Slip-N-Slide Records is home to some of the hottest acts out, Plies, Rick Ross and Trina included. Now, the CEO of the company, Ted Lucas, is turning his veteran eye to undiscovered musical hopefuls with another The Next Big Superstar competition. Contestants first perform for Ted and his A&R team via the online competition. Website viewers will then vote on which guys and girls they like the best, and the top-rated performers will be flown out to Miami in December, but only one lucky talent will win a record deal with Slip N’ Slide.
"In 2008, we was able to discover two new superstars, Mike Bless, out of Pensacola [Florida], and Swazy Baby, out of Cordele, Georgia," Ted told S2S. Now, he’s hunting for more.
"What a lot of people do, they like to wait on the music to come to them," Ted said. "I like to come to your city and turn over the rock and find you."
So, warm up your pipes (Ted wants both singers and rappers) and get ready to perform for Slip-N-Slide’s recruiters. This time around, Ted won’t be going from city to city, but he will be spending a lot of time in front of his computer. For 2009’s online competition, you’ll need $50 and a 5-minute video to upload. If your video is longer than 5 minutes, expect to cough up an additional $10 for each minute that you spend with Slip-N-Slide.
The entry deadline is July 28 and the voting deadline is July 31.
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