Thursday, May 24, 2012
Tr3s & OurStage.com launch "Dame un Break” talent competition, presented by Wendy’s
Fans will be able to judge contest entries from May 21st through June 25th to narrow down the top 40 artists. The top-ranked artist, as well as four other finalists selected by Tr3s from within the top 40 will progress to a final five voting round. Fans can then vote for their favorite Latin music act from July 2nd to July 16th. The winner will be announced in late July.
The chosen artist will have his or her original song featured in a music video, which will be on rotation on Tr3s along with a digital “Making Of” special. The victor will fly to Los Angeles for a recording session with 4-time Grammy and 9-time Latin Grammy winner Producer Sebastian Krys. Travel and hotel accommodations will be provided. If that wasn’t enough, the winner will also receive a $2,500 cash prize. The contest is open to all Latin artists in the US, including Puerto Rico, excluding Hawaii and Alaska.
Founded in 2007, OurStage.com is a leading destination for music listening, discovery, and quality editorial content. With more than 200,000 artists from 40 styles of music, OurStage.com receives 4 million visits each month from 170 countries. OurStage.com's most acclaimed feature is its proprietary judging engine where the site's listeners rank the music of emerging artists for competitions that reward major opportunities to the winners—such as the chance to open for headlining acts and/or record with major label performers. To date, OurStage.com has provided opportunities for artists to open, be mentored by, or collaborate with celebrity artists such as Bon Jovi, Kid Rock, Drake, Goo Goo Dolls, HANSON, Train, John Legend, Lilith 2010, John Mayer, Monica, T-Pain, Trey Songz, Keith Urban, Travis Barker, Jane's Addiction, Hot Chelle Rae and many others. OurStage.com has also partnered with a wide range of media giants over the last few years, including: Clear Channel, Guitar Center, BET, CMT, Digital Broadcasting Group, AOL Music, MTV, and Radio One. For more information: http://www.ourstage.com.
About Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más
Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más, owned and operated by Viacom International Media Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), reaches 6.1 million Hispanic TV households (45% of US Hispanic Total TV HH) and 34 million total TV households. The network’s programming embraces the trilogy of cultures that represents Latino life – Latin American plus American equals US Latino - through original productions, key acquisitions, and content from MTV Networks’ portfolio of entertainment brands. Tr3s embraces the key lifestyle aspects of Latino identity -- milestones, making it and music -- as well as social responsibility through its initiative “Agentes de Cambio”, which tackles issues that affect Latinos today. The network also taps into the growing number of Latinos that are digitally connected through www.tr3s.com.
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