HOW IT WORKS
The Dream Night process begins online. Potential contestants upload a video of their performance to the TalentWatch site, along with a short bio video so voters can get a feel for the artist, and hopefully, make a connection. Registered users will pick the top 40 videos. From there, Wendy and her industry judges will cut that number in half after an intensive mentoring session, and 20 TalentWatch contestants will go on to perform LIVE. The 20 live contestants will also receive important advice and a priceless look into the music industry before they hit the stage.
PRIZES & BENEFITS
A professionally-produced video of their live performance
Front of the Line pass to Americas Got Talent, The Voice, Little Big Shots and more
Significant media recognition from both print and radio partners
Valuable input from knowledgeable industry leaders in Public Relations and Artist Development.
Additional prizes from current sponsors
About Dream Night Talent Search
Dream Night Talent Search, an opportunity for young emerging artists to showcase their talent for a chance to win prizes and a huge amount of exposure, started as the dream of one woman: Wendy Kay. As Utopia Artists’ Owner/Operator, Wendy Kay is an industry insider who not only books influential artists from decades past, but also has an ear for rising stars. Wendy has a passion for finding new talent globally that are “hiding in plain sight”, and a resolve to give them a shot at the “big time”.
Over the 29 years she’s been in business, Wendy Kay has represented notable artists from the 50’s to the 90’s, to today as well as the best production shows catering to young new talent. The most enjoyable part of her business for Wendy is producing multi-act concerts and Dream Night Talent Search is reflective of both her dedication and her well-honed vision.
Wendy’s father, Arnie Kay, founded Mars Talent Agency in 1972. His specialty was booking 50’s and 60’s artists. In 1985, Wendy joined the family business and never left. In 2007, Wendy joined forces with the principles of Paradise Artists and was inspired to form their sister company, Utopia Artists. In 2010, Paradise and Utopia amicably went their separate ways and Wendy forged ahead with Utopia Artists, LLC.
With the help of Paul Kasofsky of Rainbow Management, Gary Alan of TalentWatch, and other behind-the-scenes industry friends and associates, Dream Night Talent Search was launched in 2014. To date, Wendy counts her national Dream Night Talent Search as one of her most rewarding ventures.