The Beyond Music Project is composed of these stages:
1. Collaboration Stage
Get to know professional musicians, composers, singers and songwriters from all over the world within the Beyond Music community and connect with them! Share your experiences and talk about possible collaborations! Work together and create an original piece of music based on the theme of the project (see FAQ above). Important: The collaboration must be developed by a minimum of three artists from at least two different cultural backgrounds, in accordance with the idea of Beyond Music "uniting cultures through music". Any genre and any combination of genres is welcome.
2. Submission Stage
During the submission stage, artists can upload their collaborative works to the platform. The submission stage goes from November 4, 2019 to September 10, 2020. Each of the collaborators involved in a piece must agree to the upload in order for it to be successfully submitted.
3. Song Selection and Album Stage
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is not possible to invite artist teams from around the world to a workshop and album recordings for our Project Vol. 2. Instead, we will honour outstanding collaborative works submitted with Creativity Awards. The winning music pieces of the Creativity Awards will form the Beyond Music Album Vol. 2 and will be prepared for release by a Producer. We will upload the music titles to the most relevant download and streaming services. The music tracks and album will be marketed and distributed. All revenues from the exploitation of the tracks will be paid out to the winning artist teams.
4. Mentoring Stage
Three fantastic artists form the Mentoring team for the Beyond Music Project Vol. 2: Elina Duni, Yaron Herman and Manu Katché. These outstanding artists are excited to share their experiences and knowledge. They will create video tutorials on topics such as improvisation, songwriting, production techniques and career development advice. They will provide expertise, tips, inspiration and insights. The video tutorials will be produced starting in September 2020 and are exclusively available to the Beyond Music community. The Mentors will also present the last nine Creativity Awards - each of them will select three collaborations they enjoyed the most.
You can find an overview of the changes due to the virus pandemic here.
Please see below for more details about the prizes.