Rememember Ruben Studdard? Yeah, neither do we. Like most winners of reality music competitions, the American Idol champ never achieved the level of fame the TV show promised, and now the EDM world may have their own such “star.” It appears that Doron Ofir Productions (the geniuses that created The Jersey Shore) are behind EDMCasting.com, which launched today and is asking for aspiring producers to apply to be considered for a new “Electronic Dance Music reality/competition show.” Only those who want to be the next “star DJ” need apply, but established EDM producers had an immediate and negative reaction to the show.
YAYAYAYYYYYY!!! I CAN HARDLY WAIT FOR NEW TV MADE EDM SUPERSTARS!! thanks edmcasting.com, eat a dick.
— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) January 2, 2013
Nicky Romero had a shorter but just as unbelieving reaction, tweeting today:
Lol are you serious? edmcasting.com
— Nicky Romero (@nickyromero) January 2, 2013
Oh and, if you are game try to be the next “dance music star,” you have to be at least 18, so everyone else may just have to wait to make it big the old fashioned way — through hard work, quality music, and patience.
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