The Caribbean sound is currently dominating the pop charts and influencing the entire entertainment industry. However, lack of major platforms dedicated to developing Caribbean musicians creates distance that poses as a significant hurdle for Caribbean talent.Icon of the Islands (IOI) is here to fill this void and introduce Caribbean artists to the world stage.

IOI is the evolution of the award winning Virgin Islands music competition and reality show formerly known as Virgin Islands Idol (www.viidol.com). The IOI Season 1 (The Pilot Season) was filmed in the beautiful backdrop of the U.S. Virgin Islands as a template for what is to become the most musical impacting Caribbean TV series. This production is poised to create new and entertaining revenue streams for labels, artists, brands, sponsors and tourism marketing throughout the World. There are 5 major areas in which IOI impacts:

  • Live Entertainment (A forum for seminars, auditions and concerts to capture live audiences)
  • Television (The airing of content on various broadcast networks creating advertising space)
  • Online (The global and social platform for the rest of the world to discover, watch and love)
  • Talent (The development of artists and musicians for worldwide marketability and success)
  • Tourism (The influx of visitors, fans, families, consumers and hotel guests from abroad)

IOI creates a whole new era of music and entertainment infused with the beauty of paradise, through its exotic scenery and cultural voices that reflect the same sounds of love and inspiration that has produced some of the biggest names in the music industry such as Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Damian Marley and more.The fact that IOI is the only television and concert series that connects brands, celebrities and music from the U.S. and the Caribbean islands in one production… there is potentially millions of dollars to be made in merchandising, sales, tourism attraction, and advertising. The culture of the Caribbean is quite powerful, unique and influential to the rest of the world. The music of the Caribbean generates more than $400 million annually of a multibillion dollar music industry. IOI is moving steadily to the forefront of this influential culture which pervades every continent around the globe.

Mission: Icon of the Islands (IOI) is a groundbreaking Caribbean focused reality television show and concert series airing on TV and online. Each season IOI will visit multiple Caribbean islands with music industry heavyweights to audition talent and experience unique local culture.

Structure: Finalists from each audition advance to compete in the Grand Finale. Winners receive a valuable prize package which includes an entertainment deal, cash and sponsored prizes.

Reality Show: “Drama and Excitement” The stakes are high and emotions run wild on the reality show Icon of the Islands! Get to know the contestants from the audition process and see which of your favorites make it all the way to the grand finale! And the excitement doesn’t stop there……follow the journey of the winner and other dynamic contestants online as they navigate the music scene and record original music with industry titans!

Content: “Capturing The Beauty of Paradise” Surrounded by crystal clear water, the gorgeous islands of the Caribbean are a destination for music, historical sites and rich culture. The beauty and charm of the Caribbean shine through, not only in the physical aspects, but in the residents as well. The Caribbean people have a charisma of their own and music is an undeniable part of daily life, which will be revealed in a compelling story every season.

screen-shot-2016-12-30-at-1-27-38-pmTalent Search: Join us for a music competition that is unparalleled! Icon of the Islands will find the cream of the crop of the untapped talent and expose them on television and on the internet. The television series promotes the Caribbean brands, products, beauty and culture, exposing homegrown talent and markets in the film, music and entertainment industries.

Opportunity: A great film and musical venture with an exciting music competition and a dramatic reality show that follows the contestants as they compete, party, learn and grow in a drastically unpredictable music industry; An opportunity for the contestants to be mentored by professionals and celebrities.
A Showcase of the rich culture of the Caribbean and its experience like no other currently available. The only music competition that infuses artist development with tropical influences for eye catching scenery.

Quality Reach: The highly desirable audiences are passionate about music and will have their fingers on the pulse of hot new trends
Passion and Commitment: Contestants who want to achieve national recognition and have their voices heard, while being exposed to national audiences of different demographics, across online platforms, along with major access to additional entertainment opportunities.

Alvin Marks Jr.
Founder and Executive Producer

Born in the St. Thomas, VI, Alvin Marks Jr. is the founder of Icon of the Islands and creator of over 70 events held annually in the caribbean. To learn more about his legacy click here.

Pat Charles
Executive Producer

Pat “PC” Charles is a highly experienced TV Show Runner, Producer and Casting Director who has created, cultivated and helped establish a wide range of programs for major networks such as BET, ABC, TV One and MTV2. Click here to read more about PC.

IOI allows the music industry professionals to mentor the contestants as they compete, party, learn and grow in a drastically unpredictable music industry; the finalists will work with top producers and song writers, while the winner will receive a cash prize and an entertainment deal which will include major record label distribution, a music video and marketing for maximum exposure!

IOI is a complete opportunity for students and independent talent be mentored by professionals and celebrities in seminars, camps, studios, online and classrooms etc. about the ins and outs of the entertainment industry. The possibilities of scholarships are also favorable to the production and its participants.

IOI allows the music industry professionals to mentor the contestants as they compete, party, learn and grow in a drastically unpredictable music industry; the finalists will work with top producers and song writers, while the winner will receive a cash prize and an entertainment deal which will include major record label distribution, a music video and marketing for maximum exposure!

IOI is a complete opportunity for students and independent talent be mentored by professionals and celebrities in seminars, camps, studios, online and classrooms etc. about the ins and outs of the entertainment industry. The possibilities of scholarships are also favorable to the production and its participants.

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