NTS Work in Progress 2021

Real World is again partnering with NTS on their Work in Progress (NTS WIP) Artist Development Programme for 2021.

NTS WIP is an ongoing development opportunity taking six artists or bands to the next stage of their careers. The programme aims to support artists from all backgrounds or nationalities and across all genres.

Each NTS WIP artist or band will receive a bespoke package of support based on their individual needs, including the possibility of recording at Real World Studios.

Other support ranges from paid live performances across the globe to professional press photos, an NTS produced music video, mentoring sessions from industry experts, and free audio equipment and software provided by partners Audio Technica, Native Instruments, Pioneer DJ and Spitfire Audio.

NTS WIP is a global programme, offering remote support. NTS will work with their global network to realise each artist’s creative ambitions in a safe and restriction compliant manner. Where possible, WIP applicants will receive access to professional recording studios, including in-house NTS studios, Real World Studios and Baltic Studios, alongside live broadcasting opportunities on NTS Radio.

Applications are open from now, and close on 2nd May. The project aims to support musicians from all backgrounds and across all genres – whether you’re a rapper or an opera singer; experimental club producer or traditional folk musician; NTS welcomes applications from all. You can read more about the previous selections on the NTS website.