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.
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.
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.
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.
To win, create a 2-genre combo with great vocals
To win, create a 2-genre combo with excellent Sound Design and Production quality – showcase your technical talent at creating sounds
To win, create a 2-genre combo with an incredible melody. Make it as catchy as the biggest hits of all time.
To win, create a 2-genre combo where the genres aren’t “supposed to” go together, but they sound amazing anyway. Doo Wop and Trap? Waltz and Techno? Go for the crazy idea…
October 1st, 2020, until October 21, 2020
October 22nd, 2020 until November 14th, 2020
November 15th, 2020
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
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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