New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
The contest to find the next super producer kicked off with a preliminary event on August 17 in Chicago, before embarking on a national 13-city tour including New York, Los Angeles and Miami. The semifinals begin September
28 and the grand finale on November 9 will take place in Las Vegas. Contest participants submit their best tracks to RemyProducers.com for an opportunity to compete at the preliminary events. The preliminaries will yield 15 semifinalists who will advance to the five national semifinal events. Five finalists will be flown to Las Vegas, for the Grand Finale and a chance to win $4,900 from Guitar Center towards building their own personal music studio.
celebrates the many talents and creative artistry of music producers through the Producers Series," says Thomas
Beraud Sudreau, Rémy Martin Director
for Culture & Entertainment. "The contest features some of the biggest music producers in the world, sharing insights into their process and succeeding in the music business."
has partnered with super producers DJ Drama, Pete Rock, Just Blaze, Honorable C.N.O.T.E. and Zaytoven, who most recently worked with Migos
on their "Culture
" album. "As a top music producer, partnering with Rémy Martin
was a no brainer for me—they are one of the best cognac producers," says super producer Zaytoven. "We both push for excellence—to be the best. I respect that. I'm really looking forward to sharing my story and success with the next wave of top producers. This is a great opportunity for the innovators."
Each event will be hosted by radio DJ Jay Claxton. Contestants will be judged by the super-producer, radio personalities and deejays, and record label executives: Theo Brown, Rebe Espinosa and Vashon "Rap" Straws. Past seasons of the Producers Series have included Timbaland, Wyclef Jean, DJ Premier, Salaam Remi, Mike Will Made It, DJ Mustard, Jahlil Beats, and AraabMuzik.
Visit RemyProducers.com for more information, rules, and submission deadlines for the competition.
Xavier "Zaytoven" Dotson is a multi-talented instrumentalist, producer, songwriter, and performer. The Grammy Award-Winning and multi-platinum producer has worked with hip-hop superstars like Gucci Mane, Drake, Future, Jeezy, Migos, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, 2 Chainz, Plies, Young Dolph, Rocko and the late Bankroll Fresh, to name a few. Zaytoven proved that he could effortlessly transition from one genre to another when he produced Papers for Usher, which reached the #1 spot on Billboard's R&B / Hip-Hop Songs chart. While Zaytoven may wear many hats, he wears them all well, constantly re-inventing himself and his sound to become a crucial force in the entertainment industry.
About DJ Drama
DJ Drama's Gangsta Grillz mixtape series is one of the largest grossing mixtape franchises in history-launching many careers like Young Jeezy
and T.I., and keeping fans satisfied with exclusive pre-albums from top artists from Lil Wayne
to T Pain. Expanding beyond the mixtape game, DJ Drama
along with partners Don Cannon and DJ Sense (The Aphilliates Music
Group) run, Mean Streets
Studio, a go-to studio for top artists in Atlanta; and a DJ organization, The Academy, which includes cultural music leaders: DJ Mustard, DJ Pauly D, DJ Green Lantern and DJ Tay James. He has also released new artists-Lil Uzi Vert, Skeme and Lyquin-through his label, Generation Now, an Atlantic imprint.
About Pete Rock
GRAMMY Award-winning Producer and DJ Pete Rock, pioneered the fusion of jazz, funk and soul into hip-hop, laying down the blueprint for beautiful soulful production in hip-hop. Pete Rock recently collaborated on tracks for Kanye West, Method Man
& Redman, and Lady Gaga. He also worked with A-List artists crossing five genres: (hip hop) The Notorious B.I.G., Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest; (R&B) Mary J. Blige, TLC, Monica; (rock) Mick Jagger; (pop) Madonna, Lady Gaga; and (jazz) Robert Glasper. He has produced 11 albums spanning a 22-year recording career that includes album sales at 25 million and growing and a GRAMMY® win for Rap Album of The Year, for his contribution to Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
About Honorable C.N.O.T.E.
GRAMMY-nominated producer, Honorable C.N.O.T.E. had a humble start in Benton Harbor, MI. He taught himself that art of music production, and produced six local studio albums. He eventually moved to Atlanta, and has since worked with platinum acts such as 2 Chainz, FloRida, Lil Wayne, Rae Sremmurd, Akon, Pussycat Dolls, Trey Songz, Ludacris, A$AP Rocky, Yo Gotti
and Gucci Mane. C.N.O.T.E's recent hits include Rae Sremmurd's Safe Sex Pay Checks, A$AP Ferg's New Level (feat. Future), and Meek Mill's Glow Up. His music can also be heard on Fox's Emmy-nominated show, Shots Fired. C.N.O.T.E. is currently working on new material with Travis
Scott, Rae Sremmurd
and The Weeknd.
About Just Blaze
Multi-platinum and GRAMMY winning super-producer, Just Blaze, is best known for producing Jay-Z
songs on the albums: The Blueprint, The Blueprint 2, and The Black
Album. He has been crafting the hits of major hip-hop and R&B artist for decades. His chart-topping production credits include work with Kanye West, Eminem, Mariah Carey, Fabolous, Cam'ron, The Diplomats, Erick Sermon, Talib Kweli, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Electronica and most recently, Beyoncé. He also won a Grammy Award for Eminem's Recovery (Album of the Year, Best Rap Album) which he produced and mixed.
About Rémy Martin
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