Yamaha Corporation of America, in cooperation with Broadjam.com, a provider of Internet and desktop tools for musicians, record labels and publishers, has announced the launch of the 2004 Yamaha International Music Production Contest.
Entrants can log on to www.yamjams.com and enter their original song productions for more than $50,000 in prizes. Songs must be created using one of three Yamaha product lines—01X (or other mLAN-based product), Motif (ES, Rack or original) or AW Series workstation, and can fall into one of five musical categories: rock, hip hop/R&B, film scoring/orchestral/world, jazz/Latin and dance/electronica.
Using Broadjam’s technology, contestants will be able to stream instantly, listen to other contestants’ music, join in peer reviews and participate in online help forums at www.motifator.com, www.01xray.com and www.awinspire.com. There are three levels of ranking and prizes—Peer Review, Music Genre and Product Category.
Winners receive up to $10,000 in Yamaha production gear.
The entry process began September 1; the deadline for entries is January 1, 2005.