Mash with legends – Converse Rubber Tracks Goes Global

Did you know that The Beatles recorded most of their albums at Abbey Road Studios? It’s also the name of one of their albums which, by the way, is one of my favourite album cover artwork.

Van Halen, Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Macy Gray, Bee Gees, Doobie Bros., Whitney Houston, Barry Manilow. What do they all have in common? They have all recorded at the legendary Sunset Sounds Studio.

And now you want to know what is up with trivia, right? Well, if you’re a muso, this is big news.

So the good folks over at Converse have rolled out the next installment of their Converse Rubber Tracks Programme that will give aspiring musicians a chance to record and work with renowned engineers at 12 iconic recording studios at no cost.

According to Converse, the Converse Rubber Tracks program was born out of the brand’s desire to give back to the music community and provide opportunities for artists who might not be able to afford studio time. I think it’s bloody brilliant!

This is what you need to know.

Submission dates:

  • Global registration started on Tuesday, 26 May and closes on June 24 2015

Entry mechanic:

  • An online submission process that will require you to rank your top three studio preferences
  • A short bio via a video or written application. It’s 2015, just make a video – it’s hella impressive

Visit the Rubbertracks site to enter your band or you mate’s band or your mate’s mates’ band.


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