Beatport Announces Landmark “Producer Challenge” Competition
Beatport joins with Loopmasters, LANDR, iZotope, and Roland Cloud to identify groundbreaking new artists, and give away over $100,000 in prizes to winning producers across ten of Beatport’s top genres.
BERLIN, DE – APRIL 21, 2020 – 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, as well as having their tracks prominently featured and promoted on Beatport.com. 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:
Drum & Bass
Minimal / Deep Tech
Dance / Future / Bass House
One year of Beatport LINK PRO+ and $50 in credits to the Beatport store
One year of Loopcloud Studio and Plugin Boutique Scaler Music Theory Tool
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
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.
Founded in 2004 as the principal source of music for DJs, Beatport is today the worldwide home of electronic music for DJs, producers, and their fans. The Beatport Store offers music in premium digital formats and provides unique music discovery tools created for and by DJs. Each week, Beatport’s music collection is refreshed with hundreds of exclusive tracks by the world’s top electronic music artists. Beatport has offices in Los Angeles, Denver and Berlin. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.
Loopmasters is the definitive place to find the best sample libraries for your music. With the latest sounds from top artists, producers, and industry heavyweights, it boasts the largest and most carefully curated royalty-free sample library on the planet.
Loopcloud is the software application and website that allows you to search an award-winning catalog of more than 4 million royalty-free sounds, loops, and instruments.
Loopcloud synchronizes with your music software, allowing you to search and audition sounds in key and in perfect time with your music, while the loop editor allows you to chop, pitch, and affect the sounds in new and unique ways.
Plugin Boutique, the music software marketplace that focuses on customer experience, unbiased reviews, tutorials and exclusive deals from the best brands.
After nine years of representing the industry’s most innovative software manufacturers and developers, Plugin Boutique has become one of the world’s most trusted and largest software suppliers.
LANDR empowers musicians to create and get heard. As a pioneer in big data and machine learning for the music industry, LANDR provides millions of independent artists and labels with a single space to learn about, collaborate on, master, release and monetize music online. Since launching in 2014, LANDR has consistently built tools that level the playing field for musicians, combining into a self-serve platform that is affordable and invaluable at every stage of the music creation lifecycle.
At iZotope, we’re obsessed with great sound. Our intelligent audio technology helps musicians, music producers, and audio post engineers focus on their craft rather than the tech behind it. We design award-winning software, plug-ins, hardware, and mobile apps powered by the highest quality audio processing, machine learning, and strikingly intuitive interfaces. iZotope: the shortest path from sound to emotion.
Founded in 2001, iZotope is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. To learn more, visit us at www.izotope.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Roland Cloud:
Roland Cloud is a growing collection of virtual instruments, creative applications, and sound expansions for use in modern workflows. Producer, beatmaker, gigging musician, or just getting started — you’ll find something to inspire you. Start your 30 day free trial, which includes FREE Techno Patches and Patterns for the JUNO-106, JUPITER-8, SH-101, TB-303, TR-909, and TR-909 with Your 30-Day Trial of Roland Cloud. Join Now and Download Them All!