converse wants to give your band free studio time.

by liza darwin

Fact: the hardest challenge many new bands face is finding the cash to afford expensive studio times. (There is a reason why bands like Wavves and Neon Indian got their start from makeshift recording studios in their bedrooms, after all.)

But with Converse's new musical initiative, Rubber Tracks, you don't have to sacrifice your sleeping space in order to make an album on the cheap.  This fall, they're opening a state-of-the-art studio in Brooklyn where emerging bands can record, totally for free!

Bonus: your songs and behind-the-scenes video will be featured on the Converse website, so you can get serious exposure.

Guess that means it's time to start practicing.

Check out the website for more info, and to apply for recording times.