Converse Rubber Tracks, the sports brand studio program, is going global after a new partnership was established with London's Abbey Road, the iconic studios most closely associated with the Beatles. Converse's studio program was launched in 2011, with the opening of the first brick-and-mortar Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn, to offer emerging musicians a chance to record in one of the partnering studios free of charge, with travel and other expenses covered by the brand. Interested artists, in any musical genre and from anywhere across the globe, have to go through an online application process in which they are encouraged to provide the list of their top three preferred studios. The selected artists will be notified in July, and their visit to the chosen studio is planned to take place in September. Converse will be accepting submissions until June 24. Along with London's Abbey Road Studios, participating companies include: Sunset Sound in Los Angeles; The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia; Tuff Gong in Kingston, Jamaica; Avast Recording Co. in Seattle; Stankonia in Atlanta; Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin; Greenhouse Studios in Reykjavik, Iceland;  Studios 301 in Sydney; Toca do Bandido in Rio de Janeiro; and the Converse Rubber Tracks studios in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Boston.

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