"A couple of years ago I was fighting to get my sound out there, so now I want to give people the chance to show the world what they can do. Opportunities like this can get you heard and change your life. There’s so much raw talent out there and I’m hyped to hear all the different styles and sounds that come out of this and see what we can create. I’ve got a feeling already you guys aren’t going to make it easy for me to pick a winner.” - Labrinth
"We’ve known Lab for a couple of years, and he is the ideal guy to help us launch Masters of Sound. Working with Talenthouse we hope will give us the perfect opportunity to help a new talent, someone with a passion for sound, someone who deserves it." - Phil Cummings, Artist Relations Project Manager from Sennheiser
Masters of Sound, an exciting new initiative from leading headphone manufacturer Sennheiser, aims to bring together both established and aspiring musicians in their passion for sound. To launch the project, Sennheiser have teamed up with top producer and recording artist Labrinth to offer musicians and producers the chance to collaborate with Labrinth.
Participants must submit their own profile picture, together with their audio clip, be it an acoustic vocal, rap, beat or fully formed composition. Participants should take their influence from the world that surrounds them, from all different kinds of music from Bob Dylan to David Guetta and everything in between to create something that is new and fresh. The winner as selected by Sennheiser, Labrinth and the marketing/A&R team at Syco Music will attend a studio session with Labrinth to collaborate on the final track.
One winner will be invited to collaborate with Labrinth at a studio for an eight hour studio session to develop and record their submitted original piece of music. Travel and one night's accommodation in London will be provided. The winner will also receive one pair of Sennheiser Amperior headphones (worth £250).
Seven highly commended runners-up (as selected by Sennheiser and Labrinth) will each receive Sennheiser HD 25-SP-II headphones (worth £135).
Participants are encouraged to submit their audio clip via SoundCloud for the chance to receive additional incentives. For SoundCloud users, Sennheiser and Labrinth will select one winner who will receive a SoundCloud Pro Account for one year (worth £212 a year) and seven runners-up who will each receive a SoundCloud Lite Account for one year (worth £24 a year).
The two highest voted artists (as selected by the public) will each receive one pair of Sennheiser Amperior headphones (worth £250).
Submit by: April 8, 2012
Vote: April 9, 2012 10am PST- April 16, 2012 10am PST
Winner(s) Announced: April 23, 2012
Click 'Get Started' to review the guidelines and submit your work.
Sennheiser and Labrinth will choose the winner from all qualified submissions with special consideration for the top voted entries. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.