15 year old Rylie Brown, from Kansas City, Missouri takes first place in TalentWatch.net’s first online music competition.
Online PR News – 03-May-2013 –TalentWatch's hotly contested music competition featured young emerging artists, some of whom have appeared on past reality TV competitions, like X Factor, America’s Got Talent and American Idol. Fans rated the artist’s videos to determine the top 20 finalists. In the final phase of the contest, Rick Barker, former manager for Taylor Swift, Mike Jennings of Nashville Spotlight TV and Kim Corcoran of Talented Kids Depot, selecting the top 3 winners from the top 20 rated music artists.
Grand prize winner, Rylie Brown takes home $1,000 and will meet with Rick Barker, former manager for Taylor Swift. Rylie will also have an entire Nashville Spotlight TV show dedicated to her. The half hour show will air two days per week for one month on Nashville Cable TV, at a future date to be determined. In addition, Riley will be featured at the world famous Nashville Palace for two days, during the week of the CMA Music Festival (June 6-9, 2013). 15 year old Kailey Swanson, from Studio City, California took second place and fan favorite, 18 year old Lindee Link of Peachtree City, Georgia came in third place. The second and third place winners will each be featured on Nashville Spotlight TV and perform at the Nashville Palace during the week of the CMA Festival.
TalentWatch stages online music competitions for artists around the world. Its mission is to give aspiring music artists an equal chance to be discovered. It's the only destination on the web where aspiring artists showcase their talent and tell their story in an engaging and entertaining video-driven format. Fans rate artists on their talent, entertainment and likeability, giving every music artist an equal chance to rise to the top.
Looking for something FUN to do on April 1st? Well this is no April Fools! Join Jonathan George Entertainment as we present an Artist Showcase w/ Live Band.
Doors - 5:45p
Show - 6:00pm
Location: Complete Actors Place, 13752 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, Ca 91423
RSVP to LJ@Jonathangeorge.biz.
Portland, OR: Aaron Landon stars as Pesto in the new Disney hit series Crash & Bernstein, which is "set" in Portland, Oregon. Aaron will be headlining the Portland leg of the “Dream Big School Tour”, at which he will be performing and sharing his own inspirational journey of how he started in the industry, his struggle with bullying and how he overcame and made it in Hollywood.
The Dream Big Tour will be in Portland/Vancouver from February 18th -23rd. Aaron states, “I’m excited to actually visit Portland, where the show is based. And I am really excited to hopefully inspire other kids to pursue their dreams.”
At 14 years old, Aaron is already a very accomplished actor and singer. Besides working on Crash and Bernstein, he also played the recurring role of Kid Nick in the hit show “New Girl” on FOX TV. He can also be seen in “The House of Lies” for Showtime as well as Young Irving Thalberg in “Paul Merton’s Birth of Hollywood” for the BBC. As a singer, Aaron was the youngest artist to ever be nominated and to win Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2012 LA Music Awards. He also placed in the top 19 out of over 40,000 submissions for the new singing TV show ‘Majors and Minors’ that aired on the HUB network. He said, “The highlight of the process was when Gene Simmons and KISS members snuck up behind me on stage and began singing their song “Beth” with me. I’ll never forget that feeling!”
Aaron will sum up his week by hosting the Aaron Landon Scholarship Auditions for Hollywood Launch Academy of Portland. Hollywood Launch Academy is a triple threat training academy for aspiring performers. Aaron has been a student at the Los Angeles campus for the past three years and will be able to hang his star among many of the alumni like Ross Lynch (Disney’s Austin & Ally), R5 (Hollywood Records) and Cymphonique (Nick’s How to Rock). Aaron states, “As a scholarship recipient myself, I’ve been so lucky to have this safe family to grow with and enjoy the journey of getting there as much as any eventual outcome. It feels great making the Academy accessible to another young person with talent and dreams.”
Big THANK YOU to:
Wayne Brady talks to John Baum on the Red Carpet at the Hollywood Launch Artist Showcase at the historic House of Blues in Hollywood on Sunset Blvd. Thank you to everyone who came out to support our amazing artists. It was truly a magical show.
Stay tuned for the upcoming Wayne Brady Scholarship Auditions on Saturday, December 8th!!!
For details email info@HollywoodLaunch.net
Macy and Jonathan were the Grand Prize Winners in one of the longest running international song contests for amateur songwriters. Their song 'Just Me and You' took home the gold in the 22nd Annual DSA Competition.
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Congratulations to the winners of the 22nd Annual LA Music Awards held at the Historic Avalon in Hollywood on November 15th! BIG Thank you to Mr. Al Bowman for always supporting young indie artists.
2012 Pop Artist of the Year - Sir Castanon
*Adam Sandler's son from Click
2012 Female Vocalist of the Year - Britt Flatmo
*Life As We Know It and Super 8
2012 Male Vocalist of the Year - Aaron Landon
*'Pesto' in Disney's Crash and Bernstein
We wish you the BEST of luck this year! #YouthRock