MTV has unveiled information Planet Stereo was already privy to: Echosmith is an artist to keep an eye on, especially this year!
The company known best for producing reality shows such as Jersey Shore and Sixteen and Pregnant have also announced a kickoff show in LA with Echosmith, Fifth Harmony, Jake Miller, Tori Kelly and Rixton, which will be held at the House of Blues on Thursday, January 23rd.
The Class of 2014 joins the ranks of artists to watch alumni Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Zedd, Hunter Hayes, Austin Mahone, and many more.
Having successfully launched artists including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Zedd, Hunter Hayes and Austin Mahone last year, MTV revealed the twelve artists selected for its 2014 “Artist to Watch” music discovery campaign, an eclectic mix of artists spanning the globe including Warner Bros. own Echosmith. The band joins fellow artists in MTV’s class of 2014 which includes Chvrches, Bastille, Danny Brown, Fifth Harmony, Jake Miller and more.
Launched last year, MTV’s “Artist to Watch” campaign connects fans and artists across every screen. Every two weeks, MTV will select and then feature a new “Artist to Watch” to be showcased across MTV’s various television channels (including MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Hits and MTV Jams), websites/apps (including MTV.com, MTV Artists, MTV News,) and social networks (including @MTV,MTV on Facebook, MTV on Instagram, MTV on Tumblr). MTV will showcase exclusive content across its various channels including live performances, interviews, video rotation, song placements in shows and more.
Echosmith – Los Angeles-based alt-pop quartet, whose debut album “Talking Dreams” is out now via WBR, has been receiving early praise since the beginning of their young career. Named one of the “100 Bands to Watch in 2013” by Alternative Press, their first single “Cool Kids” was selected as an iTunes Single of the Week, in addition to recently being one of the top 10 most viral tracks on Spotify.
Tickets for the “Artist to Watch” launch event will be available here.
For additional information on MTV’s “Artists to Watch,” please visit Artists.MTV on the web, or download the free MTV Artists app.
And just for kicks and giggles, here’s a quick throwback to Planet Stereo’s Warped Tour interview with Echosmith: