The Stellar Awards And Hitlab Partner For Worldwide Emerging Artist Competition

Finalists Will Perform at Official Stellar Awards Event

Jan 07, 2014, 18:27 ET from Hitlab, Inc.

MONTREAL and CHICAGO, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- HITLAB, INC. ("Hitlab"), in partnership with Central City Productions — internationally known for The Stellar Awards — announce the introduction of the first Take Me To The Stellar Awards Emerging Artist Competition.  This exciting contest for promising new talent is designed to discover Gospel's next big superstars to be presented during the 29th Annual Stellar Awards.  Performance highlights from the event will be streamed live on and as part of The Stellar Awards live coverage.


"We're thrilled to bring Hitlab's technologies into the Gospel community to discover more emerging and aspiring artists," said Tomas Gauthier, CEO of Hitlab. "Hitlab's partnership with Central City Productions gives aspiring artists from within the Gospel community the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the industry's most important and influential figures."

The Take Me To The Stellar Awards Emerging Artist Competition is open to amateur and professional singers, performers and recording artists until Jan. 10, 2014.  Artists who are interested in the opportunity can enter on the competition website ( and either submit their original songs to be analyzed by Hitlab's DNA technology, or sing favorite gospel classics using Hitlab's Can-U-Sing app.  Prizewinners, selected using a combination Hitlab's technology and a Blue Ribbon Panel, will be announced and subsequently flown to Nashville to attend the 29th Stellar Awards.  

About HITLAB, Inc.

Hitlab is a global social network connecting the world through hit songs. Combining patented music fingerprinting techniques with data aggregated from the social web and a captive network of engaged artists and fans, Hitlab's technology provides a means to discover, promote, distribute and experience the most relevant and most talked about music. For more information about Hitlab, please visit

About Central City Productions, Inc.

With over 40 years of successful and innovative television production and marketing experience, Central City Productions (CCP) is a leader in syndicated African American television programming. A full-service television production company that produces, syndicates, and manages advertising sales for all of its programs, Central City Productions' mission is to develop programming designed to communicate positive, uplifting images of Black people all over the world.  CCP has produced over 1,000 hours of television programs to date, including the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, the Trumpet Awards and programs such as the Bud Billiken Back-to-School ParadeKnow Your Heritage, The Black College Quiz Show Series, Hispanic College Quiz, Our World with Black Enterprise and The Black Enterprise Business Report, among many others.

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Media Contact: Tomas Gauthier, Hitlab, Inc., 514-941-0866,

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