Myx TV debuts “Press Play,” support Asian American singers
Press Play, now in its second season, aired its season premier last week with a star-studded talent lineup. The show, which has a competition-based format along the lines of American Idol and X-Factor, aims to give independent artists a chance to succeed on the national level.
Singers from across the country get to compete for online votes to win “an original music video premiered on the nationwide cable channel, perform at the network’s state-of-the-art studios in California, and experience a full launch as a break out artist.”
Check out the contestants and enter your vote here: http://myx.tv/shows/press-play/season_2/
Press release available after the jump:
Cast Your Vote for Myx TV Press Play’s Second Episode
Network’s show brings 10 independent music artists to the challenge
Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) October 08, 2012
When music is your life, a big break is all you need. For 10 independent artists around the country, that break is already within reach. Myx TV’s Press Play kicks off the voting period for its second episode of the show’s second season. Based on total fan votes, the winner’s original music video will get premiered and played on the nationwide cable channel. The music act will also perform at the network’s state-of-the-art studios in California and experience a full launch as a break out artist. Check out the network’s greatest finds and vote! The polls are open from October 8 til October 15, 12pm pacific time on Myx TV and the winner will headline the premiere episode on November 9.
Check out the original songs and music videos from artists like Matt Almodiel of Oxon Hill, Maryland with his single, “Nothing To Lose.” This R&B pop musician debuted into the scene through the Kollaboration DC stage in 2011. No stranger to entertainment, having played a small role as Sean Kingston’s “High-fiver” on an episode of Disney’s The Suite Life, Chicago’s TrakBoss premieres his track “Act Like You Want It.”
California comes in strong this week with a number of artists including JB of Brentwood with “2AM (Original).” The multi-genre acoustic artist was recognized as California’s Best Unsigned Artist at the 2012 Apollo Night in Stockton. Former starting point guard of a division one basketball team, the self-taught pop musician Alex Carbonel of San Jose with her single “I Can’t Wait” moves from the hard court to the entertainment scene. Also check out sultry soul songstress Tracy Cruz of San Jose with “Love’s Galaxy” and versatile popstar Morgan Ashley’s “Never Get Enough.”
The best lyrics tell life stories and that’s how “When You Come Home” was made by Alaskan hip hop artist Blaack. “I wrote half of this song while I was deployed, the other half once I was out of the military,” he says of his recent stint serving overseas. “Choose me coz it’s for the troops.”
At its core, Press Play continues to search for unique voices like San Francisco’s KOOL GUY w/ EazE. His hip hop electronic single, “It’s Going Down” speaks to his style. “I dare to be different.” This week also features street famous hip hop artist J Slick ft. Samyell of Sacramento with “Lookin at You.”
Krystle Tugadi brings “Sunshine” from Buena Park, California. She says, “All I’ve ever needed was one shot to prove myself as an artist.”
So check out these videos and vote for your favorite through October 15. Get your favorite artist “played.”
“The search for independent music artists has been a remarkable revelation of the talent we have in the United States,” said Nicki Sun, Associate Producer for Myx TV Press Play. “Each artist brings incredible sound, unique story-telling lyrics, and a soul that truly reflects our generation.”
All videos and voting happens on Myx TV where YOU choose who gets played and who gets famous. See the winning videos premiere on nationwide TV on the network that brings the best entertainment, Myx TV.
ABOUT Myx TV®:
Myx TV is the premier Asian American entertainment and lifestyle cable network in the United States. Dedicated to airing the best in entertainment, Myx TV’s programming is a unique combination of original and syndicated shows, including magazine talk shows, interactive music video countdowns, independent film and Asian cinema, and animation, airing 24/7 in English. Broadcast in over 10 million households across the country it provides a platform for Asian Americans on mainstream television and is also represented on its official website by a community of bloggers from coast-to-coast. To find Myx TV in your area and for exclusive content online, visit http://www.myx.tv.
Keesa Ocampo ABS-CBN International http://myx.tv (650) 508-6614