5-Day Battle Structure

DAY 1 – JULY 20th, 2019 [PRE-SCREENING – PRIVATE]:

  • 64 of the Top 128 Producers will be pre-screened by a panel of 5 Guest Judges
  • Producers are not present during these sessions
  • The panel of Guest Judges will listen to 1 beat from each producer (at our discretion we will select one of the 2 beats submitted during registration)
  • Producers will be scored on: Creativity, Quality, Initial Response, Mixing and Originality (out of 10 points / per judge)
  • 32 producers with the highest scores will move on to the preliminaries

 

DAY 2 – JULY 21st, 2019 [PRE-SCREENING – PRIVATE]:

  • Remaining 64 of the Top 128 will be pre-screened by a panel of 5 Guest Judges
  • Producers are not present during these sessions
  • The panel of Guest Judges will listen to 1 beat from each producer (at our discretion we will select one of the 2 beats submitted during registration)
  • Producers will be scored on: Creativity, Quality, Initial Response, Mixing and Originality (out of 10 points / per judge)
  • 32 producers with the highest scores will move on to the preliminaries

 

DAY 3 – AUGUST 29th, 2019 [PRELIMINARIES – PUBLIC]:

  • All 64 Qualifying Producers and 11 Reserves must check-in
  • Producer Lottery draw to determine each battle match ups (32 Producers will battle)
  • All Producers will battle 1 Round, based on the Lottery Draw matchups
  • For each matchup, the winner of “Best of 3 Beats” moves onto the Main Event (Day 5)
  • Producers are required to bring 5 beats (maximum 45 seconds in length, MP3 format)
  • Winning producers from preliminaries will be seeded 1 – 32 based on their total score provided by music industry professionals

 

DAY 4 – AUGUST 30th, 2019 [PRELIMINARIES – PUBLIC]:

  • Remaining 32 Qualifying Producers and 11 Reserves must check-in
  • Producer Lottery draw to determine each battle match ups (32 Producers will battle)
  • All Producers will battle 1 Round, based on the Lottery Draw matchups
  • For each matchup, the winner of “Best of 3 Beats” moves onto the Main Event (Day 5)
  • Producers are required to bring 5 beats (maximum 45 seconds in length, MP3 format)
  • Winning producers from preliminaries will be seeded 1 – 32 based on their total score provided by music industry professionals

 

DAY 5 – AUGUST 31st, 2019 [MAIN EVENT – PUBLIC]:

  • All Main Event 32 Qualifying Producers check in
  • First Round matchups determined by Seeding process of preliminaries
  • Producers are required to bring 15 beats (maximum 45 seconds in length, MP3 format)
  • First Round “Best of 3 Beats” – 32 Producers
  • Second Round (1 beat each) – 16 Producers
  • Third Round (1 beat each) – 8 Producers (Quarter Finalists)
  • Fourth Round (1 beat each) – 4 Producers (Semi Finalists)
  • FINAL Round “Best of 3 Beats” – 2 Producers (Finalists)
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