FAQ

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 – 25 at the time of registration
∙ Must be a permanent resident of Canada or the United States to be considered eligible

Do I perform originals or cover songs?

∙ Either is acceptable, as long as the music you select is able to properly showcase you as an artist

How will I know if I got selected?

∙ While we appreciate everyone who takes the time to submit an application, we can 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 finalist is responsible for covering their own travel, accommodation and meal expenses in connection with any and all Talent Nation programs and initiatives

Are Talent Nation concerts open to the public?

∙ Yes. Guests are able to attend your performance for a fee. Tickets could range anywhere between $20-$40 each, depending on location and may be subject to applicable taxes and fees
∙ Tickets may only be purchased online through our private event link and will not be sold directly through the venue
∙ To ensure a sold out 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

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

∙ The chance to grow your performance skills, led by the professional guidance of industry coaches
∙ The chance to gain valuable stage experience at a sold out music venue
∙ The chance to gain valuable exposure with local fans and influencers
∙ High quality footage of your live performance for social media sharing
∙ Connections with other likeminded artists, musicians and industry reps in your community
∙ Features in our online video gallery for possible career-launching opportunities

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 industry executive Mike Goldfarb. His proven track record for launching music careers includes 3 major label projects - most notably American pop star 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 her touring opportunities with Troye Sivan, Lauv & Yungblud across Europe and North America.

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