2020 Applications Now Open


Applications for the next semester of Merseyrail Sound Station are now open. The programme is open to any musician of any genre currently recording and/or performing across Merseyside and the Merseyrail network (as far north as Southport, all the way to Chester).

Sound Station looks for the brightest talent in the region, whether they have gigged across the country or are just starting out, and chooses a diverse mix of musicians to go through a series of development sessions.

Sound Station artists will benefit from:

One-to-one mentoring from experienced industry professionals
A studio workshop to hone recording and songwriting skills
An artist masterclass from Becky Hawley of Stealing Sheep
An industry seminar with a panel of music business experts
Exclusive opportunities to play at some of the leading music events in our region
A Merseyrail pass valid across the network

The programme closes with a day-long festival at Liverpool Central Station at which all the musicians will play a short set.

Previous artists to take part in the programme include Eyesore & The Jinx, Alex Teleko, Beija Flo, DAYZY, Eli Smart and Salt the Snail. Representatives from Warner Music, Sound City, Domino Publishing and Partisan Records have all taken part in industry seminars and venues from the Philharmonic to the M&S Bank Arena have played host to development sessions.

For this next cohort of acts, Merseyrail Sound Station are looking for talented local acts from across the Merseyrail network and region who have something special to share and feel that they need help to get to that next level. If this is you, please complete the application below before Friday 21st March.