David Guetta Named Amplifier Center Stage Ambassador
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:07:14
David Guetta has signed on to be the new Ambassador of Amplifier Center Stage: A Grammy U® Initiative. The program, launched by The Recording Academy® and Hyundai, unites emerging musicians with established artists to mentor their careers.
"I am a great believer in supporting fresh, new talent. Discovering the next generation, I have been helped and guided by some of the most acclaimed artists on the planet while at the same time, I too nurture and support those who are coming through – like Nicky Romero. You can’t get anywhere without talent, but I’ve learned that you also need more--people to help you shine. There is no greater institution than the GRAMMYs to honor success. That they’ve asked me to help them pioneer a program to help undiscovered talent have a chance is very exciting." states Guetta.
In addition to David Guetta’s partnership, the three winners for the new edition of Amplifier Center Stage (an online platform which allowed emerging musicians to share their songs via SoundCloud for a chance to have their music vetted by a panel of some of the biggest names in music today) were also announced today: Eyango (Florida), Reckoner (California) and Jessica Faith (Arkansas). The musicians were chosen by curators Robert Glasper, Ariana Grande, Hunter Hayes and Kendrick Lamar.
The new Amplifier Center Stage winners will receive one of the following program awards: 1) A recording session and professionally produced track with a leading GRAMMY-winning producer. 2) Production of a music video with a noted producer and/or director. 3) An opening performance slot on a major tour and/or music festival.
What a deal! Congrats to the winners!
GRAMMY® Week will culminate with the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, Jan. 26, airing live on the CBS Television Network, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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