This article was published in 2007.

Host Media Centre in Leeds has today revealed that it will be offer free two-day recording slots to Leeds' unsigned artists throughout 2007! So, if you're in band that is preparing for Futuresound 2007, a Battle of the Bands competition, or just want to record a more professional-sounding demo then Host Media Centre may be able to help.

Whether a band or a solo artist, send an existing recording of your band to Host Media Centre and you may be offered the chance to record a demo in the Centre’s state-of-the-art studios. Their experienced sound engineers, who will be working with sound recording trainees as part of their Access All Areas project, will be on hand to help you get the perfect sound.

Suzie Cross, project manager at Host Media Centre, said, “Many bands can’t afford to record in professional studios, so we’re delighted to be able to give up-and-coming artists this chance. An added bonus is that we may be able to get BBC Raw Talent to play the best songs recorded here!”

Artists will be chosen by Host Media Centre staff on the basis of talent and promise: songwriting ability, inspiration, and ‘star quality’ will all be considered, as well as how beneficial this unique opportunity could be to their prospects.

To apply, send your CD or tape, along with a biography and contact details, to:

Demo Offer,
Host Media Centre,
21 Savile Mount,

The ultimate deadline is June 1st 2007, but the sooner you send in a recording, the better your chances of being selected.

Host Media Centre remind everyone that sessions are strictly limited, and will take place on the first weekend of every month between April and November 2007).