Who’s Next is HOT 97’s new artist initiative and platform. Our goal is to provide new artists from across the U.S. with opportunities that support their musical dreams.
We know you work hard for your dream. We’re here to support you! Receive feedback on your music from real people, plus enter your track into our seasonal contests for your chance to win big prizes!
How to Submit a Track
Do you have an ear for music? Love finding a song or new artist before anyone else? We are gathering a group of music lovers aka Who’s Next Curators to give real feedback to artists who submit their music to Who’s Next. Curators can win prizes in our seasonal contests like money, tickets, and more!
How to Rate Music
Artist Contest Entry Dates: 12:00PM ET April 20th through 11:59PM ET June 12th
Curator Contest Entry Dates: 12:00PM ET April 20th through 11:59AM ET June 15th
Each week, starting on Monday 4/27-6/15, we will be selecting 1 artist from the Who’s Next Top 20 Track Leaderboard to be featured on HOT 97 digital platforms, including an IG Live to tell our fans why they should listen to you!
PLUS we are partnering with SLANG Distribution to build a new artist compilation album. Our 8 contest winners will be on the tracklist of this album that will be marketed nationally!
*Must create a free SLANG account to qualify.
Each week, starting on Monday 4/27-6/15, the Top Curator on the Who’s Next Top 20 Curator Leaderboard will win $250.
It’s that simple. Create your Who’s Next account and start listening to tracks. Give your honest feedback, and you earn 1 point. After the track gets its full ratings, you will be rewarded 5 points if you rated accurately. Watch yourself rise up the Leaderboard! Curators can only win one time during this contest.
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