Win free studio time with Fender’s Player Plus Studio Sessions

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Win free studio time with Fender’s Player Plus Studio Sessions

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Words by Sam McNiece

Plus a mixing credit and a Fender guitar!

Following the release of their new Player Plus collection of instruments, Fender is in a giving mood. To inspire musicians to get in the studio and record after a year and a half of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Fender are fronting up for over 260 hours of recording time in studios all over the place, with product and mixing credits to boot!

What you need to know:

  • Player Plus Studio Sessions is a new initiative by Fender which will be donating over 260 hours of studio time to recording artists across the globe.
  • Studios based in Australia as well as the US, England, Scotland, Ireland, Mexico and Japan will host musicians to record their work.
  • Alongside that, winners will receive Player Plus gear, mentoring resources and a US$500 credit towards mixing their track.

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Partnering with studios across the globe (including Sing Sing and Studios 301 down under), Fender are here for the artists of today. The open entry competition allows anyone over the age of 18 to submit a recent single or music video for judging by an expert panel of industry professionals and musicians.

The panel of judges for this competition include Fender CEO Andy Mooney, funk guitarist extraordinaire Nile Rodgers, director of Heartstop Music Alastair Burns (Australia) and Mercury Prize-winning Wolf Alice lead singer/guitarist Ellie Rowsell.

“I’ve been a fan of Fender since I bought my first Mustang back in 1970, and I still carry my 50 year old Stratocaster across my back as I travel around the world,” said judging panelist, Nile Rodgers. “I’m passionate about nurturing new artists, it’s something that I’ve done my whole life, and as a producer it’s very exciting to provide undiscovered artists with the tools they need to speak through their music and not just play.

“My hope is that by allowing these musicians to take their craft to the next level, we will discover something completely unique that the world has never heard before. With the new Player Plus line, I believe Fender’s come up with some really special gear that will be defining instruments for a new generation of artists and creators.”

Alongside the recording time (which comes with an engineer), each winner will receive one of Fender’s fantastic new Player Plus guitars/basses, a US$500 credit towards mixing their song and mentoring from top industry professionals.

Entries are open now until October 20, 2021 with winners announced on November 10, 2021.

Head to Player Plus Studio to be in the running for free studio time!