Sample and education platform Splice and streaming giant SoundCloud have teamed up to find the next generation of artists. Their new platform – called Nova – aims to discover talent through Splice’s Discord server, using artist packs and producer contests, with twelve total packs released starting in January 2022. 

Four winners will be hand-picked by Splice and SoundCloud to “receive SoundCloud’s enhanced marketing and distribution services to support breaking artists”. They will also receive financial support from SoundCloud for their next project, “including $20K marketing spend.” Winners also get the chance to create their own Splice Sounds Pack. 

Splice’s Chief Music Officer, Maria Egan said of Nova, “We’re opening the doors to our most talented users and leveraging our global producer community to amplify these creators. The power of our platform, alongside this incredible partnership with SoundCloud, will give artists a unique opportunity to kick start their careers.” 

The contests are open to unsigned artists – you can find out more about Nova and enter the contests here