HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hard Rock International has recruited Spencer Battiest, R&B/Pop artist and member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, as the newest artist under the Hard Rock Records label. To celebrate his new record contract, Battiest made a special appearance at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, FL at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, May 9, 2014, where he performed his first single "Love Of My Life."
"I'm very excited to join the Hard Rock family and it is an honor to be the first Native American, Seminole Indian to sign with Hard Rock Records," said Spencer Battiest. "My first single, 'Love Of My Life,' is very meaningful to me as an artist and I am happy to have the opportunity to work with Hard Rock Records in presenting my music to fans around the world."
Battiest is a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and the first Native American artist signed to Hard Rock Records. Battiest, grew up singing gospel music and hymns in Miccosukee, Creek, and Choctaw before turning his sights on Pop and R&B. In 2007, Battiest opened for Aerosmith, Sting and The Police, performing for an audience of more than 100,000 people at the Hard Rock Calling music festival in London's Hyde Park. This past year, Battiest collaborated with award- winning filmmaker Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa/Choctaw), in creating the music video for his latest hit single "Love Of My Life."
"We are honored to sign Spencer Battiest as the newest artist under the Hard Rock Records label and give him the tools he needs to pursue his career in the music industry," said James Buell, Director of Music and Marketing, Hard Rock International. "Spencer is an inspirational and talented musician and we look forward to working together to get his songs played and recognized all over the world."
In addition to the public ceremony and performance, Spencer Battiest's new song "Love Of My Life" will be available for purchase via iTunes for $1.29.
For more information, please visit www.hardrock.com.
About Spencer Battiest:
Spencer Battiest, a Seminole Indian from Florida, grew up singing gospel music and hymns in Miccosukee, Creek, and Choctaw before turning his sights on Pop/R&B. In his vast career, he has performed live on ESPN, ESPN2, HBO, and Showtime. He's opened for Aerosmith, Sting and The Police and performed in London's Hyde Park for an audience of over 100,000. In 2011 Spencer wrote, produced and performed "The Storm" with his Brother "Doc" which went on to win Best Music Video of The Year at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, California. Since moving to LA in 2012 Spencer has added acting to his list of accomplishments with Native Voices at the Autry where he stepped into lead roles in the developmental readings of Distant Thunder (a Blackfeet musical), The Day We Were Born, and Champ. This visionary artist strives to promote his Native American heritage by working with other Native artists, producers, and directors. This past year, Spencer has collaborated once again with award winning filmmaker Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa/Choctaw), in his latest project "Love Of My Life". For more information, please visit www.spencerbattiest.com.
About Hard Rock Records:
Hard Rock Records is an independent music label created in 2012 by Hard Rock International to find, develop, and promote up-and-coming artists. Hard Rock Records provides artists an unparalleled opportunity, giving each artist on the label assistance with recording, production, marketing, promotion, distribution and touring in exchange for a one-year commitment to the label. At the end of that year, the artist walks away with ownership of any recordings as well as all the profits from their release. Hard Rock has no expectation for remuneration of any funds spent developing the artist. For additional information on Hard Rock Records, visit www.hardrockrecords.com.
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 180 venues in 55 countries, including 140 cafes, 19 hotels and 9 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company's two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Seoul, Vienna, Anchorage and Siem Reap. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Aruba, Abu Dhabi, Ibiza and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.
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