Have you ever dreamed of becoming a star? Well now's your chance.
Aloft Hotels has launched its 2018 artist discovery competition, with the prizes on offer including a recording session at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.
The winner will also get mentoring from Universal Music Group executives, as well as the worldwide release of their single on digital platforms.
Not only that, but the prize package includes a professional music video shot at Aloft City Centre Deira.
UAE-based producer Shaun Warner is one of the mentors. He said: “I think it’s important to share the insights I’ve gathered from my career and help those who are just starting their journey.
“Programmes like these are vital to the overall health of the industry and Aloft Hotels is playing a key role in supporting, nurturing and developing the artistic community.”
Until Saturday October 6, unsigned bands and artists from across the Middle East region over the age of 21 are invited to upload one original song (in video format) along with a short biography through aloftstaruae.com for consideration by a panel of judges from UMG, music streaming app Anghami and Virgin Radio 104.4.
The panel will select the top candidates to progress to Phase II of the competition where fans and music lovers will be encouraged to view and vote from October 10 until October 23.
Four finalists will then be announced and will receive a mentoring session in preparation for the finale.
They will then perform at the Project: Aloft Star UAE finale on November 6 2018 at Aloft City Centre Deira, the newest Aloft hotel in Dubai, where the winner will be chosen by the panel of judges.
While the finale is open to everyone to watch, guests who are a member of one of Marriott’s loyalty programs can bid to gain special access.
They will enjoy intimate performances from all four finalists and UMG artists Anthony Touma and Carl & The Reda Mafia, along with an artist meet and greet.
As a part of the special Moment, the lucky guest will spend the night in one of the hotels one-of-a-kind Cinema themed suites and enjoy a sundowner on the hotel's W XYZ® Terrace ahead of the event.
It also includes behind-the-scenes access to a music video shoot and a one-year subscription to Anghami Plus.
Now that's what we call showbiz.
For more information, go to aloftstaruae.com.