ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC Pop & Hiss

Behind the scenes of Mali Music's network debut

This season "American Idol" has turned the spotlight on emerging acts during its elimination shows. Previous winners Candice Glover and Phillip Phillips and judge Harry Connick Jr. have all used the "Idol" stage to promote new singles, but they are doing so alongside lesser known artists such as Mali Music, Kodaline, Jake Bugg and Royal Teeth -- acts championed by the show's judges and mentor Randy Jackson.

Mali Music was handpicked by judge Jennifer Lopez to perform on a recent episode of the long-running Fox competition. The R
By Gerrick D. Kennedy
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