The 2nd season of Jack Daniel’s Music Scouts campaign kicks off on 14 August 2014 with the call going out for talented musicians around the country to enter a demo if they think they have what it takes. A diverse trio of South African musical greats – T-Bo Touch, Khuli Chana and DJ Ganyani - will weigh up the talent and select the finalists.
From unsigned musicians to vocalists or DJs across the full spectrum of South African music genres, the nationwide search is open to anyone with musical flair. Entrants will be given a platform to demonstrate their skill, including gigs where they will perform to begin securing their own fan-base and impress the Jack Daniel’s Music Scouts.
T-Bo Touch is returning for a second season. The Metro FM DJ said, “As a radio personality, I come across fresh talent on a regular basis and with initiatives such as JD Music Scouts it’s such a pleasurable experience to help talented people achieve their dreams.” Multiple award-winning Khuli Chana as well as the legendary DJ Ganyani will be joining the panel to mentor the finalists. Safe to say, finalists will be in good hands.
When asked for his advice to this year’s entrants DJ Ganyani said, “Be bold, be unique and stay true to your style. Most importantly you must have passion for music and also have a musical approach to your production”.
Jack Daniel’s and music share a long history, with Jack himself having begun one of the oldest recorded music sponsorships in the 1860s – of the Silver Cornet band. With the help of the Jack Daniel’s Music Scouts, what a great way to continue Jack’s love affair with music by helping showcase up-and-coming artists creating their own authentic sounds.
Entrants can visit www.jackscouts.co.za from a mobile device to enter.
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The winning artists, as selected by the JD Music Scouts, in addition to receiving exposure through the campaign, will win a trip to the Miami Music Conference, one of the most publicised annual music gatherings in the world.