Midi Mafia, the Grammy nominated production duo, announced that they are in search for the next big talent. The BBM Group will be working with Blazetrak to gather submissions from aspiring artists and musicians (ages 16-22) for the entire month of February. Submissions will be through Blazetrak.com, a site dedicated to bridging the gap between talented, undiscovered artists and top tier professionals in the entertainment industry.
Starting Tuesday, March 2nd, The Midi Mafia will conduct Blazetrak reviews on a weekly web-series entitled, "Casa Mafia." Five hopefuls will be reviewed every Tuesday for three weeks [4-6pmPST/ 7-9pm EST] on Ustream.tv, the most popular streaming site on
In terms of judging the contest, Bruce Waynne mentions that, "a marketability to the sound is very important. I'll be looking for creativity and appeal with a lot of growth potential." Producing partner Swift adds that, "We have to continue a diverse marketplace. There's another hidden gem out there and I know it! They should also have radio potential and be confident in a live show."
Submissions will consist of one audio track that best represents his or her talent through Blazetrak's submission & networking system. Midi Mafia will review all submissions and aspiring artists will receive a video response directly from them, regardless of whether or
not they're chosen for review during the weekly live streams. Each week, fans will be able cast their votes for their favorites via www.themidimafia.com. The winner of the contest will be announced on March 23rd, the fourth and final Tuesday of their live stream. The lucky winner will fly first class toLos Angeles and spend a weekend collaborating with Midi Mafia, to record and produce a track, which will be showcased on both Blazetrak.com and TheMidiMafia.com.