Afrojack partners with LDH to launch new global talent search ‘Vocal Battle Auditions08 May 2018 - Press release
Global super producer & Japan’s No.1 global entertainment brand to create new International Vocal Group
Global auditions across 5 countries in June culminating in finals in Tokyo, Japan
UK auditions will be held on Sunday 24 June 2018 in London
Grammy award-winning producer and global superstar DJ Afrojack has joined forces with Japan’s premier global entertainment brand LDH (Love Dream Happiness) to launch global talent search Vocal Battle Auditions on Monday 14th May 2018 at www.globalvba.com.
The aim is to uncover young unsigned vocal talent for a brand new international group, which will be produced by Afrojack himselfand make its global debut in 2019.
Founded in 2003 by the six original members of iconic Japanese boy band Exile who are now creative visionaries - LDH is a world first, a 360 artist platform with branches in the USA, Europe and Asia and global reach attracting collaborations from some of the biggest artists in the world including Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Snoop Dogg andof course Afrojack.
Today, LDH is a record-breaking music and entertainment super brand and talent house with several record-breaking vocal groups and singers on its roster, such as the ever-evolving supergroup Exile, as well as Generations, E-Girls, Samurize, Honest Boyz, J Soul Brothers, Happiness and Flower among many others.
The world-renowned Afrojack, one of the biggest and most sought-after DJ producers in the world, has worked with superstars including Madonna, will.i.am, Beyoncé, David Guetta and Sia. He has joined forces with LDH to launch this ambitious, new project Vocal Battle Auditions, kicking off in June across eight cities - London, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Osaka and Taipei.
Afrojack, who has been appointed CEO of LDH Europe, said “I’m truly honoured to be leading LDH Europe and launching Vocal Battle Auditions, its most ambitious and innovative project yet, taking LDH and its incredible, revolutionary, creative vision to the world’s stage. I’m super proud to spearhead the search to unearth the next superstar vocal group, but this time from a truly global pool of talent. Starting from humble beginnings, I know what it is like to have a dream and mission as an artist, so I call on young people across the UK and the world to sign up for this - the opportunities are limitless and expectations will be surpassed.”
LDH Executive Creative Director Verbal, added“Until now, international artists have experienced difficulties making it in Japan, and Japanese artists have struggled to break into the global market. We think that a truly international vocal group is the answer to bridging these perennial barriers, allowing us to work as one to create a collaboration of global artistry to reach and inspire music fans. We thank Afrojack for his creative vision with Vocal Battle Auditions, and we believe there are many talented individuals out there and can’t wait to get started!”
LDH is widely recognised as an entertainment movement. Totally unique, LDH constantly innovates as a record label, management company, music, film and video production house, music publisher, media owner, fashion brand and even a dance school. With tens of millions of fans, multi-million record sales, spectacular big budget, technologically advanced productions that fill 100,000 seater stadiums - LDH has become synonymous in Japan for talent, musical artistry and success. With an ever-growing roster of superstars, the LDH stable consists of artists, dancers, actors, models, martial artists, chefs, fashion designers and creative directors.
The call for applications for the vocal battle auditions with the hashtag #GlobalVBA open on Monday 14th May 2018 online at www.globalvba.com. All applicants must be currently unsigned. Auditions are open to all genders between the ages of 15 - 25 years old. The final auditions will take place in Tokyo, Japan between August 24th- 31st.