Two Genres Contest

Upload your original music to win an epic Music Production Contest.
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Enter To Win Amazing Prizes!

Captain Plugins presents an opportunity to win professional-grade prizes from some of the best companies in music production.

The Two Genres contest is a great opportunity to have your music heard by a respected panel of judges including Kaskade, Nicky Romero, Morgan Page, Dzeko and more. Our team of judges are looking for entries that fuse existing genres in a bold and exciting new way.

We’ll be awarding prizes in 3 categories: “New Genre”, “Best Hook” and “Crazy Combo” (see below for more details)

Just submit your track via the links below and our team of industry professionals will do the rest. They want to see originality, fresh thinking and innovation. In short; the sound of tomorrow, today.

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Grand Prize: “I invented a new music genre” – Show us something new; a style the world needs to hear – but doesn’t know it yet. Avicii combined Country and EDM. Kygo combined panflutes and dance music. Get inspired and create something brand new to win 1st prize!

2nd Prize: “I wrote the Best Hook” – Write a track with a hook so catchy we just can’t get it out of our heads.

3rd Prize: “I made a crazy combo” – You might need your head read, but you just combined two genres that nobody else has tried! Acoustic Techno? Tropical Waltz? Try it out and win big!

SUBMIT YOUR TRACK!

Deadline: November 30

The contest is open only to the residents of the following countries, where allowed by law:

Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada (excluding the province of Quebec), Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Kosovo, Mexico, New Zealand, N. Ireland, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, Wales. We’ll try to add more countries in the next year’s contest.

Judges will pick winners from the Top 20 finalists

Round 1: Yakov and the Mixed In Key team listens to all the submissions and picks the top 20 finalists


Round 2: Our panel of judges will pick their favorites among the top 20 finalists

Kaskade

Kaskade

Artist

Instagram, SoundCloud

Nicky Romero

Nicky Romero

Artist

Instagram, SoundCloud

Jeffrey Sutorius Dash Berlin

Jeffrey Sutorius

Artist (Dash Berlin)

Instagram

Morgan Page

Morgan Page

Artist

Instagram + Production Tips

Dzeko

Dzeko

Artist

Instagram, SoundCloud

Rony Seikaly, DJ

Rony Seikaly

Tech House Producer, Sugar-Free Radio

SoundCloud + Instagram

Alex Soifer

Alex Soifer

Director of A&R
Warner Music Group

Instagram

Lorne Padman

Lorne Padman

VP and Label Manager
Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak

Instagram

Gigi, Domino Saints

Gigi, Domino Saints

Artist

Instagram

David, Domino Saints

David, Domino Saints

Artist

Instagram

Phil Morse, Digital DJ Tips

Phil Morse

Founder, Digital DJ Tips

Blog

James Russell, Future Music

James Russell

Future Music Magazine + Appetite For Production

Facebook, Podcast

Sara Simms

Sara Simms

Artist, Mentor

Instagram

MG the Future

MG the Future

Hip Hop Artist, Mentor

YouTube

Adam K

Adam K

House Music Producer and DJ

Facebook

DJ Fielo

Fielo

Mentor, Scratch Academy

YouTube

Matthew Donner

Matthew Donner

Chief Academic Officer

Pyramind

Win Incredible Prizes

Three prize packs will be awarded. Winners will be posted on Mixed In Key’s YouTube page, website and social media sites. Top 10 submissions will be posted on Mixed In Key’s website and social media sites.

Winners get amazing gear

#TwoGenresContest Rules

Submissions

October 26, 2018 – November 30th, 2018

Judging

November 30th – December 23rd, 2018

Winners Announced

January 4th, 2019

Submission Guidelines

Mashups are not allowed. This must be your own original production.

The track must be UNRELEASED. If it’s already on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, or SoundCloud (earlier than Oct 26, 2018), it won’t be allowed for this contest. You must make something new.

Maximum Track Length: 5 minutes

Upload your track to Soundcloud and submit your link here

FAQ’s

Are there any guidelines for the track?

Your track should be unique and original. To be considered for any prizes, you must write an amazing hook, or showcase a new musical genre, or come up with a crazy combination of two different genres in your production. Learn more on the rules page.

Can I collaborate with other producers/artists?

Absolutely! You may work with other producers or artists on the track. If your track wins, the prize pack will given to your group and/or your collaborator(s) and you. It’s up to your group how to divide the prizes.

Can I use samples in the track?

Yes, you may use samples from royalty free sample libraries. No uncleared samples may be used in a submitted track.

Can I use live instrumentation in my track?

Yes.

Does my track need to include lyrics?

It can, but it doesn’t necessarily have to. Your track can include lyrics or be an instrumental.

Can I make a cover song?

Sorry, no. We encourage producers and artists to create original tracks.

Can I submit more than one track?

No. One entry per artist or group.

SUBMIT YOUR TRACK!

Deadline: Less than a month

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