We are a London based sound label repping Black African, Caribbean and Indigenous sound designers, sound artists, sound engineers, music makers, composers and noisy folk. We fully support unions and are working in the future to collaborate with current unions and newly emerging unions who want to support sound people. Our label is led by sound people in the industry and those emerging sharing first hand experience on working conditions, contracts, royalties, software tips, managing sound libraries, making noise in Covid-19 and more.
How do we support you?
Our label will support you in reading your contracts and making sure you are agreeing to fair hours, any remounts should include royalty payments (residuals), that 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 whilst on a show and we can message on your behalf and we do not work with orgs/venues who hire our sound community to fill their diversity gaps because they have not bothered to restructure their theatres, sets, studios, universities, arts institutions, if this is you about to email and ask don’t.
We support above a living wage standard so before you AV check anyone on this label, keep this in mind.
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 for their contributions.
We will be offering masterclasses in the future.
As we grow, we want to offer members to publish their works and hold the rights to their music. It is free to join and running costs are covered on a donation basis from supporters outside the label.
You already know what you’re feeling without being told. Stability is hard to come by and transparency about what is going on is rare, but you do have a community you can reach out to and share with.
If you want to be involved as a label member get in touch