Welcome to the Nimbus Mix Contest

Nimbus is passionate about music and developing the next generation of music engineers and producers. The annual Mix Contest has discovered many talented creators, with winners as young as 15 years old!

Through our partnership with Warner Music Canada, we provide the stems from the original sessions used to create the final songs from three Warner artists, giving you the same starting place as the professionals who mixed the final songs.

Open to High School students in Canada, the Nimbus Mix Contest is all about discovering talented, aspiring producers, mixers and engineers. Prizing includes:

  • First: $25,000 Nimbus Scholarship
  • Second: $10,000 Nimbus Scholarship
  • Third: $5,000 Nimbus Scholarship
  • Public Vote: $10,000 Nimbus Scholarship

Plus, Yamaha Music is providing a PA System to the High School of the winner, as well as a pair of Yamaha HS-8 Studio Monitors to the winner!

Register, Download, Mix, Upload, Vote!

2018 Nimbus Mix Contest Partners

"The Mix Contest has shown us how inventive, brave, and exiting the next generation of Canadian music talent can be. We cant wait to hear what Canada has to show us this year."

GGGarth Richardson Nimbus Co-founder

How This Works

2018 Mix Contest Poster

01. Sign In & Register

To download the stems and to upload your submission, you need to SIGN IN to the site and REGISTER as a participant. You only have to register once.

02. Download

Stems will be available for download March 30, 2018 at Midnight PST.

03. Mix/Remix/Upload

Do your mix or remix and upload your submission before May 15, 2018 at midnight PST.

04. Share

Once your submission has been approved, you can share your submission on social media and invite your friends and family to vote for your submission for the Popular Vote category (see details below about voting).

05. Announce

All entries will be reviewed and the top 3 winners announced by June 5, 2018.


Anyone can vote for an entry, however you must SIGN IN to the site. You can use your Google, Facebook or Twitter account, or signup with an email account. If you sign up with email, a verification email will be sent to you with a link. You will need to verify your email account before you are allowed to vote.

You can vote for multiple entries, but you can only vote once per day per entry.


High School Teacher

Have students who are passionate about creating music? Sign up to receive an electronic poster kit for your school.

If the Mix Contest Winner is from your school, Yamaha Music Canada will donate a professional PA system valued at $5,000 to your school's music program!

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