ABLAZE Records

is a new Australian/USA company that issues recordings worldwide on the Naxos Music Library, iTunes and through Albany Music Distributors and Amazon.com.

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.
Ends on October 30, 2019$17.00
$17.00

Ablaze Records NEW CHORAL Series

ABLAZE Records is proud to call for SCORES for its NEW CHORAL 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, Vol. 5 CD. If our expert panel of composers and conductors chooses your work, you will win a spot on our FIFTH NEW CHORAL CD. This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide.

1. The works can be for UNACCOMPANIED 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. The works can be of any duration.

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 30, 2019

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 Albany Music 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 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 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. 

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 @ AMAZON.com

http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&me=A1860XA4B64P8

ABLAZE Records Soundcloud Page:

https://soundcloud.com/ablazerecords/sets

Ends on February 1, 2020$17.00
$17.00

PIANO UNLIMITED SERIES VOL. 1

Do you have a great piano piece that prizes challenges in its language or techniques or technology that you would like to be performed or recorded? Let ABLAZE Records and avant-garde new music pianist TRICIA DAWN WILLIAMS move your music to the public.

If your work is selected we will record your work in a state of the art European studio to our usual exacting standards. Additionally, your work may be selected for a public performance in Malta and/or Czech Republic either prior to or after the recording.

We are looking for works that focus on or include:

  • Contemporary techniques and musical languages
  • Extended techniques
  • Prepared piano techniques
  • Works with piano and electronics (fixed format or interactive)

Send a score to us today and you may be selected for the first volume in our PIANO UNLIMITED series featuring the electrically charged new music specialist TRICIA DAWN WILLIAMS.

Scores may be of any duration and written by composers of any age, nationality, gender or race

If your work is selected this will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide and a possible European premier or performance(s) of the work.

Apply for this exciting new series today!

FEB 1, 2020

About ABLAZE Records

ABLAZE Records is a new Australian/USA company that issues recordings worldwide on iTunes and through Amazon.com and through NAXOS of AMERICA on the Naxos Music Library. Hard copy distribution is through ALBANY MUSIC DISTRIBUTORS and SuperD OneStop. The focus of the company is on new music composition and classical music performance.

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 @ AMAZON.com

http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&me=A1860XA4B64P8

ABLAZE Records Soundcloud Page:

https://soundcloud.com/ablazerecords/sets

Ends on February 1, 2020$17.00
$17.00

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. 8 CD. If our expert panel of composers chooses your work, you will win a spot on our EIGHTH Orchestral Masters CD.

If selected, the submitter retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition. Selection will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide.

Send a score of your work to us for your chance to win a place on our Orchestral Masters, Vol. 8 CD. If our expert panel of composers chooses your work, you will win a spot on our EIGHTH Orchestral Masters CD. 

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. Works using instrumental or vocal soloists (concertos), choir, amplified instruments or electronics are not eligible.

4. The works can be of any 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.

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, 2020

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. 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 @ AMAZON.com

http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&me=A1860XA4B64P8

ABLAZE Records Soundcloud Page:

https://soundcloud.com/ablazerecords/sets

Ends on February 1, 2020$17.00
$17.00

Ablaze Records SINFONIA Series

For this series ABLAZE will record your work with the Brno Philharmonic Ensemble conducted by new music specialist conductor Mikel Toms. Then we will expertly edit, mix and master your music and manufacture CDs for worldwide release.

Send a score of your work to us for your chance to win a place on our Sinfonia Series, Vol. 3 CD. If our expert panel of composers chooses your work, you will win a spot on our Sinfonia Series CD. If selected, the submitter retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition.This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide.

The works can be for any large chamber ensemble size up to 15 players with the usual instrumentation of:

  • 1 Flute (doubling piccolo),
  • 1 Oboe (doubling cor Anglais),
  • 1 Clarinet (doubling bass clarinet),
  • 1 Bassoon,
  • 1 French Horn,
  • 1 Trumpet,
  • 1 Trombones (1 tenor or 1 bass),
  • 1 Tuba
  • 1 Percussionist (usual range of orchestral percussion available),
  • 1 Piano or Harp
  • 2 Violins
  • 1 Viola
  • 1 Cello
  • 1 Double Bass
  • Additional instruments may be available upon arrangement. Piano is usually available and all usual auxiliaries are available

2. Works must be for the full ensemble or substantial subgroups (no less than ten) of the full ensemble only.

3. The works can be of any duration.

4. The score must be a computer engraved (Finale, Sibelius, etc) score.

5. The composer will be responsible for supplying ABLAZE with computer engraved hard copies of parts prepared to MOLA standards.

6. The composer will supply notes about the composer and work.

7. 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, 2020

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 Albany Music Distributors and Amazon.com.

About the Series
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 or MIDI rendering 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 @ AMAZON.com

http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&me=A1860XA4B64P8

ABLAZE Records Soundcloud Page:

https://soundcloud.com/ablazerecords/sets

Ends on February 1, 2020$17.00
$17.00

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. 9 CD. If our expert panel of composers and audio engineers chooses your work, you will win a spot on our NINTH ELECTRONIC MASTERS CD. This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide during 2020. Now in it’s ninth 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, 2020

About ABLAZE Records

ABLAZE Records is a new Australian/USA company that issues recordings worldwide on iTunes

and  through Amazon.com and through NAXOS of AMERICA on the Naxos Music  Library. Hard copy distribution is through ALBANY MUSIC DISTRIBUTORS 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

This competition is for studio or very high quality live recordings of performances of original compositions.  ABLAZE will extend to all winners a partially subsidized recording.  This means that our 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 a fraction of usual costs. This is ABLAZE’s commitment to new  music and we are very excited to hear your submissions. 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. 

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 @ AMAZON.com

http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&me=A1860XA4B64P8

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