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Bose X NME Announce C24 Mixtape and Partner with BandLab on Emerging Talent Opportunity

The new installment in the iconic C-Series – Bose x NME C24 is a collaboration that showcases the future of music featuring the most exciting emerging artists on Earth.

Follows the acclaimed Bose x NME C23 mixtape that showcased exclusive tracks from King Princess, Genesis Owusu, Flo Milli, and Raye collaborator 070 Shake.

Limited edition C24 magazine, vinyl & cassettes coming soon.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM; 12 MARCH, 2024 – Today, NME (nme.com) in partnership with Bose announce C24, the next installment in NME’s iconic C-Series, and partner with social music creation platform BandLab to give one unsigned emerging artist the chance to appear on the mixtape.

As part of Bose x NME C24, BandLab’s global community of 60 million creators will be invited to submit an original track to be judged by the C24 panel. The winning entrant will be included on Bose x NME C24 and feature prominently in the campaign. The Bose x NME C24 BandLab programme is open now and will close at midnight GMT on April 8th 2024. To submit a track and check terms and conditions, visit https://bose-x-nme-c24.bandlab.com/.

Bose x NME C24 continues the series’ mission of being the definitive showcase of the future of music packed with original and exclusive tracks from the most exciting and innovative emerging artists set to break through and become the festival headliners of tomorrow. This essential compilation represents a pivotal moment in the new music landscape, giving an elevated platform to diverse new artists and connecting them with music fans across the world, celebrating Bose and NME’s shared commitment to championing incredible new music. 

The lineup announcement will be made ahead of the mixtape’s release in the summer of 2024. Available on digital platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and Soundcloud, the release coincides with a special C24 print edition of NME Magazine that explores the stories of the featured artists, their respective scenes, and the evolving legacy of the C-Series. The release will also be accompanied by a limited run of 500 hand-numbered C24 vinyl and an ultra-limited run of C24 cassette tapes. 

Holly Bishop, Chief Operating and Commercial Officer at NME Networks, says: “Bose x NME C23 was the start of a brand new era for the seminal C-Series, creating the opportunity for emerging artists to have their music championed and heard all over the world. We are beyond excited to follow up on such a landmark project with Bose x NME C24 while bringing in a brand new grassroots opportunity through BandLab. Once again, we can’t wait for the world to hear this incredible collection of original and exclusive new music.”



Launched in London, UK, in 1952 as the New Musical Express, NME has grown into a global media powerhouse that creates and curates content, products and experiences essential to fans of music and pop culture today. NME brings together the best writers and photographers to provide a multi-platform editorial offering that is at the bleeding edge of what matters most across the globe — be it music, film, TV or gaming. Intent on shining a spotlight on the artists and stories coming out of the world’s most compelling music scenes via NME.com, NME also has dedicated editions for Australia and Asia, using its distinctive voice and point of view to champion and celebrate established and emerging homegrown talent.


NME Networks is a global, next-generation media group that views the wider world of pop culture through the lens of music and connects artists and brands to music-obsessed audiences. Our portfolio of popular music-journalism brands, comprising NME, Guitar.com and MusicTech, takes audiences on a lifelong journey through musicianship and fandom. NME Networks is a part of Caldecott Music Group. 


Bose is world renowned for its premium audio solutions for the home, on the go, and in the car. Since its founding in 1964 by Dr. Amar Bose, the company has been dedicated to delivering amazing sound experiences through innovation. And its passionate employees — engineers, researchers, music fanatics, and dreamers — have remained committed to the belief that sound is the most powerful force on earth; its ability to transform, transport, and make us feel alive. For nearly 60 years, this belief has driven us to create products that have become iconic, changing the way people listen to music.


BandLab’s vision is simple: A future where there are no boundaries to making and sharing music. Founded in 2015, BandLab is the next-generation social music creation platform on a mission to break down the technical, geographic, and creative barriers for musicians and fans. Free-to-use, the mobile-first cross-platform DAW and social network, unites the entire creator journey into one place, boasting a suite of features and tools for creators to make music, share their music with fans, earn a living, and even top the charts.

To find out why over 60 million creators love and use BandLab, visit bandlab.com or sign up for free on the App Store or Google Play. BandLab is the flagship product of BandLab Technologies, which also includes professional-level digital audio workstation, Cakewalk, beat marketplace, Airbit, and artist services platform, ReverbNation.

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