Year two kicks off for the biggest online DJ battle in the world
DMC announce partnership with leading technology platform TALENTHOUSE and music TV network MUZU to host and broadcast the 2012 ONLINE DJ CHAMPIONSHIP. Talenthouse, the cutting edge global platform, enables aspiring creatives to participate in life changing opportunities and for voting on submissions to take place through Facebook and Twitter by the general public.
MUZU TV is the Online Video platform for hosting and distribution of all DMC’s filmed activities (www.dmcworld.tv) including 28 years of World DJ Championships, across web publishers and multi-platform, including Samsung Smart TV, Sony Bravia TV and Xbox Live.
The 2012 Online DJ Championship will have some fundamental changes to last year, including free entry for all competitors. There will be THREE VOTING HEATS and a FINAL where performances will be judged by the public and established DMC World Champion DJs. Each heat will have a four week entry period before all films are revealed in a one week voting period. Submissions will be accepted from Muzu, Youtube and Vimeo.
Prizes include $3000 cash and an all expenses trip to the September DMC WORLD FINALS in London with the option to compete live for the ultimate DJ title or just simply join the world’s National DJ champions as a VIP spectator. A treasure trove of equipment will make up this handsome prize. There will also be prizes for heat winners and runners up and the voting public will also be given their chance to win prizes from the event’s top DJ equipment sponsors.
In 2011 DMC attracted 1.7m viewers from 190 countries. Talenthouse is a social media technology platform enabling an exciting public voting experience for the 2012 Online DMC World Championships via Facebook and Twitter. The contest will be open to aspiring and pro DJs globally. All submitting DJs will gain new supporters, followers and recognition through the process.
The DJ ONLINE CHAMPIONSHIP is different from any of the three existing DMC live contests which are staged annually in up to 40 nations and include the Battle for World Supremacy (single head to head knock-outs); the DJ Team Championship and the main DMC WORLD DJ CHAMPIONSHIP. In the Online competition, because the DJs have all the time in the world to film their two minute set in the comfort of their own home, DMC allow them to use any equipment they wish, vinyl, CD, computers, keyboards, etc. This freedom of choice cannot be contained in the annual live on stage competitions due to the technical difficulties in changing so much equipment in front of a live audience. On this basis the ONLINE event is the world’s only OPEN DJ contest where anything goes. It is regarded as the event which will most influence DJ presentation in future years.
Check the promo vid above…
Dates for the diary…
Round 1 Submission dates – Wed 22nd Feb – Mon 19th March
Round 1 Voting period– Tuesday 20th March – Monday 26th March
Round 2 Submission dates – Tuesday 10th April – Monday 7th May
Round 2 Voting period- Tuesday 8th May – Monday 14th May
Round 3 Submission dates – Tuesday 29th May – Monday 25th June
Round 3 Voting period – Tuesday 26th June – Monday 2nd July
The Final Submission dates – Tuesday 17th July – Monday 13th August