Music Business — March 19, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Call to Singaporean bands: The Steve Lillywhite Production Week


Presented by SGMUSO, The Steve Lillywhite Production Week will take place between the 1st and 5th April 2013 at the Yellowbox Studios, Singapore. Four Singapore bands will have the fantastic opportunity to record with the legendary producer Steve Lillywhite.

Steve Lillywhite

Steve Lillywhite

Steve Lillywhite is an English five-time Grammy Award winning record producer. Since he began his career in 1977, Lillywhite has been credited on over 500 records and has collaborated with a variety of musicians including U2, The Killers, The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, Morrissey, The Pogues, David Byrne, XTC, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Simple Minds, The Psychedelic Furs, Beady Eye, Phish, The Counting Crows, 30 Seconds To Mars & Joan Armatrading. He has won numerous awards including the Producer of The Year Grammy in 2005 & Commander of the Order of The British Empire (CBE) in 2012 for his contributions to music.


Lillywhite will select three bands from submissions, and SGMUSO one other band. The four lucky bands will join the producer on Monday 1st April to record live. From this recording session, Lillywhite will critique and select one band from these four, to spend the rest of the week to further record material whilst the other three bands will be able to observe some of the following 4 days of recording. There will be other potential opportunities announced for these bands at a public event called SOUNDcheck (details to be announced).

Yellowbox Studios

Three Singapore producers mentored by Lillywhite will join this Production Week. They will be matched with the remaining three bands to come back to Yellowbox Studios at a later date to mentor and record one track each. These recordings will be further critiqued after completed via a video call with Lillywhite, the Singapore producer and band members present.

Bands submit by sending one song, one picture, one-page bio and a paragraph on why they should be recorded by Lillywhite Friday 15th March. End of submission is Friday 22nd March. Please address your email to Sarah Sim:

The production fee for the selected bands is subsidised from S$6,000 by e2i, SGMUSO, WDA and Yellowbox Studios, and will be $500 per band who are members of SGMUSO (the subsidy is for Singaporeans/Permanent Residents only).

This Production Week will give the selected Singapore bands, a chance to be around one of the top international producers in the world and help them develop their music craft. The producers present will also gain greater skills in production through the mentorship of Lillywhite. SGMUSO will be documenting throughout and posting via social media throughout the week and follow ups thereafter.