Who is eligible to apply?

∙ Applications for our Spring / Summer events are now open. The sooner you submit yours, the better your chances of being considered for the next round of upcoming shows
∙ This opportunity is open to singers, rappers, musicians, groups and bands in any musical genre
∙ You must be between ages 12 – 25 at the time of registration. Note: Exceptions are made in special cases. If you fall outside the age of eligibility but would still like to be considered for this opportunity, you may indicate this on the last page of your application  
∙ You must be a permanent resident of Canada or the United States

Does everyone who submits an application get selected?

∙ Absolutely not. We are extremely selective when it comes to who we choose to feature on our stage. This opportunity is limited to only 15 acts per city. Selections are based on three main criteria: (1) vocal ability, (2) showmanship and (3) overall potential

Is there a fee?

∙ It's free to apply. However, if selected, more information about our packages will be emailed to you for further review
∙ Packages start at only $99 and include a variety of perks designed to enhance your experience, such as; training / rehearsals with industry coaches the day before the show, professionally edited videos and pictures of your live performance to share online, exclusive access to our pre-show red carpet event, concert tickets, and much much more! 

How will the coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic affect my participation, if selected?

∙ With everything going on in the world, we completely understand how participating in something of this nature would be a cause for concern. Luckily, our next round of shows is only scheduled to begin this Summer. While we hope and expect that things will improve by then, rest assured that we will take every precaution to ensure your health and safety before resuming operations.

I don't see any confirmed dates for the city I'm applying for. When will they be announced?

∙ Concert dates are revealed once we've reached our quota of qualified applicants per city
∙ With limited space available, we encourage you to submit your application ASAP to be considered for our next round of upcoming shows
∙ If selected, you will receive an email with all the confirmed details, including dates, venues, start times, etc. 
∙ In case you are not available to participate on the proposed dates, you will be required to submit a new application in order to be considered again in the future

If selected, do I perform originals or cover songs?

∙ Either is fine, as long as the songs you choose properly represent you and your overall artistry

How will I know if I got selected?

∙ While we appreciate everyone who takes the time to submit an application, you will only be notified if you are selected
∙ The selection process could take anywhere between 10 - 30 days, we thank you in advance for your patience 

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, including friends, relatives and supporters of selected performers
∙ Tickets may only be purchased through a private event page, shared with each performer following their selection. Note: Since Talent Nation has no direct affiliation with the concert venues, tickets will not be for sale through any box office outlets
∙ The cost per ticket typically ranges between $25 - $40 each, depending on the venue (subject to applicable taxes and fees)
∙ To create sold out environment, selected acts are expected to promote their respective performances to the best of their ability. Minimum ticket quotas per act may apply

What type of benefits might I gain from this opportunity?

∙ Professional stage experience in sold out venues
∙ Rehearsals and performance training with top-level industry coaches
∙ High quality footage of your set to share online for further exposure
∙ Grow your fanbase
∙ Connections with other likeminded artists and influencers in your community
∙ &&& much, much more!

How many days would I need to commit to Talent Nation? 

∙ Besides preparing and rehearsing on your own time, selected acts are only required to meet up with Talent Nation on two (2) separate occasions; (1) Rehearsals (which is typically scheduled on the day before the actual concert) and (2) Show Day (which typically consists of a Soundcheck that may require you to be at the venue all day). Location and times will be emailed to you directly, if selected

Any restrictions I should be aware of?

∙ 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 the video. We prefer video to audio links and live singing over pre-recorded renditions. 
∙ 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 in connection with Talent Nation and any of its programs / activities is strictly prohibited
∙ Failure to comply with any of our terms may be grounds for immediate disqualification and dismissal, without exception or refund

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

∙ Hopefully not; as the majority of our events are typically scheduled on weekends

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 numerous major label success stories - most recently Carlie Hanson, who signed with Warner Records following the success of her breakout single 'Only One' - collecting over 100 million streams worldwide and landing touring opportunities with Troye Sivan, Lauv & Yungblud throughout North America and Europe
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