In 2024, we’re kicking off our very own series of writing camps – a meeting point for artists, songwriters, and producers from around the world.
Nestled in a paradise setting, our camps offer state-of-the-art studios and cozy accommodations for an ideal creative environment to write bangers!
Wanna join us in this adventure?
See why smallest city in the world is the new hotspot for songwriters.
CALENDAR & THEMES
Participants will be accommodated in a beautiful classic Belgian style guest house, foot distance from the studios.
Campers will stay in shared rooms, each offering ample space and comfort to welcome all the 24 participants.
At the heart of Europe, in the Belgian Ardennes, our location allows easy access from many neighboring countries.
TRAVEL BY TRAIN FROM BRUSSELS
Brussels -> Liège Guillemins (1h)
Liège Guillemins -> Barvaux (00h50)
Brussels Airport (1h30 by car)
Charleroi Airport (1h by car)
More than a recording studios, Durbuy Music is your creative haven, complete with everything to make your stay more comfortable: a large open kitchen, a cozy lounge and an enchanting forest, ready to fuel your creativity. Full catering services are also provided.
What campers get by attending
• 5 Songwriting sessions, with different co-writers each session
• Songwriting in paradise
• Studios 24/24 availability
• Clean sheets, towels
• Meals, snacks & refreshments
• Shuttle from Barvaux station to our studios
• Multi-media content with pro videos and pictures
• A valuable network of songwriters, producers, musicians and artists
What are we writing for?We will write for the artists at the camp, fresh leads and briefs we collected from industry professionals looking for specific songs.
Why would I want to be part of this?This is a great opportunity to collaborate with other professional songwriters, grow your co-writing skills, expand your international network, and write and score a successful release. It's also a way to get noticed by industry professionals, potentially leading to more writing sessions, camps, and even getting signed.
What level of expertise is required to join the Durbuy Music Camps?Our camps maintain an industry-level quality standard. To ensure high-quality output, applicants are carefully reviewed and selected based on this criterion.
What's the price to participate in a camp?Early birds tickets for each writing camp start at €699,- and normal admission will be €795,-. VAT incl. After your participation is confirmed, we will send an invoice.
How can I make the retreat more affordable?Most authors or copyrights organization offer grants for authors participating songwriting initiatives to cover their costs.
What happens to the songs after the camps?Some writers may want to release a song for their artist project, others will choose to pitch the song themselves to other artists or purposes. Songs written for special industry needs will be sent to the right places. We will also help by sending open songs to our network of music professionals and A&R’s in the music industry.
What output is expected from a writing session?We expect 1 strong song from every writing session, each day. The song must sound good enough to pitch it to professionals, as it will compete between other excellent produced songs.
What should I bring to the camp?Our camps are designed to be all inclusive for your convenience. We suggest that you bring what you would normally bring on any hotel stay trip (ie. clothing, toiletries, etc.). We encourage you to bring your laptop and headphones to work on the production and mixing. Our studios has a large offer of instruments on site, thanks to our gear room but you can also bring your favourite instrument. Lastly, don't forget your open-mind and your creativity!
Are the rooms shared?We encourage shared rooms for the benefit of collaboration and community engagement. But you may upgrade your package to include a private room if you wish, at an additional cost of 175€ VAT incl.
How many campers usually attend?18-24
WORKING WITH THE BEST