WQHT (Hot 97)/New York Partners With Film On For Making The Stage
April 12, 2016 at 11:00 AM (PT)
EMMIS Top 40/Rhythmic WQHT (HOT 97)/NEW YORK has partnered with FILMON TV NETWORKS for MAKING THE STAGE, the journey to bring the next superstar to the HOT 97 SUMMER JAM Festival Stage. The winner will have the opportunity to open up the entire show, performing in front of thousands of concert goers at METLIFE STADIUM, and millions more worldwide via the SUMMER JAM livestream, exclusively on FILMON.COM. The winner of MAKING THE STAGE will not only perform at HOT 97 SUMMER JAM, but will also win a recording and distribution contract from FILMON and MONDOTUNES.
Now through 4/18/16, potential performers can upload their 90-second demo video on FILMON.COM/WHOSNEXT. HOT 97’s team of judges will narrow the submissions down to six acts to continue on to the semi-finals: performing at HOT 97’S WHO’S NEXT events in APRIL and MAY. WHO’S NEXT is a platform for up-and-coming artists to showcase their talents for fans and industry tastemakers. The monthly event has been the launching pad for stars such as DRAKE, J. COLE, TRAVI$ SCOTT, and more. The WHO’S NEXT shows will be livestreamed on FILMON.COM, with two semi-finalists performing at each event. Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite act following their performance; the top act from each showcase will move on to the finals in MAY.
HOT 97 PD PIO FERRO commented, "Our jocks have a history of breaking new artists. HOT 97 has been first on the biggest names in Hip Hop including JAY Z, RIHANNA, NICKI MINAJ, KANYE and so many more. It’s only fitting that we introduce new talent during our biggest event of the year, SUMMER JAM!"
EMMIS NEW YORK Market Mgr. CHARLIE MORGAN added, "Just as music reaches the farthest ends of the world, the MAKING THE STAGE performances will go beyond the NEW YORK Tri-State area and around the globe via our partnership with FILMON. It’s truly a testament of how impactful the HOT 97 and SUMMER JAM brands are, and we’re excited to take the festival to the next level!"