Pirate Studios have launched a new round of artist opportunities, designed to give aspiring producers and DJs experience within the music industry.
Among the organisations that Pirate has partnered with are Reprezent Radio, Keep Hush and Late Night Shopper.
More than 200 DJs are coming together to attempt the world record for the longest ever B2B DJ set.
The world record attempt will take place in aid of charity on 25th September, with London's Pirate Studios overseeing the coordination of the event from its base in Tottenham.
Pirate will be seeking donations as part of the drive to organise the event, and 100% of the money raised will be put toward the mental health in music charity KeyChanges.
A new survey of 1,500 DJs carried out by Pirate Studios has found that 66% of artists have suffered burnout at least once.
Pirate points out that Mental Health UK defines burnout as 'a state of physical and emotional exhaustion', which occurs 'when you experience long-term stress'. When asked to describe the feeling of burnout, some survey participants compared it to being hysterical or overwhelmed, while others described feeling short-tempered or imposter syndrome.
A survey carried out by Pirate Studios has revealed that only around 7% of artists have an inclusion or diversity clause in their rider.
As Pirate explains, "an inclusion rider or equity rider is a provision in an artist's contract that stipulates a certain level of diversity is met on an event line-up". The company, which runs a number of DJ studios in various cities, polled more than 700 artists within its community for the survey and also revealed that just 30% of respondents were aware of what an inclusion rider is.
70% of DJs had to retrain during the coronavirus pandemic, a study has revealed.
Pirate Studios — now rebranded simply as Pirate — is a network of affordable 24-hour studio spaces for DJs, producers, musicians, podcasters, dancers and vocalists. After being forced to close their doors during the pandemic, Pirate surveyed a number of studio space users to find out how they'd been impacted by coronavirus.