FAQs - Sound of Tomorrow

FAQs

1. WHO CAN ENTER THE SOUND OF TOMORROW?

Entrants must either reside in or be a national of one of the following EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

2. DO I NEED TO HAVE A PASSPORT?

Yes, you will need to be in possession of a valid passport and be eligible to travel to Belgium in 2021 without sponsorship. 

3. WHAT COMMITMENT DO I HAVE TO MAKE IF I WIN?

Make sure you are available for technical set up calls on 1st + 2nd July 2020 and keep the 7 July 2020 free to play your DJ set on a live stream!

4. CAN I ENTER MORE THAN ONCE?

No, we can only accept one mix per entrant for this competition, so choose wisely!

5. CAN I ENTER AS PART OF A DUO OR GROUP?

Unfortunately, on this occasion the competition is only open to solo artists.

6. I’M NOT 18 YET, CAN I STILL TAKE PART?

Due to the nature of the prize unfortunately this is not possible. Only DJs over the age of 18 may enter – there is always next year, so get practicing!

7. DOES IT MATTER WHAT GENRES I PLAY IN MY MIX?

The judges are looking to hear the best from the genres that Tomorrowland champions. Think EDM, House and Techno — be bold, vibrant and daring.

8. CAN I USE MY OWN PRODUCTIONS IN MY MIX?

Yes! This is your chance to show your full potential and originality is one of the things the judges are looking for.

9. CAN I SUBMIT A LIVE PERFORMANCE?

Yes of course, as long as your mix has been created especially for this competition! Also with a live recording, it’s imperative that the audio is clear so the judges can clearly hear your skills.

10. WHAT IF MY MIX IS LONGER THAN 25MINS OR SHORTER THAN 20MINS?

We will only accept mixes between 20 and 25 minutes in duration. Anything above 25:00 or below 20:00 will be ineligible, so make sure you check and double check the length of your submission before hitting send!

11. WHO WILL BE JUDGING THE MIXES?

A panel of music industry experts, including Fedde Le Grand, Tomorrowland representatives and Pepsi MAX ambassadors.

12. WHAT WILL MY MIX BE JUDGED ON?

Mixes will be judged on a number of different criteria, including:

  • Creativity
  • Track selection
  • Technical ability
  • Flair
  • Popularity – the number of plays and likes will be taken into consideration, so get promoting

13. CAN I USE LIVE INSTRUMENTS AND VOCALS?

Yes, live elements and vocals can be included in your mix. Please make sure this audio is recorded clearly and in the right way.

14. DO I NEED TO HAVE LOTS OF EXPERIENCE TO ENTER?

We welcome entries from amateurs through to more experienced veterans. If you have talent and personality, we’re excited to hear what you can do.

15. I AM ALREADY A PROFESSIONAL DJ – CAN I STILL ENTER?

We are looking for the next unsigned talent. Entrants should not have had any exclusive record deals, or exclusive representation for bookings – past or present in both cases.

16. DO I NEED TO HAVE LIVE PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE?

Given the nature of the prize, previous live experience is preferable but not mandatory.

17. DO I NEED TO COVER COSTS FOR ANY OF THE PRIZES?

No! All travel, accommodation and reasonable subsistence will be covered for the duration of your time in Belgium. This includes round trip air fare from your country of residence and accommodation.

18. WHEN WILL I HEAR IF I’M SUCCESSFUL OR NOT?

Successful entrants will be notified by email no later than the 13th June 2020.

19. MY QUESTION WASN’T ANSWERED HERE – WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Please contact Belux Consumer {PI} consumer.belux@pepsico.com if you need any further assistance.

20. WILL I BE SUPPLIED WITH THE NECESSARY EQUIPMENT TO SET UP MY LIVE STREAM?

Yes, you will be provided with all the necessary technical equipment to set up your live stream along with a live stream briefing pack. The Tomorrowland technical team will also be in touch ahead of the stream to talk you through the set up and test your equipment.