Deadmau5 masterclass

Get Your Track On Mau5trap Album

Deadmau5 launches new artist competition.

After hearing some of the work coming out of his MasterClass, Deadmau5 decided he wanted to give his students a shot to be heard around the world. He wants to pick the best student-produced track he can find and feature it on his upcoming volume of We Are Friends.

The Competition:

Send in your original track. If Joel aka Deadmau5 likes your sound, you could land the opening spot on the Mau5trap album, 

Submissions are open to anyone enrolled in deadmau5’s MasterClass. The competition is designed to help you develop your skills as an electronic music producer and put the lessons from his MasterClass to use. The submission period opens August 29, 2017 at 9:00 am PST. Submissions close September 26, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST.

The Prizes:

While only one student will get the opportunity to be on a mau5trap album, MasterClass is also awarding cash grants and packages from Native Instruments to finalists and semifinalists.

10x Semifinalists – $1,000 and Komplete 11 Select production suite from Native Instruments.

3x Finalists – an additional $2,500 and Komplete 11 production suite from Native Instruments.

1x Winner – Chance to be on a mau5trap album, career guidance from mau5trap, meeting with deadmau5, Komplete 11 Ultimate and Kontrol S61 from Native Instruments, and $10,000.

The Class:

In his MasterClass, deadmau5 teaches his approach to melodies, mixing, and mastering to make unique sounds you can’t find in a cookie cutter sample pack. Through detailed exercises and 23 video lessons, you’ll learn how to create your own music without dropping millions on gear. This course, which is tailored to your own journey, will help you design, produce, and refine your original track.

Learn more about deadmau5 Teaches Electronic Music Production

deadmau5How To Enter:

Come up with an original electronic dance track that’s so good deadmau5 can’t ignore it. Then submit it as an MP3.

Your track will be evaluated on originality, quality, and fit with the mau5trap label. So take some risks, experiment, and learn something about your sound.

  1.  Your track should be under ten minutes long. It should resonate with mau5trap’s focus on progressive house, techno, and electro house. It must be an original production. Tracks containing samples or any component from any pre-existing work will not be considered.
  2. Upload your track in MP3 format. Submissions open August 29 at 9:00am PST.


  • August 29, 2017 – Submissions open at 9 am PST
  • September 26, 2017 – Submissions due by 11:59 pm PST
  • November 2, 2017 – 10 semifinalists announced
  • November 9, 2017 – 3 finalists announced
  • November 28, 2017 – Winner notified
  • December 2017 – Winner announced

Submission Criteria:

Submissions are restricted to students of deadmau5’s Electronic Music Production MasterClass. Participants must be age of majority (18+ in the U.S), and a resident of the U.S. (excluding AZ, IA, LA, MD, TN), Canada (excluding Quebec), Australia, or the United Kingdom.

Your track should be under ten minutes long in MP3 format. It must be 100% original to you. Tracks containing samples or any component from any pre-existing work will not be considered.

Visit New Artist Competition FAQs for more information.

For all information and updates please co to the Deadmau5 Masterclass page here.

Good luck and if your are interested in taking the MasterClass, please click here.

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