Artist Opportunities

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Each month, our A&R team release new opportunities for PIRATE artists and creators, from festival slots and DJ residencies, to grants, mentorship programs and conferences.

Check back regularly for updates, or sign up to our newsletter to hear about them as soon as they’re released.

Apply For A Pirate DJ Residency

Type: Studio

Location: Global

Open to: DJs Only

This month, we've teamed up with Mixcloud and Virtuoso to offer up to 10 applicants all of the tools they need to take their DJing to the next level.

Up to 10 successful DJs who apply in June to begin their residency in July will receive the following to help them learn, practise and promote their craft:

  • 1 year premium Virtuoso subscription to learn mixing techniques from some of the best DJs in the business
  • 1 Pioneer DJ DDJ-200 controller to practise at home
  • 50 hours of Pirate studio time across 4 weeks to practise on industry-standard equipment
  • 1 year Mixcloud Pro subscription to share and promote mixes

*DJ controllers will be shipped to UK recipients of the fund only


Perform At WeFest

Type: Paid Festival Gig

Location: UK

Open to: UK Live Artists & DJs

We’ve partnered with WeFest, a new student festival in Basingstoke, to give 4 acts from the Pirate community a paid gig at Freshers Week, on October 1st.

Pirate will also provide £150 studio credit for each winner to rehearse in the studios before their show.

This opportunity is open to live artists and DJs across the following genres: hip hop, drill, R&B, soul, alternative, pop, indie and electronic.


Pirate x Gotobeat

Type: Paid Gigs

Location: London

Open to: Live Artists

We’ve partnered up to offer 10-15 Pirate artists a paid opportunity to perform at one of Gotobeat’s gigs. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newcomer, all artists are welcome to apply.

Gotobeat will be judging new entries each month and notifying the winning acts. Simply fill out the form provided to submit your application.

PLUS: Get a 3-month free trial of the Gotobeat subscription by visiting the Gotobeat website.


Pirate x Dedicated Proxy

Type: Radio

Location: Global

Open to: All

Get your music played on one of Germany's top radio platforms, 88,4 FM Berlin. Submit your tracks below and the best entries will be featured on proxy_404's regular 'Dedicated Proxy' show.



Type: Radio

Location: Global

Open to: All

Pirate is on the lookout for fresh music to play on our regular Reprezent Radio slot. If you've been working on some new tunes that are primed for radio play, submit them using the form provided — the best entries each month will get a spin, it's as simple as that.


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