StarMaker, the leading digital-first music talent platform, today announced the winner of its “Sing with Corey Gray and Alexi Blue” contest with Keep Your Soul Records (KYS). The prize was a professional recording session and video shoot with KYS.
StarMaker artist Alex Hobbs was handpicked by YouTube artists Corey Gray (29mm views/290k subs) and KYS Producer and YouTuber Jake Coco (65mm views/359k subs) for his cover of Gray’s single “Step Away,” using the StarMaker app. Check out his cover submission at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGW6ZGcIhPE
For his big win, Alex received studio time with musician and music producer Jake Coco, founder of Keep Your Soul Records, to record his own version of Kygo’s “Stole The Show.” Home to both Corey and Alexi, Keep Your Soul Records and its artists have racked more than 300 million views on YouTube and releases hundreds of videos every year.
See Alex’s cover of “Stole The Show” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-xbzP8Bqn0
“I was overwhelmed by the amount of talented singers that entered the StarMaker contest. Picking a winner was definitely not an easy task, but at the end of the day Alex Hobbs had an honesty in his voice that left me feeling like I NEEDED to hear more from him,” said Jake Coco.
StarMaker lauched this promotion back in March in partnership with Keep Your Soul Records to find the best cover of Gray’s original song “Step Away” and Blue’s single, “Wild Heart”. While Alex Hobbs was announced the grand prize winner by Jake, Jackie Junta was chosen as the runner-up.
See Jackie’s cover of “Wild Heart” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUtNsBAgK_I
In the past, StarMaker has also held similar promotions with artists including:
- Cash Cash, Winner flown to LA to shoot an acoustic music video of “Surrender” with the band at YouTube Space LA
- The Vamps, Winner was flown to New York to sing with The Vamps in-studio
- Clean Bandit, Winner flown to Boston and performed on stage with the band during one of their live shows
- Lia Marie Johnson, Tessa Violet and Alex G, Winners sang on Playlist Live’s Main Stage with the YouTube artists during their performances at the Playlist Live Festival in Orlando.
StarMaker Interactive is the first integrated video network for music, fostering video creation, curation and consumption plus talent discovery and promotion across multiple platforms. StarMaker has licensing deals with all of the major music publishers and works closely with labels including Atlantic, Columbia, Island Def Jam, Hollywood and RCA. It has also partnered with The Voice, American Idol, Universal Pictures and Philips Electronics, among others to provide fans and talent with the most engaging music experiences. For more information, visit www.starmakerstudios.com.