Music Innovation 2020 Contest

Upload your original music to win an epic Music Production Contest.

We’re giving away $27,000 worth of gear!

To enter the contest, you have to combine at least 2 music genres in one song

This contest is for artists and music producers who can combine 2 ideas into one track.

For example: Flamenco + Trap? Rap + Classical?

In short: create your own genre. Be original.

If your track makes it to the Top 5 of all submissions, you’ll win incredible prizes worth at least $3000.

The grand prize winner takes home over $10,000 worth of music gear made by the best companies in the world.

SUBMIT YOUR TRACK!

Deadline: October 22, 2020

The contest is open only to the residents of the following countries:

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, and Wales.

Judges will pick winners from the Top 20 finalists

Round 1: Yakov and the Mixed In Key team listen to all the submissions and pick the top 20 finalists.


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

Anna Lunoe

Anna Lunoe

instagram website Spotify

DJ, Producer, Radio Host, Curator and Vocalist

Marcelo CIC

CIC

instagram Spotify

Brazilian DJ and Producer

David Guetta

David Guetta

instagram website Spotify

Grammy-winning Artist, Producer, and DJ

Dani Deahl

Dani Deahl

instagram website Spotify

Journalist, Producer, Blogger, and DJ

DJ Prince

DJ Prince

instagram website

Originator of Harmonic Mixing and a master of multi-genre mashups

IllFactor

ill Factor

instagram website Spotify

Grammy-nominated producer and mentor. Founder of Beat Academy

Jessy Covets

Jessy Covets

instagram website Spotify

L.A. based producer, singer and songwriter

Kaskade

Kaskade

instagram website Spotify

Artist, DJ, music producer and label founder

Laura Escude

Laura Escudé

instagram website Spotify

Artist, innovator, entrepreneur and live show designer

L Dre

L Dre

instagram website Spotify

Producer, Mentor and YouTube Educator

Lorne Padman

Lorne Padman

instagram website

Curator, Speaker, VP of Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak label

Margaret Luthar

Margaret Luthar

instagram website

Nashville-based Mastering Engineer at WelcomeTo1979 Studio

Mau Montekio

Mau Montekio

instagram website Spotify

Artist, Winner of Season 1 of this contest in 2018

Ocean

Ocean

instagram website

UK-based Artist, Producer and YouTube Educator

SofiTukker

Sofi Tukker

instagram website Spotify

DJs, Innovators, Producers and Daily Live Streamers for 200+ days in a row

Tank God

Tank God

instagram website Spotify

Artist, Creator, Producer of “Post Malone – rockstar”

Every submission must combine at least 2 genres together

To win in this contest, try taking 2 genres that you love, and produce a song that mixes them together. Avicii, Kygo, Skrillex, Post Malone and many others have created new musical genres. You can too. The goal of the contest is to discover innovation, so here’s your chance to make it happen.

$10,000 worth of prizes: “I’m Introducing a New Music Genre”

To win this pack, showcase a genre that has not been famous or popular before. Our winner in Season 1 combined Waltz in a 3/4 time signature, with Trap, Pop, EDM and other electronic genres. Our advice is to do the same – combine several genres that you love.

#MusicInnovation2020 Rules

Submissions

October 1st, 2020, until October 21, 2020

Judging

October 22nd, 2020 until November 14th, 2020

Winners Announced

November 15th, 2020

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 Sep. 1, 2020), 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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