Almost two years after Simon Cowell’s dream of presenting DJ talent competition DJ Idol ran out of gas after he reportedly clashed with Sony Pictures and partners Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment, Cowell’s Syco Entertainment has announced that the TV show is back on thanks to a strategic partnership with the
evil empire emerging concert/entertainment brand SFX. Now called Ultimate DJ, the program will seek out emerging DJs and follow the same formula as American Idol and X-Factor. T-Mobile will be the presenting sponsor.
Obligatory press release gush from Simon Cowell: “We have been developing this concept for a while but our partnership with SFX has been a real game-changer for this format. It made complete sense for us to collaborate with SFX with their access to the best up-and-coming DJs and their great marketing platform to build new DJ talent.”
Obligatory press release gush from Robert Sillerman,Chairman & CEO of SFX Entertainment: “Bringing EMC (electronic music culture) to the world is our goal. And building a TV franchise in the USA is a key part of that strategy. It’s always exciting to work with Simon Cowell, and the creative power of the Syco organization is undisputed. They are the perfect partners for our vision.”
Obligatory press release gush from John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile: “In the same way we’re revolutionizing wireless to empower customers everywhere, we look forward to working with Syco and SFX to showcase and promote a fresh, new generation of DJ/producer talent,” said . “Our customers spend a lot of time listening to music on their devices, so you can expect us to take on entertainment and music in our typical bold and aggressive, Un-carrier style.”
Obligatory press release gush from Kelly Belledegrun, Senior Syco Producer: “This show will represent a visual and musical revolution and we can’t wait to showcase this to the world with our exciting new partners.”
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