NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Josephson Entertainment announced it is currently casting for the hot, new reality musician competition program, American Supergroup (ASG). Barry Josephson, along with co-creators Kevin Wayne Waldrop and Gary Wayne Bridges, are filming auditions in Nashville for musicians of all type and genre. Audition material can be submitted by upload via www.americansupergroup.com. The show will be broadcast this Fall with a first run of 8 episodes on Pop TV (a joint venture of CBS-Lionsgate); airdate announced shortly. Viacom Networks (MTV Live and VH1 Classic) will air the second/third runs, followed by a special dedicated YouTube channel. Powerhouse agency, CAA, is the exclusive worldwide agent. As announced at the recent MIPTV market in Cannes, international format rights are available worldwide.
"We are excited to open auditions in our search to find the best musicians in the U.S. and form the very first American Supergroup. This country is fortunate to have many extremely talented musicians and we look forward to bringing them to Nashville – the music capital of the world and home of so much music innovation. American Supergroup is a labor of love for our team, showcasing performers who are sure to give a great musical experience," said Barry Josephson, Executive Producer.
American Supergroup is a music competition program showcasing the creation and evolution of the best new band in the country. Guided by a panel of music experts, 25 finalists will be selected to form 5 groups of 5 members each -- best guitarist, best drummer, best bass player, best keyboards, and best vocalist. Each contestant must have 3 qualities, they must each be: a monster vocalist, a master musician, and an accomplished songwriter. Musical genres can be, but are not limited to, Pop, Pop-Country, Traditional Country, Pop-Rock, R&B, Metal, Latin American, Alternative. Audiences will interact with, and vote for, contestants (bands) via social media platforms and an exclusive ASG app.
Aspiring Supergroup contestants will be mentored by some of the industry's best musicians including renowned, award-winning guitarist, James Burton, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Rolling Stones' Keith Richards. Burton has recorded and performed with music legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell and many more. The James Burton Foundation is partnering with ASG. Its mission is to support music education.
Judges will be comprised of a panel of music experts: either a member of a multi-platinum selling band or supergroup, from any genre; or an entertainment industry insider: manager, record executive, producer, etc. All judges will hold proven credentials that demonstrate their part in building the careers of legendary award-winning bands.
Barry Josephson is currently Executive Producer of Bones on FOX Network & Turn: Washington Spies on AMC Network; producer: Aliens in the Attic, Enchanted, Men in Black, Air Force One, The Fifth Element; etc.; co- founder of Comic Relief. Artist management: Paula Abdul, Patti Labelle, Morris Day, Whoopi Goldberg.
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