Beatport and Anjunabeats join forces for 'Beats In School'
The Beats In School winner lands a coveted year-long mentorship with Anjunabeats, the label owned and A&R-ed by trance icons Above & Beyond that also includes the likes of Arty, ilan Bluestone, Andrew Bayer, Mat Zo, Seven Lions and Grum on its prestigious roster. This opportunity with the world-renowned label is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for undiscovered DJ-producers to get a foot in the door.
Beats In School got off to a flying start back in June, with Yousef's Circus Recordings offering our first label scholarship to promising house and techno DJ-producers. The entries came in thick and fast from all over the world, with the eventual winner named as Taya Mills from Byron Bay, Australia, and now it's time for the trance and progressive community to step up.
Who can enter?
Entrants will produce a track that fits the sound and style of Anjunabeats and include it in a DJ mix that’s uploaded to Mixcloud. The label will judge entries submitted during the entry period and select up to 20 participants to advance further in the contest.
Here’s what Anjunabeats is looking for, according to Label Director Allan McGrath: “Musicality, melody, emotion, integrity and originality are just some of the things we look for when signing new music. Ultimately, we’re always looking for music that will move the scene forward and stand the test of time.”
The winner also receives:
One-to-one guidence from Beatport and its industry partners
Intensive tutoring from established artists and industry players including the Association For Electronic Music [AFEM], Mixcloud and Point Blank Music School.
Coordinated press and social media exposure, including monthly videos and coverage from Beatport, Future Music Magazine, Computer Music Magazine and more.
‘Hardware homework’ with the world's leading hardware products
The winner will work closely with product specialists on a homework task to hone their skills, while also taking home sought-after gear from Allen & Heath, Novation, Native Instruments, Serato, Teenage Engineering, Pioneer and Roland.
Exclusive prizes from the best in the business
Adam Audio (ADAM A5X monitors), Allen & Heath (Xone:K2 MIDI Controller), iZotope (Music Production Bundle 2), Native Instruments (KOMPLETE 11), Roland (lifetime Roland Cloud subscription), Urbanears (Zinken headphones) and Landr (two years unlimited mastering subscription).
Watch the announcement video: