The winner of the Boost MC Battle will receive the following:
The winner receives a single deal with Duck Down Music & this year they will help the artist organize a stronger lead song for them to spotlight & better ways to promote the record: 1) DUCK DOWN will provide the winner with a sample free instrumental courtesy of !llmind (he or she will have a couple of options to choose from !llmind's catalog). !llmind has produced songs for artists such as Eminem, 50 Cent, Talib Kweli, Redman, Scarface, LL Cool J, Sean Price, Boot Camp Clik, Little Brother & more 2) Duck Down covers studio time for the artist to record his / her track using the !llmind instrumental. 3) Duck Down coordinates a music video for the song that DUCK DOWN will upload to its Youtube account with over 30,000 subscribers. 4) The winner will have the opportunity to perform the song at the Duck Down CMJ showcase in the Fall (the last two years they’ve sold this event out with over 2,000 people in attendance). 5) Between May 18th - 30th, DUCK DOWN will have a rep at each of the 10 retail appearances to film the battles. DUCK DOWN also film the finals at the Festival Stage. DUCK DOWN then edit the footage to create a great recap video showing the journey the winner had to take to become the champion. This footage can be set to the !llmind instrumental he or she will be rhyming to so DUCK DOWN can start to plug the music in advance. 6) DUCK DOWN will blast the single to several DJ services such as wesquad, digiwaxx, bottom feeder 7) DUCK DOWN will encode the single for sale at all digital retail outlets (iTunes, Amazon, Google Music, Rhapsody, etc). DUCK DOWN has direct deals with these accounts. 8) Winner will have a spot on 3 future Who's Next Live showcases.