CAA to shop American Supergroup

US talent agency CAA is to represent a new singing competition format in which an aspiring musician vie for a place in a supergroup.

American Supergroup has been commissioned by an unnamed US broadcaster, and was in Cannes this weekend at MIPFormats.

The format sees 25 musicians, who must sing, play and write songs, guided by a music expert panel forming five groups of five members that play pop, pop-country, traditional country, pop-rock, R&B, metal, Latin American or alternative songs.

The judging panel comprises of music experts, with guitarist James Burton mentoring.

TV producer and musician Kevin Wayne Waldrop and actor-producer Gary Wayne Bridges co-created the format, and will executive produce along with Barry Josephson of Josephson Entertainment and former co-president of RPM Music Group Paula Zamek.

CAA is selling rights to the show in all territories outside the US, where an eight-part show in being shot in Nashville, Tennessee, to debut in the late spring or early summer. The broadcaster will be named “in coming weeks”.