B&O launch exciting new competition in partnership with STUDIOCANAL ahead of ‘BACK TO BLACK’ film launch

In a bold move to support emerging talent, Bang & Olufsen is offering aspiring musicians a chance of a lifetime. Teaming up with STUDIOCANAL, the luxury audio brand is launching an electrifying competition set to ignite the careers of budding singer-songwriters.

B&O are giving aspiring artists the chance to win a career-changing five-day residency at London’s renowned Metropolis Studios, where Amy Winehouse created her pivotal ‘Back to Black’ album.

Inhabiting the same creative spaces as Winehouse and other musical giants, the winning artist will be supported by mastering engineer Stuart Hawkes, who worked on ‘Back to Black’. The aim of the week will be for the artist to walk away with two mastered tracks, with the Metropolis production team on hand to assist with the recording and mixing processes. 

This initiative builds on the success of Bang & Olufsen’s B&O Music Lates series, which transformed their Mayfair flagship store into a hotspot for London’s burgeoning talent, cementing the brand’s status as a cultural epicenter.

A distinguished panel, including Sam Taylor Johnson (Director, BACK TO BLACK) and Stuart Hawkes (Mastering Engineer, Metropolis Studios), will handpick three finalists from the pool of entries. These finalists will take the stage at an exclusive event in London on 1st May, vying for the ultimate prize.

As well as being gifted the five-day Metropolis Studios residency, the winning artist will have the rare opportunity to perform live alongside Winehouse’s original band on the night. 

Singer-songwriters can enter here and will need to submit a short introduction to themselves and a video performance of one of their original pieces of music.

The three finalists will be selected by 23rd April to perform at the final event in London on 1st May.