Future Classic and Dropbox have teamed up to unveil a new program for aspiring musicians.
Both companies have announced a Studio Residency for emerging artists at Future Classic’s joint recording studios with Dropbox at Elysian Valley in Los Angeles.
Two years ago, Future Classic, an Australian record label, opened its first North American office in L.A. as a global hub. The company aims to support its roster of artists as well as develop new talent.
Then, last year, in a joint collaboration with the cloud storage platform, the Future Classic x Dropbox Studio opened. Flume, Sophie, and Flight Facilities are among the artists on its roster.
The joint studio has hosted several artists from Future Classic’s roster, including electronic, avant-pop, and fringe rap musicians such as Moses Sumney, Clairo, JPEGMAFIA, Clams Casino, Emma Louise, Broods, Jacques Greene, Axel Boman, Ryan Hemsworth, Chrome Sparks, Aloe Blacc, MorMor, and Glass Animals, among others. These artists have used the joint studio as a creative space.
For the Studio Residency, both companies will choose six currently unsigned artists to work in the joint studio.
For selected international artists, the residency also covers flights to the studio as well as accommodations.
As part of the residency, musicians will receive creative assistance from the label’s team to set up writing and recording sessions with other artists. Selected artists will also work closely with songwriters and producers. In addition, they’ll receive exposure to a steering committee of industry mentors composed of agents, concert promoters, managers, label, and publishing executives, along with creative professionals in music-adjacent industries.
Artists around the world can apply for the Studio Residency. Dropbox has offered financial assistance to contribute to travel and accommodation costs associated with the Residency.
Speaking about the program, Adds Nathan McLay, Founder and CEO of Future Classic, explained,
“The partnership with Dropbox has been incredibly organic, we share the same ethos when it comes to creative collaboration, and we’re delighted they are as intrigued as we are to experiment with new technology and create opportunities for artists.
“We’ve always been inspired by discovery and creative-driven artist development, so I can’t wait to start digging through the artist submissions and see where it leads.”
Interested artists can submit their applications at residency.futureclassic.com. You can also use Dropbox’s free collaborative document tool, Dropbox Paper, to apply.
Featured image by Dropbox.