Simon Cowell proudly confessed that electronic music was taking over and he was going to help take it to the next level (sort of) in an announcement for his new show, “Ultimate DJ,” at Manhattan's Lincoln Center in April (for a related function). That plan, however, is now fizzled. At least for it's producer, Yahoo.
Yahoo parterned with Syco, an entertainment company jointly owned (50/50) by Cowell and Sony Entertainment to bring “Ultimate DJ” to life – but backed out recently according to Variety. The show was supposed to start in 2016 and give young artists the chance to get signed and show off their talents much like American Idol for EDM. Now, the project is done unless another production network is interested.
Variety contacted a rep from Syco who declined to comment and we haven't heard anything from Cowell yet – except that he plans to be on America's Got Talent in 2016 (via Twitter). We'll have to wait and see what comes from this decision by Yahoo and where they plan to go with live streaming and shows in the same vein.
Yahoo has been steering away these kinds of shows to focus on ventures they see more profitable – like football, worldwide News reports, and other original content on a grand scale.
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