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Win 14 Days Recording at The Grouse Lodge

The Competition

How the competition works

There are 2 Rounds to the competition. Everyone who enters automatically qualifies for Round 1. Two of our expert judges will listen to your track and decide whether you proceed to Round 2. All the artists making it through to Round 2 will then have their tracks voted on by 5 judges. The combined scores will decide the 30 finalists. In The Final, these artists will be voted on by all judges and the 3 artists with the highest combined scores will be crowned 2017 winners. These 3 winning artists will be flown out to Ireland for the 14 day recording session.

Current competition status: Complete

Competition Stages

About Us

Why have we created this opportunity for a collaborative recording event?

I personally experienced collective recording events along the years and they had been the most fun in my musical and recording life. Living and breathing one or two productive-creative weeks in a large and well equipped recording studio with brilliant and passionate people is the biggest and most rewarding thing that ever happened in my job. It happened to me both as a musician and as an engineer and producer. In the 80's I was recording my friends bands live and I was organizing recording events and their rehearsal places. In the 90's I worked in large and mid studios on several projects sometimes on more than 1 project at a time and many musicians and creative people were going in and out creating an incredible fertile momentum when artists from different backgrounds participated in someone else's project.

For 2 years from 2007 - 2009 I had been an active and prolific member of the Los Angeles Digital Recording Academy, culminating with a 5-day session where 13 people where collaborating randomly on great music ideas. In February 2012, I recorded two albums at Grouse Lodge within the course of a unique 10 day session (Peter Doran Band and Arrow in The Sky) and again it was a really rewarding experience. The chemistry of great artists, great humans and great recording gear is unbeatable.

Recording Festival would not only be all that, but a great chance for talented artists and bands to record in a great studio with experienced and musical people, the way the great albums were made. Each with his own project to craft, meeting new interesting creative humans and getting feedback from game changers and passionate people to improve the craft of their art and their career. We look forward to uncovering musical talent throughout this competition, and its culmination - a 14-day studio session - promises to be a great experience for everyone involved. About me, I am record producer - engineer - songwriter and founding member of the band SheLoom, with Jordon Zadorozny and Eric Matthews. Starting in the late 80's I have recorded over 100 albums with people from everywhere.

Filippo Gaetani

About Us

The core team behind are:

Filippo Gaetani

Concept and Event Creator, Founder, Director
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Petulia Mattioli

Visual Concept Development
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Code Clinic Web Entwicklung Neumarkt

.Net Development, Hosting & 2017 Design
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Grouse Lodge

The Recording Studio
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Julian Lowe

A & R, Artist Relations, Chief Editor

Violetta Gaetani

Social Network Manager & Public Relations

Enrico Dow

Artist Relations, Co-Editor

Cameron Craig, Jordon Zadorozny, Filippo Gaetani

The Recording Engineers / Producers

+ Special thanks to our fantastic panel of judges for their expertise & support throughout the competition.

Our Partners

Grouse Lodge Ireland
Ray Recordings
Petulia Mattioli
NBT Music Radio
Cudera Beer
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