Celebration of Music is a talent search that showcases the best young musical talent across the Globe. Singers, musicians, bands, and dancers between the ages of 5 and 25 are all encouraged to enter in their city by submitting an audition tape.
The Celebration of Music concept was inspired by Ethan Bortnick and his desire to give young musicians the same opportunities PBS afforded him.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
Here are some frequently asked questions about the overall competition and show process to help get you better prepared. However, please be away that this is ONLY a general guideline, so if you have specific questions, please contact our team member that is your liaison.
Celebration of Music is a brand new talent series that showcases and celebrates the best young musical talent across the Globe!
It’s a talent-search series that focuses on music, talent and the arts above all else – not the drama that usually comes with other reality/competition-based shows.
Anyone between the ages of 5-25.
Any Music or Music based acts. Examples are as follows: Musicians, Singers, Dancers, Dance Groups, Choirs, Bands, Duets, Orchestras, Soloists, Acapella groups and all music or music related acts.
There are 2 winners in each live event:
Peoples Choice: This Winner is decided based on the # of votes they receive.
Producers Choice: This Winner is decided based on the Live Performance at the live event. The producers watch the event Live (Streamed Live to them) and pick their choice. Producers do not know who received how many votes.
In some cases, there may only be 1 winner if the producers pick the same winner as the people’s choice winner. The producers do not know how many votes a particular contestant receives, so if they pick the same contestant who is the voters choice, then their will only be 1 winner in each.
The winner of each show will also receive an invitation to join us for our Los Angeles Celebration of Music Nationally Distributed Television Show.
This version of the show will be taped with Ethan Bortnick and distributed and offered Nationally to all PBS Stations across the country! The show will also be offered to International TV broadcasts and also online worldwide. This will give you an opportunity to be part of a TV show that will be seen by millions.
The Nationally Distributed TV Show itself is not a competition. It is a music/variety show that celebrates Music and arts. So, if you win the live event, that is the only time there is a competition. Once you win once, that’s it.
Winners will also be considered for a record distribution deal with Sun and Sky Records (Distributed by ADA/Warner) and will be also considered for a possible Management deal. Our team will also send all winners information to select agents and Managers in the Entertainment business.
If you are chosen to participate in one of our events, then your performance will be features and you will be interviewed.
You will also be required to provide us with a talent release form (which we will provide), 1 photo, 1 video and a biography, which we will use to promote your performance.
Anything - so long as it isn’t dangerous or illegal!
The video you send us, should be 1-2 minutes in length. No longer than 2 minutes will be accepted.
This is a family-friendly event and absolutely no profanity and adult content can be performed. This will result in an immediate disqualification.
No – our team will handle all of the rights on our end. All we need from you is your performance!
This is your choice.
We have very strict rules about about performers under 18 years of age. ALL minors must have one (1) parent or legal guardian present at all times, during the live event. The parent or guardian will be expected to be in the same room as the minor.
If you have any further questions about this at all, please contact your liaising producer.
Until you’ve officially been announced as a contestant, you’re not allowed to inform ANYONE outside of your family/friends that you’ve been chosen. This includes talking to the press, posting on social media, sharing photos, emails, documentation, etc.
This restriction also applies even if the media approaches you first. (We know it’s tempting)
The winner of your competition will be announced at the end of the event. (After everyone performs)
We hope this helps answer your questions! As always, our team is here to advise and support you as best we can within the guidelines of the competition. Please feel free to reach out at any time if you have any further questions!
The Celebration of Music team
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