Hotel BPM, the musically inspired Brooklyn boutique hotel that was just launched by hip-hop DJ, BIJAL, is excited to announce a new Facebook contest. The musically inspired hotel has teamed up with Scratch DJ Academy, co-founded by Jam Master Jay of Run DMC, to provide its Facebook fans with an amazing opportunity to win a hotel stay and a complimentary DJ 101 course at Scratch DJ Academy.
Starting now and running through Jan. 31, 2013, anyone who wants a chance to learn the skills it takes to rock the crowd and play a killer set is invited to submit a short video explaining why they want to be a DJ via the Hotel BPM Facebook page. Participants will be competing for the opportunity to hone their DJ skills with a semester at Scratch DJ Academy.
Following the submission period, fans of the page will be encouraged to vote for their favorite videos through Feb. 1 and Hotel BPM Visionary and Founder BIJAL himself will use the fans feedback as a guide in selecting a grand prize winner.
"I wish I had the chance to learn from a school like the Scratch DJ Academy and I am very excited to provide aspiring DJs the opportunity to make their dreams come true," said BIJAL, Founder of Hotel BPM. "We couldn't have aligned ourselves with a better partner than Scratch DJ Academy, founded by the legendary Jam Master Jay, to bring our fans this amazing contest."
With the goal of lowering the barrier of entry to the DJ art form Scratch DJ Academy offers access to amazing instructors, proven curriculum state-of-the-art equipment, and scholarship opportunities. The course offerings range from beginner to performance ready levels in both DJing and Music Production. The DJ 101 course is a perfect starting point for the aspiring DJ to learn the basics of DJing. For more information on all of the course offerings, please visit the Scratch DJ Academy Website.
The grand prize winner will be announced via the Hotel BPM Facebook page on Feb. 4, 2013 and will receive one complimentary night at Hotel BPM Brooklyn and a complimentary six week DJ 101 course at Scratch DJ Academy.
Rates at Hotel BPM begin at $209/night and travelers can learn more about the hotel and make a reservation by visiting. Travelers can also follow Hotel BPM on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
Hotel BPM is located in the Sunset Park region of Brooklyn, which neighbors Park Slope and boasts easy access to many local attractions including The Brooklyn Bridge, Coney Island, The Brooklyn Museum and only one subway stop away from Brooklyn's newest attraction the Barclays Center. The D, N and R Subway lines are within walking distance of the property.
About Scratch DJ Academy
In 2002, Rob Principe and the late Jam Master Jay founded Scratch DJ Academy with the goal of lowering the barrier of entry to the art form of the DJ. Scratch's historic first semester received media attention worldwide with instructors including Jam Master Jay, DJ Premier, A-Trak, Evil Dee, and many more. Scratch DJ Academy went on to sell out every semester during its first year and eventually moved to a permanent location in New York City's East Village.
Over the next few years, Scratch opened additional locations in Los Angeles (2004), Miami (2005) and coming soon to Chicago (2013) as well as expanded its course offering to include music production. Today, Scratch teaches over 50,000 people how to DJ annually through its physical locations and national tours. Scratch has taught students from all 50 states, 35 different countries, and is widely recognized as the world leader in DJ and music production education.
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