Budding musicians from the Asia Pacific region, here’s your chance to be in the spotlight: Project: Aloft Star 2018, an artist discovery competition by Marriott International’s Aloft Hotels and Universal Music Group & Brands, is open for submissions now.
The Asia Pacific is a huge region, and so the talent search is conducted across five clusters (spanning 11 markets): Australia, Greater China, India, South-East Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand) and South Korea.
One finalist from each cluster will win an all-expenses paid trip to Seoul to compete in the grand finale for the grand prize, which includes artist & repertoire mentoring, a professional recording session with the opportunity to release a single, and an accompanying music video to be produced and released by Universal Music Group.
This year’s competition brings an established host of mentors, including Indian singer and composer Salim Merchant (pictured left) whose scores have appeared in numerous Hindi films; Taiwanese Mandopop artist Rachel Ling (pictured right); Korean r&b star SAAY (pictured, middle) and Australian radio presenter Alex Dyson. Supporters can vote for their favourite acts using a public vote form from 3 to 19 September.
If you would like to take part in Project: Aloft Star 2018, submit up to two original songs (in video or audio format) here by 31 July 2018.