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Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star 2017 | Artist Submission

iHeartRadio is excited to share that they will be launching their sixth annual new music campaign to find the next Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star. The program, designed to support unsigned and independent artists, will be featured on hundreds of radio stations across the country and includes exposure on all of iHeartMedia’s platforms including on–air, digital, social, press, events, etc. Competition is open to emerging country, urban, pop and rock artists.

The campaign runs for six weeks kicking off in May. Listeners vote on their favorite music, the Rising Star winner will be featured in a multi-platform campaign, delivering millions of impressions. To top it off, the winner will receive a performance spot at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival and select Jingle Ball Pre-Events.

Regardless of who wins, throughout the campaign there will be a tremendous amount of on-air, digital, social and Macy’s in-store support. All participating artist’s music will also be showcased on iHeartRadio’s custom digital channel, MSTYLE Radio, which is broadcast daily in all Macy’s store nationally. Additionally, the Top 10 contestants will play a Rising Star concert in their hometown.  The program has also has aligned past winners with larger partnerships with Macy’s, including being featured in their national television commercials and performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

To submit an artist for consideration, please fill out the entry form at the following site by Weds, 3/15.

A2IM Members can exclusively access submission info below:

[protected] http://ratethemusic.com/admin

Username: macys

Password: risingstar

Once you’ve logged in, select ‘Submit Audio’ (located on the left side of the page), and you’ll be able to enter and upload all information. Please be sure to provide your appropriate contact info so we can reach out with any questions. 

If you have any trouble accessing the site, please reach out to [email protected]

Please note, due to the volume of submissions, you’ll only be contacted if your artist is selected for the competition.


About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

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