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.
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.
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
Artist (Dash Berlin)
Director of A&R
Warner Music Group
VP and Label Manager
Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak
Founder, Digital DJ Tips
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.
Grand Prize winner that combines at least 2 different genres to form something new.
This prize is for the most memorable Call-and-Response / Hook in the track.
This prize is for someone who really thought outside the box. Acoustic Techno? Chillout Heavy Metal?
October 26, 2018 – November 30th, 2018
November 30th – December 23rd, 2018
January 4th, 2019
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
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.
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.
Yes, you may use samples from royalty free sample libraries. No uncleared samples may be used in a submitted track.
It can, but it doesn’t necessarily have to. Your track can include lyrics or be an instrumental.
Sorry, no. We encourage producers and artists to create original tracks.
No. One entry per artist or group.
Deadline: Less than a month
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