Women in String Band Music – CD

MUSICIAN APPLICATION             ARTWORK APPLICATION           VOLUNTEER TO HELP

CURATION STATEMENT
To collate a quality and coherent collection of string band tracks mixing the talents of old hands and worthy newcomers. To create a vibrant album release to promote included artists, engage audiences and industry, and acknowledge skilled women participants.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR?
Your track may be original, trad or a cover.
Preference may be given to artists rooted in traditional String Band styles but we are very open to innovation and re-interpretation.
Songs/tracks that feature and highlight the activities and participation of women who play string band music. (N.B. it doesn’t have to be a 100% all girl band)
Ideally you have a track already recorded. It may be also be available to us in multi-track format. We don’t have the budget to record things from scratch. However, in some circumstances, for chosen artists, we may have some options. So please send us whatever recordings you have.
This is open to Australian women and women residing in Australia.

WHAT IS IT?
We have a modest grant from the FAA (Folk Alliance of Australia) that will allow us to mix, master and press an album, and a starter marketing budget. This is a promotional CD. It will be sent to radio stations, magazines, other relevant media and event organisers. It will be available in physical and digital format.
This is a NOT FOR PROFIT CD managed by ABOTMA, a not for profit organisation.

AIMS to the STRING BAND COMMUNITY of Australia
1. To encourage and promote women participants.
2. To highlight the abilities, contribution and achievements of existing female participants.
3. To foster connection between musicians and encourage women to step up.

FINANCIAL
All songs/recordings not already registered with APRA will need to be. We can help with this. You retain copyright of your song but agree that actual sales of the record are put back into the project. You may receive relevant royalties from APRA/AMCOS, these are not handled by ABOTMA.
It will also be sold to the public via physical and digital means, income from which will be put back into promoting and distributing the album and potentially to create further Women in String Band releases.

APPLICATION DATES – open now until 13th February 2017

FURTHER QUESTIONS – please use the contact here.