Thursday, June 21, 2012

Def Jam New Voices Tour

For all of you aspiring singers and emcees, the Def Jam New Voices Tour is coming to D.C. and looking to make you a star.

It's a movement all about music; it's about a legacy committed to change, it's about new voices, and it's about time you got your ACT together…

Record/Publishing Executive Antonio M. Reid, Jr. his brother Aaron Reid, Vanessa and Angela Simmons (Run’s House & Daddy’s Girls) and a "Who's Who?" team of industry insiders, tastemakers and executives have launched a talent competition committed to music and dedicated to the spoken word. The Reid Brothers and The Simmons Sisters are not just following the footsteps but the DNA patterns of their fathers, (Island Def Jam Chairman Antonio “LA” Reid & Rev Run of Run DMC) as New Voices 2010 launches in May 2010! In direct partnership with the A&R Factory and MayTone Music, their hope is to open doors for new artists that "just need a break", on board to offer just that break to as many contestants as he personally selects is Pat Charles – Casting Director, Wild-Out Wednesday which is synonymous with breaking talent. Winners of New Voices receive recording budgets, private showcase with record executives, celebrity make-over, and much more. This competition will be fierce…Someone will be famous!
"Interested contestants will audition before a panel of industry insiders," instructs YEEC, executive James A. Smith, "everyone needs to bring their A-Game". Chosen auditions will perform in the New Voices 2010 event arena, sharing the night with some of the music industry's biggest names! Winners will be selected in the categories' of Hip Hop/Spoken Word, R&B, and Pop to compete in the New Voices 2010 Finale! "Opening the doors for new talent has always been an important role that I take very seriously. I understand that the songs of one generation are the stepping stones of the next generation. This competition will be tough, as it should be. I am very excited to be judging," explains Rev. Run. New Voices 2010 contestants will receive performance and expert advice from Brian Jennings (Universal Music Group), Rick Ross, Waka Flocka Flame, Jazze Pha, Debra Antney and Nick Cannon, just to name a few.
With auditions scheduled in cities across the United States signed on to judge and critique New Voices contestants are some of the industry's top A&R’s, management teams, producers and songwriters; each individually responsible for some of today’s biggest records and brightest stars. The New Voices 2010 Finale will lay the foundation for fame; artists selected for participation in the finale will compete in front of music legends – Rev. Run and Antonio "LA" Reid! New Voices 2010 will spotlight the nation’s best artists & performers with one winner in the following three genres: Hip-Hop/Spoken Word, R&B, and Pop. Making sure the music never stops reflecting the voices of our culture New Voices 2010 Powers a multi-city tour with one goal in mind… Finding the Best New Recording Artists in the United States!

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