Why Talent Nation?

∙ We are a community of passionate artists, creators and music fans, offering a non-competitive platform with equal opportunity across the board, regardless of age, gender or financial status

Who is eligible to apply?

∙ Open to singers, rappers, musicians, groups and bands of any musical genre
∙ Must be between ages 12 – 21 at the time of registration
∙ Must be a permanent resident of Canada or the United States

Does just anyone get selected for this?

∙ No. Talent Nation and its affiliated partners are mandated to only select those acts who we believe have the potential to deliver a quality live performance. We base our decisions on three main attributes: (1) vocal ability, (2) showmanship and (3) overall appeal

Is there a fee?

∙ As a privately owned company, Talent Nation reserves its right to charge selected participants a small fee to help cover certain overhead that comes with hosting independently run / non-sponsored events, including rehearsal sessions, industry coaches, instrument/equipment rentals, videographers, photographers, media invites, etc.
∙ Said artist fees typically run anywhere between $199 - $299 (plus applicable taxes and fees), depending on the event
∙ Further details will be emailed to each participant following their selection. Once all terms and conditions have been properly reviewed, the artist shall then have the option to either accept or decline the invitation to participate

Do I perform originals or cover songs?

∙ Either is acceptable, as long as the music you select is able to properly showcase your artistry

How will I know if I got selected?

∙ While we appreciate everyone who takes the time to submit an application, we will only contact those who have been selected
∙ Please allow up to 10 - 14 days for a reply

Am I responsible for covering my own travel expenses?

Yes. Each performer is responsible for covering their own travel, accommodation and meal expenses in connection with any and all Talent Nation events

Are Talent Nation concerts open to the public? Where can guests purchase their tickets?

∙ Talent Nation concerts are open to a public audience, namely friends, relatives and fans of our selected performers
∙ Tickets may be purchased through our exclusive event page. Each performer is to share the link of the event page with invited guests following their selection
∙ The cost per ticket usually ranges anywhere between $20-$40 each, depending on the venue (subject to applicable taxes and fees)
∙ To create an intimate concert environment, each participant is required to promote their performance in Talent Nation to the best of their ability. A minimum ticket quota per act may apply

Note: Tickets will not be sold directly through the venue. Tickets will not be for sale at the door on the day of the show

What type of benefits might I gain if selected to perform?

∙ Develop your performance skills under the guidance of industry coaches
∙ Professional stage experience at sold out concert venues
∙ Valuable exposure with local fans, media and influencers
∙ High quality footage of your live performance to share and promote on social media
∙ Connections with other likeminded artists, musicians and industry reps in your community
∙ Features in our online video gallery for possible career-launching opportunities

How many days do I need to commit to Talent Nation leading up to my performance? 

∙ Selected performers are required to take part in one rehearsal session leading up to the concert to ensure preparation meets expectations 
∙ Participants will be teamed up with a team of industry coaches, offering guidance on vocals, delivery and overall stage presence
∙ Rehearsal sessions are scheduled to take place the day before the concert. A precise location and time slot will be emailed to selected performers approximately 2 weeks in advance

Any restrictions I should know about?

∙ The audition video included in your application should only contain footage of you and/or the individuals who have granted you permission to be featured in your video
∙ The use of obscenity, crude language, third party copyrighted material, any trademarks, brand names, or logos of a third party, violence, nudity, drug or alcohol use, is considered strictly prohibited in connection with Talent Nation and any of its programs / activities
∙ Failure to comply with any of our terms may be grounds for immediate disqualification and dismissal, without exception

Will I be required to take time off school / work for this?

∙ Probably not; unless you are required to travel on a weekday in order to arrive at your scheduled destination on time. Otherwise, the majority of our events are typically scheduled on weekends

Will I be required to sign any contracts if I get selected?

∙ No

Who is behind Talent Nation?

∙ Talent Nation is made up of passionate music fans and industry professionals. We believe in building platforms and events that provide growth and development opportunities for the independent artist sector
∙ The company was founded back in 2012 by music executive Mike Goldfarb. His proven track record for launching music careers includes 3 major label signings - most notably Carlie Hanson, who signed with Warner Bros Records following the success of her breakout single 'Only One' - reaching over 100 million streams worldwide and landing touring opportunities with Troye Sivan, Lauv & Yungblud throughout North America and Europe.
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