After 11 years of showcasing collegiate artists and bands on major stages across the USA College Battle of the Bands has outgrown its initial vision to give birth to a new one: Campus DJ.
Similar to the Battle of the Bands platform, Campus DJ tours the country to find top DJs in each region who ultimately battle to spin at the finale in June.
“There is a big demand for DJs on college campuses,” said Evan Shapiro, co-founder of College Battle of the Bands and Campus DJ. “This is the first-ever competition designed for college DJs.”
The same DJs who rock the latest beats on campus now have the opportunity to rock a region and possibly the entire country if they go on to the finale.
The contest is simple: DJs create a profile on Campus DJ and submit the mix that best showcases their spinning skills. From there, DJs promote the competition by word of mouth and across social media platforms.
Contestants can link their Twitter and Facebook accounts to the Campus DJ website to track votes. The top voted DJ in each region advances to a head-to-head live battle. Colleges are split into East, South, West and Midwest regions. The judges will choose one DJ to represent the region in the national finale June 20 at the historic Avalon Hollywood in Los Angles. Campus DJ is looking to crown the most original DJ with impressive stage presence and energy, so it may be a good idea to drink a Monster energy drink before taking the stage.
The tour kicked off in Atlanta on March 30 and dubbed DJ Courtney of Emory University the spin champion of the region.
The tour continues to Tempe, Ariz. on April 30, Long Beach and New York City on May 2, Austin on May 3, Chicago on May 9, Eugene, Ore. on May 11, San Jose, Calif. on May 18 and Hayward, Calif. on May 25. All tour stops are hosted by DJ Mick, formerly known as Mick Boogie, to keep the crowd hype and energized.
“We wanted to touch in key cities to reach out to as many markets as possible,” said Shapiro. “Austin is obviously a hotbed for music.”
Campus DJ is aware that although the three-month tour visits a variety of regions, the competition still cannot visit every state or every campus. In an attempt to reach the DJs who can’t travel to region battles, Campus DJ has a wild card who will fly to California for the national finale. The wild-card pick will be the website’s top DJ and the judges’ favorite.
College Battle of the Bands is responsible for discovering Mike Posner of Duke University, Local Natives of Pepperdine University, and the University of Souther California’s Rozzi Crane, the first artist to be signed to Adam Levine’s 222 Records.
The top DJ receives great prizes, including a four-door 2013 MINI Cooper S Countryman, a Live Nation touring package, opening slots on Monster Energy’s Outbreak Tour and Chegg, Dubbler and Jabra prize packs. Past Monster Energy Outbreak Tours have featured such artists as Wale, Big Boi, 3LAU and Youngblood Hawke.
“Our great sponsors are what differentiates us from any other competition,” said Shapiro. “Great partners makes great prizing. We have prizing for all national slots, but the top DJ gets spoiled.”
In addition to the prizes, DJ contestant will
earn a cash grant for the charity of their choice.
Prove why you’re not only your college’s best DJ, but the nation’s best college DJ by entering the competition. Spin your hottest beats, get national exposure and compete for a chance to win great prizes!
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