Here Is How Aspiring Artists Can Get $15k and Mentorship From Don Cannon

Craft Syndicate wants to give a mentorship opportunity and a $15,000 grant to aspiring music producers.

Craft Syndicate by Dutch Masters returns, celebrating its 2nd year and is searching for innovators with an unwavering commitment to making their dream a reality.

Craft Syndicate looks to share the craft by pairing an aspiring music producer with an established music producer and entrepreneur, and tasking them to collaborate in developing a marketable song.

The winner of this year’s competition will be awarded the opportunity to work with industry expert and noted music producer, Don Cannon.

“Being a mentor for the Craft Syndicate program allows me to connect to and inspire other DJs and producers to excel and know there are no limits to their futures,” said mentor Don Cannon.

“As a music executive and DJ I look forward to working with young producers and artists because it allows me to get re-energized.. I always keep my ear to the streets and working directly with them is the best way to understand how any generation’s music works.”
Hopefuls can register to be entered into the competition:

Entry: March 31 through April 20, 2017, producers 21 and older can apply by registering through the Craft Syndicate official site, www.Craft-Syndicate.com.

Once registered, an entrant may submit one or more music tracks and must upload, tagging each with @craft_syndicate and using the hashtag #CraftSyndicate in the post copy to a participating social media site (i.e., Twitter, Soundcloud or Instagram).

Selection: Contest entries will be initially judged by a panel of music professionals each of whom will select up to 10 finalists. 

Finals: Mentor, Don Cannon, will select the grand prize winner, from all the chosen finalists.

Lending their expertise to the this program as Craft Syndicate judges will be Grammy Award winning producer, and music executive, Kawan “KP” Prather, resident tour DJ, and author, DJ Mars, and music producer OG Parker.

In 2016, the first Craft Syndicate program was launched in the fashion vertical and partnered with renowned fashion designer Jeff Staple.

Program winner, Alexander-John, and Jeff Staple went on to launch a successful street wear collection: OFLUXURY.

As part of Craft Syndicate’s ongoing commitment to creative entrepreneurship, the plan is to roll out additional programs in 2017.

Once again, pairing up-and-coming creators in fashion, film, food and art/design with established entrepreneurs for the purpose of sharing the craft and collaborating on all-new products together.

For official rules and more information, visit www.Craft-Syndicate.com.

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