BEATPORT Announces 2018 Season of Beats In School

BEATPORT Announces 2018 Season of Beats In School

BEATPORT, a division of LiveStyle Inc., announced the next season of the Beats In School mentorship program, which will deliver all-new opportunities for its alumni in 2019.

Launched by Beatport in 2017, Beats In School is a unique year-long initiative that not only uncovers new and unsigned talent, but also provides the tools and mentoring for a lasting career in electronic music.

In this expanded season, four winners will receive direct A&R from top label ambassadors representing Dirtybird, Hospital, mau5trap and Second State, one-on-one studio sessions and tutorials, career guidance from industry experts, support from Beatport's wide network of partners and a coveted prize package featuring industry standard gear. Each facet of Beats In School comes together in an unparalleled electronic music education.

The program will be accepting entries from November 12 until December 7 at The mentorship program will begin in January 2019 for this season's chosen talent.

Beatport Chief Product Officer, Terry Weerasinghe commented, "Independent record labels are the heartbeat of electronic music, breaking fresh talent every year. The labels involved in this year's Beats In School have helped launch the careers of artists like Fisher, Rezz, Amelie Lens and Unglued. Beats In School is the program that gives artists the chance to be next year's big thing - I can't wait to see who the labels choose!"

2018 LABEL PARTNERS: Dirtybird, Hospital, mau5trap and Second State

Beatport has partnered with four industry leaders for this season's label mentorships: Dirtybird, Hospital, mau5trap and Second State. Crossing the worlds of drum and bass, tech-house, progressive house and techno, these labels are famously committed to building the next generation of talent.

Over the course of a full year, the winner is mentored by label insiders on all facets of a successful career, from studio technique to social media strategy. This hands-on education includes studio sessions with leading label representatives, detailed production feedback and much more.


Beats In School's prestigious educational partners Berklee School of Music and Point Blank Music School will help hone production skills with tailored courses and one-on-one tutorials.

Industry experts representing Beatport and the AFEM (Association For Electronic Music) will also ensure a rounded education across all aspects of the music business, on topics ranging from management and booking to mental health and the law.


As part of the Beats In School prize package, the following technology partners will provide alumni with premium gear and specialist training to take their productions to the next level:

  • ADAM Audio (Monitor Partner)
  • Focusrite (Interface Partner)
  • Moog (Synth Partner)
  • Novation (Hybrid Instrument Partner - Drum/Synth)
  • Roland (Drum Machine / Sequencer Partner)
  • V-Moda (Headphone Partner)
  • WAVES Audio (Plugin Partner)

For more information and the latest news updates on this season of Beats In School, visit

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