The World's First TV Talent Search for an ORIGINAL Songwriter - Do I Have A Hit Song?
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.
A global contest, artists can submit their video to http://www.doihaveahitsong.comwhere site visitors can watch and vote for their favorites. Voting for episode 3 is currently open until January 2nd, and artists can still submit their new songs for upcoming episodes (video or mp3 format). 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.
For a complete explanation of how it all works, here’s the show’s presenter, Drew Copeland of band Sister Hazel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Cx9Mb4RlI8
Drew, who had a number one US hit himself with Sister Hazel's "All for You", is also available for interviews about ‘Do I Have a Hit Song?’, as is 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.
Other supporters of the show, pleased to endorse a format looking for long term talent as opposed to simply a good vocalist, include 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.Songwriter Ashley Baker was the winner of episode one, and will be going on through to the next stage. The winners of the online vote are set to be announced shortly for Episode 2 which will be filmed on January 9th and will be broadcast on January 20th 2015. Episode 2 will have a special guest co-host, 80s hit writer Tommy Tutone (Jenny 867-5309).
Confirmed Contestants for Episode 2 are: Ron Hamrick (US), Ivana Nostic (Canada), Amy Barbara (US), Kim Fairchild (Norway), Johnny Jones (US), Justine Collins (US), David Parks (Sweden), Nicole Taylor (Australia), and Brie Lobue.
Voting is currently open for Episode 3, and further entries for the series are also still being taken – just visit http://www.doihaveahitsong.com
and have a recording (video or mp3) of your song available to submit. At the end of the series, the winning act will see their submission professionally recorded and produced by Musik and Film, before it’s released worldwide and supported by international radio promotion, video promotion and full physical and digital distribution.
Additionally, the winner will have the full support of 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. 2nd place will also win a Montarado TimberKaster custom made electric guitar )valued at $5,500).
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).