Tommy Tutone (867-5309) Hosts Episode 2 of Do I Have a Hit Song – Taping in Jacksonville, FL on January 6th
Episode 2 of “Do I Have A Hit Song”, the world’s first and only television talent search, produced and created by Musik and Film, www.musikandfilm.com that focuses on songwriters performing their own original works, is set to be taped at Mavericks at the Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 356-1110 on Friday January 9th starting at 7pm. The show will be broadcast on January 20th 2015 at http://www.indimusic.tv
View the event here: http://www.
Available on cable TV in the US and to a worldwide audience online at IndiMusic.TV, this show is just different. All of the other current talent shows (American Idol, The Voice, X Factor, America’s Got Talent) mostly ask, or at least encourage, their participants to cover other people’s songs in order for their judges to be able to best find a new singing star. Do I Have A Hit Song? looks beneath the surface and searches for the best ORIGINAL songwriters. Orlando, FL based Songwriter Ashley Baker was the winner of episode one, and will be going on through to the next stage. Check her out at http://www.ashleybaker.net/
For a complete explanation of how it all works watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Episode 2 will have a special guest co-host, 80s hit writer Tommy Tutone (Jenny 867-5309), joining the show’s host and presenter, Drew Copeland of band Sister Hazel – who had a number one US hit himself with “All for You”.
Confirmed Contestants for Episode 2 are:
Ron Hamrick (Michigan, US)
Ivana Nostic (Canada)
Amy Barbara (Florida, US)
Kim Fairchild (Norway)
Johnny Jones (US)
Justine Collins (Canada)
David Park (Sweden)
Nicole Taylor (Australia)
A global contest, artists submit their video to http://www.doihaveahitsong.com
The show gives artists a unique opportunity to publicize their music and get it distributed to the world, and with more and more television viewers migrating to online services, the number of potential viewers only looks set to rise further.
Other supporters of the show, pleased to endorse a format looking for long term talent as opposed to simply a good vocalist, include Episode One co host Eliot Sloan – founder of Blessid Union of Souls who had hits with ‘I Believe’ and ‘Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me), and also involved with the production of the show. Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish), Javier Colon (winner of ‘The Voice’ in the US in 2011), Terry Nails (Ozzy Osbourne) and songwriter Edwin McCain. It’s an impressive roll call, with the show even attracting attention outside the music industry. ESPN anchorman Stuart Scott and golfer Chris Dimarco are among the many people excited to see the new music that comes through the program.
WHAT DOES THE WINNER RECEIVE?
At the end of the series, the winning act will see their submission professionally recorded and produced by
Musik and Film Production team www.musikandfilm.com/producers
Additionally, the winner will have the full support of http://www.indimusic.tv – the online channel which shows the program and has over 800,000 members in its network – including a Spotlight Segment and Artist Feature on the site for the full month following the end of the contest.
They will also receive a custom Montarado acoustic guitar (valued at $10,500), and a custom made Toneville amplifier (valued at $2,000) – plus official endorsements from both companies.
Second and third place artists will have the chance to release and promote their own songs through a full PR campaign with Musik Radio Promotions www.
In addition to the grand prize winners, there will be a variety of perks offered to other deserving songwriters, for instance one songwriter/artist will win an opening slot with a major touring artist of their genre and publishing deals will also be offered to some artists, as well (at the producers’ discretion).