NMC'S ARTISTIC POLICY

NMC Recordings exists to record the work of living British composers. NMC champions a wide-ranging and inclusive repertoire and through collaboration with other music and arts organisations seeks to reach the widest possible audience. Quality is central to NMC's mission and we represent the highest standards of British musical work within the means available to us.

OUR ARTISTIC PANEL

NMC's Artistic Panel is drawn from leading composers, artists, curators, writers and other specialists in contemporary music as well as NMC's Executive Producer Colin Matthews, and Executive Director Anne Rushton. Members of the Panel meet 3 times a year to review the recording proposals sent to NMC, and to guide and inform the artistic choices of the label.

The next meeting will be held on 7 May 2014; submission deadlines are below. Dates of future meetings will be added once they have been confirmed.

 

HOW IT WORKS

The majority of our release schedule, of around 12 albums a year (CD and digital), comes from existing artistic plans; each year, though, we hope to find one or two projects from the recording proposals submitted to us.

We have a two-stage selection process: submitted proposals are initially considered by the Artistic Panel on artistic grounds, and recommended projects are then reviewed by the Trustees at their next available quarterly meeting, to determine how they might fit into NMC's catalogue and future plans. Applicants will be advised of their progress through the selection procedure.

Please note that our release schedule is currently planned up to April 2015, so we are looking for projects to be realised beyond that date.


HOW DO I SUBMIT A RECORDING PROPOSAL TO NMC?

1) Tell us about your proposal:

2) Upload your demo:

Send us a demo of part or all of your recording proposal in WAV or MP3 format only by

Using your own Dropbox/ online folders

  • Email the link to your folder to nmc@nmcrec.co.uk
  • Include your completed Proposal form

Using other file transfer services (WeTransfer, Yousendit)

  • Email the download link to nmc@nmcrec.co.uk
  • If you are sending more than one file, where possible please zip the files into one folder

If you can't use any of the above

Please contact us on nmc@nmcrec.co.uk or by phone on 020 7759 1828

Please do not email audio files as attachments, as they're likely not to reach us due to the limits on file sizes.


3) Scores:
If you have a score of your work available in PDF which you would like to submit, please upload that with your audio files. This is optional.

IMPORTANT: Please name your files clearly, especially audio files!

 

PROPOSAL DEADLINES

Please make sure we receive your proposal by the appropriate deadline:

Friday 4 April 2014    for Panel meeting on 7 May 2014



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have any questions, technical problems, or would like to check the date of the next Artistic Panel meeting, please contact us at nmc@nmcrec.co.uk or by phone on 020 7759 1828.
 
Please note that we record contemporary classical music by composers from the British Isles, and that we do not sign artists.