Virtual MainStage is a new project developed by Sound Gallery as a direct response to the devastating effects of the pandemic on the live music scene, the music industry and on the livelihoods of musicians and music professionals.
VM involves live music sessions from ‘The Sub’ and a music channel hosted by Sound Gallery Studios in association with our partners hungersleep records and Integrity records to help musicians, bands and singer-songwriters to reignite their careers.
Virtual Mainstage will showcase releases and Music Videos from these independent labels and Live Sessions from Sound Gallery Studios which will be promoted through Sound Gallery’s Youtube and IGTV channels.
Virtual MainStage will also feature Behind the Scenes industry and studio sessions alongside insightful interviews and anecdotes with experts in a variety of creative roles, including music publishers, artist managers, recording artists, label managers, music producers, engineers and more.
Live Sessions from The Sub
As part of Virtual MainStage we are inviting solo artists, musicians and bands to perform short live sets which will be recorded and filmed at the newly revamped Sound Gallery ‘Studio 2 (THE SUB) using our professional facilities operated by Sound Gallery’s music production team and Wiseman Productions.
The sessions will be recorded, mixed and mastered to release standard with an aim to produce promotional material for online use to enable artists to promote their music and to add to their showreels.
We are delighted to offer some spaces in the line-up and we are reaching out to professional musicians and artists who have lost their main source of income due to the closure of music venues and cancellation of gigs, concerts and festivals.
So, if you have a new release you have been working on or if you have been labouring over a live set of original material and have had your gigs cancelled – we are here to help. To find out how to take advantage of this opportunity, contact us via email with links to your music and a short biog.
Virtual MainStage is supported by the Culture Recovery Fund