L.E.D. Spotlight Showcase is on this Friday
Port of Spain, 27th May 2020: On Friday 29th May 2020, from 1:00 pm, the Trinidad and Tobago Music Company Limited (MusicTT) will host its very first Limited Edition Digital (L.E.D.) Spotlight Showcase online. 14 finalists will be performing for a chance to be 1 of 6 winners to move on to be a part of the 3rd edition of Spotlight: an Artist Portfolio Development Programme.
In April 2020, 14 artistes were chosen by 5 preliminary judges from a pool of applicants to be a part of MusicTT’s L.E.D. Spotlight. Advancing to perform in Friday’s Showcase are, #vozmusic, Aaron Ifill, Aisha, Alethea, DNA 868 Muzik, EJ Entertainment, Illusionist, Juss Lizz, Kadija, Kage, Leah, Mahalia Thomas, Monique LaChapelle and Yasha.
At the Showcase, the artistes will be evaluated by an independent panel of Music professionals who will pick the 6 final acts:
Glenda Collens: a well-known professional in the field of Music for 30+ years. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Boston University and has functioned in diverse capacities both locally and abroad. Glenda also coaches Vocal Development and Performance Techniques for singers and is a Casting Consultant for Disney International.
Rome: a well-rounded entertainer. He is currently one of the top soca-parang singers in T&T and was also a Soca Monarch and Chutney Soca Monarch Finalist. Not only is he a musical performer but he is also a Television host and a radio personality on Boom Champions.
Anson Pro: a prolific Trinidadian Music Producer, Talent Manager and Cultural Ambassador. Anson’s innovative style and multi-genre production and song-writing abilities have paved the way for his many successes. He is known as “the man behind the soca hits” in his home country of Trinidad & Tobago and has worked with many artistes across Jamaica, Suriname, Barbados, USA and Holland, to name a few. He creates Soca, Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, Dance, Techno, as well as Dub Step with a unique twist. Anson currently manages Nailah Blackman, Sekon Sta and Turner; his belief is that "once given the chance and the right tools, this younger generation, is sure to stun the world with its own distinctive sound".
“We are excited to host the very first L.E.D. Spotlight Showcase. The pandemic has challenged us (as well as everyone else in the creative industry) to be more innovative with our Showcase this year and this extends to the roll out of this programme and others. The two cohorts of Spotlight gone thus far, has produced many successes, so as always, the team is very excited to see the amazing performances that these 14 artistes have prepared and working with this 3rd cohort of Spotlight.” stated Melissa Jimenez, General Manager MusicTT.
Once selected, the winning artistes will receive Music Business capacity development training in areas such as entertainment law, brand and marketing development, music business, local and international networking opportunities, monetizing music and many more areas to complement their raw talents.
For more information on L.E.D. Spotlight, or to register to view the showcase, visit www.musictt.co.tt/spotlight or follow @musicoftt on Instagram and Facebook for updates.
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