ChooseATL & A3C
ChooseATL and A3C bring you Tracklanta, a dope musical experience designed to provide the next generation of musical creators with the once in a lifetime experience to record with 5 of hip-hop’s most influential local producers at 5 studios across the city. We will select 15 winners from around the would to be invited to Atlanta to experience for themselves why Music is Made in Atlanta.
710 Berkeley Ave NW
677 Antone St NW
1094 Hemphill Ave
@ Bravo Ocean
1040 Boulevard SE
922 Piedmont Cir NE
ChooseATL was launched by the Metro Atlanta Chamber in 2015 to attract and retain next-gen talent. ChooseATL showcases Atlanta as a leading global destination and celebrates its expanding career opportunities, unique community, and inclusive culture by mixing digital engagement with high-touch live events and experiences, both regionally and around the world.
BandLab is a social music platform that enables creators to make music and share the creative process with musicians and fans. With a global community of creators and fans, BandLab combines music making and collaboration tools like the world’s first cross-platform DAW, with social features like video sharing, messaging and discovery.
BandLab’s mission is to break down the technical, geographic and creative barriers between creators, collaborators and community by providing a completely free and unlimited service.
This round, you show us who you are with your best work. You can create on BandLab, or upload an existing track onto BandLab. You can only submit one entry. Here’s how:
This is the first step towards Tracklanta. To qualify you also need to fork and freestyle over one of the 5 A3C producer beats.
Each of the five Tracklanta producers has created a specially made beat for this round. Download the stems from one of five specially made beats and freestyle over it. You can submit multiple entries for this round.
A judging panel from the A3C Festival & Conference A&R team will pick a shortlist of 25 finalists. The shortlist will be picked based purely on artistic merit.
Once the 25 finalists have been picked, each finalist will enter the next phase of the contest – finalists will have a short web conference call with the corresponding producer’s A&R rep (for example, if you freestyled over Needlz’s beat, his A&R rep will drop you a call!)
Each producer will then pick their final winners (up to 3 per producer).
The final fifteen winners will be announced by September 15, 2019.
A pair of GA tickets to attend the 15th anniversary A3C Festival & Conference (worth $349 USD).
Recording and mentorship experience in Atlanta, Georgia with your corresponding Tracklanta producer.
What’s not included: Travel & Lodging - you’ll need to make your way to Atlanta and organise accommodation. There are some great recommendations here.
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.
It’s very easy to get your account up and running and your music out there. Here’s a quick start guide to signing up and getting your first track published so you’re in the running for Tracklanta!
Sign up for a BandLab account
Creating an account is free and simple.
Once you’ve signed up, you can fill up your profile by telling us a little about yourself, the music you love, and the instruments you play. This can be filled up at a later time if you wish to do so.
Importing a track
You can always import a track that you have created outside of BandLab. To import a track, select “Import Track” when you’re prompted on the first screen you see after clicking on the Red Create button, or red + button on mobile. You can upload an MP3, M4A or WAV file.
What is forking?
When you fork a song on BandLab, you’re picking up where the original artist left off, or starting from where they stopped. Essentially, you are taking another user’s track and adding it to your Mix Editor. You can then build on the work, add to it, change it and ultimately, if you like, republish your version of the track. Not all tracks are forkable – you can choose whether or not you want your track to be forkable. You can tell if a track is forkable by the green fork symbol.
What do I need to do to enter the competition?
You’ve got to drop at least two tracks with us - your #ATLGame track showing your best work and then fork one or more of the producer beats in #tracklanta. Make sure you include the hashtags in your song description! Here’s the page with detailed instructions and forkable beats.
Using BandLab on the web:
Here you can name your project, add a description, choose if you want to allow Forks or not and if you want to move the song to a band.
The #ATLgame and A3C - Drumma Boy, A3C - Young Chop, A3C - Tasha Catour, A3C - Needlz, A3C - Bryan-Michael Cox contests, collectively known as The Tracklanta Music Competitions (the “Competition”) is organised by BandLab Singapore Pte Ltd.
Current price available while supplies last
+ Access to Private Events, Mixers, Meet & Greets and more
+ Access to VIP Lounge at Conference
+ Preferred Entry in Select Festival Venues
+ Dedicated Seating at Conference Ballroom & Panels
+ (1) Limited Edition A3C T-Shirt
More information coming soon!
Current price available while supplies last