This month, we've teamed up with leading DIY distributor Tunecore UK and YouTube channel PacmanTV to offer 5 MCs a package that will help take their music to the next level.

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5 successful MCs will receive the following to help them practise and promote their bars:

  • 50 hours of studio time across 4 weeks at all Pirate locations
  • A feature on the PacmanTV YouTube channel

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This round of Pirate Residency is open to UK MCs only. MCs of all levels are encouraged to apply.

Applications for Pirate Residency are open to Pirate and Tunecore UK artists and the wider community. Feel free to share this opportunity with anyone who fits the above description.

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The next Pirate Residency round will take place in November/December. If you’re not available to use the studios during this period, consider waiting for a later iteration of the initiative to apply. You’ll have a new opportunity to do so every month.

The key dates and deadlines for this month’s scheme are as follows:

OCTOBER 17TH - Applications Open

NOVEMBER 6TH - Applications Close

NOVEMBER 27TH - Recipients Notified

DECEMBER 5TH - Winners Announced

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Applying for a Pirate MC Residency takes about 2 minutes. Simply share a 1 minute freestyle video on socials and fill in our short application form:

STEP 1: Upload a 1 minute freestyle video to your socials, use the hashtag #mcresidency and tag @pirateofficial, @TunecoreUK and @PacmanTV

STEP 2: Fill in our short application form to finalise your entry

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As well as space to create in our global network of DJ studios, rehearsal studios, recording studios, dance studios and podcast studios, joining the Pirate community means getting help to take your creative practice to the next level. 

Our A&R team works with industry partners to release new grants, mentorship programs and gig slots each month for Pirate users. See the current range on our artist opportunities page.

Click here to view the full Pirate MC Residency 2022 terms and conditions.