CHICAGO, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ — For all the Chicagoans who dream of opening up for their favorite chart-topping heroes and watching themselves perform on TV, the dream is about to become a reality for one aspiring artist. MTV Tr3s and CableLatino de Comcast have partnered to give one local artist a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to open for pop-cumbia sensation Cruz Martinez y Los Super Reyes at the Viva Chicago Latin Music Festival August 24th, and also be featured on MTV Tr3s On Demand on Comcast Digital Cable this fall. After weeks of anticipation, G-Anthony, “The Champ” came out on top against some of Chi-Town’s finest.
More than 120 bands entered the Viva Chicago music contest at chicago.mtvtr3s.com. Local music fans were at the core of the competition, casting 355,613 votes in just ten days.
“MTV Tr3s is committed to discovering the best new talent the Latino community has to offer and we look forward to sharing a unique Chicago sound with our national audience,” said Michael Galbe, Vice President of Music and Talent for MTV Tr3s. “We look forward to working closely with G-Anthony and sharing his amazing music with our viewers!”
On August 24th, G-Anthony will reap his reward when he opens for Cruz Martinez y Los Super Reyes at the Viva Chicago Latin Music Festival featuring some of the hottest Latin groups of today including Menudo, The Dey, Los Lobos, and Alexis y Fido at Grand Park in Chicago. His music will also be featured on MTV Tr3s On Demand on Comcast Digital Cable in Chicago this fall.
“MTV Tr3s understands that its young Latino audience is a critical growth market for our affiliate clients. To that end, we are thrilled to partner with Comcast in this innovative campaign that drives value for its customers, its community, and our audiences,” said Michael Joseloff, Vice President, Content Distribution & Marketing at MTVN Networks. “Through this initiative, we are proud to reinforce Comcast’s platforms as Chicago’s premiere destination for and champion of local music and Latin artists.”
Surrounded by Latin music influences in his hometown of Santurce, Puerto Rico, G-Anthony’s inspiration comes from Reggaeton. Singing since his family moved to Chicago when he was 12, G-Anthony has opened shows in the Puerto Rican Festival and Aragon Ballroom, was part of the national tour of Latina Magazine and performed with local Chicago bands. His desire in expressing truth, dancing, and interacting with people and music is what drives his career.
G-Anthony is currently recording his first album OPEN, in which he has
co-written and co-produced all the tracks and will bring fans a new style of Reggaeton. Armed with a growing fan base and new platforms, G-Anthony is making waves in the Chicago music scene — one concert and radio appearance at a time — with his infectious, Latin inspired energy.
About MTV Tr3s
MTV Tr3s (mtvTr3s.com) is in 6.4 million Hispanic TV households and 34 million total TV households, making it the most-widely distributed TV network dedicated to superserving today’s bicultural Latino youth. MTV Tr3s programming is rooted in the fusion of American and Latino music, cultures, lifestyles and languages. Music programming is at the core of MTV Tr3s and the channel features hitmakers, emerging artists and new sounds that resonate with young U.S. Latinos. In addition to music programming, the MTV Tr3s programming slate also features lifestyle series, news, documentaries and other long-form programs that celebrate US Latino hybrid identity and culture.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services. With 24.1 million cable customers, 13.2 million
high-speed Internet customers, and 4.6 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast’s content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten Comcast SportsNet networks and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast’s Internet business. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.
Comcast Greater Chicago Region, regionally located in Schaumburg, Ill., serves more than 1.9 million customers and employs nearly 5,000 people in Illinois, Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan. Comcast Greater Chicago Region is a proud sponsor of City Year, United Way and a host of diverse organizations dedicated to bettering the communities Comcast serves.