Music Nation Names Nelly, Pitts, Walk And Others As Judges
January 30, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
MUSIC NATION has announced the final lineup of its music industry judges as the first online multi-genre video music competition officially launches. Voting is now open, and together with the public these judges will choose finalists for the 15-week competition. MUSIC NATION will award a global recording contract with EPIC RECORDS to a winner in each of three genres -- rock, pop and urban. Additionally, all three winners will be showcased on an episode of STRIPPED, CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO's in-studio performance series.
For the Urban genre, the judges are NELLY, three-time GRAMMY Award winner and two-time GRAMMY nominee THE GAME, and JIVE RECORDS Pres./Urban Music MARK PITTS. Serving as judges for the Rock genre are brothers JOEL and BENJI MADDEN from the band GOOD CHARLOTTE and producer HOWARD BENSON. In the Pop genre, the judges are EPIC RECORDS Pres. CHARLIE WALK and producer JONATHAN "J.R." ROTEM.
"This contest is an incredible idea, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it," said JOEL MADDEN. "MYSPACE and other sites have already given unsigned acts a chance to have their music heard by fans beyond their hometown, but MUSIC NATION is taking it to the next level by actually looking to give these artists a career."