PIRATE RESIDENCY 2023: SUMMER ON STAGE
This summer, we’ve partnered with venues and radio stations to secure performance and airplay opportunities for our community of artists. Whether performing for a sold-out club or hearing your track on the airwaves for the first time–make summer 2023 your stage with Pirate Residency.
WHAT OUR 2023 RESIDENTS WILL GET
- A live performance slot at a festival or venue OR
- Their song played on an independent radio station
- €250 worth of free studio credit to use in any of Pirate’s 24-hour rehearsal, recording, DJ, dance and podcast studios worldwide
- Mentoring and development workshops from some of music’s brightest minds
- A share of £/€/$5,000 Paradise Worldwide vouchers to develop your career
- + Our public vote winner will also receive an extra €10,000 in free studio credit
HOW TO APPLY
STEP ONE: If you haven’t already, create a Pirate account – this will only take a couple of minutes.
STEP TWO: Head to our application form to submit your details and select the opportunities you’re applying for. If you’re applying for a gig slot, we’ll need a short clip of you performing (doesn’t have to be at a gig, could be at home or in the studio) and if you’re applying for radio airplay, you’ll need to submit an original track or mix.
STEP THREE: Let your friends and fans know you’ve applied for Pirate Residency by downloading our image toolkit – available once you’ve submitted your application. Drumming up support could help you when it comes time for the public vote.
PIRATE RESIDENCY 2023 TIMELINE
APPLICATIONS OPEN: 6TH MARCH - 27TH MARCH
Applications for performance slots and radio play are open to any artist with a Pirate account (sign-up here if you don’t have one).
JUDGING + RESIDENTS ANNOUNCED: 27TH MARCH - 17TH APRIL
Pirate’s A&R team and our brand partners will listen to all entries and select the winning Residents. The winning artists will be contacted and announced across Pirate and partner social channels on the 17th of April.
PUBLIC VOTE: 19TH - 30TH APRIL
Our 2023 residents will have their winning entries uploaded to YouTube for a public vote. The public vote winner will receive an additional £10,000 free studio credit and the opportunity to headline our showcase event.
SUMMER SHOWCASE EVENT: DATE TBC
Fans, industry guests and journalists are invited to a summer showcase event where our Residents will perform live.
WHAT IS PIRATE RESIDENCY?
Since launching in 2022, Pirate Residency has given 50 artists (our Residents) over £80k worth of free studio time, equipment packages from our partner brands, skills workshops and development opportunities.
Our residents receive ongoing support from Pirate through performance opportunities, exclusive access to our partner brand workshops and events, and features on our blog and social channels.
MEET SOME OF OUR 2022 RESIDENTS
JELLY – LOS ANGELES
As well as practising for gigs across Los Angeles, JELLY spent her Pirate Residency helping aspiring DJs get started, offering beginners lessons in how to use CDJs, mixing and Rekordbox.
JKLN – BERLIN
Making use of Pirate’s recording, DJ and rehearsal studios, combining deep and dark electronic dance productions with dreamy pop-inspired vocals, JKLN’s unique sound has taken her to the top spot in the Ukrainian Charts.
BRIXTON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA – LONDON
Brixton Chamber Orchestra has been using their Pirate Residency to work on their latest project ‘Grime Orchestrated’ which you can watch live in London in the new year.
2022 RESIDENTS: IN THEIR OWN WORDS
MEET SOME OF OUR 2023 PARTNERS
3x DJ slots
A retreat for those who want the Berlin club scene to be a place without hype and excessive door policies, AVA Club is a small local institution by Warschauer Platz.
For this opportunity, it doesn’t matter what stage of your career you’re at or what genre you play. AVA Club and Pirate welcome applications from all DJs based in Berlin.
Ditto Music is one of the world’s leading music distribution, publishing, artist management and record label services companies, supporting over 850,000 independent artists and labels across the globe. With Ditto, musicians can release unlimited music to more platforms than anywhere else, including Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Amazon, TikTok, Instagram, Vevo, Pandora and more. Ditto’s record label services branch also supports both emerging and established artists with playlisting, social media, radio plugging, online and project management.
Click here to view the full Pirate Residency 2023 terms and conditions.