A growing trend in recent times are Music Residencies, artists from one of the hottest global rappers Drake, Grammy nominated Bronx Rapper Cardi B, powerhouses like Lady Gaga and North African Hit maker French Montana have announced in January 2019 alone their upcoming residencies for2019.
While there are many speculations for the rising popularity of Music Residencies, most agree that these residencies often provide a steady in-flow of income for artists and gives them a lot of time to focus on their creativity and take a break from the often fast paced world of the industry.
While it may be more difficult for Independent or emerging artists to bag the kind of deals and residencies these global stars have under their belts, there are still music residency options for Independent and Emerging artists that provide some of the same benefits and give artists opportunities to create, travel, show case their talents and access funding.
Independent Music artists interested in residencies should consider these ongoing opencalls for 2019:
Altreviolett Music Program 2019 – Toronto, Canada
The altreviolett Music Residency has been designed to meet the needs of emerging or independent individuals or groups who create sounds influenced by afromusic or cultures or hiphop music or culture ready to take the next step in their careers and artistic development. It offers them a unique opportunity to write, rehearse, and record new music in a ten-week stint at exclusive living quarters in Toronto, Canada as a way to plug into the influence of the growing hiphop and afromusic scene, find new inspiration in the city and bring more into day-to-day life.