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FAQ

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT?

Applicants must be at least 13 years of age by April 20th, 2017 to apply.  If you are under the age of majority in your province, state or country in which you reside/live in as of April 20th, 2017 (for example, you are under the  “Age of Majority” if you are: i) under 18 years of age and reside/live in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec & Saskatchewan; and (ii) under 19 years of age and reside/live in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut and Yukon) your parent and/or legal guardian must agree to the Online Application, including the Online Agreement and Release, and your parent and/or legal guardian must also provide his/her name and email information where indicated in the Online Application.  This contact information will be used to confirm that your parent and/or legal guardian has agreed to the Online Application, including the Online Agreement and Release.  If you are selected to be a participant in the program, you and your parent or legal guardian must complete and sign the Participant Agreement and a parent or legal guardian release form.

CAN I APPLY AS A GROUP?

Yes, you can apply as a group (a group being a duo, trio or band).  Only one person should apply on behalf of the group, so if you are the designated member to apply, make sure you have all the information from each group member. If you are applying on behalf of a group, please ensure that you have consent from all members of your group.  If any member of the group is under the Age of Majority, please ensure that you have consent from the member’s parent or legal guardian along with the parent/legal guardian’s name and email address.  

IS IT OKAY IF MEMBERS FROM THE SAME GROUP ARE FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES?

Yes, as long as all members of the group are willing and are legally able to travel to or within Canada, on such dates and locations as Producer shall designate, in its sole discretion. 

CAN ARTISTS AND BANDS FROM ALL GENRES APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM?

Yes.

CAN MY AGENT OR MANAGER APPLY ON MY BEHALF?

Yes. Your agent or manager can apply on your behalf as long as they have signing authority.  

I AM CURRENTLY SIGNED TO A MUSIC LABEL, AM I STILL ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

You cannot be currently signed to a music label or have any obligations that will impact your ability to sign an option agreement. 

IF I OWN MY OWN RECORD LABEL,  DO I HAVE TO BE RELEASED FROM MY OWN LABEL PRIOR TO SUBMITTING?

In order to apply for the program, you must be free to sign an agreement with another label.

CAN I STILL APPLY IF I AM AN ARTIST WHO HAS SIGNED "SINGLE DEALS" WITH DJS AND/OR OTHER ARTISTS?

In order to apply for the program, you must be free to sign an agreement with another label.

I CURRENTLY AM SIGNED TO A PUBLISHING AGREEMENT, AM I STILL ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

Yes, you can still apply. 

CAN I SEE THE OPTION AGREEMENT IN ADVANCE?

If you are being considered as a potential participant in the Program, Producer will provide you with a copy of the Option Agreement after you have been contacted. 

IS THERE A COST TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION?

NO.  There is no fee to submit an application.  You just need to follow the How to Apply instructions on this website.

DO I NEED A PROFESSIONAL VIDEO MADE?

NO.  You can make your own video with the help of your friends and family or you can just make your video on your smartphone or web camera. 

WHAT SHOULD I INCLUDE IN MY AUDITION VIDEO?

You should sing a song you enjoy performing and that best represents you or your group, your talent and personality. Please see the How to Apply page on this website.

WHAT KIND OF SONG CAN I SING?

You are free to sing any song in any genre, but make sure it best represents you as an artist or as a group.  Check out the How to Apply page on this website.

CAN I USE BACKTRACKS FOR MY AUDITION VIDEO?

Yes, but live accompaniment is preferred. Someone else can accompany you if you do not play an instrument.

DO I NEED TO SUBMIT A NEW VIDEO OR CAN I USE A VIDEO I ALREADY HAVE?

Please see our Video Tips page on this website.

CAN I SUBMIT A VIDEO BY E-MAIL, DROPBOX, ETC., OR DO I HAVE TO UPLOAD IT THROUGH THE APPLICATION?

You have to upload your video and include it with your Application.

CAN I SUBMIT MY VIDEO USING YOUTUBE OR VIMEO?
      
Yes. Make sure it is unlisted or password protected.

I AM NOT ABLE TO UPLOAD MY VIDEO, ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS TO DO SO?

Please ensure your video is less than 80MB and in one of the following file formats: mpg, mpeg, flv, avi,mp4, mov, 3gp, wmv, mv4.

AM I ALLOWED TO POST MY VIDEO PUBLICLY ON YOUTUBE, VIMEO, FACEBOOK OR OTHER SITES?

No. Please keep your video confidential. Thank you.

CAN I APPLY MORE THAN ONCE?

Please submit only one application unless you are applying both as a single artist and as a group.  Then you will need two applications.  

IF I MISS THE DEADLINE, CAN I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION BY E-MAIL?

Sorry, you will not be able to apply after the deadline.  The application deadline is May 10, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, but may be subject to change at any time. 

WILL YOU BE HOLDING ANY LIVE AUDITIONS OR APPLICATIONS ONLY?

We are accepting applications only. 

WHEN WILL I FIND OUT IF I HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM?

Applicants who have been selected to participate in the program will be contacted as early as July 2017.

WILL I BE CONTACTED REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT I AM INVITED ON THE PROGRAM?

Due to the large number of applicants we are unable to contact each applicant.  We will only attempt to contact those applicants who are selected to be potential participants on the program.

I'M SO EXCITED. SHOULD I PUSH BACK MY RELEASE PLANS FOR A NEW SONG/ALBUM I HAVE COMING OUT?

You should continue with your scheduled plans after applying for the program. Once you submit your application please continue performing and engaging with your fans.

WHEN AND WHERE WILL THEY FILM THE PROGRAM? 

It will be filmed in August – October, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.  You must be available for approximately 5-6 days to participate in the program, on dates to be determined by the Producer.

WILL TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATION AND EXPENSES BE COVERED?

If you have been selected to be a participant on the program, expenses will be available to those traveling from outside of the Greater Toronto Area.

WILL I BE PAID OR COMPENSATED TO APPEAR ON THE PROGRAM?

No, you will not be paid or compensated to appear on the program.

IF I AM SELECTED WILL I GET TO CHOOSE MY OWN SONGS?

Maybe. We would like you to remain open to all suggestions.

CAN I BRING MY FAMILY, FRIENDS, MANAGER OR AGENT TO SET WITH ME IF I AM SELECTED?

No, it will be a closed set.

WHEN WILL THE PROGRAM AIR?

It is planned to air early 2018!

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ONLINE AGREEMENT AND RELEASE? 

Please be sure to read the Online Agreement and Release in full before submitting your Application.  If you have specific questions about the Online Agreement and Release, please consult a lawyer.