Competitions / 11 September 2020

Get ready for Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Remix

tracklanta 2020 - Virtual Remix

One of our biggest contests ever is back. Get ready for Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Remix.

Once again, we’ve partnered with A3C and ChooseATL to line up a slew of big names, from seasoned studio pros to elite producers to tour managers and music executives.

Tracklanta 2020 goes virtual

Although we won’t be able to visit the epicentre of hip hop, the great city of Atlanta this year, the end goals are still the same – to empower you with the skills, connections and exposure to make it BIG as a hip hop artist.

This means getting pro level recording advice, meeting the right people from the industry, amplifying your music to the right places – you’ll be getting everything you need to take you, as an artist, one step closer to the dream of making it in this music industry.

So, introducing the biggest contest this year – we’re kicking Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Remix off this year with TWO special contests. Here are the contests that will give you a chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime chance to fame, glory AND cash.

Not on BandLab yet? Sign up for free in a few simple steps. We’ll show you how to get started and how you can create your first track here.

#TracklantaOG

We’re in the hunt for the next wave of hip hop and R&B talent.

Simple. Publish on BandLab an original hip hop or R&B track with the hashtag #tracklantaOG. All sub-genres are welcome!  

The prizes

There are THREE one hour long mentoring sessions with top-flight Atlanta studio engineers up for grabs. 

  1. We have RENEGADE EL RAY, studio engineer a the legendary Stankonia studios of Outkast fame, he’s also an artist, producer and songwriter in his own right
  2. Next we’ve got Bless’Em’Bless, artist, producer and the studio engineer at ICON Studio, and has worked with big names like Young Thug, Montell Jordan, Bobby V, Mase, Musiq Soulchild, Drummaboy, Azalea Bank and more
  3. Last but certainly not least – Deante’ Hitchcock, an Atlanta-based rapper who has built a career from the ground up. Rising to fame from a series of mixtapes and a weekly series of freestyles called New Atlanta Tuesday’s. He was later signed to ByStorm and RCA Records and in May 2020 released his debut album, Better.

They will dive into your BandLab projects and offer tips that will help you develop your winning track and more expert advice.

To top it of, both winners will win 500USD each!

How we pick the winners

Originality is your answer here. 

We want to hear tracks that are lyrically exciting, melodically captivating and produced and mastered to a high standard. Shoot us your tracks that stand out with uniqueness and originality.

The BandLab panel of judges will pick a shortlist of finalists and send it to the producers. Each producer will then pick their final winner.

Submit your entries by 30 September 2020.

The two winners will be announced on 15 October 2020.


#TracklantaFlow

Show off your vocal chops and remixing skills in this round.

We’ve got a fully stacked contest beat for you to rap/sing/remix. Here’s how to enter:

  1. Head to the contest landing page here and scroll down to Featured Contests. Look out for the #TracklantaFlow beat “Trap Back”
  2. You can listen to the beats by tapping play, and when you’ve chosen your prefered beat/s, tap on “Enter Contest”. Or, just listen to the contest beat below, tap on the track, and tap on the green “fork” button to download the stems
  3. Tapping “Enter Contest” downloads the stems of the beat and opens up the Mix Editor. Here, you can record and freestyle over the beat, or remix it to your heart’s content.

The prizes

Being a successful artist takes more than just raw talent. You’ve got to know how to play the right cards, knock on the right doors. That’s just what this prize is all about.

We’ve got THREE one hour industry mentoring sessions with seasoned A&R, Label and music management experts in the hip hop world.

  1. Christoper Patterson – self-proclaimed the Johnnie Cochrane of tour managers, he worked closely with Janelle Monáe at Wondaland Records and has since set up his touring management company, The Big Fantastic. As a world-class tour manager, he’s developed live shows and toured with artists like Rapsody, Jidenna, 6Lack and more
  2. Dan Cardenas – Founder of ITG (Intro to Greatness), Dan is a New York native that is now based in Miami. A former label head of and now manages several artists in the industry. His knowledge of brand development has seen him manage the likes of artists such as Paperwater and Locos Por Juana
  3. Jason Hobdy – a seasoned A&R executive who works closely with H.E.R., Janine and manages Cozywiththecurls. Plus, as part of singer-songwriter Lucky Daye’s team, his expertise has helped develop a wide range of talented artists.

Again, each winner will be taking home a 500USD cash prize!

How we pick the winners

We want to see originality, lyrics, flow, artistic style, marketability and technical quality. And of course, how you manipulate the original beat to suit your style.

The BandLab panel of judges will pick a shortlist of finalists and send it to the mentors. Each mentor will then pick their final winner.

Submit your entries by 30 September 2020.

The three winners will be announced on 15 October 2020.

FAQs

I’m new to BandLab. How can I get started ASAP?

You first need to sign up for free. Once you’ve got your account up and running, you can start making music immediately. Head to our quick crash course on getting started here.

Is BandLab free to use? Are there any hidden costs?

BandLab is completely free to use. There are no tiered pricing plans, trials or limited usage.

Can I submit more than one entry for each contest?

Yes, you are free to submit multiple entries per round. But remember, you entries must be published for the first time during the competition period.

Can I join more than one round in the contest?

Yes, you can join both #TracklantaOG and #TracklantaFlow.

Can I submit a track I’ve recorded before the contest period?

Yes, your entry doesn’t need to be created during the entry period, but they must published for the first time on BandLab. Unpublishing an older track and republishing it will not work! This will only apply to #TracklantaOG.

For more FAQs on using BandLab, head to our Help Center here.

Also, we’ve got stacks of content on our blog, with tutorials on beatmaking and production, interviews, and lots more that could help you with your Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Remix journey.


IMPORTANT: Users found to be in violation of the BandLab Community Guidelines or contest rules during the contest period will be automatically disqualified from the winner’s selection process.

Click here for the Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Session full Terms & Conditions.

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