Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Linda Perry is launching a nationwide search for America’s most talented female musicians in a new entertainment format.
Produced by Digital Media Studios and Perry’s record label and publishing house We Are Hear, All Girl Band will tour some of the most iconic music cities in the U.S. to unearth diamonds in the rough. The series will stop off in such locales as New York, Nashville, Chicago, Seattle, Austin, New Orleans and LA. Perry will be joined by female rock legends from each city.
Using online submissions, surprise drop-in auditions and major public events, the search will select the 50 best singers, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists and drummers who will battle it out in head-to-head competitions to become the All Girl Band.
The music-driven series will culminate with the best band being signed to a record contract, having the opportunity to record an album with Perry and go on a national tour.
“We are looking for authentic, timeless musicians who can fill the void in the music industry,” said Perry, in a statement. “We want women who don’t fit the mold of your typical pop star. We’re looking for the female Rolling Stones.”
Production for “the alternative to shiny floor music reality shows” will begin in 2018.
Perry came to prominence in 1989 as the lead vocalist and songwriter for San Francisco-based psychedelic rock band 4 Non Blondes. Perry has sold more than 100-million albums and since launched labels Rockstar Records and Custard Records. She has composed and produced singles for the likes of Pink, Christina Aguilera and Gwen Stefani, and worked alongside Adele, Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, Miley Cyrus, Courtney Love and Alicia Keys.
“All Girl Band delivers massive brand opportunity across a multi-platform ecosystem,” added Digital Media Studios’ Darren Mann. “Through linear programming, mobile-first digital platforms and live events, the search will create mass viewership and a network of experiential marketing potential. There will be numerous opportunities for corporate sponsorship and brand integration into both television and film properties as well as licensing, merchandising, albums and touring.”