Hey guys, top of the afternoon to everyone. I've got an interesting bit of news which some of you may have already gotten wind of. CBS Radio today announced a partnership with Astralwerks to introduce She Can DJ—America which will be a nationwide talent search to find the country’s top female DJ/producer. After successful programs in Australia and throughout Europe, She Can DJ is set to launch in major markets nationwide come 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 and Las Vegas, 12 semi-finalists will be chosen, including one wild-card competitor to vie for a grand prize that includes a recording contract with Astralwerks, and headline a tour through the CBS Radio markets that took part in the competition. Check the quote from Senior Vice President, Programming, CBS Radio Greg Strassell:
“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, as the competition 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. The electronic dance music movement has been playing out to much success on radio stations all over the United States and CBS Radio looks forward to advancing the genre.”
She Can DJ is backed up by Astralwerks; a label that has brought some of the world’s top dance music talent to America for over 20 years. Competitors and fans alike can expect an 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/producers in overseas markets it’s the perfect time to launch stateside,” Astralwerks General Manager Glenn Mendlinger says. “The United 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 shecandjus.com for the latest updates and check back to Magnetic for more coverage as the show begins!