NEWS: Grammy-Award Winning Producers To Crown This Year’s Battle of the Beat Makers Winner

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Grammy-Award Winning Producers To Crown This Year’s

Battle of the Beat Makers Winner

Three Day Event Includes Beat Battle, Producer Conference, Film Screening, Beat Auction and More

TORONTO, ON – This year’s 2011 Battle of the Beat Makers event brings A-List producers 9th Wonder, Toronto’s own Boi-1da and T-Minus, and Recording Artist Stalley of Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group as guest judges to determine who will take this year’s coveted title of top beat maker.

This year’s expansion of the Beat Battle into a multi-tier three-day affair is guaranteed to be a must-attend event for all aspiring producers and music lovers alike. At the heart of this event is the Main Event where 32 finalists will compete live on stage battle-royale style for the Champion Trophy, winning over $10,000 in cash and prizes. It all goes down August 27, 2011 at 8 p.m. inside The Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. With comedian Trixx returning as this year’s host and rising hip-hop stars Stalley, Luu Breeze and Jack Flawless taking the stage, this is a show not to miss.

Known as a rites of passage for producers, Boi-1Da (Drake, Kardinal Offishall, Clipse, Eminem, etc.), T-Minus (Drake, Nicki Minaj, T.I.), Big PopsRic Notes,Gigz, Amsterdam-native Neenah and more have all competed in the battle and won in past years.  “This is a huge way of getting out there and exposing yourself on a production side,” says two-time Grammy-Award winner, Boi-1da. “This is how I first started out.”

The weekend will kick off with a Beatz-N-Rhymes Meet & Greet where the 32 finalists will be able to mix and mingle with industry elite and artists. That night, lottery-style, the first-round battle face-offs will also be determined. Next up is the interactive Pro Audio Conference, which will include a Keynote address from 9thWonder, interactive panels on everything from branding to licensing, a critique session where producers will have an opportunity to play a snippet of their work for past BBM winners and live demonstrations from FL Studios and Roland.  On the final day, a beat auction will provide select producers with the opportunity to auction their work to artists and companies seeking out production and Grammy-Award Winning 9th Wonder will be presenting his “The Wonder Year” documentary at a special debut screening.

Registration for the competition closes this Friday, August 20, 2011. Producers are encouraged to visit to register now.

Tickets Available at:

Play De Record (357 Yonge Street, Downtown Toronto)

LiveStock (116 Spadina Ave., Downtown Toronto)

Broadway Fashion (Scarborough Town Centre)

2Lined Hut (Malvern Mall)

Broadway Fashions (Square One Mall, Mississauga)

XTC Fashions (Shoppers World, Brampton)

Essence Hair Studio (48 Harwood Ave. South, Ajax)

For a complete listing of the event’s schedule and to purchase advance tickets online, please visit:

About Battle of the Beat Makers (BBM)
Founded in 2005, it was created to assist Canadian music producers lacking a platform to showcase their talents in a live setting, as well as to provide networking and educational opportunities to ensure their growth and development in the global music industry.  BBM was birthed to be that national platform.  Since then, it has showcased over 200 producers in a live setting and attracted over 1500 producers across Canada and abroad seeking to get involved with the BBM movement.  Most notably, it is the forum responsible for discovering both 2X Grammy Award Winning and Multi-Platinum Selling Producer, Boi-1Da, as well as, Grammy Nominated and Platinum Selling Producer, T-Minus.

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