Hip Hop Idol, America’s Newest Hip Hop Reality TV Series - Star-studded team begins quest to find the best talent in Hip Hop, Reggae, R&B, Reggaeton, Dance, Latin, Pop-Rock, Comedy, and Poetry

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Hip-Hop Idol®, the first reality talent competition to focus on and showcase the best of urban talent, is officially launching their marketing campaign today. Auditions scheduled in 20 cities over the next nine months.

Hip-Hop Idol®, the first reality talent competition to focus on and showcase the best of urban talent, is officially launching their marketing campaign today. Auditions scheduled in 20 cities over the next nine months.

Hip-Hop Idol® gives exposure to talent that would otherwise remain undiscovered, to whom there is no reality TV search. The genres invited to compete have all played a role in the development of what is today the Hip Hop culture of America. Hip-Hop Idol® appeals to a variety of demographics ranging in age, gender and ethnicity. They also provide a positive educational experience by handing out brochures on HIV/AIDS awareness at each of their castings. It's about time for a TV show like this--so current and so relevant!

Registration is now open online at HipHopIdolTV.com and auditions begin via online submission or at your local scheduled radio station. Each contestant will have the chance to audition in a televised preliminary round where they will perform a 1:30 second sample of their song. All songs and beats must be originally produced and created. Three celebrity judges will then select the top 12 from all the cities. Those 12 will compete for the grand prize of $100,000 recording budget and a new car! Contestants will be judged based on pure talent, originality, stage presence and their ability to captivate an audience.

Contestants can register online at http://www.hiphopidoltv.com. All participants must be between the ages of 18 and 45 to participate. Registration fees do apply. For more information visit http://www.hiphopidoltv.com.

Hip-Hop Idol® is also using ReverbNation's Submission & Marketing Platform to pick at least one artist or band to perform at each audition. Artists/bands can submit their ReverbNation Press Kit (RPK) to HipHopIdolTV/ReverbNation where Hip-Hop Idol® will choose the best talent to perform at each location. There is no cost to submit and submissions can be sent to info(at)hiphopidoltv(dot)com.

Hip-Hop Idol® will provide a platform for urban artists to express themselves and showcase the positive attributes that hip hop possesses.
There are strict rules for performances: no cursing and no vulgarity. This is a fun but serious competition that aspires to highlight the importance of hip hop as an art form to a mainstream audience. Hip hop is more than just music, it has become a culture that influences millions of people everyday. Hip-Hop Idol® provides energetic and superior programming that will engage its audience as well as keep negative aspects often associated with hip hop off the screen. Hip-Hop Idol® will broadcast on the HipHopIdolTV.com Digital Network fall 2012. The Hip-Hop Idol Video Game is slated for Christmas 2011 and the HipHopIdolMovie.com coming spring 2013!

Benefits for Artists:

  • Video clip of audition for personal marketing
  • Exposure to thousands of people at the mall auditions
  • Judges are a mix of entertainment professionals, A&R executives and talent scouts
  • Television performance experience
  • Local / Regional / National media coverage
  • Scheduled media interview sessions
  • National Touring Opportunities (Young Adult and Adult Division)
  • Artist Development / Management Contract for National Showcase Winners

For more information, please visit http://www.hiphopidoltv.com

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