Beatport announces ‘Producer Challenge’ competition

Carrying on Beatport’s 16-year tradition of fostering the growth of the electronic music community, the Beatport Producer Challenge will scour the world for 50 producers on the cusp of greatness. Partnering with Loopcloud and Plugin Boutique from Loopmasters, LANDR, iZotope, and Roland Cloud, the Beatport Producer Challenge will create a path to notoriety for talented producers across Beatport’s ten most popular music genres.

Utilizing the diverse platforms and software available from Loopcloud, Plugin Boutique, LANDR, iZotope, and Roland Cloud, aspiring producers will have until Monday, May 11, 2020, to create a wholly original piece of music to enter into the competition. Winners will be awarded highly-prized software and subscriptions, totaling over $100,000 in value from these great partners. This includes a 12-month subscription to Beatport LINK PRO+, Beatport’s fast-growing streaming service for DJs, giving them access to Beatport’s entire catalog of music through DJ performance software like Pioneer DJ’s rekordbox, Virtual DJ, and Hercules DJUCED.

In order to augment and enhance the producer’s toolkit for the Beatport Producer Challenge, each entrant will get a one month free trial of Loopmasters’ Loopcloud, giving them a choice of 4 unique sample packs, 300 credits to spend, and full Loopcloud functionality. Additionally, all producers entering the competition will have access to a free trial of LANDR’s incredible mastering and distribution platform so they can master their completed track for free before uploading it for consideration in the Challenge.

Likewise, all entrants will have access to a 30-day free trial of Roland Cloud, complete with Techno Patches and Patterns for the JUNO-106, JUPITER-8, SH-101, TB-303, TR-808, and TR-909.

When the Challenge is complete, 5 winners will be chosen by Beatport’s world-class curation team for each of the Beatport’s most popular ten genres:

  • Techno
  • Tech House
  • House
  • Melodic House & Techno
  • Deep House
  • Drum & Bass
  • Minimal / Deep Tech
  • Trance
  • Dance / Future / Bass House Afro House

Other prizes that each of the 50 total winners will receive include; one year of Beatport LINK PRO+ and $50 in credits on Beatport.com; one year of Loopcloud Studio; Plugin Boutique Scaler Music Theory Tool; an iZotope Beatport Bundle with an Iris 2 Sample-Based Synthesizer, DDLY Dynamic Delay, Mobius Filter, and Elements Suite; one year of LANDR Pro and Lethal Synth plugin; and a One Year Roland Cloud Membership.

Speaking about the Challenge, Robb McDaniels, CEO of Beatport said, “Since beginning our strategic partnership with Loopmasters in 2019, we have wanted to harness the full power of our respective audiences to give producers around the world access to a unique opportunity to exhibit their skills. Combining the power of Loopcloud and Beatport’s industry-leading curation, along with other great companies in our industry such as LANDR, iZotope, and Roland Cloud, we are able to give producers the platform they need to showcase their talents”

Matt Pelling, the founder of Loopmasters also stated, “We are proud to be involved in this initiative which brings us all closer in difficult times, and shines a light on those with exceptional talent to the wider music community.”

Pascal Pilon, the founder and CEO of LANDR added: “We’re proud to be supporting our community through this initiative and to be working with our peers. Now’s the time to come together and as musicians ourselves, we know how important it is to stay connected.”

The Beatport Producer Challenge begins today. Find out more here.


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For the last 20+ years, Damion has been an international touring DJ, promoter, touring agent, label owner, magazine editor and producer. He is currently the Group Editor and Managing Director of Decoded Magazine. Hear more at https://soundcloud.com/damionpell-1

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