Sony Urban Music is searching for America’s hottest new hip-hop and R&B talent. A nationwide call for artists is currently in progress whereby submissions are being screened and selected by Sony Urban and showcase partner GigAmerica and the top national finalists will receive a Sony Urban demo deal. “GigAmerica is one of the premier independent music resources in the country,” said Sony Urban A&R executive Joe Cerini. “We’re very excited to be working with them to find America’s hottest new hip-hop and R&B talent.” Sony Urban Senior VP of A&R Dino DelVaille added “This Showcase Series is about taking a good look at underground artists from all over the US, especially those without high-powered managers and attorneys to shop their music. Sony Urban always has an ear to the streets and these showcases will take us directly into the markets where the stars of tomorrow live.” For submission guidelines and other details, aspiring artists are encouraged to visit gigamerica.com.