The search is on! Are you the next Project: Aloft Star?

Your big break is here, so tune your guitars, check your mics and get ready for the 8th annual Project: Aloft Star competition. YOU could be the next Project: Aloft Star.


Aloft Hotels puts a spotlight on up-and-coming artists since 2008 with music programs like Live At Aloft Hotels, acoustic performances at Aloft locations around the globe, and the Live At Aloft Hotels Tour that hits the road each year. This innovative focus on music has led many to enjoy great talents such as Better Than Ezra, The Lumineers and O.A.R. perform up close and personal at our hotels. And now Aloft is on the hunt for the next great talent with its 8th annual Project: Aloft Star competition. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to take center stage at the world’s fastest growing hotel brand. 

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Enter now for your chance to work with Gavin DeGraw and become the next Project: Aloft Star winner!

Phase I: Enter & Emerge

From now through September 30, 2017, unsigned bands and artists across North America are invited to submit 2 original songs and a brief description to An expert panel of top music execs and insiders will pick the top 5 semi-finalists to move one step closer to making their dreams come true.

Phase II: View & Vote

Kicking off October 20 through October 30, 2017, fans and music lovers have the power to vote their favorite two finalists to the next round. Share this exciting news and encourage all of your friends, family and fans to vote for you!

Phase III: Sing & Showcase

The two lucky finalists will be announced in November and each will receive a private mentoring session with Gavin DeGraw. Then, they will get a taste of the spotlight by performing an intimate showcase at an Aloft Hotel in North America in front of an exclusive panel of judges. Immediately following the performances, the 2017 Project: Aloft Star winner will be announced and take the stage!

Chris Daughtry

Chris Daughtry, last year's Project: Aloft Star Mentor


You're going to love the great perks that come with being crowned the 8th Project: Aloft Star champion. In addition to the private session with Gavin, the grand prize winner will also receive a recording session with a top music producer, a meeting with a publicist to develop their artist story and get media tips, and an exclusive spot to jet set across the country on the Live At Aloft Hotels 2018 Tour!

Taylor Dukes

Taylor Dukes, last year's Project: Aloft Star winner

If you’re ready to break into the music industry, fine-tune your best 2 original songs and upload them along with your photo and description to Enter by September 30, 2017 to get a chance to perform with Grammy-nominated Gavin DeGraw, meet top music execs, play on the Live At Aloft Hotels 2018 Tour and step into the spotlight as the next Project: Aloft Star! 


*The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec), the United States (including the District of Columbia), Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Columbia and Puerto Rico. Amplified by a collaboration with MTV, the competition also kicks off its third installment today in Asia Pacific, identifying and supporting the hottest emerging music acts throughout nine markets including China, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. Over the past two years, the competition in Asia Pacific has drawn a cumulative submission of close to 900 entries and over half a million public votes. Later this summer, Project: Aloft Star will launch in Europe.

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