Set to foster an atmosphere of creativity and opportunity for unsigned artists, the 604/LO (604 Records / Light Organ Records) songwriting camp is focused on offering our creative services to the greater community while also opening the door for a wider range of artists to form relationships with our labels.
The experience will allow artists to network, write songs, participate in a one on one call with a label rep and a dual single (2 song) release through 604 Records. From the applications received, 604LO will choose three artists to participate in the song camp.
The Application Guidelines
To apply you will need to submit:
• A brief biography
• Link to a photo (Dropbox, box.com etc)
• Links to social media
• Streaming links (Bandcamp, Soundcloud, etc) to two songs.
Entrants MUST have written or co-written their own songs. Songs that are submitted MUST be originals - no covers please. If you do not have an audio link, the team will accept Youtube/Vimeo video links as well. The submitted songs can be fully produced, or live acoustic versions...whatever the choice, send your best!
Applications open on June 2, 2022 and will be closed by midnight EST on June 17, 2022.
Three lucky chosen participants will be notified via email by July 29, 2022 - so keep your eyes peeled. If you are chosen to participate in the camps, you will be required to sign a general contract.
The Song Camp will take place in November 2022.
Remember, you need to be an UNSIGNED artist to enter.
The Application Particulars
Once the finalists are chosen, 604LO will proceed to set up songwriting sessions with a producer and writer from each of their expansive rosters. Over a total of three sessions (rotating to different producers and writers for each session), and taking place in-studio or online - the unsigned artist will have the chance to flex their songwriting chops with the best of ‘em!
Each artist will take part in 3 writing sessions. 2 songs that are created from those sessions will be released on 604 Records on a mutually decided date. Winners will also get to do a live video of one of the songs created at the camp. Artist will need to sign a short contract (attached below) with 604 Records for these two songs in order to release them.
Once the sessions are complete, 604LO and the unsigned artist will decide (based on the songs created at the camps) if they want to continue working together on more music and future releases.
Song writing splits will be negotiated directly between the parties during the writing session.
Open to Canadian residents only
Please read the contract below before entering
604 Sessions 2021 Highlights
Some of the Participating Artists and Producers
From Schwey: Isaiah Dobbs
From Mise En Scene: Stefanie Blondal Johnson
About 604 Records / Light Organ Records
604 Records is a music company based out of Vancouver, BC. They are the independent label home to Marianas Trench, Coleman Hell, Carly Rae Jepsen, JoJo Mason, The Jins and many more. Since 2010, Vancouver’s Light Organ Records has stayed true to its original ideals of signing and presenting the best in raw, West Coast indie - currently representing The Zolas, Fake Shark, Mise En Scene and many more.
We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
Nous reconnaissons le soutien financier de FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada, et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.