next2rock 2018’s Search For A Rock Star


Cumulus has launched the second annual national search for the nation’s newest star with neXt2rock 2018. Local artists can enter the competition via the neXt2rock website or one of the 55 local stations’ websites. The winner of the four-month-long national competition will receive a record deal on John Varvatos Records under the Big Machine Label Group umbrella, as well as substantial exposure, commensurate with a major label release, on Cumulus Radio stations nationwide. 

The neXt2rock 2017 winner, Ivory Blue, released her debut single “Ready Get Set” on June 18 and is currently moving up the charts.  

“The level of talent gets better and more competitive every year, and further supports Cumulus Media’s investment in the future of radio and music,” said Mike McVay, Executive Vice President, Content & Programming, Cumulus Media.  He added, “With Millennials’ and Gen Xers’ renewed interest in rock music, Cumulus has even more opportunity for growth, providing expanded exclusive content and programming for music fans.”


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