Ever Dreamt of Recording a Song?


The Producer’s of a beautiful new documentary series for the ABC called The Recording Studio are looking to find both individuals and groups of people who have a strong desire to record a song for a loved one, for themselves or for another heartfelt or inspiring reason. We’d like to take these people into the iconic ABC Studios to be guided by the Australian music industry’s top producers, share their story and record their song.

Deadline for applications TBA

Does this sound like you or is there someone that you know who may be interested in this opportunity? Perhaps a someone / or group, who would love to record a song for a particular reason (eg to transform/inspire/raise money/celebrate/overcome adversity).

We are looking for people of all ages, from all over Australia, everyday people who can hold a tune, who love to sing or play, with a great story and reason behind why they want to capture this moment in time. Eg an elderly man with Alzheimer’s who wants to record a song for his wife while he still can; a single parent’s group that want to raise money for their children’s school; a parent singing to their unborn child, a marriage proposal, a lost love etc. As mentioned, we’re open to choirs, families and groups. Those involved do not need to have incredible musical ability or be ‘ready to record’ (although talent is welcomed).

For the most part, they are looking for people who would like to cover pre-existing songs. So have a song they have heard that resonates with them and their life for whatever reason. We are open to hearing from people with original songs that have been well developed (so no longer just an idea), and may be able to feature one or two originals across the series.



The Recording Studio is a new factual entertainment series that enables everyday Australians to record the most important song of their life. It’s a place where stories can be told and captured forever.

They say every person has one great book inside them… at The Recording Studio, we say everyone has one amazing song inside just waiting to get out.

Under the guidance and mentorship of Australia’s top musical producers, directors and engineers, the ABC is throwing open the doors to its world class recording studios and offering everyday Australians the opportunity of a lifetime; the chance to record a song that is special to them, or to someone else.

This is not about cutting a number one single, The Recording Studio is a look into the transformative power of music. It can heal, it can transform, and it has the power to change people’s lives.

ABC and FremantleMedia Australia are looking for people with a need to celebrate, overcome or to reach out to someone…through music.

If you have a unique purpose for wanting to record a particular song, or if you know someone who would benefit from this extraordinary musical experience –  THEN THEY WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

You can apply for the show at https://trs.castasugar.com/