Bristol’s Factory Studios are giving 30 local bands, between the ages of 16-23, the chance to get free mentoring, rehearsal space and recording time thanks to M.A.S Records.

M.A.S is a new music label that aims to provide emerging artists a bridge into the music industry, and counts Robert Plant and Underworld’s Karl Hyde among it’s patrons.

In order be in with a chance of being part of the scheme, you will have to email [email protected] before August 18th to register your interest. There will then be a round of auditions.

“We’re delighted to be running the M.A.S scheme again,” said Leon Curry, co-director of Factory Studios. “The music industry has changed dramatically over the past decade and M.A.S now fills the role of a record label development department, offering promising young bands a route to success. We’re really looking forward to meeting this year’s intake.”

Those who are lucky to get on the scheme will join the likes of Swim DeepDeluka and Octane OK in receiving around £3,000 worth of free services, as well as invaluable tuition from industry professionals.

To find out more, visit M.A.S’ website and to see the Factory Studios visit theirs.