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...

We are now looking for bands with members that are aged 18 or over and are committed to their music. The MAS Records artist development programme is a RSL L2 or L3 qualification in Creative Music Industry that runs for one year and is funded through the government department for education and is administered by Kidderminster College as part of NCG. 
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 currently on another course you will not be able to take part on the MAS programme.

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.

We're sorry for any inconvenience these regulations cause. We are government funded and have to keep to certain funding criteria. You will not be eligible for the MAS programme if you are in any other type of further education such as a L3 college course or an apprenticeship

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 programme 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. 

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