one of the largest and most recognized music award shows of the
Carolinas, the Carolina Music Awards, announced earlier this month a
joint collaboration to search the Carolinas to choose 50 acts to
represent contestants for, "NEXT" Carolinas Independent Artist
Showcase on Friday, October 15th, at Grand Central Music Hall—1000
Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC.
With Charlotte's quickly progressing growth on all fronts, "Queen
City" is also demanding the music industry spotlight this fall. Music
acts will take the stage before an elite panel of judges from the
music industry's top labels including the "Big 6", where one lucky
artist or band is given an opportunity to receive an artist
development and recording contract at the showcase final in April.
The showcase will be recorded live for a reality television pitch to
major networks, and will feature 10 acts each month representing R&B,
Neo Soul, Pop, Gospel, Rock, Country, and Alternative music genres to
be judged on their performances in categories including vocals, stage
presence, and personality.
Hosted by HBO's Bad Boys of Comedy Dave Martin, the showcase brings
major players in the music industry to the October showcase premier:
Michelle Bell, VP Sales and Marketing for Universal Music Group,
Gerald "G" Flowers, Senior A/R Director for MBK Entertainment, Rachel
Harelle, Representative for MBK Entertainment, Rondell "Mr. Beatz"
Cobbs, Staff Super Producer for Cash Money Records, Miykal Snoody,
Super Producer for Compound Entertainment, Troyton "T-Swagg" Rami, CEO/
Super Producer for Black Shadow Records, Henry "Hen-Roc" Polanco ,
National Director of Mix Show, Club Promotions for Bad Boy
Entertainment, and Omar McCallop, Carolina Music Awards and Georgia
Music Awards Founder. Bell shares her anticipation about her visit to
Charlotte, "I am very excited to see what talent is hidden in the
Carolinas." She continues, "Universal is always scouting for
exceptional talent across all genres for the next big star, so my eyes
will definitely be locked on that stage!" Omar McCallop explains, "We
are honored and humbled that GOGETTAS invited us to be a part of this
MCCallop further explains, "They are bringing some of the most
powerful people in music to the Carolinas. It is an incredible
opportunity for the Carolinas and Carolina music!" "NEXT" Carolinas
October showcase also features a live guest performance by MBK
Entertainment's Jermaine Paul, former lead background singer for
Alicia Keys, soon to release his debut album with his hit single
An official Music Industry Networking After Party will immediately
follow the October showcase. Guests include radio personalities, music
and entertainment writers, music producers, DJs, and celebrity guests.
The scheduled event is open to the public, but as space is limited,
RSVP is required at http://www.nextcarolinas.eventbrite.com. General
admission tickets (standing only) are $25.00, tables seating 4 guests
are $120.00, tables for 8 are $240.00, VIP booths for 6 are $180.
General admission tickets are limited to accommodate seated guests.
VIP access is limited and exclusive to special guests, media, and
music industry professionals. To request VIP access, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The one-time $50.00 registration fee for all artists includes audition
and an opportunity to perform in one of five showcases, one event pass
to a showcase of choice, and promotional opportunities. For
registration and audition submissions visit: http://www.regonline.com/nextcarolinas
. Promotional code, CMA11 is required.
Vendors and Sponsors should email inquiries to email@example.com.