UK-based record label Abubilla Music and Ketebul Music in Kenya have launched the international Global Influences Project to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the two companies’ Singing Wells programme.
The Global Influences Project requires artists to create artistic responses using a series of musical loops taken from field recordings across East Africa over the past decade. Artists, producers, dancers, videographers and songwriters worldwide aged 16 and above are invited to demonstrate how music is relevant to today’s modern world. Participants can use the loops to create a house track, as inspiration for a dance piece, or as the soundtrack to a painting.
Access the loop library here.
Entrants submitting musical responses should note the following:
- The track should be in MP3 format.
- The track must be a minimum of 30 seconds long and incorporate one or more of the loops.
- Entrants should submit footage of the production, recording or writing process (not mandatory).
Entrants submitting dance/visual responses should note the following:
- Entrants should create a video/footage of their piece of work with the musical loops featured in some capacity (min 30 seconds and max 60 seconds).
- The pixel resolution should be 1920 x 1080.
- The video should be in ProRes or MP4 format and in 25 frames per second.
Successful applicants will receive £60 ($80) per submission with payments made through PayPal.
“If you want to independently release your music for sale or streaming using these samples, please get in touch with us so that we can grant you a licence,” Abubilla Music said.
The submission process is ongoing.
For enquiries, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.