Alberto Molina, producer of online radio show “The Cyber Academy” has confirmed today that Mann will be a mentor for the contestants of the second season of this talent search. Mann, who just turned 24, showed his excitement with this new project, set to start at the beginning of 2012.
“I’m delighted to be part of this project! I started my career as a solo artist 5 years ago and I have been working real hard to get to this point. I want to share stories and experiences with fresh talent that really wants to join us in this adventure known as being a musician. Besides I was there last year, so I know what it feels like.”
Mann said his role will be support the 18 contestants selected for this second season of the show.
“I’m not a judge and I’m not gonna tell them how to sing. The winner of this contest gets a single on itunes. My job is to help them find a style and defining who they wanna be as artists. If they want to be Country singers or Rock singers it needs to feel natural for them. Also, this is a radio show, not a television show. You gotta sing to be here.”
The Canadian artist said the auditions for the show will begin in December 2011.
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Mann’s creative team wants to congratulate our beloved artist for his 24th Birthday! Today we celebrate him releasing the new episode of his podcast, in which Mann visits television studios of TELEVANTA the day of the release of his newest single “From The Start.”
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Mann returns with a new episode of his podcast. In this episode Mann looks extremely tired but yet he manages to joke around with the band members, have a show in which he invites a girl on stage and give an interview for a online television show.
In a recent interview at Cablecom, Mann confirmed he is working on a possible music video of his new single. The “Sol” singer said he will be filming it in Vancouver.
“We are indeed working on a music video for From The Start, but we want it to be at the same level of the song. The ideas are on the table. We are just looking for the right people to make it happen. Probably we’ll have something for 2012. I am no longer rushing anything.”
When asked what kind of video can we expect, Mann said “the best one yet. The ideas we have fit so well for the song. It’s a surprise.”
Mann recently finished the promotional tour in support of his new single “From The Start” and in an Internet radio interview before his departure from Mexico, he opened up about his plans with music. The singer said after watching the reality series he worked on during summer, his life would never be the same.
“I got the privilege of working as part of the crew of a danish television show, in which I got to see a side of Mexico that blew my mind away. That experience changed the way I see my people and my own life. It is incredible how television allowed me to see something that would affect so deeply my career.”
Mann said he got to sleep in shelters and small towns from Mexico, although he was never on camera. The Vancouverite also considered “stupid” being asked why the producers didn’t give him a role in the show, called Paradise Tur Retur, and that currently airs on TV3 in Denmark.
“The fact that I sing doesn’t mean I need to be the center of attention all the time. As I said many times, I love working in television and film as part of a production crew. It’s stupid to say I needed a role in the show because that’s not even the point. The show is about other people from Denmark getting to know the poverty in Mexico. It has nothing to do with me, or my career. I love talking about it because the show is amazing, and its message has depth.”
When asked about new music, Mann said he wants to take his time to produce his fourth album.
“From The Start is doing amazingly well. I am so happy I took the chance to shift my music into this direction. I am still writing new songs. I have lots, but I wanna pick the best ones. I always worked under a deadline for the albums. This time I rather take longer and produce something worth listening than rush it.”
After being asked about the disappointing sales for Ecstasy, and the cancellation of the physical release in Mexico, an upset Mann defended his third record.
“It just came out this year. Lights didn’t have a music video and still we got great achievements. The Sun Goes Down, The Moon Will Rise is doing amazingly well in radio internet and we didn’t even release it officially as a single. The last two records got heavy promotional tours and investment we didn’t have for Ecstasy. Now that I came back with From The Start, I am also promoting the record and we are starting to see the results.”
Mann said he is in talks with Murray Yates to have him back as a producer, but denied that considers Canadian talent better than Mexican or the other way around.
“The whole world has talented people. It’s not a matter of Countries. Murray is an incredible producer and so is Nurivan, and Hector Adrian, and every single person I had the privilege to work with in the past five years. I built a career thanks to the talented people that believed in me in Mexico. Murray and I are in talks to get a new album together. I will find out when I get back to Vancouver and I will announce it when the time is right.”
Mann said he will be focusing on his personal life once he gets back to Vancouver and get in the right mindset to create new music.