SANTA MONICA, Calif., (April 1, 2010 ) – The Red Bull Big Tune program has been a longstanding, respected platform for up-and-coming music producers to gain national exposure, collaborate with well-known artists and make solid connections that could catapult one’s career. This spring, Red Bull Big Tune hits the road again hosting qualifying battles in Austin, TX; Philadelphia, PA; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO; Seattle, WA; Minneapolis, MN; St. Louis, MO; Ann Arbor/Detroit, MI; and Virginia Beach, VA.
Each battle will feature 12 producers vying for audience votes. The top two producers from each qualifying competition will advance to the national finals at METRO in Chicago this fall. The coveted grand prize is an opportunity to create the ultimate ‘big tune’ with an A-list artist of one’s choice at the prestigious Red Bull Studios in Los Angeles. Past winners have collaborated with Young Buck and Nas. Interested producers can apply online beginning April 1, 2010 at www.redbullbigtune.com.
NEXT ON DECK
After nabbing “runner-up” in the 2008 Red Bull Big Tune national finals, beat-master Frank Dukes of Toronto came back with a vengeance and seized the 2009 national championship title last December, earning himself a private recording session at Red Bull Studios. Dukes’ emcee of choice and the musical collaboration will be unveiled later this summer.
“Red Bull Big Tune has helped connect me with a lot of people in the music industry that I’ve been able to network with and build relationships,” explains Dukes who recently secured a song deal with G-Unit. “All in all, it’s put me in a better position to get where I’m trying to go.”
MORE THAN A BEAT
Red Bull Big Tune is more than a beat battle. It is a full-fledged producer program with a parallel education outreach and mentorship series designed to inspire and educate the next generation of music producers. In several cities each year, Red Bull Big Tune team members and critically acclaimed producers Jake One and Vitamin D, along with event creator Jonathan Moore, conduct music workshops for youth where they share their experience in the music industry from beat- making to deal-making.
As part of the Red Bull Big Tune program, participating producers are given a platform to share their music with millions of fans. For the past two years, the Red Bull Big Tune finals have aired on national television networks accompanied by the road to the finals documentary web series. Beyond the national exposure, participants benefit from the support of artists such as Nas, Young Buck, Ghostface, Ninth Wonder, DJ Quick, Hi-Tek, J-Rocc, Freeway, Just Blaze, DJ Premiere, Black Milk, Sean Price, Evidence,Chali2na, De La Soul, Jake One, Vitamin D and Alchemist through performance, collaboration or mentorship opportunities.
Go to www.redbullbigtune.com for more information.