HOW IT WORKS
Dream Night Talent Search, is a premiere opportunity for emerging artists( singers, singer-songwriters, musicians) to showcase their unique skills for the chance to win; $1,000 dollars, a huge amount of exposure, a front of the line pass audition to America’s Got Talent OR/AND to NBCs Little Big Shots , Senior Big Shots, THE VOICE, AMERICAN IDOL, AND extensive publicity and so much more.
There are three age categories*
* 9 to 17 years old
* 18 to 29 years old
* 30 years old and over
The winner from each age category will receive a $500 cash prize, with the overall winner receiving an additional $500 AND even a chance to audition for producers of The above tv shows! Overall winner also receives professional video of his or her live performance and extensive online and offline media coverage. There will be many other prizes donated by participating sponsors. Our main focus is on 2 full days of mentoring by our industry judges. www.dreamnighttalentsearch.com/sponsors
Contest is open to all singers solo track, acoustic with instrument, or with bands… All genres are welcome. There are 2 phases to the competition.
* Depending on the number of contestants and their ages, the categories are subject to change.
* ONLINE PHASE
- You must register at dreamnighttalentsearch.com/register and click on Texas or at TalentWatch.net/texas to enter the contest.
- You may enter 1 or 2 music video(s) and a personal video. Acceptable music videos include simple raw footage of artist performing or more elaborate music videos.
- We STRONGLY RECOMMEND at least one of the videos showcasing a live performance. In addition, every music artist must upload a personal video, to give fans and industry professionals a better perspective of the artist behind the music. Music fans and industry professionals select the top 60 rated artists. The sooner you get your videos up there the sooner our industry professionals get to see you.
- There is no cost to register. There is a $5 donation fee, which will be donated to local charity tbd.
- Click on Register, upload videos, wait for acceptance email then click on enroll in Texas.
* LIVE COMPETITION PHASE (November 12-13, 2 mandatory days)
Day 1- The top rated artists (from the online phase or selection) will audition at the venue, singing one or 2 songs. Industry professionals will also be mentoring each artist. Fri Nov 12 2PM-6PM Food is available from the Lobby Cafe to be delivered in the auditorium all day. No outside food please.
Day 2- Saturday November 13 session is 12-4pm auditions and mentoring, then in front of live audience concert, if you make it through, 7-10pm finals with a special performance by Landau Eugene Murphy. Industry professionals announce the top music artists for each of the three age categories. The 20(approx.) chosen artists will perform in front of judges and a live audience at the Texan Theater. Each artist must be prepared to sing three additional songs. Tickets for the finals, $30 each, will go on sale soon. Last years event sold out very quickly as this is a premiere intimate dinner theater. Dinner will be available for an additional charge by reservation when purchasing your ticket.
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.