Producers! Showcase Live With [istandard] In One Of Our 30+ Markets Worldwide!
Since 2005, the word [istandard] has become synonymous with the world of music creation, and it’s easy to see why an aspiring producer would choose to showcase their talents with us.
[istandard] was born in Katz Deli, on the Lower East Side of New York City. Its founders’ vision was to create a platform in which the music producer and songwriter could step out from behind the boards and display their talents to an audience conducive to enhancing their career. In essence, we wanted to unlock the industry doors and let more people in.We invited Grammy Award winning producers, multi-platinum engineers, hit songwriters, artists, executives, etc to come give advice and feedback to unknown beat makers hoping to gain access to the industry and the craziest thing is, it started working.
The formula is simple. Each producer showcases a 5 minute set consisting of 5 tracks at 1 minute per. A packed house of spectators may look on, but the feedback, constructive criticism and judging is done by our esteemed panel. Our goal is to enhance visibility, offer top notch networking and help producers get to the next level by providing vital jewels they can take back to their studios to continue working on their craft.
The [istandard] movement spread quickly from NYC down the turnpike to Philadelphia. In 2008 the movement headed west to Phoenix, AZ with Sha Money XL and the One Stop Shop Producer Conference. It hooked up with Remix Magazine and SAE Institute and took the show to Atlanta and Los Angeles. Partnerships with ASCAP brought it back to Hollywood for the ASCAP Expo where it can be still be found yearly. The A3C festival has also been its home since 2008. In 2009 Beats on the Beach took place at the legendary Surfcomber hotel poolside just feet from the Atlantic Ocean. 36 cities, 4 countries and 2 continents later, the newly minted [istandard] producer experience still provides the same opportunities that is has since its inception. Each year all the winners from all over the world converge on a major US music market to compete in our coveted Beast of the Beats competition. The winner receives a major prize package and a placement with a major label artist.
Numerous alumni have gone on to have successful careers in the music industry. From Cardiak to Black Metaphor, from Symbolyc-One(S1) to Buda and Grandz, The Mekaniks, Vohn Beatz, Antman Wonder, Medasin and more, valuable relationships and information have helped producers reach new heights. We don’t guarantee placements or success. What we do is offer an opportunity that many have leveraged into amazing situations that we are very proud of. We encourage all producers to strive for success and reach new heights. Submit below and become apart of the community!