RMN Classical - Call for Piano Works 2019

Deadline: 26 May 2019 11:45

Following the successful 2018 call for piano music, we decided to launch the 2019 edition of the Call for Piano Recordings to discover composers or performers that own piano recordings of their own works. With this project, we would like to select tracks that will be featured in a release specifically produced to promote new music, composers and performers, that would otherwise remain under the radar.

We know, sometimes a work gets performed and recorded but doesn’t get published or distributed and ends up in a hard disk inside a closet or drawer. Other times artists have studio recordings of their works and are looking for opportunities to promote themselves and showcase their music and ideas. No matter your situation, if you own a piano recording of your performance or of a work composed by you, this may be a good opportunity to gain exposure.

This call is also open to pianists that own recordings of works from the repertoire or from lesser known composers and that have the rights to release the recording. (Pianists will have to opportunity to participate in the performers category.)

As per our previous projects, the selected works will be featured in a new album produced by RMN Classical and released and published by RMN Music. The release will be distributed on a high-quality edition on various platforms around the world (including but not limited to iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora and many others). Optionally and based on demand there will be the possibility for physical distribution. The release and the winning works will be also added to the Sound and Music Archive of the British Library. We constantly try to create more opportunities and once confirmed those will be extended to all the composers and tracks in our catalogue.


To summarise the prize will include:

Production of the release including quality design of the cover artwork (check our catalogue for an overview of our editorial style)
Preparation of the promotional text.Share of the sales of the album.The composer keeps the rights of the work and master recording.
Commercial release through worldwide distribution British Library, Sound and Music Archive registration.In addition, the following will also be included:

Option for synchronisation and licensing opportunities (tv and media)
Option for physical distribution and manufacturing of the album (depending on demand)
Licensing and Copyright Clearance
Full contracts and agreements with the winning composers and artists
Barcodes and ISRC codes
Chart registration (US, UK e Canada)
Promotion, Advertising and Press release coverage

Deadline and Application Fee:

EARLY BIRD [Ends 28 April 2019 at 11:59pm (BST)]: £44 - per work submitted
FULL PRICE [Ends 26 May 2019 at 11:59pm (BST)]: £65 - per work submitted