ABLAZE Records 

is a new Australian/USA company that issues recordings worldwide on the Naxos Music Library, iTunes and through Ulysses Arts distributors, London. 

The focus of the company is on new music composition and classical music performance.

Here you can find annual competitions for our main series of recordings of new works for orchestra, electronics or chamber music.

If you are a SOLO ARTIST, you may also apply to us to consider your work for a solo CD issue.

Ablaze Records ORCHESTRAL MASTERS Series
For this series ABLAZE will record your work with the tremendous
BRNO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA or the
ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA conducted by new music specialist conductor Mikel Toms. If selected, we will then record your work to ABLAZE Records award winning standards with our tremendous engineering team in Brno or Glasgow and New York. ABLAZE Records takes care of everything from planning right through to distribution and advertising.
Send a score of your work to us for your chance to secure a place on our Orchestral Masters, Vol. 11 Project. If our expert panel of composers chooses your work, you will win a spot on our ELEVENTH Orchestral Masters Project.
If selected, the submitter retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition. Ablaze Records will partially subsidize commercial release of your work worldwide, though composers will be responsible for securing the balance of funds associated with this project's production, promotion, and release. A composer’s ability to fund their portion of costs is not a guarantee of a place on these curated discs.
1. The works can be for any orchestra size up to 80 players with the usual instrumentation of:

  • 3 Flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 
  • 3 Oboes (3rd doubling cor anglais), 
  • 3 Clarinets (3rd doubling bass clarinet or Eb clarinet), 
  • 3 Bassoons (3rd doubling contrabassoon)
  • 4 French Horns, 
  • 3 Trumpets, 
  • 3 Trombones (2 tenor, 1 bass), 
  • 1 Tuba
  • 1 Timpanist (four timpani), 
  • 3 Percussionists (usual range of orchestral percussion available), 
  • 1 Harp
  • Piano
  • Strings
  • Additional instruments may be available upon arrangement. Piano is usually available and all usual auxiliaries are available

2. Works must be for the full orchestra or usual subgroups of the full orchestra only (string orchestra; strings with winds only, etc).
3. Wind ensemble works are not eligible (for such works please submit under our WIND ORCHESTRA MASTERS Project!). Works using instrumental or vocal soloists (concertos), choir, amplified instruments or electronics are not eligible.
4. The works can be of any duration, but must be a minimum of four minutes in duration.
5. The score must be a computer engraved (Finale, Sibelius, etc) score.
6. The composer will be responsible for supplying ABLAZE with computer engraved hard copies of parts prepared to MOLA standards in PDF format.
7. The composer will supply notes about the composer and work.
8. The composer will supply a high quality photograph of his/herself for use in the CD booklet and ABLAZE website.
What we are looking for:
1. Very high quality compositions
2. Very high quality prepared scores and parts to MOLA Guidelines

Who is Eligible:
Any composer without restriction as to style of music, age or nationality of the composer may submit a score for consideration.
Submission Deadline
FEB 1, 2023

About ABLAZE Records
ABLAZE Records is a new Australian/USA company that issues recordings worldwide on iTunes and through Amazon.com. The focus of the company is on new music composition and classical music performance. ABLAZE discs are digitally distributed worldwide by Naxos Music Library and iTunes and available in hard copy through our Distributors and Amazon.com.

About the Prize
This competition is for original compositions only and not arrangements of other material.
ABLAZE will extend to all winners a subsidized rate for the recording. This means that usual costs for final recorded music will be subsidized by ABLAZE so that we can offer to the winners a place on this disc at very competitive rates. This is ABLAZE’s commitment to new music and we are very excited to hear/see your submissions.

This competition aims to discover orchestral works of composers that have not yet been recorded and mastered to a full and commercially released CD. Many musicians have works they would be happy to release but may not have enough material or the means to issue a full CD of their orchestral work. It is with the thought of assisting such composers that ABLAZE has issued its call for scores. Once we compile a range of scores ABLAZE records will:

  • Oversee the preparation and production of the recording sessions
  • Produce an edited final version of the work
  • Have the work/disc professionally mastered
  • Have the disc meticulously replicated (rather than duplicated)
  • Custom design the artwork and digital booklet
  • Compile liner notes for the accompanying booklet
  • Complete all contracts with composers (who retain full ownership of their work)
  • Manufacture the disc run
  • Distribute hard copies to Albany Music Distributors and Amazon.com
  • Distribute digital masters to Naxos of America, iTunes, Amazon MP3 and other digital outlets
  • Promote, advertise and seek reviews of the release

The subsidized costs to all participants are to cover the expenses of the above services such that we can ensure the highest quality product to those who have entrusted their music to us.
What to submit:
1. A PDF file of your score. A printed and bound score of your submission will be requested if your work passes the first round adjudication
2. An audio file of a previous performance if available
3. Completed Application Form
4. Application fee (US$17)
APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THEIR WORK THROUGH THIS SITE BY CLICKING ON THE 'SUBMIT' BUTTON BELOW
You can look up our current releases:
ABLAZE Records Website
http://www.ablazerecords.net/
ABLAZE Records Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/AblazeRecords
iTunes
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/millennial-masters-vol-1/id409115046
ABLAZE @ BANDCAMP
https://ablazerecords.bandcamp.com/music
ABLAZE Records Soundcloud Page:
https://soundcloud.com/ablazerecords/sets

Ends on $17.00
$17.00

Ablaze Records WIND ORCHESTRA MASTERS Series
For this series ABLAZE will record your work with the tremendous
CCM WIND SYMPHONY conducted by new music specialist conductor Kevin Michael Holzman

If selected, your work will receive a full schedule of rehearsals, a public performance in Cincinnati in Corbett Auditorium before a live subscription audience. and then we will then record your work to ABLAZE Records award winning standards with our tremendous engineering team. ABLAZE Records takes care of everything from planning right through to distribution and advertising. 

The submitter retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition. The public performance is completely supported by ABLAZE Records and the CCM Wind Symphony. Ablaze Records will partially subsidize commercial release of your work worldwide, though composers will be responsible for securing the balance of funds associated with this project's production, promotion, and release. A composer’s ability to fund their portion of costs is not a guarantee of a place on this concert series or on these curated discs. The concert opportunity is linked to the recording opportunity since it serves as a full rehearsal and presentation preparation for the studio recording sessions that will occur after the concert presentation.

Send a score of your work to us for your chance to secure a place on our WIND ORCHESTRA MASTERS, Vol. 1 CD. If our expert panel of conductors and composers chooses your work, you will win a spot on our FIRST Wind Orchestra Masters CD.

1. The works can be for any collection of wind, brass and percussion or any subset of the usual wind ensemble. The work must be for at least 8 players and up to 50 players, drawn from

  • Flutes (including piccolo and alto flute), 
  • Oboes (including cor anglais), 
  • Clarinets (including bass clarinet or Eb clarinet), 
  • Bassoons (including contrabassoon)
  • Saxophones (S,A,T,Bari)
  • French Horns, 
  • Trumpets,
  • Cornets, 
  • Trombones (tenor, bass), 
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Timpani (four timpani), 
  •  Percussionists (usual range of orchestral percussion available), 
  • Harp
  • Piano
  • Additional instruments may be available upon arrangement. Piano is usually available and all usual auxiliaries are available

2. Works must be for the wind orchestra or usual subgroups of the wind orchestra only
3.  Works using instrumental or vocal soloists (concertos), choir, amplified instruments or electronics ARE eligible.
4. The works can be of any duration.
5. The score must be a computer engraved (Finale, Sibelius, Dorico, etc) score.
6. The composer will be responsible for supplying ABLAZE with computer engraved hard copies of parts prepared to MOLA standards in PDF format.
7. The composer will supply notes about the composer and work.
8. The composer will supply a high quality photograph of his/herself for use in the CD booklet and ABLAZE website.

What we are looking for:
1. Very high quality compositions
2. Very high quality prepared scores and parts to MOLA Guidelines

Who is Eligible:
Any composer without restriction as to style of music, age or nationality of the composer may submit a score for consideration.
Submission Deadline
FEB 1, 2023

About ABLAZE Records
ABLAZE Records is a new Australian/USA company that issues recordings worldwide on iTunes and through Amazon.com. The focus of the company is on new music composition and classical music performance. ABLAZE discs are digitally distributed worldwide by Naxos of America and iTunes and available in hard copy through our  Distributors and Amazon.com.

About the Prize
This competition is for original compositions only and not arrangements of other material.
ABLAZE will extend to all winners a subsidized rate for the recording. This means that usual costs for final recorded music will be subsidized by ABLAZE so that we can offer to the winners a place on this disc at very competitive rates. All successful applicants will need to make a financial contribution towards production costs, though ABLAZE will subsidize up to 45% of all costs. This is ABLAZE’s commitment to new music and we are very excited to hear/see your submissions.

This competition aims to discover wind orchestra works of composers that have not yet been recorded and mastered to a full and commercially released CD. Many musicians have works they would be happy to release but may not have enough material or the means to issue a full CD of their music. It is with the thought of assisting such composers that ABLAZE has issued its call for scores. Once we compile a range of scores ABLAZE records will:

  • Oversee the preparation and production of the recording sessions
  • Produce an edited final version of the work
  • Have the work/disc professionally mastered
  • Have the disc meticulously replicated (rather than duplicated)
  • Custom design the artwork and digital booklet
  • Compile liner notes for the accompanying booklet
  • Complete all contracts with composers (who retain full ownership of their work)
  • Manufacture the disc run
  • Distribute hard copies to Albany Music Distributors and Amazon.com
  • Distribute digital masters to Naxos of America, iTunes, Amazon MP3 and other digital outlets
  • Promote, advertise and seek reviews of the release

The subsidized costs to all participants are to cover the expenses of the above services such that we can ensure the highest quality product to those who have entrusted their music to us.

What to submit:
1. A PDF file of your score.
2. An audio file of a previous performance if available
3. Completed Application Form
4. Application fee (US$17)
APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THEIR WORK THROUGH THIS SITE BY CLICKING ON THE 'SUBMIT' BUTTON BELOW
You can look up our current releases:
ABLAZE Records Website
http://www.ablazerecords.net/
ABLAZE Records Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/AblazeRecords

Ablaze Records NEW CHORAL VOICES Series
ABLAZE Records is proud to call for SCORES for its NEW CHORAL VOICES series disc. For this series ABLAZE will record your work with the tremendous Ablaze Records ensemble CORO VOLANTE conducted by new music specialist conductor Brett Scott.
Send a score of your work to us for your chance to win a place on our New Choral Voices, Vol. 7 Recordings. If our expert panel of composers and conductors chooses your work, you will win a spot on our SEVENTH NEW CHORAL VOICES Recordings. If selected, the submitter retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition. Ablaze Records will partially subsidize commercial release of your work worldwide, though composers will be responsible for securing the balance of funds associated with this project's production, promotion, and release. A composer’s ability to fund their portion of costs is not a guarantee of a place on these curated discs.
1. The works can be for any number of UNACCOMPANIED voices up to a maximum of SATB CHOIR (up to 16 voices divisi).
2. Works using accompaniment are not eligible. Works using keyboard (piano or organ) acoustic or amplified instruments or electronics are not eligible.
3. The composer must provide proof of CLEARANCE OF RIGHTS to set the selected text used for the work. Composers that can not prove that rights have been obtained to set the text they have used WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
4. Though there is no limit on duration we seek works that are at least 3 minutes in length
5. The score must be a computer engraved (Finale, Sibelius, etc) score.
6. Languages other than English, French, German, Italian and Latin MUST be accompanied by an IPA pronunciation guide of the language
7. The composer will supply notes about the composer and work.
8. The composer will supply a high quality photograph of his/herself for use in the CD booklet and ABLAZE website.
Who is Eligible:
Any composer without restriction as to style of music, age or nationality of the composer may submit a score for consideration.
OCTOBER 1, 2022
About ABLAZE Records
ABLAZE Records is a new Australian/USA company that issues recordings worldwide on iTunes and through Amazon.com. The focus of the company is on new music composition and classical music performance. ABLAZE discs are digitally distributed worldwide and available in hard copy through the ABLAZE website and Amazon.com.

About the Prize
This competition is for original compositions only and not arrangements of other material.

ABLAZE will extend to all winners a subsidized rate for the recording. This means that usual costs for final recorded music will be subsidized by ABLAZE so that we can offer to the winners a place on this disc at very competitive rates. This is ABLAZE’s commitment to new music and we are very excited to hear/see your submissions.

This competition aims to discover choral works of composers that have not yet been recorded and mastered to a full and commercially released CD. Many musicians have works they would be happy to release but may not have enough material or the means to issue a full CD of their choral work. It is with the thought of assisting such composers that ABLAZE has issued its call for scores. Once we compile a range of scores ABLAZE records will:

  • Oversee the preparation and production of the recording sessions
  • Produce an edited final version of the work
  • Have the work/disc professionally mastered
  • Have the disc meticulously replicated (rather than duplicated)
  • Custom design the artwork and digital booklet
  • Compile liner notes for the accompanying booklet
  • Complete all contracts with composers (who retain full ownership of their work)
  • Manufacture the disc run
  • Distribute hard copies to Albany Music Distributors and Amazon.com
  • Distribute digital masters to Naxos Music Library, iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon MP3 and other digital outlets
  • Promote, advertise and seek reviews of the release

The subsidized costs to all participants are to cover the expenses of the above services such that we can ensure the highest quality product to those who have entrusted their music to us.
ENTER BY CLICKING THE SUBMIT BUTTON BELOW
You can look up our current releases:
ABLAZE Records Website
http://www.ablazerecords.net/
ABLAZE Records Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/AblazeRecords
iTunes
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/millennial-masters-vol-1/id409115046
ABLAZE @ BANDCAMP
https://ablazerecords.bandcamp.com/music
ABLAZE Records Soundcloud Page:
https://soundcloud.com/ablazerecords/sets

ABLAZE Records ELECTRONIC MASTERS Series
Have you got a great recording of your original electronic or electroacoustic composition that you would like issued on a commercially released CD?
Now is your chance with the ABLAZE Records call for Master tapes.
Submit your mastertape (digital recordings only please) to us for your chance to win a place on our ELECTRONIC MASTERS Vol. 10 CD. If our expert panel of composers and audio engineers chooses your work, you will win a spot on our TENTH ELECTRONIC MASTERS CD. This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide during 2024. Now in it’s tenth year or Electronic Masters Series has proven a huge success with artists and the public and our recordings are routinely broadcast internationally.
APPLY TODAY for this exciting series!
1. The works can be for any ELECTRONIC OR ELECTROACOUSTIC medium and can include instrumental or vocal resources.
2. For any works involving texts the composer must also submit proof of copyright clearance and permission for use on a commercial recording.
3. The work must be a studio (rather than a ‘live’) recording
4. Works must be fully edited/mixed to a version suitable for mastering to a CD publication
5. Works must be in digital format (WAV/BWAVE file to at least 48K sample rate and at 24 bit resolution)
6. Include notes about any performers, composer and work
What we are looking for:
1. Very high quality recordings
2. Very high quality works
3. Very high quality performances
Who is Eligible:
Any composer without restriction as to style of music, age or nationality may submit a mastertape for consideration.
Submission Deadline
FEB 1, 2023
About ABLAZE Records
ABLAZE Records is a new Australian/USA company that issues recordings worldwide on iTunes and  through Amazon.com and through the Naxos Music  Library. Hard copy distribution is through AMAZON.com and  SuperD OneStop. The focus of the company is on new music composition  and classical music performance.
About the Series
This competition aims to discover works of composers that have already been recorded but not yet mastered to a full and commercially released CD. Many musicians have performances of certain  works recorded which they would be happy to release but may not have  enough material to issue a full CD. Still other musicians may not be  inclined or disposed to do the ‘business’ side of getting their work out  to the public and distributed world wide. It is with the thought of  assisting such composers that ABLAZE has issued its call for Master  Tapes. Once we compile a range of recordings ABLAZE records will:

  • Have the disc professionally mastered
  • Have the disc meticulously replicated (rather than duplicated)
  • Design the artwork and digital booklet
  • Compile liner notes for the accompanying booklet
  • Obtain all clearances and copyrights
  • Complete all contracts with participants (who all retain full ownership of their work)
  • Manufacture the disc run
  • Distribute hard copies to Albany Music Distributors and Amazon.com
  • Distribute digital masters to Naxos Music Library, iTunes, Amazon MP3 and other digital outlets
  • Promote, advertise and seek reviews of the release

Submit your mastertape (digital recordings only please) to us for your chance to win a place on our ELECTRONIC MASTERS Vol. 10 CD. If our expert panel of composers and audio engineers chooses your work, you will retain all ownership of the master and underlying composition. Ablaze Records will partially subsidize commercial release of your work worldwide, though composers will be responsible for securing the balance of funds associated with this project's production, promotion, and release. A composer’s ability to fund their portion of costs is not a guarantee of a place on these curated discs.
You can look up our current releases:
ABLAZE Records Website
http://www.ablazerecords.net/
ABLAZE Records Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/AblazeRecords
iTunes
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/millennial-masters-vol-1/id409115046
ABLAZE @ BANDCAMP
https://ablazerecords.bandcamp.com/music
ABLAZE Records Soundcloud Page:
https://soundcloud.com/ablazerecords/sets

We would very much like to hear from you if you are interested in releasing a disc of only your own compositions.

At ABLAZE we will work with you to fulfill your ideals for a disc of your compositions. We are committed to very high audio and art quality in our releases and would look forward to working with you to plan and design your disc.

Please submit the information we require below and we will contact you with a quotation.

We would very much like to hear from you if you are interested in releasing a disc of only your ensemble performing new music.

At ABLAZE we will work with you to fulfill your ideals for a disc of your performances. We are committed to very high audio and art quality in our releases and would look forward to working with you to plan and design your disc.

Please submit the information we require below and we will contact you with a quotation.

We would very much like to hear from you if you are interested in releasing a disc of only your performances of new music.

At ABLAZE we will work with you to fulfill your ideals for a disc of your performances. We are committed to very high audio and art quality in our releases and would look forward to working with you to plan and design your disc.

Please submit the information we require below and we will contact you with a quotation.

Ablaze Records