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Ableton Sponsors Hip Hop Producer's Showcase

Ableton and M-Audio are proud to announce their sponsorship of the iStandard Producer's Showcase. This unique event provides budding unsigned hip-hop/R&B producers with a direct link to the music industry's top record label A&R reps, platinum producers, attorneys, and artists. During the showcase, producers play selections from five of their best tracks. They are then rated by a panel of judges on the basis of originality, marketability, usage of sound elements, and fidelity. The winner each month receives a plethora of industry related prizes, including a copy of Ableton Live 5 and an M-Audio Trigger Finger.

Previous judges and attendees include Kawan Prather (Sr. VP A&R, Urban/Sony BMG), Lenny Santiago (VP A&R, Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam), Conrad Dimanche (Sr. VP A&R, Bad Boy), Easy Mo Bee (producer for Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Big Daddy Kane), Dame Grease (producer for DMX), Bonsu (editor in chief of XXL), and Jerry Barrow (editor in chief, Scratch magazine).

There will be two iStandard Producer's Showcases in May:

May 17
The Remote Lounge
327 Bowery, between 2nd & 3rd St.
New York City, USA
May 30
Club Fluid
613 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, USA

Producers interested in participating in these events can send 2-3 MP3 sample tracks to with producer name, e-mail, and phone number. Showcase nominees will be contacted prior to the event for details.