Run by Scottish record label Chemikal Underground and based just outside Glasgow, Chem19 Studios offers two custom built digital recording studios.
Each studio boasts an artist's lounge, benefits from natural daylight, and uses the Pro Tools HD2 system as well as the option of 24 track 2" analogue tape recording.
Franz Ferdinand, Deacon Blue, The Twilight Sad, Admiral Fallow, Phantom Band, Alasdair Roberts, Mogwai, King Creosote, Sons & Daughters, Camera Obscura, Wake the President, Trash Can Sinatras and Teenage Fanclub have all recently recorded material in our studios.
Rates start at £20 + VAT per hour. This rate includes the services of an engineer.
CHEM19 DEMO FUND Round 2
Now Closed For Applications
Over recent years, Chem19 has had the pleasure of working with many young artists in helping them record their first demos. This has been made possible with the help of funding from Creative Scotland's Youth Music Initiative Fund.
This year, our Demo Fund is being carried out in 2 rounds, each round funding 5 selected artists for 1 day's pre-production and 3 days in the recording studio. We have already selected the 5 young artists to take part in Round 1 and are now rolling out the second round of funding to allow another 5 artists the chance to do the same.
Both rounds will culminate in a Demo Fund Showcase allowing all chosen bands to play at a Glasgow venue under the Chem19 banner.
This year we also introduce our 'Release Starter Pack' which helps the young artist take their recording and prepare it for commercial release by both digital and physical means, considering everything from artwork, promo through to distribution.
To apply for Round 2 of this year's Demo Fund, please first check your eligbility (see below) and if able to apply, send to us at email@example.com the following information:
Links to recent demo or live recordings if available
Brief history of artist & info on plans for the future
N.B. Now closed for applications
To be eligible for the Chem19 Demo Fund all artists must comply with the following conditions:
- All artists/band members aged 25 yrs or under
- Resident in Scotland
- Have never recorded in a professional recording studio more than once before
- Are not professionally managed
- Have never toured professionally (i.e. arranged by a booking agent)
- Have never played an international music showcase (e.g. South By South West, Austin TX)
The Scottish Album of The Year Award 2012 Long List Announced!
Last year saw the inaugural outing of Scotland's brand new national art prize - The Scottish Album of The Year Award (SAY Award). Developed by the Scottish Music Industry Association, in partnership with Creative Scotland, the award recognised the most outstanding albums released by Scottish artists in 2011. The Long List of 20 albums for the 2012 SAY Award has just been announced and we're once again delighted to note that a fair few of those albums were either part or wholly recorded and/or mixed at Chem19:
'Light of The North' Miaoux Miaoux
'Have Some Faith In Magic' Errors
'Tree Bursts In Snow' Admiral Fallow
'Traces' Karine Polwart
'Human Don't Be Angry' Human Don't Be Angry
'13 Lost & Found' RM Hubbert
Deacon Blue new album 'The Hipsters' Enters Top 20
Deacon Blue's critically acclaimed 6th studio album 'The Hipsters' was released on 24th September 2012 and entered the UK chart at No. 19. The album was recorded at Chem19 & Gorbals Sound and mixed at Chem19 by producer Paul Savage.