StarMaker, a digital-first music platform, has announced it will launch a new mobile audition experience for AMERICAN IDOL® XV, premiering January 2016 on FOX. For the 15th farewell season of the original music show phenomenon, aspiring performers will have the opportunity to audition via the music video creation app StarMaker for a chance to land a highly-coveted spot on AMERICAN IDOL® XV.
A game-changing opportunity for contestants, the IDOL mobile audition experience gives artists the tools and platform to earn a spot to audition directly for the show's executive producers. To audition, users download the free StarMaker app, choose a song from a select subset from the StarMaker app's library and then use their mobile device's front-facing camera to create a music video of their performance. The app also analyzes the quality of pitch, voice and rhythm and even scores the performance. Singers who submit their audition via the StarMaker app can earn a place on a leaderboard where fans can vote for their favorite performances. A panel of music professionals and casting producers will then select the top ten performances for auditions with executive producers.
"When it comes to talent competitions, AMERICAN IDOL® set the gold standard and we're pleased to help power the search to find America's next singing superstar through the StarMaker platform," said Jeff Daniel, CEO and co-founder of StarMaker Interactive.
Nathan Sedlander, President and co-founder of StarMaker Interactive continued, "StarMaker continues to alter how we discover and connect with music's new idols. The IDOL mobile audition creates an amazing opportunity for emerging artists to access huge opportunities, to further drive awareness of their music and to build an audience."
StarMaker operates a large music talent network with more than 30 million users worldwide. A platform for rising social music talent, the StarMaker app's one-touch creation platform offers studio-quality recordings and video with professional studio effects, vocal guides and more. Users have the opportunity to publish videos to their own YouTube channels as part of the StarMaker Network, and to earn revenue from those videos. In combination with its label, publisher and television talent franchise partnerships, StarMaker artists are building viable fan bases and earning revenue from their music video content.
The StarMaker app with the IDOL Audition is available for download on the iTunes App store, Google Play and now on the Amazon app store.
For more information, visit starmakerstudios.com.