If you could record one song, what would it be? Could it change the way you see the world? Or would it mean a lot to you personally, emotionally or to someone else in your life?

We are looking for people with a need to celebrate, overcome or to reach out to someone… through music.

What does music mean to you? Has music had a big impact on your life?

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.

For the first time ever, the iconic ABC are throwing open the doors to their world class recording studios and offering everyday Australians the opportunity of a lifetime ....

…the chance to record a song that is special to them, under the guidance and mentorship of Australia’s top Music Producers, Musical Directors and Engineers.

This is not about cutting a number one single, The Recording Studio is a look into the transformative power of 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 we want to hear from you.

Rules for entry

  1. Answer all questions honestly and to the best of your ability.
  2. You cannot be working as a professional musician.
  3. You must be able to commit to a few filming days between April and Oct 2018, and as advised by the Producer from time to time. 
  4. Please ensure you read, fully understand and agree and accept the Terms and Conditions before applying to be a contributor to The Recording Studio.
  5. We will be unable to reply to all applicants individually. You will only hear from us if you have been shortlisted.
  6. You must disclose to the Producer if you have any criminal history including any criminal record, arrest and/or criminal charges laid against you.
  7. Submission of an application form and compliance with the above does not in any way constitute an offer to appear on the Program.
  8. The Producer's decisions regarding selection to the programs are final. The Producer is not obliged to offer any comment or justification for its decisions regarding the selection of participants.
  9. This is a documentary series not a competition music show, there is no prize offered for taking part. 


  • Please provide a one min video of yourself singing/playing your preferred song (mandatory)
  • Please provide a recent photograph of yourself (mandatory)

Deadline for applications: Extended to midnight, Monday 25th June, 2018 (AEST)