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Spotlite Launches A&R Ambassador Program

Spotlite Launches A&R Ambassador Program


Free sing-along app, Spotlite, continues with their direct-to-fan model launching an A&R Ambassador Program targeting college students, announced today.  The unique nationwide Ambassador Program offers music-loving students an internship whereby they will earn college credits while developing their A&R skills in hopes of finding new musical talent.  The ambassadors will work remotely reporting to Spotlite Head of Artist Development, Melanie Stevenson.

“The A&R Ambassador program at Spotlite is designed to offer an experiential learning opportunity for college students wishing to pursue A&R or artist management and provide them with the tools to identify and develop emerging musical talent,” said Stevenson. “With the help of technology, the barrier to entry for young artists is lower than ever before, and the future stars of the music industry are already recording their original music directly onto their laptop or phone. The same is true for young music business talent – within the digital music model there are many young, innovative artist managers and A&Rs who are disrupting the industry. At Spotlite we encourage creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset. Our A&R Ambassadors gain the necessary skills to identify and develop talent using new media and help those artists to build a loyal fanbase and earn money towards their projects.”

The Ambassador Program looks to:

  • Identify new artists through a variety of means, e.g. live shows, blogs, digital distribution services, demos, word-of-mouth, etc.
  • Monitor your artist roster and assist artists with verifying their account, uploading content and general use of the platform.
  • Highlight top artists to be considered for Spotlite’s artist incubator program, which offers artists access to PR, performance opportunities, seed money to fund recording sessions or purchase gear, and more.
  • Potential to assist the Head of Artist Development with coordinating Spotlite events on campus.

Potential ambassadors are invited to fill out a questionnaire.

The Spotlite app continues to grow since going live on September 25, with more than 700,000 downloads in just four short months!  Users continue to enjoy the various contests within the app with winnings at more than $35,000 paid out.

About Spotlite
Launched in summer 2017, Spotlite is a music talent incubator. The first FREE, direct-to-fan singing app catering to the artist, the platform invites amateur and professional vocal talent to sing their original music, covers, and karaoke songs. Spotlite is the only singing app where artists can gain exposure, fans, and win money – a unique singing platform where fans can gift artists for their live-streamed or recorded performances. Spotlite has already won support from investors such as Sequoia Capital and BlueRun Ventures, as well all the major music publishers including Warner/Chappell, BMG, and EMI.  Spotlite’s development and tech teams are based in Beijing, China, while the Marketing, A&R, and Business Development teams are in Los Angeles, CA.

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