WorldArts, the interactive network that provides musicians a platform to engage with fans, peers and industry professionals, has announced a brand new undiscovered artists and band contest, where unsigned musicians have the opportunity to be the guest on the final episode of the highly regarded successful first season of NIC HARCOURT’S TRANSMISSIONS. The show is a live performance and interview web series hosted by noted radio and TV personality, journalist/tastemaker Nic Harcourt and directed by musician/producer Kita Klane. The first season has featured Silversun Pickups, Lucinda Williams, Chicano Batman, Fantastic Negrito, and more. Music fans can watch NIC HARCOURT’S TRANSMISSIONS here. The competition provides a rare opportunity for unknown artists and bands to obtain valuable exposure and reach new audiences through the WorldArts platform.
The winning artist will perform three songs in a multi-camera taping from the WorldArts Stage in Los Angeles, CA, and be interviewed by legendary DJ/producer, Harcourt, considered by many as one of the most innovative music minds in the business.
“Throughout my career I’ve always put an emphasis on giving opportunity to unknown artists and bands so they can have their music heard,” said Harcourt, host and producer of NIC HARCOURT’S TRANSMISSIONS. “Thanks to the WorldArts network, I look forward to receiving lots of amazing entries from artists and bands from all over – and listening to them all.”
WorldArts provides a platform with global capabilities to help bring artists and band’s careers to the next level, by connecting them with new brands, fans and industry professionals. In addition to original content series like NIC HARCOURT’S TRANSMISSIONS, WorldArts provides artists and bands with access to video shoots, recording sessions, sales information, and the Los Angeles based WorldArts stage.
“Giving opportunities to up-and-coming artists and bands is exactly why I founded WorldArts,” said Larry Underwood, WorldArts CEO and Founder. “Keeping true to that mission, it felt right to finish up our first season of NIC HARCOURT’S TRANSMISSIONS with an unsigned artists and bands contest.”
“Having partnered with WorldArts in the past, we know they offer unique opportunities for independent artists to accelerate their careers,” said Joe Cuello, TuneCore’s Chief Creative Officer. “As the premier digital music distribution service, we’re always looking for new and innovative ways to champion our artists and can’t wait to share this opportunity with our members.”
NIC HARCOURT’S TRANSMISSIONS was created and produced by Nude & Ginger Production Co., a production duo comprised of Nic Harcourt and Kita Klane. Harcourt is widely regarded as one of the most influential music tastemakers of the last 20 years. Through his radio and television shows he has helped launch the careers of such artists as Adele, Coldplay, Norah Jones, Interpol, and Florence & the Machine. Klane is a Los Angeles based producer and artist who has her finger firmly on the digital pulse. Klane directs the episodes, while Harcourt hosts.
• Open to all unsigned artists and bands.
• Original music only; no covers will be accepted
• Submission should be an original track in video (.mov or mp4) and/or audio (mp3) format, maximum size 50MB.
• Entries must be in by May 15, 2016.
• Enter online for free at WorldArts.com.
NOTE: The winning band will be selected by May 30th and perform at the end of June, 2016. The episode will then premiere July 19th, 2016.
• Be the featured artist/band on season finale of NIC HARCOURT’S TRANSMISSIONS.
• Perform 3 songs live in a multi camera shoot at WA Los Angeles
• “21 Questions” Interview with Nic Harcourt (a Proust like questionnaire)
Top photo by Leslie Rowland under GFDL license.