Have you ever thought about the amount of male DJs that dominate the house music world? Its pretty astounding, considering there are almost no females in the top ranking DJs in the world. We have incredible female DJs like Nicole Moudaber, NERVO, Blondish, Ida Edenburg, Maya Jane Coles, Dani Deahl, and many more; so why hasn’t anyone shed any light on these prominent artist in the dance music scene and the still ever so many that are stretched out across the globe? Well look no further…
CBS RADIO today announced a partnership with Astralwerks, to introduce “She Can DJ – America,” a nationwide talent search to find the country’s top female DJ/Producer. After successful programs in Australia and throughout Europe, “She Can DJ” will launch in major markets nationwide this July.
Following local competitions run by CBS RADIO stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix, San Diego, Charlotte, Las Vegas and one wild card market, 12 semi-finalists will vie for a grand prize that includes a recording contract with Astralwerks and headline a tour through all CBS RADIO markets that took part in the competition.
“Aspiring female DJs/producers need look no further than She Can DJ for that once in a lifetime chance to captivate an entire industry with their talent,” said XXX, CBS RADIO. “As the contest plays out across our considerable platform of contemporary hit radio stations, participants will be front and center with millions of music fans, and the top decision makers in the business. CBS RADIO is thrilled to be part of the electronic dance music movement that has been playing out to much success on radio stations all over the United States.”
“She Can DJ – America” is backed up by Astralwerks; a label trusted for bringing the world’s top dance music talent to America for over 20 years. Contestants and fans alike can expect the most authentic talent search for the country’s top female dance music DJ knowing that the team behind such legendary acts as Fatboy Slim, David Guetta, Hot Chip, Swedish House Mafia and The Chemical Brothers will play an integral role in the selection process.
“Seeing how successful She Can DJ was in discovering top female DJ/producer’s in overseas markets it’s the perfect time to launch stateside,” Astralwerks General Manager Glenn Medlinger says. “The Unites States is the hottest place on earth for dance music right now but the industry is largely male dominated. We’re thrilled to be a part of a program that will help discover and develop top female talent in the dance music space.”
Further details about the competition including rules and regulations will be revealed soon. Visit www.shecandjus.com for the latest updates.