MT Apprentice Scheme 2022
"At MediaTracks I will gain some really useful knowledge in creating music and I look forward to the challenge it will bring me" - Lucas (MT Apprentice 2022) "I think there is rather a lot to gain from the Apprentice scheme at MediaTracks, and simply doing what I love, writing music, is a win in my book!" - Harry (MT Apprentice 2022)
What’s in it for you?
New composers will be assigned a mentor for a year. The mentor will have considerable compositional and music industry experience. Although they may not have similar musical tastes to you, such mentorship will include three 1-2-1 sessions where you will be given compositional guidance, business development, marketing programmes and how to write successfully to briefs.
MediaTracks will register the album with the PRS and be responsible for administrating royalty payments
We will also engage the services of Polyphony Arts to undertake a profile of each new composer/artist. This will include biography writing and a showcase page on the MediaTracks website
MediaTracks will commit to promoting the new composer / artist during the year via social media and via our sub-publishers, which will in turn, assist in actively seeking placement of composer’s music
The New Composers are expected to write, in consultation with MediaTracks, a minimum of 1 album of 5-6 tracks which will be exclusively for MediaTracks use and distribution.
MediaTracks will also endeavour to promote music to the wider music industry (radio / review sites / sync managers)
The New Composer will exclusively write production / catalogue music for MT for a period of one year.
A summary of our one year mentoring contract can be found below -
What you and MediaTracks are responsible for
Terms setting out how you will be paid and when
• Warranties from you confirming the origin of the music
• Assignment information
• Data protection information
• How the contract can be severed
• Details of the Works contained within the contract
• Both parties will sign the album brief agreement prior to any commissioning taking place
• An agreement will be signed before commencement of the mentoring year
• A separate contract will be issued for the tracks delivered (after demo versions have been sent and metadata produced)
Our terms, offered in respect to released track(s), are:
• Performance and Mechanical royalties received: 50% to the writer(s), 50% to the publisher(s)
• We require a full assignment of Copyright to be 100% owned by MediaTracks Music or one of our designated affiliate companies or labels.
How do I get paid?
There are two main methods of payment. Directly from PRS (4 distributions a year: April, July, October, and December) - and via our mechanical distribution which happens half-yearly (at end of March and end of September in a given calendar year).
Want to chat more?
If you have any questions about applying to join this scheme, please get in touch – [email protected]
Ian Livingstone – Ivor Academy Award winner https://www.ianlivingstone.net
Matt Norman – Industry giant https://silverscoreproductions.com
Simon Bradshaw – Indie and pop specialist. Curator of MT Records
Helen Lyon – Encouraging and motivational. Helen is curator of the largest MT label, MT Heritage https://www.helentlyon.co.uk/
Ben Parry - Conductor of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and Director of the professional choir, London Voices. Curator of MT Vocal label - https://www.benparry.net/
Marcel Pusey – Mr. Connected! Director of Award Winning Production and Education Company, Bassistry Music Ltd and co-creator of O-Generator and music library Cool4School. Marcel is the curator of MT World label.
Andrew Potterton – Supportive and inspirational. Senior Lecture at Leeds Conservatoire, Andrew is also curator of the MT Electronic label