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!

Sep 052013
 

There are three workshop tracks. Indicate your preference by choosing ONE of the ticket options when you register.  REGISTER NOW HERE:  http://ucanlevelup.eventbrite.com

There are three workshop tracks. Indicate your preference by choosing ONE of the ticket options.

Track 1                             Track 2                                Track 3
Marketing/Social Media   Mixing/Sound Engineering     Shows/touring
Licensing                         Marketing/Social Media         Mixing/Sound engineering
Shows/touring                  Beat Production Clinic           Licensing

Instructors include !llmind, Godxilla, Jesse Atkinson, Roy Elkins, Psalm One, Shah Evans, DJ Pain 1
Workshop tracks will be assigned on a first come/first served basis!

The workshop sessions will be follwed by two separate Q&A panels:
Artist-focused: Started from the Bottom…
Producer-focused: The Business of Beats

Madison Media Institute will have staff on site to provide school tours and information about course and degree offerings.

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Thanks to the Madison Arts Commission for officially endorsing Level Up!

 

 

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
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