Soulcase is a London based experiemental sound label repping Black African and Caribbean sound designers, sound artists, sound engineers, music makers, composers and noisy folk. We fully support joining unions and are working in the future to collaborate with current unions and newly emerging unions who want to support sound people. This label is for those in different aspects of their career evolving and advancing their practices. This label is open to all ages.
This label aims not only to encourage sound makers of varying access requirements to produce music but to also foster ways in which we as sound makers can make sure our compositions are open for all to experience.
How can we support you?
You can get in touch with any questions you might have about support that can be offered but also how the label can support you:
- reading your contracts and making sure you are agreeing to fair hours
- any remounts should include royalty payments (residuals)
- your fee is reflective of your experience, living wage and is not going to try to exploit you because of your background or experience
- you can check in with us if you have had an anti black/racist experience on a job
- resources on how to make your sound more accessible
- networking with other people in your field
We also share opportunities in this community and more experienced sound designers/artists will always encourage ways that associates can join them on projects and be paid and credited for their contributions.
The labels foundation is that members can publish their works and hold the rights to their music. That this also becomes woven into how we redistribute funds both to the members and to the community as a whole. It is free to join and running costs are covered on a donation basis.
There are number of organisations on the Help Musicians UK Funding Wizard: https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/creative-programme/funding-wizard that can help with funding opportunities during this time. If you are also finding it hard to keep motivated, you can join our listening rooms on the last Sunday of the month, where we share our works in progress with other artists, songs we like and check in.
If you want to be involved as a label member get in touch Joining Us