Global Spin Awards 2014
NEW YORK- The Global Spin Awards, an award show that honors the most dynamic and talented DJ’s around the world, both past and present, and this year’s presenting sponsor, McDonald’s Flavor Battle®, is honored to announce that renowned television personality and actress, LaLa Anthony, will be the official host of this year’s prestige event. GSA is also thrilled to announce the introduction of their unique 3-day music experience for die-hard fans across New York City. The 3-day experience will lead into the Awards show on November 18, 2014, airing on REVOLT TV on November 25, 2015 at 8pm ET.
“The Global Spin Awards is all about giving back to the fans that love and support these artists and more importantly, to the artists themselves that have provided so much joy and entertainment to millions around the world for over the decades,” says GSA founder, Shawn Prez. “LaLa Anthony always has finger on the pulse of entertainment and music community and McDonald’s is always in the forefront of consumer engagement. I’m personally honored to have such an influential figure serve as the official host and one of the most influential global brands onboard for this year’s event and festivities.”
Kicking off November 15th, the weekend festivities will include various events such as an industry panel for future music influencers, a never before seen DJ battle and a technology demonstration that allows the audience to learn and interact with celebrity DJs, music tastemakers and industry executives. These events will give music enthusiasts and future industry leaders a platform to discuss issues that affect their society, a closer glimpse inside the industry and a DJ experience of a lifetime.
GSA’s sponsor list consists of an eclectic group of notable brands and industry leaders. REVOLT TV, a multi-genre music network for young adults, will serve as this year’s official media sponsor and broadcast the award show on November 25, 2014 at 8pm ET. CIROC Ultra Premium will feature specialty vodka cocktails and Sean John, an innovative full lifestyle brand, will also sponsor the award show. Hennessy, the world leader of cognac, has partnered with GSA to sponsor its private honoree dinner.
McDonald’s Flavor Battle, the nation’s premier DJ competition, is teaming up with the Global Spin Awards to create access and opportunity for those who have the potential to influence future trends in the music industry. Flavor Battle launched in 2009 as an extension of McDonald’s 365Black initiative. McDonald’s 365Black platform was created to celebrate the pride, heritage and achievements of African-Americans year round.
“Connecting with the music and entertainment community, as well as its extremely loyal fan base is always an opportunity we want to be involved with – and the Global Spin Awards is the perfect mix of that for us,” says Rob Jackson, U.S. Marketing Director, at McDonald’s. “Knowing that music is a strong and compelling force in our consumers’ lives, we’re excited to see the Global Spin Awards grow and collaborate with them as a sponsor.”
The Global Spin Awards recognizes and pays tribute to the world’s most dynamic and talented DJs and honors their contribution to the culture of music and entertainment. The GSAs are considered to be the Quality Standard of DJ Recognition by music industry heavyweights. The official award show will be held on Tuesday November 18th, at the New World Stages in New York City, where the nominees will join each other in celebrating their work and the growth of the industry. This year’s nominees include Kid Capri, Funk Master Flex, DJ Premier, along with DJ Mustard, DJ Envy, DJ Khaled and Clinton Sparks.