Converse Rubber Tracks puts unsigned bands in 12 legendary recording studios

More than 9,000 artists applied for chance to work at Abbey Road, Sunset Sound and Tufff Gong

Converse Rubber Tracks is back, offering up-and-coming bands recording time in 12 legendary studios.

The massive scheme will see musicians from 28 different countries offered free studio time throughout September.

UK acts Azekel, Denai Moore and Phobophobes will have the opportunity to record at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London. A2 is recording at Stankonia, OutKast’s studio in Atlanta, and The Magic Gang are recording at Tufff Gong in Kingston, Jamaica.

More than 9,000 bands and artists around the world applied, with that total whittled down to 84. Abbey Road Studios, Sunset Sound in Los Angeles and Tufff Gong were among the first to get involved.

The trio of studios, arguably the three most famous in the world, as well as Converse’s own Rubber Tracks studios in Brooklyn and Boston, hosted their first artists on Monday, and will continue to open their doors to lucky participants for the rest of the month.

As part of the Converse Rubber Tracks studio takeover, the selected acts will record alongside a team of experienced producers and sound engineers during one- and two-day sessions. After completing their studio time, each act will retain all the rights to their music.

The artists taking part hail from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, the UK and the USA.

Other studios involved are Hansa in Berlin, Greenhouse Studios in Reykjavik, The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, Avast Recording Co in Seattle, Studios 301 in Sydney and Toca do Bandido in Rio de Janeiro.

Jed Lewis, Converse global music marketing director, said: “This Converse Rubber Tracks studio takeover is the biggest thing we’ve done for the platform to date, and we’re thrilled to have reached so many local music communities worldwide in just the registration period alone.

“We received an incredible response from such a vast pool of talent, and we look forward to providing this unique platform to new, diverse acts from all over the globe within these 12 iconic studios.”

For more information on Converse Rubber Tracks, the studios taking part and the participating artists, go to Converse.