Producers Swap Meet
The Music Room327 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30312
The Music Room is an underground music venue with a full stage, prime sound and DJs representing music from the best elements from around the world
- Travel and Parking:
- You may catch the number 3 Marta bus or Green Line Mart a train to The Music Room
Public on-street parking along Edgewood Ave (free on Sundays) and paid parking lot is available across the street
Join The Producers Swap Meet Movement
Please fill out the information to get your PSM Registration.
Producers Swap Meet Rules
If you need to talk to someone or ask a question that not covered here email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-487-8330.
- How Many Rounds are there in the Producers Swap Meet Beat Battle?
There are 4 Rounds in the battle of 16 producers. If we have more than 16 producers sign up then we do Wild Card Rounds for the final 16th spot.
- How Many Minutes Do We Have To Play Beats in Each Round?
In the 1st Round you have 60 seconds (1 beat) to play your music. In the 2nd and 3rd Rounds you have 35 seconds (2 beats per producer). In the 4th Round you have 60 seconds (3 beats per producer). If we have a Wild Card Round and you're in it then it's 60 seconds (1 beat).
- How are the battles judged?
In each Round 2 producers are called to the stage to compete with one another. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Rounds are judged by our Music Industry Judging Panel. The 4th Round is judge by the crowd. The Wild Card Round if necessary is also judged by our Music Industry Judges.
Our Judges are instructed to base their decisions on how the beat is mixed, arranged and it's overall feel. They are given score cards to rate each section per producer. In the event that our judges unanimously decide that neither producer has played a beat that they would vote for, they can initiate the Double Elimination rule which would disqualify both producers.
- Can I rechallenge my opponent if I lose?
- Yes if you lose the judges vote you may rechallenge your opponent on the spot. In order to rechallenge them you or someone from the crowd (a sponsor) must put up an offer of $20 to rechallenge the winner. The rechallenge will be judged by our industry judges. 1 beat 60 seconds.
- If the winner wins again he/she keeps their spot and the $20. If the challenger wins then they get the spot and keep the $20. The initial winner may rechallenge if they lose. They must put up $20 too inorder to rechallenge. You can only rechallenge 1x in a round.
- How Should I Bring My Music?
You can bring your music on CD, Flash Drive and or mobile device. If you bring a CD we advise that you bring a backup.
- How many Beats do I need to bring?
We suggest that you come with no less that 12 beats. Based on the number of rounds and beats that can be possibly played in each the number would equal 8 beats from round 1 to 4. However there are cases where there are ties between producers and the judges will ask for more beats to be played. So the more beats you have the better.
- What Time Should I Get There and How Much Does it cost for someone to just watch?
If you don't pre register online we suggest that you come at 6pm to register for the battle. By pre registering you guarantee your slot in the top 16 battle and it cost less. If you don't pre register we will still fit you in the battle but depending on how many people have registered before you may push you into the Wild Card Round.
General Admission for spectators is $10. You can pay that at the door the night of the event.