SOUNDS OF IRISH MUSIC PROJECT UNVEILED

Budweiser has today announced details of an exciting project, Budweiser Future Sounds of Irish Music, which will give 10 talented unsigned Irish music artists the opportunity to fulfil their dreams by receiving a recording studio session with renowned music producer Rob Kirwan this November.

Budweiser is offering 10 unsigned acts the chance to bring their music to a wider audience by spending a day in a purpose built recording studio in Dublin city centre with Rob Kirwan who will produce, mix and master one track from each band over ten days. Each band will also get a band photo-shoot and a video of their experience produced by video/photo journalist Des Foley, who recently won the Budweiser Dream Job project.

All bands will also perform a live acoustic set and be interviewed on Phantom FM to showcase their talents and will also receive promotion and airplay of their professionally produced track on Phantom FM, in Hot Press and across Budweiser and project partner social media sites.

Interested music artists, that are currently unsigned, can register and send the track they want produced via the Budweiser Facebook page between 10th October to – 7thNovember.  Future Sounds project partners Hot Press and Phantom FM along with Rob Kirwan will listen to all submitted music and then choose ten artists which they find most inspiring and that they believe would benefit from the opportunity to record and promote their music.

Rob, who has worked as sound engineer, mixer and producer with artists such as U2, PJ Harvey, Editors, Soulwax, Gary Numan and more recently Delorentos, BellX1 and the Depeche Mode album ‘Delta Machine’, will work with the bands to unlock their sounds during the recording sessions, which will be an amazing experience for the artists to learn from such a renowned music expert.

Rob Kirwan said, “The Budweiser Future Sounds of Irish Music project is a great opportunity for Irish unsigned acts to take a step forward, produce a great track and get noticed. Many artists don’t know how to make a really good recording so I want to take the time to listen to their music, help unlock their sound and ensure the best possible track is produced on the day.”

A former pharmacy on George’s Street, Dublin 2 is being transformed into a state of the art custom built studio, the Future Sounds Recording Studio where the winning artists will record their tracks between 18th – 29th November.  Anyone interested in music production and the music industry in general will also have the opportunity attend some free music seminars and discussions with industry experts which will take place in the Bud Lounge located in the Future Sounds Recording Studio over the same two week period. Details of what’s on and who will attend will be available on www.facebook.com/Budweiser

Commenting on the project, Budweiser’s Karen McMenamy said “We are really excited to give 10 unsigned Irish acts the opportunity to follow their dreams of becoming recording artists. By working with Rob and showcasing their music, we hope the project will provide the platform for them to launch their careers in the music industry”.