ECU Snags Top Acts

Supers:

Allie Collinson
Special Events Chair
Student Activities Board
00:00:27-00:00:40

Allie Collinson
Special Events Chair
Student Activities Board
00:00:40-00:00:58

Allie Collinson
Special Events Chair
Student Activities Board
00:01:01-00:01:08

Jillian McGough
ECU Student
00:01:13-00:01:24

Reporter PG as follows: (Natalie)
SHWAYZE AND LUPE FIASCO HOPPED ON BOARD THE PIRATE SHIP.
THEN CAROLINA LIAR AND JASON DERULO FOLLOWED.
AND NOW LUDACRIS, ONE OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN THE MUSIC WORLD, WAS JUST THE LATEST TO TAKE PIRATE NATION
BY STORM IN ONE OF ECU’S BIGGEST EVENTS OF THE YEAR—THE HOMECOMING CONCERT.
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IN THE PAST FEW YEARS, EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY HAS SNAGGED SOME OF THE HOTTEST ACTS IN MUSIC TO PERFORM LIVE. BUT THE PROCESS THE BOARD GOES THROUGH TO LAND THESE TOP ACTS, IS A TRICKY ONE. AND IT ALL STARTS WITH THE STUDENTS.
“When we decide on a performer for homecoming, the first thing that we have to do is the committee has to decide on a genre, so what we do is we put that vote on Onestop for students, and the student body votes as a whole on the genre.”
AFTER THE STUDENT BODY PICKS THE GENRE, COLLINSON SAYS IT’S NOW TIME TO START THE BOOKING PROCESS.
“When we book a performer, we use a middle person–an agent, a booking agency–and we submit our requests to them, and let them know, hey let us know if this artist is available, and what’s their price range. And then from there, we submit our contract.”
SO HOW DID LUDACRIS COME INTO THE MIX?
“Ludacris was it pretty much. It was right, the money was right, the timing was right, everything was right. So we had to strike when the iron was hot.”
LUDACRIS IS CONSIDERED BY MOST STUDENTS TO BE OF THE BIGGEST ACTS ECU HAS EVER HAD.
“I was actually really excited that they got someone as big to come as Ludacris. I mean I know we’ve had Shwayze in the past and Jason Derulo, but Ludacris is a really big time performer. I definitely want to start attending more of the events now that ECU is getting bigger performers.
AND WITH THE OUTPOURING RESPONSE FROM STUDENTS THIS YEAR, BOTH ON ONESTOP DURING THE VOTING PROCESs. AND IN ATTENDANCE AT THE CONCERT ITSELF, THE PIRATES DON’T SEEM TO BE GOING ANYWHERE ANYTIME SOON, WHICH MEANS KEEP THE ACTS COMING.
Standard Outcue: Natalie Cooper, The Source

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