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Smash Yo Records Charity Studio : Ashford

Smash Yo Records Charity Studio

About Smash Yo Records Charity Studio

We are the world's only charity studio, located in Ashford, Kent, UK

What we do is simple, help out artists/bands/singers or anyone that wants to set foot in the music/media industry, as much as we can.

Up to date:

Our Promo Video went viral with almost 50000 hits
(the one in the project)

We have helped over 21000 people in the music/film industry!
(here are the stats for the website)

We have given over 500 people jobs, positions are still ongoing
(here's our a&r/ sales job)

We do competitions to promote artists, bands, producers
(here's our latest one)

We have a weekly video/radio show providing help, support and advice while featuring unsigned artists and tracks.
(see our second episode here)

We have a number of paid(donation based packages) for signed artists, labels and people who sell their tracks as well as commission opportunities.
(here's our spec sheet and services list)

Normally, any studio with the equipment we use (mainly emulations of vintage hardware and some analogue hardware too) and the experience we offer would charge around £200-300 per track to get it done.

But we do it for free.

Yes, for free.

It is free for unsigned struggling artists, that do not sell their music. The people that actually need help, finding jobs, sending demos, or just looking for someone to acknowledge their existence.

Why? - Because we have been around through the industry and found out itís not easy for everyone.

The idea is that not all artists have a chance of getting their art (tracks, compositions, songs, videos etc.) up to commercial standard; they can probably get this if they get signed by a label.
The problem is that because of the digital revolution, labels are not willing to spend a lot on developing artists nowadays; they expect everything to be done when it gets to them. This means that the artist usually has to invest his/her own money in getting their tracks to standard, just to submit them as demos, that will probably never get listened to.

This also means that everyone will try to "do it themselves" which will degrade the quality of the track even more as they will over compress it, over limit it and give it that digitally-made-at-home-for-blowing-up-speakers sound which every song that's not in the charts has (or doesn't have a budget of over ££££)

This is where we come in. We basically accept all media from all artists of all types, and we help them improve. This usually implies things like helping them write better lyrics, editing their arrangement, helping them with tips and tricks to do better productions, even record some of them. But mainly we help by getting their tracks and bringing them up to standard - giving them the professional mixing/mastering treatment - so they can submit to labels, send to radios or even just have as an achievement they can be proud of.

At the moment we are providing free help, support and advice as well as studio services to artists around Kent and London, as well as spread throughout the UK and the world.

We can help with

constructing the tracks, recording, strategic / knowledge management consulting (copyrights, ISRC codes etc),
and providing free mixing and mastering or post production
as well as help finding distribution channels.

We believe that everyone deserves a chance in finding a career in something they love, even though they can't afford going to a big studio, we do it for them, offering the same standard, but without the costs.

We are looking for donations and sponsors to keep doing what we are doing, to hopefully build a (proper) recording studio so we can progress into recording people and to pay off bills and maintenance
Little by little, we start and help and little by little we make the world better, provide jobs, provide help and make sure people will have a secure future being artists.

Thank you,

Narcis 'Nachos' Radoi
(volunteer mixing/mastering engineer and head miracle maker)

Find out more about us below and we will happily answer any questions you might have.


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