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the Drone Sleepover Artist Application: Read this First ↷
The Sleepovers are unique opportunities for folks to connect with a greater community through deep listening and dronesound. We welcome anyone to apply, but first, read this page to make sure its a good fit:

Music applications are open to:

  • Artists everywhere

  • Signed and unsigned artists

Important details re. the application:

  • The application deadline is March 15th, 2023.

  • Only send music that people can sleep to. Do not send a link to your noise album and say that you're capable of making drone music too. If you need to prepare a track specifically to send to us, just make sure to upload it someplace we can stream, no downloads.

  • The application fee is a sliding scale suggested at $15. Pay less if you need to and more if you can. 

  • StretchMetal is run by queer and trans ambient artists, and we prioritize booking projects with identities subject to underrepresentation within experimental sound.

Important details re. the event:

  • The Chicago Drone Sleepover will take place on June 24th, 2023.

  • All artists are compensated for their performances. 

  • Performances run an average of 1-3 hours in length (you'll get to specify your preference).

  • The show starts at 10 pm and goes on until 6 am. Be prepared to play anytime between then.

  • All performances will be recorded and released as a part of the StretchMetal Drone Sleepover Collection series.

  • StretchMetal does not provide an artist backline or cover travel and accommodation expenses.

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Other ways to get involved at the Drone Sleepover

  • volunteer application

  • video artists

  • photographers                                                                                                          

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