Apr 092015
 

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Producer vs. producer

See producers go head-to-head, beat-for-beat

Producers and fans of great Hip-Hop beats:  The Urban Community Arts Network invites you to an evening of hard-hitting tracks, networking and a professional development panel from industry experts.  This year’s celebrity guest judge and speaker is D-Teck, the director of A&R of Akon’s Konvict Music label.

  • From 4-5PM, discuss production and music business with our judges D-Teck (Konvict A&R), DJ Pain 1 (Platinum producer) and Godxilla (Engineer, producer, professor).
  • From 5-9PM, watch producers battle for $200 cash and prizes from Icon.

Location of battle: South Madison Center for Culture and Community, 633 West Badger Road Madison, WI.  $5 for general admission and $25 to battle (pre-register below or pay at door).

This is an all-ages event.  Producers are encouraged to pre-register to secure a spot in the battle.  Any businesses or individual interested in sponsoring this event may reply for details.

Click here to pre-register!

Format and rules

  • Free elimination round: One 60 second beat
  • Round 1: One 60 second beat
  • Round 2: One 60 second beat
  • Round 3: One 60 second beat
  • Final Round: Two 60 second beats

Producers will only pay $25 entry fee if they pass the elimination round.
Producers must have a separate beat for each round.
Please come prepared with your beats ready to play on either a CD or flash
drive. No exceptions.

Click here to pre-register!

Click here to view this event on Facebook!

Feb 252014
 

It’s going down Saturday, April 26!

Featuring performances by Jilla, Havoc, and Braka ft. DJ Sixteen, Lil Chief and Yung Saint!

Join us in the community space at 633 W. Badger Rd, South Madison Center for Culture and Community (same building as Fountain of Life). Proceeds support Urban Community Arts Network programming.

$5 to watch
$25 to battle (in advance, $30 day of event)

Come early (4-5pm) for a Q&A and networking session with our judges Jimi Kendrix (producer for Tupac, Jay-Z, Rick Ross), DJ Pain 1 (producer for Young Jeezy, Meek Mill, Public Enemy), and Godxilla (producer, professor, associate dean of MMI).

Producers interested in competing may reserve a spot by emailing madisonhiphopawards@gmail.com.

1st place winner gets $200 cash, a Keith McMillen QuNeo MIDI controller, DJ Pain 1’s drum kit, a free iStandard membership, a free teaser kit and a free slot in the iStandard event on July 29th (a total value of over $700).

2nd place winner gets a pair of Sennheiser HD205 II studio headphones from Guitar Center, an MPC t-shirt from Crates Clothing, and DJ Pain 1’s drum kit.

Battle Format

>>Round 1: one 60 second beat
>>Round 2: one 60 second beat
>>Round 3: one 60 second beat
Final Round: two 60 second beats

Rules:

  1. Producers must have a separate beat for each round. Beats should be “all ages” appropriate.
  2. Bring that heat! On a labeled CD or flash drive no exceptions.

See you there!

We appreciate our sponsors: RemedyBornMuzik and Anthony Joseph Arlotta Reconsiderate.

To battle, email madisonhiphopawards@gmail.com and pay your entry fee here before April 25:




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Apr 122013
 

The Urban Community Arts Network and Madison Media Institute are starting 2013 with a boom, a booming 808 drum loop that is. On Saturday, June 8th, from 4-8PM, Madison will be transformed into a musical battleground on which beatmakers will compete for a cash, clothing and publicity prize pot.

Judges include Ivan Rivera, manager of the multi-platinum, Grammy winning production group J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, MMI Associate Dean and veteran producer/engineer Chris “Godxilla” Taylor and Madison’s own gold-selling producer DJ Pain 1.

Come early for a professional development Q&A session with the judges and stay for the intense competition and featured performances (Carlito, OMoney and YT the Beast). Enjoy dynamic hosting by Mr. Getyourbuzzup and music by Memory.

Producers interested in competing may reserve a spot by emailing madisonhiphopawards@gmail.com or by signing up at the event.

Prizes include: $200 cash; lifetime iStandard membership; interview on iStandard; Featured slot at next iStandard event; interview on Getyourbuzzup.com; feature on upcoming GotInstrumentals.com mixtape; and a full line of Kid Smokes snapbacks.

Saturday, June 8th, 4-8PM
South Madison Center for Culture and Community
633 West Badger Road Madison, WI.
All ages event!
$25 to battle, $5 to watch.
Free for those under 18.

Battle Format:

Free elimination round: Play one 60 second beat
>>Round 1: one 60 second beat
>>Round 2: one 60 second beat
>>Round 3: one 60 second beat
Final Round: two 60 second beats

Battle rules:

  • Producers will only pay $25 entry fee if they pass the elimination round.
  • Producers must have a separate beat for each round.
  • Please come prepared with your beats ready to play on either a CD or flash drive. No exceptions.beat-brawl-2013_april22update
Jul 112012
 

 

Battle Rules:
Round 1: Free elimination round: one 90 second beat
$25 to enter! (half goes toward the prize package, half to cover event costs)
You pay only if you make it to Round 2.
Round 2: one 1 minute beat
Round 3: two 1 minute beats
Final Round: two 1 minute beats
You must have a separate beat for each round.
Please come prepared beats to play for each round on either a CD or flash drive.
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