The leading online platform for African music, Africori, has teamed up with publicist Junda Morris- Kennedy to launch the Liberia Music Contest, an initiative that is aimed at giving talented Liberian musicians a distribution deal with Africori, and an opportunity to be heard by a wider audience.
The distribution deal for the lucky winner is coupled with marketing and public relations work for him/her by JMK Publicist, professional international quality mix and mastering of his/her song, professionally designed cover by OladexGrafix as well as access to a mailing list of 10,000 plus subscribers, and other great packages.
In a statement released to LIB Life on behalf of the team, publicist Junda Morris-Kennedy noted that with the rise in creativity by Liberian musicians, and the struggle they go through to get their music on the international scene, the team decided to come up with the music contest to give much needed opportunities to a deserving artist.
“As African music continues to be loved on the international market, the Liberia Music Contest will position the emerging and struggling music industry and our raw and amazing talents to the world to compete with their African counterparts,” Madam Kennedy added.
How to apply? The competition is open to Liberians ONLY, with no additional rules. All one has to do is submit an original unreleased song to [email protected] between February 7 – 29, 2016.
The release emphasized that the original music should carry the name of artist or artists, title of the single and its producer.
“We have a good and experienced music industry jury that will review every song thoroughly to make sure they meet the international quality benchmark we set, before the winner will be announced on March 10, 2016,” said Madam Kennedy.
Madam Kennedy added that the Liberia Music Contest also seeks to “identify a star that can carry the light, showcase the country’s talent landscape across the African continent and promote quality Liberian music to a broader audience that will attract more investors.”