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RNM Call for Piano Works

 RNM Call for Piano Works
Summary:Call for Piano Recordings
Deadline: 26 May 2019
Date Posted: 13 March 2019
we plan to release and promote
new contemporary piano music

Following the successful 2018 call for piano music, we decided to launch the 2019 edition of the Call for Piano Recordings to discover composers or performers that own piano recordings of their own works. With this project, we would like to select tracks that will be featured in a release specifically produced to promote new music, composers and performers, that would otherwise remain under the radar.

We know, sometimes a work gets performed and recorded but doesn’t get published or distributed and ends up in a hard disk inside a closet or drawer. Other times artists have studio recordings of their works and are looking for opportunities to promote themselves and showcase their music and ideas. No matter your situation, if you own a piano recording of your performance or of a work composed by you, this may be a good opportunity to gain exposure.

This call is also open to pianists that own recordings of works from the repertoire or from lesser known composers and that have the rights to release the recording. (Pianists will have to opportunity to participate in the performers category.)

As per our previous projects, the selected works will be featured in a new album produced by RMN Classical and released and published by RMN Music. The release will be distributed on a high-quality edition on various platforms around the world (including but not limited to iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora and many others). Optionally and based on demand there will be the possibility for physical distribution. The release and the winning works will be alsoadded to the Sound and Music Archive of the British Library. We constantly try to create more opportunities and once confirmed those will be extended to all the composers and tracks in our catalogue.

To summarise the prize will include:

Production of the release
including quality design of the cover artwork
(check our catalogue for an overview of our editorial style)
Preparation of the promotional text
Share of the sales of the album
The composer keeps the rights of the work and master recording
Commercial release
through worldwide distribution
British Library, Sound and Music Archive registration

In addition, the following will also be included:

Option for synchronisation and licensing opportunities (tv and media)
Option for physical distribution and manufacturing of the album (depending on demand)
Licensing and Copyright Clearance
Full contracts and agreements with the winning composers and artists
Barcodes and ISRC codes
Chart registration (US, UK e Canada)
Promotion, Advertising and Press release coverage

How to Participate
Application is via the Application Form that you should see when clicking on APPLY NOW button below. We kindly ask you to read the guidelines and prepare the material before applying.

ACCEPTED WORKS: Works for Piano only.
- For this call we can only accept works for piano solo.
- Both Live and Studio recordings are accepted.
- VST/Computer generated tracks are accepted as well.
- If you have works written for Duo, Trio (chamber music) etc… they won’t be accepted.
- Works that include voice or electronics, can’t be accepted. Only works for piano solo, please.

If in doubt please Contact Us.

Maximum duration: OPEN
There is no maximum duration.
We recommend you submit short and medium length tracks.

- Contemporary music for piano solo only.
- Piano duos or 4 (or more) hands are accepted too.
- Other combinations of duo and trio with piano (eg. violin and piano, cello and piano) will not be accepted.

Multi-movement Works:
Multi-movement works can be submitted and will count as 1 work.
A three-movement sonata will count as 1 work. Please note that sometimes to showcase more composers and performers we may select and feature only a single movement from your work.

NOTE: Collection of works will not count as one work and application fee should be paid accordingly.

For e.g. a collection of 3 works will count as 3 works and application fee should be paid three times or submission will be disqualified.

Age / Nationality:
There are no formal restrictions and anyone regardless of age and country of residency can participate (minimum legal age of 18 required - if you are underage please get in touch before applying)

There is no limit to the number of recordings that you can submit. Please note that we will tend to select only one work per composer. In some circumstances, we can decide to select more than one work (depending on quality of works and talent(s) )

Deadline and Application Fee:
EARLY BIRD [Ends 28 April 2019 at 11:59pm (BST)]: £44 - per work submitted
FULL PRICE [Ends 26 May 2019 at 11:59pm (BST)]: £65 - per work submitted

The application fee will be the only cost for the participant.
No other fees or costs will be due if the composer is selected.

A Link to a folder containing the following material. The link should stay active for the whole duration of the Call. Accepted systems are Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and similar. No WeTransfer please:
- Recording of your work + Score
- Notes about the work
- Notes about the composer
- Notes about performers

Application is via the Application Form that can be found by clicking on APPLY NOW button below.

Entry Fee:£44-65