applying for mas

Now taking applications for Sept 2021


solo artists

Thank you for you interest in MAS Records. To avoid disappointment, please read the following carefully before applying...


If you are in a band, it is important that ALL members apply in one application form.


If you are between the ages of 16-18, you will need GCSE grades of 4 or above in Maths and English Literature or Language. If you are yet to take your GCSEs, or are retaking them, please just enter your predicted grade for now when you complete the form.


If you are 19 or over and have already been on the MAS programme, then unfortunately our funding regulations mean that you cannot complete a second year with us.


You need to be at least 16 years of age to apply. If you are in a band and the majority of your band is 16+, this is acceptable


We have three centres that run the programme for solo artists; Birmingham (SongLab), London (SAFO Music) and Southampton (River Studios). If you are a solo artist and apply anywhere else, we cannot accept your application.

If you are 19 years of age or older, we cannot accept you at the following centres; Bury, Stockport and Liverpool.

We're sorry for any inconvenience these regulations cause. We are government funded and have to keep to certain funding criteria.

It is worth noting, MAS Records is NOT a traditional record label. Artists do not ‘sign’ to us. As a band/artist you are completely free to work with any other organisation, i.e any other record label or management company. The MAS scheme is free to artists. We do not charge for the services we provide and any material you record with us, you will retain your master rights. We are funded through the government.


MAS Records

NCG Kidderminster 

Market St



DY10 1AB


Tel: 01562 512120


© 2021 by MAS RECORDS


Equality and Diversity Statement


MAS Records is committed to creating a culture that respects and values each others’ differences, that promotes dignity, equality and diversity and that encourages individuals to develop and maximise their true creative potential.


It is our policy to treat all artists, musicians, employees, customers and associated parties fairly and equally regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, trans-gender status, marital status, civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religious belief, political belief, age or disability.



MAS Records is committed to promoting equality and accessibility in all facets of the artist development scheme.

As we are aligned with RSL to deliver our artist development programme we encourage all submitted evidence to be in video format in what we call the 'vegetarian approach' - everyone eats vegetarian! Submitted video evidence is more accessible for everyone as written evidence or other types of assessment can be difficult for some individuals. Video provides a level playing field for all. 


However, if you do need further assisted learning support (ALS) to complete evidence needs for the scheme this is available through contact with the MAS programme leader Stuart Eaves at our main Kidderminster campus via the number or email below.

Phone: 01562 512120