SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
The Iron Mic Festival & Conference is both a LIVE & DIGITAL event!
STAGE 1: Online artist submission & public voting period! Submit your original music HERE and rally your community of fans to vote you through to the judging stages! The Iron Mic Festival performing artists are 100% determined by our Stage 1 public online voting!
Stage 2: The 12 most popularly voted artists will compete in a night of rapid-fire live performances in front of professional judges to determine which 6 artists can deliver the best TWO-SONG live set (up to 10 min max!). Our audience capacity will be limited due to COVID-19 public health requirements. Starting July 20th, you may purchase Tickets HERE and make sure to SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube channel to watch the event performances!
Stage 3: Featuring 6 of PEI’s most talented hip hop & rap artists, this night of live showcase performances will allow artists to deliver their own 15-20 set in front of professional judges who will determine the 2021 Iron Mic Champions, and who takes home the $1000 Emcee & the $500 DJ/Producer cash prizes!
THE IRON MIC CONFERENCE PRESENTS: The Business Of Music
Discussing the economic and logistical grit that it takes to be both a musician AND an entrepreneur, the Iron Mic Conference is designed to give hip hop & rap artists in PEI the business skills they need to thrive in the national and international music industry. Diving behind the stage and into the Business Of Music, we’re bringing together industry-leading experts to share their insights and provide you with actionable items to advance your musical career.
ABOUT THE IRON MIC FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE
The Iron Mic Festival & Conference is a NEW contest-based music event for EMCEES and DJs / PRODUCERS that integrates both ONLINE and LIVE performances with professional advancement opportunities to showcase and empower hip hop & rap artists in Prince Edward Island.
WIN CASH PRIZES & BE AN IRON MIC CHAMPION
This opportunity is available for any PEI-based hip-hop & rap artist to submit their original music for a chance to perform, compete, and win the Iron Mic Championship! Applying artists must reside in Prince Edward Island, Canada. There is no cost to enter.
Each participating Iron Mic Festival Artist will also receive free access to the Iron Mic Conference and rub shoulders with industry leaders as they discover the Business of Music.
ARE YOU AN IRON MIC CHAMPION?
The Iron Mic Festival is a music contest for emerging and established artists. The winner will be selected through 3 stages of elimination that include public online voting and professional judging.
Submit your original music today, rally your community support, and join us as an Iron Mic Festival Artist!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I HAVE A QUESTION!!
Please contact us by emailing TUNEIN@IRONMICFESTIVAL.COM !
CAN I PHYSICALLY WATCH THE PERFORMANCES?
Yes. The Iron Mic Festival is both a LIVE & DIGITAL event. We are inviting a limited number of people (ONE-COHORT; as defined by the Province of PEI) to join us in person for the Stage 2 live performances and Iron Mic Festival showcase.
SHOULD I BRING ANYTHING?
Yes. EVERYONE is required to wear a facemask when inside and are not eating, drinking, or performing.
You will also need your order confirmation to check-in upon arrival.
HOW ARE THE IRON MIC CHAMPIONS SELECTED?
We are engaging with the community to allow the public to determine what artists participate in the Iron Mic Festival through online public voting.
We will invite the EIGHT most popularly voted Emcees and the FOUR most popularly voted DJs / PRODUCERS to perform live in front of our Event Judges.
SIX artists will advance through Stage 2 to perform live at the Iron Mic Showcase.
The BEST EMCEE and the BEST DJ / PRODUCER will be awarded the Iron Mic Championships.
CAN I WATCH THE PERFORMANCES ONLINE?
Yes. Our on-site production team will be there to capture every second of the live performances and showcase. We will digitally reproduce and distribute these performances on our YouTube channel.
Make sure to follow us @IronMicFestival & SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube to watch all digital performances!
CAN I STREAM THE LIVE PERFORMANCES FOR MY FRIENDS?
We are integrating a professional videographer to capture high-quality performance content for our participating artists. The videos of each live performance will be digitally re-distributed online to support both the growth of the Iron Mic Festival and our Artists.
As such, we kindly ask there is not any Photography, Videography, or Audio capturing during our live performances by non-event staff.
I JUST MOVED TO PEI. CAN I PARTICIPATE?
If you are a hip hop & rap musician AND you are a resident of Prince Edward Island, you may enter the Iron Mic Festival.
There is no cost to participate.
HOW LONG ARE THE LIVE PERFORMANCES?
Stage 2 Live Performances is a rapid-fire contest where each artist will perform TWO-songs, up to 10 minutes max per set.
Stage 3 Showcase Performances will test each artist to deliver their best overall 15 to 20-minute set.
Artists will have their mic cut off should they extend beyond the allotted time period.
IS THIS A 19+ ONLY EVENT?
Yes, though we strongly encourage parents of minors who have a strong interest and passion for hip hop to contact us directly.
WARNING: EXPLICIT LYRICS
We support the Freedom of Expression of our artists and we do not limit the scope of their lyrics.
I HAVE FEATURES IN MY MUSIC... CAN I USE THESE SONGS?
Yes, if you’d like to.
Each Emcee / Group must register as a single applicant. However, we do permit up to THREE performers at any one time. If you have a smash single that features another artist, your feature will be permitted to join you during your live performance.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Our judging criteria will deduct points if your song “feature” is more prominent than the original artist’s musical contribution to the song.
Our DJ / PRODUCER Contest does not permit any lyricism or vocations.
WHAT HAPPENS IF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS CANCEL THE LIVE EVENTS?
We will provide a full refund for all Stage 2 & Stage 3 live performances event passes, and proceed to host the Iron Mic Festival as a purely digital event.
The show will go on!
HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE IRON MIC FESTIVAL?
We are a community-focused event. We invite any local business that shares our passion to support hip hop & rap music in PEI to join us as an Event Sponsor by emailing us at email@example.com !
We also invite every individual to LIKE & SHARE the Iron Mic Festival activities, and most importantly, VOTE ONLINE FOR OUR APPLYING ARTISTS!!