Covering a complete world of sound, producers can enter their original tracks to be in with a chance of winning a prize package worth $100,000. The competition covers six genres: Techno, House, Drum and Bass, Mainstage/EDM, Hip Hop & Trap, and Reggaeton.
Following the success of Beatport’s 2020 Producer Challenge, Loopcloud and Beatport have teamed up once again to announce the biggest music production challenge of 2021, in collaboration with Beatsource, LabelRadar and Plugin Boutique.
Before entering the competition, producers can download a Participant Pack to create an original track. Every entrant can take advantage of the free plugins, sounds, music courses and DJ services worth over $200. When your track is ready, upload it to LabelRadar before July 15th (23:59 PT) to be in with a chance of winning.
30 finalists across all 6 genres will be selected by our team of music experts on August 6th. Each finalist will receive $2,500 worth of equipment or services from Beatport, Beatsource, Loopcloud, Plugin Boutique, Producertech, Cloudbounce, iZotope, Softube and Ujam.
5 finalists from each genre will be considered for a full release and promotional campaign via prestigious labels Shogun Audio, Rekids, Def Jam Recordings, Nervous, DJcity Records, or Spinnin’ Records. All finalists will then go head-to-head in a public vote to be in with a chance of winning the grand prize – a dream studio setup worth $30,000.
The total list of prizes includes:
For each of the 30 Finalists
One year of free access to Beatport LINK PRO+ or Beatsource LINK PRO+
One year of free access to Loopcloud Pro
One year of free access to all courses from Producertech
One year of free access to Cloudbounce Infinity
One year of free access to Antares Auto-Tune Unlimited
One SoundSpot Nebula plugin
One WA Production Babylon plugin
One Plugin Boutique RADIO plugin
One Plugin Boutique StereoSavage plugin
One Loopmasters Bass Master plugin
One iZotope Mix and Master Bundle
One Softube Model 72 plugin
One Ujam Symphonic Elements STRIIIINGS plugin
For the Grand Winner
One year of free access to Beatport LINK PRO+
One year of free access to Beatsource LINK PRO+
All courses from Producertech for life
One Cloudbounce Mastering subscription for life!
Two years of free access to Antares Auto-Tune Unlimited
One year of free Reason+ subscription
One pair of Adam A7X speakers
One Akai MPC One
One AKG K-371
One AKG C414 XLS
One Denon Prime GO
One Focusrite Scarlett 8i6
One Glorious Workbench desk
One iZotope Music Production Suite 4
One Modal Cobalt 8X
One Modal Argon 8M
One Novation Launchpad X
One Softube Volume 5
One Spitfire Studio Orchestra
One Subpac X1 and One Subpac C1 controller
One Ujam Full bundle
One Vicoustic Vicstudio Box
One custom panel from Vicoustic
One Plugin Boutique Carbon Electra plugin
One Plugin Boutique Scaler 2 plugin
One Plugin Boutique VirtualCZ plugin
One Plugin Boutique BigKick plugin
One Loopmasters Plugins KHORDS plugin
One SoundSpot Fat 2 plugin
One SoundSpot Cyclone plugin
One SoundSpot Oracle plugin
One SoundSpot Evade plugin
One SoundSpot Paradox plugin
One WA Production Deluxe Vocal Bundle
One Iceberg Audio The Sub plugin
One Cableguys Curve 2 plugin
One DJ Swivel Spread plugin
One Glitchmachines Palindrome plugin
One KV331 Audio Synthmaster One plugin
Anybody that would like to enter the 2021 Producer Challenge must submit an original track in their chosen genre by July 15th, 2021, at 23:59 Pacific Time. Full details on the Global Producer Challenge is available here
What is Loopcloud?
Loopcloud (affiliate link) is more than a sample library: it gives musicians studio-quality samples, loops and instruments to take their music further. Loopcloud opens up a world of over 4 million royalty-free samples from every genre you can imagine. You can preview, modify and edit every sample in perfect time and key with your project – only downloading the songs you want.
Loopcloud now uses AI technology to find you the perfect sound, faster. Preview sounds whilst staying in the creative flow with harmonic and rhythmic sound matching, adjustable audio search filters, similar sound recommendations, and much more. Loopcloud is available from £5.99 / €6.99 / $7.99 per month.
Beatport is 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. The company also has a growing, streaming catalogue subscription service, Beatport LINK. Founded in 2004, the Beatport family of companies includes Beatsource, Loopmasters, Loopcloud and Plugin Boutique. Beatport has offices in Berlin, Brighton, Denver and Los Angeles. Follow us on Twitch, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.