Info & How To Apply

Insomniac’s Discovery Project & Electric Forest Hosts: Open Casting Call for DJ/Producers




April 29, 2016, 12:00PM PT, through May 4, 2016, 11:59 PM PT


Become a part of the Discovery family and take the next step to push your music career forward. The open casting call is your chance to get behind the decks at this year's Electric Forest and join the growing collective of aspiring DJs and producers.


Access the Submit tab, and completely fill it out with your submission information. Make sure to include accurate Soundcloud and Mixcloud links! Follow the instructions carefully to ensure your submission is not disqualified.


All entries must include:
• One (1) original track displaying both originality and professionalism, uploaded to Soundcloud;
• One (1) DJ Mix that demonstrates boldness and precision, uploaded to Soundcloud or Mixcloud.
• Track should between 3 and 8 minutes in length.
• Mix must be between 25 and 30 minutes in length.





This casting call is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud or Mixcloud. 

Eligibility: Electric Forest Open Casting Call 2016 (“Casting”) is open to legal residents of the United States of America who have a valid social security or tax ID number, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age.

Any participant who is offered a work-for-hire contract will be subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Participation constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to these Terms Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Casting. Being offered a work-for hire is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Work-for-hire contracts will be offered through Madison House [legal entity info]. Insomniac Holdings, LLC (“Insomniac”) will aid Madison House in the selection of participants who are offered work-for-hire contracts.

Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Casting is Madison House.

Administrator: The Administrator of the Casting is Insomniac Holdings, LLC.

Sponsor and Administrator are collectively referred to herein as “Casting Entities”.

Timing:  Administrator's clock is the official time keeping device of the Casting.

The Submission Period begins at 12:00 PM Pacific Time ("PT") on April 29, 2016 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on May 4, 2016. 

How to participate: Submit an original track via Soundcloud, a link to your DJ Mix on Soundcloud or Mixcloud, and complete the Electric Forest Open Casting Call 2016 Submission form ("Submission"). Steps are as follows:

1. Participant must create one (1) original track ("Track") that captures or demonstrates optimal combination of originality and professionalism, and one (1) DJ Mix ("Mix") that demonstrates boldness and precision.  Track should be a minimum of 3 minutes and maximum of 8 minutes in length, and must be submitted as an MP3 file with a minimum bitrate of 320 kbps.   Mix must be a minimum of twenty-five (25) minutes and a maximum of thirty (35) minutes in length. You must title and tag the Mix "Electric Forest Open Casting Call 2016" and create an accurate set list ("List") to accompany the DJ Mix upload.

2. Participant should then go to www.soundcloud.com, log into Participant's account and follow instructions to upload their original track to Soundcloud, and obtain the direct link to the track on Soundcloud.com. OPTIONAL: Entrant will be asked to upload a cover art image for the Submission. Entrant should use the cover art image that is provided here.

3. Participant should then go to either www.soundcloud.com or www.mixcloud.com, log into Participant's account and follow instructions to upload Mix and List, and obtain the direct link to Mix on either Soundcloud.com or Mixcloud.com. OPTIONAL: Entrant will be asked to upload a cover art image for the Submission. Entrant should use the cover art image that is provided here.

4. Next, Participant must go to: www.insomniac.com/electric-forest-2016-casting-call and access the Submit tab to complete the Submission form which includes following the instructions to complete the form fields, upload the Soundcloud Track link and the Soundcloud or Mixcloud Mix link (“Submission”).  Participant may not use any third party intellectual property in the creation of the Track or Mix.  Track must be formatted to Soundcloud site requirements. Mix must be formatted to Soundcloud or Mixcloud site requirements (as applicable). Submission must be submitted by the creator. Participant must be the registered subscriber of the email account used during Submission.  Participant bears all responsibility for use of any “uncleared” samples. The definition of an uncleared sample is a loop, sample or other musical work for which you do not own the copyright (i.e.: you didn’t create it).

To participate, Participant must be a registered user of Soundcloud and/or Mixcloud ("Platforms"). If Participant is not a registered user of these sites, Participant must visit www.soundcloud.com and www.mixcloud.com, as applicable, to register for free. Registration for and use of the Platforms is subject to their terms and conditions, and Casting Entities have no responsibility with respect to such registration or use. Casting Entities are not responsible for the functionality of the Platforms, including changes that may interfere with the Submission process or the ability of a potential Participant to participate in the Casting.

Participant may apply once during the Submission Period. Multiple Participants are not permitted to share the same email address or other relevant account. Casting Entities are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected Submissions, which may be disqualified. All entries become the property of Administrator and none will be acknowledged or returned.

During the Casting Period, qualifying Submissions may be posted onto the http://insomniac.com/discovery site via the Internet for viewing by the general public, in Casting Entities’ sole discretion.  Casting Entities shall have the right to immediately remove any and all Submissions that violate these terms, in the sole direction of the Casting Entities.

  As conditions of participation into this Casting, and submitting a Submission, you:

1. Warrant and represent that you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the Submission to use his/her respective name or likeness to enable inclusion and use of the Submission in the manner contemplated by the Casting Entities and these Terms, and can make written copies of such permissions available to the Casting Entities upon request;

2. Acknowledge and agree that the Casting Entities may exploit, edit, modify, display and distribute the Submission and all elements of such Submission, including, without limitation, the names and likenesses of any persons or locations embodied therein, in any and all media now known or not currently known, throughout the world in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to Participant or any third party;

3. Warrant and represent that your Submission is original to you and has been legally obtained and created, does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party, or violate applicable laws or regulations;

4. Warrant and represent that your Submission does not contain any unlicensed images or music;

In the event you cannot provide all required releases, Casting Entities reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify the applicable Submission, or seek to secure the releases and clearances for Casting Entities’ benefit, or allow the applicable Submission to remain.

You agree that Submissions shall not contain, include or involve any of the following:

- Obscenity
- Crude, vulgar or offensive pictures, depictions, images, language and/or symbols
- Gang signs or symbols
- Violence
- Explicit sexual activity
- Nudity
- Illegal drug or alcohol use
- Commercial products (e.g., clothing, toys, food) and/or their trademarks, brands, logos or endorsements
- License plates, phone numbers, personal addresses (physical or email or otherwise)
- Website or web page links
- Derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious groups, humiliation of other people (publicly or otherwise), any assault or threatening of others
- Trespass or the violation of other people’s rights or property
- Illegal (e.g., discriminatory, harassing) or inappropriate activity, behavior or conduct (e.g., inflicting emotional distress)
- Conduct or activities in violation of these Official Rules
- Any other content, display, materials and/or images that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, as determined by Casting Entities, in their sole discretion

Administrator is not obligated to use, publish, display or broadcast any Submission materials; provided however that you acknowledge that Administrator will rely on your agreement and compliance with these Terms when you submit or attempt to submit your Submission.

Participants are restricted from any communication (announcing, telling any other person, posting online via website, blog or any social media profiles, pages or accounts) stating that they have been contacted or offered a work-for-hire  contract until Administrator has fully verified eligibility and Administrator has notified Participant that they have been approved to communicate the work-for-hire offer. Terms of any work-for-hire offer are confidential. Potential winner is subject to verification by Administrator. Administrator will not accept screen shots or other evidence of winning in lieu of its validation process.  Potential winner must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Terms, and being selected is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Potential selected participants will be notified by mail, email, or phone. Potential selected participants will be required to sign and return the work for hire contract and only other documents required by the Casting Entities, which must be received by Administrator within twenty-four (24) hours of the date the work for hire is sent to the Potential selected participant. If a selected participant is a minor in his or her state of residence, the contracts must also be executed by the winner’s parents or legal guardians. If a potential selected participant cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the contracts within the required time period (if applicable), declines the work for hire offer, or is otherwise unselected by Casting Entities, such potential selected participant forfeits the ability to be selected and Casting Entities will have no liability in respect to that potential selected participant.

Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Casting constitutes Participant’s consent to Casting Entities’ use of Participant’s name, Submission, social media identity, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, hometown and state for Casting purposes in connection with this Casting in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

Privacy: Information submitted by you will be collected by Administrator’s systems based in the United States and such collection will be subject to applicable United States laws.  You may withdraw personal data upon request; however, you will be disqualified if personal data is withdrawn prior to the determination of the selected participants. Information submitted by you is subject to Administrator’s privacy policy: http://concerts.livenation.com/h/privacy.html. Your participation in this Casting constitutes consent for Casting Entities to use your personal information solely for the purpose of administering the Casting.

Errors and Unauthorized Activity: Casting Entities are not responsible: (1) for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Participants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Submission; (2) for technical and/or communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind; (3) for unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Submission process or Casting; (4) for technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Casting or the processing of Submissions; (5) for any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from your participation in the  Submission process; or (6) if no Submissions are offered a work-for-hire contract. If for any reason a Submission is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, your sole remedy is another Submission in the Casting, provided that if it is not possible to award another Submission due to discontinuance of the Casting, or any part of it, for any reason, Administrator, at its sole discretion, may elect to accept a Submission after the Submission Period.  Administrator reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Casting, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Casting Entities’ reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Casting, as determined by Administrator in its sole discretion. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Casting may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Casting Entities reserve the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Casting Entities’ failure to enforce any term of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Release: By participating in the Casting, you (a) release Casting Entities, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, assigns, agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees, from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising in connection with your Submission, including the unauthorized or illegal access to personally identifiable or sensitive information; and (b) acknowledge that the foregoing parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to an offer for work-for-hire.

Casting Call Entry

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Landscape format preferred (horizontal orientation).

- Your information and links are correct and proofread.
- Your genres are accurately selected from the list below (up to 3)
- You only press Submit once


Only the first instance of your submission will be considered, so please double-check that the info you are submitting is correct.


NOTE: For “Mixcloud Submission URL”, you may also submit a link to a mix hosted on Soundcloud.

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