Beats In School is a unique year-long initiative that not only uncovers new and unsigned talent, but also provides the tools and mentoring for a lasting career in electronic music.


In the expanded second season, four winners will receive a year of mentorship from top label ambassadors representing Dirtybird, Hospital, mau5trap or Second State. The handpicked alumni will also win a coveted prize package including ADAM Audio T7V Monitors, Focusrite Scarlett Solo Interface, Moog Sub 37, Novation Circuit, Roland TR-08, V-Moda Crossfader M-100 and a collection of WAVES Plugins. The BIS educational partners Berklee School of Music and Point Blank Music School will help hone production skills with tailored courses and one-on-one tutorials whilst Beatport’s and the AFEM’s wide network of partners will deliver a complete music business education.


Each facet of Beats In School comes together in an unparalleled electronic music education.

“  We are always looking for new artists and new music and it’s cool to be involved in an educational program alongside Beatport. ”


Claude VonStroke / Founder, Dirtybird Records

“  We feel that working with Beatport for Beats In School was a natural fit. I think given the years we’ve been operating, we are hopefully a team that has something to offer aspiring artists. This is a way for us to expand our work as an A & R team and professional music company in continuing to nurture talent. ”
Chris Goss / Founder, Hospital Records