Future Classic (Flume, SOPHIE, Hayden James, G Flip, Flight Facilities), an Australian music company announced recently the extension of its Studio Residency program for emerging artists. The program, which includes two weeks of studio time, free flights and accommodation and a free year of Dropbox, operates in the Frogtown, Los Angeles recording studios built in collaboration with Dropbox.
In 2017, Future Classic opened a fully-staffed North American office based in Los Angeles as a global hub to support it's roster of artists and developing talent. The Studio has sought to re-establish the sense of community it fostered in Australia with a mix of established & emerging artists.
Of the residency Future Classic’s head of A&R Chad Gillard says, “We're super proud of all of the artists that have been through the studio residency so far. It's a daunting thing to come to a new city and then dive into a two week schedule of sessions with writers and producers that you've never met before. Each artist has really thrown themselves into the process and have made some really great music that will be seeing the light of day really soon.”
So far, six successful applicants have received two-week residency’s at the Future Classic x Dropbox studio in LA since June: Ernest Rareberrg, Sam.Sts, Asukal, Madge, Swaine Delgado, and Lila Gold. “We enjoy meeting new artists and at the end of day we're just music fans like anyone else. Getting to spend a couple of weeks with a new artist and getting inside the creative process with them at the studio is often eye-opening and always inspiring.”
The Future Classic x Dropbox Studio opened in Apr. 2018, and in addition to hosting many artists from the Future Classic roster, the Studio has been utilized as a creative space by artists including Moses Sumney, Clairo, JPEGMAFIA, Clams Casino, Emma Louise, Broods, Jacques Greene, Axel Boman, Ryan Hemsworth, Chrome Sparks, Aloe Blacc, MorMor, Glass Animals and more.
The Studio Residency will enable three more unsigned artists from around the world the opportunity to work in this space and get creative assistance from the Future Classic team in setting up writing and recording sessions with other artists, writers and producers. Successful applicants will also get exposure to a steering committee of industry mentors comprised of agents, concert promoters, managers, label and publishing executives and creative professionals in music adjacent industries.
Available to artists worldwide. Submissions can be made at residency.futureclassic.com utilizing Dropbox's free collaborative document tool, Dropbox Paper. Submissions for the final three residency slots will close on Mar. 10, 2020.
For more info on the project: https://residency.