“While visiting Graceland, I was consumed by the manner in which music was able to promote kindness and civility,” says Phil Oakley, founder of Create Culture Records. “Given the anger, turmoil, and division we are seeing in this country, I am convinced that music has an uncanny ability to unite people.”
Determined to change the music industry, Phil set out to unify this beautiful culture.
Create Culture Records, also known as C2 Records, is an independent music label created to discover and nurture untapped musical talent. Prioritizing artists like no other, C2 Records brings a new view on contractual and promotional opportunities for artists.
C2 Records’ approach to artist management and music production breaks away from the traditional methods used by most traditional labels. By allowing their artist’s a broader sense of freedom in their music, as well as providing early compensation on profits, C2 is able to provide a rich environment for members of the label to grow and create.
Setting out to help artists achieve their dreams, C2 Records established the Music Madness contest, providing a platform for aspiring musicians and artists to share their talent with others. With prizes totaling $65,000, ranging from production and marketing of songs to artist coaching, Music Madness is the perfect opportunity for any aspiring artist to reach for the stars. With their mobile studio, they are able to meet artists anywhere anytime!
With hundreds of submissions already in and submissions open till December 31, 2020, all you need to do to enter is submit a 90 second video here! The video submission cannot have studio audio enhancements and video edits, as authenticity is key at C2 Records. The video will need to be of you, or your band, singing an original song or cover song. Alongside the video, provide your name/band name, a short description, genre of music, and profile picture, all of which will be displayed with your entry, so do not hesitate to share your story with the world!
On January 2, 2021, C2 Records will announce 64 contestants, handpicked from the hundreds of applicants, to compete in the Music Madness contest, where the public will vote on who shall continue through to the next stages. With the world deciding your faith, it is up to you to market your music and yourself across social media platforms, using #MUSICMADNESS to keep up with the competition.
The Grand Prize goes to the Top 4 Finalists announced at the end of February! The finalists of the Music Madness will receive a cash prize and development of their music, including, but not limited to, producing beats, mixing and mastering, marketing, and distribution of their work. Working alongside top-tier producers and audio engineers, finalists will grind to release their music with C2 Records.
As December 31st is only just around the corner, apply now for a chance to be selected as 1 of 64 lucky contestants. The clock is ticking!