We want First Look Sessions to be a household name, not just for artists but for individuals in the industry. We're looking to create a major buzz from the beginning. First Look doesn't have to set itself apart from others, we are our own competition.
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 6, 2010
The first of its' kind, the Golden Mic Competition is an online talent battle sure to draw hype, specifically from the independent artist community. Eliminating loopholes and industry stigma and having done the necessary work, First Look Sessions and affiliates are providing a virtual, (no pun intended) once in a lifetime opportunity to many. With the skill and production of Italian, Platinum Hip-Hop Producer Goldhands Demassis, willing contestants can choose from three original, distinct tracks to dissect and create a masterpiece. Inspired by true hip-hop legends, Goldhands has been a household name overseas circulating beats and producing tracks for over 10 years. With features ranging from MTV Europe to The Source, XXL to MTV2, its' about time the United States recognize his dedication to the culture and affinity or making hits. With a wrap sheet of collaborations under his belt and a lifetime of inspiration, it is safe to say Goldhands would rather die than disappoint.
With the same mindset and the arena for success, First Look Sessions and Goldhands are allowing one lucky contestantto prove they have what it takes to succeed in this cutthroat industry. For as low as $19.99, contestants have three packagechoices to take advantage of and increase their chances at winning the grand prize. First Look Sessions has made it easierthan ever for artists to pay, record, and submit final tracks for consideration through the Golden Mic Competition website.Contestants wishing to enter tracks for consideration will have until Nov. 30th at 12am EST and the winning entry will be selected on Dec 25th 2010. One individual will be selected and win a package worth $5,000* courtesy of United Sound Music Group that includes a First Look Artist Development Package which will include, a roundtrip flight to New York City from anywhere in the world, a studio session to professionally record the winning track, a top quality music video to accompany the selected track, a professional EPK submitted to select major labels, an abundant Promo package and More!
About FIRST LOOK SESSIONS™
First Look Sessions is an independent artist's best friend and the answer to fans' and A&Rs' prayers - the culmination of a concept designed to enlighten enthusiasts, expose raw skill, and revitalize the music industry. First Look Session's parent company, United Sound Music Group, strives to provide independent artists with the resources and a platform to excel in the mainstream spotlight and entertainment industry long-term. With the music industry more concerned about quantity than quality, it is important that artists create their own niche and go after the dream that divides purpose from paycheck. First Look Sessions creates a vibe and atmosphere for artists to showcase their talent, establish and build a fan base, and garner solid, national exposure that is nearly impossible in today's economy.
An all-inclusive site, First Look Sessions is looking to showcase drive, potential, and overlooked individuals who would otherwise be grinding for a lifetime. Erasing the blur between progress and stagnation, First Look Sessions creates a space that allows for both positivity and constructive criticism. As CEO, Aron Ciafullo explains, "We want First Look Sessions to be a household name, not just for artists but for individuals in the industry. We're looking to create a major buzz from the beginning. First Look doesn't have to set itself apart from others, we are our own competition." FLS will start on the East Coast and then expand westward as the company continues to grow.
Keeping up with the demands in today's music world driven by social media, blogging, and online interaction, First Look Sessions will be using a new video broadcasting platform called VOKLE™ to provide an internet-based arena to showcase the most promising and overlooked independent talent. Each artist is sure to get the attention and feedback necessary to propel a career or instate perseverance. With featured artists such as Rah Grizzly, Kelli Renée, Deena Jonez, Pearl Gates and ANatural, United Sound Music Group has had notable success developing and cultivating not just artists, but a brand.