Soulcase is 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. This label is led by sound people in the industry and those emerging sharing first hand experience on creating accessible sound experiences, working conditions, contracts, royalties, software tips, managing sound libraries, making noise in Covid-19 and more.
This label aims not only to encourage sound makers of varying access requirements but to also foster ways in which we as sound makers can make sure our compositions aim to allow all to experience the worlds we help create. Music is one of the most strongest tools we have in the world and should be available to all.
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 due to structural efforts to reinvest in developing a wider voice in their theatres, sets, studios, universities, arts institutions.
We support above a living wage standard.
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.
You already know what you’re feeling without being told. It is difficult to feel stable and to gain the transparency you need. 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.
If you want to be involved as a label member get in touch: email@example.com