“This contest is a real opportunity for a new generation of engineers and producers,” said legendary producer Nimbus co-founder Bob Ezrin. “This is a chance for talented students to work on tracks from artists they hear on the radio, and to see what it takes to create a mix that stands up to industry standards.”
“Universal is excited to be working alongside Bob and Garth [Richardson] and the entire Nimbus team,” said Randy Lennox, President and CEO of Universal Music Canada. “This is a great opportunity to encourage students to pursue their love of music and hopefully someday we can look back and realize we found the next Bob Ezrin or the next Garth Richardson.”
Starting April 1, 2013, students will be able to download the raw tracks and create their own unique mixes. Contestants will need to upload their completed mixes by April 30, 2013, for public voting. The top 10 mixes based on the public vote will then be judged by Nimbus co-founders Ezrin and Garth Richardson, along with Universal President Randy Lennox. The high school student creating the winning mix will receive a $25,000 scholarship to attend the elite Nimbus School of Recording Arts in Vancouver, BC. Nimbus offers in-depth training in engineering, record production, Urban Hip Hop production, as well as Music Business.
High School students interested in participating in the contest can visit http://www.nimbusmixcontest.ca