CASTING NOW OPEN FOR USA & CANADA

Now is your chance to have your original music showcased in North America’s biggest virtual music competition.

Follow the instructions below to submit your audition video for the next season of The Shot: Canada and the first season of The Shot: USA.

APPLY FOR THE SHOT: CANADA

Make sure you have your audition video done and uploaded to Youtube or Vimeo before moving forward with your application. You will be required to include the link to your video in your submission. In order to be considered, you must:

Before applying, please be sure to read the Producer’s Audition Video Tips and the FAQ below.

If you’re ready, let’s do this …
DEADLINE TO APPLY: FEBRUARY 1, 2022

APPLY FOR THE SHOT: USA

Make sure you have your audition video done and uploaded to Youtube or Vimeo before moving forward with your application. You will be required to include the link to your video in your submission. In order to be considered, you must:

Before applying, please be sure to read the Producer’s Audition Video Tips and the FAQ below.

If you’re ready, let’s do this …
DEADLINE TO APPLY: FEBRUARY 1, 2022

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PRODUCER’S AUDITION VIDEO TIPS

Here are some tips from our producers before filming your audition video

· BE SURE TO RECORD AN INTRODUCTION to introduce yourself before the performance of your song!
· Shoot your video in a bright/well-lit setting. We want to be able to see you!
· Do not use auto-tune apps like Smule or StarMaker.
· Do not submit GoogleDrive links, Dropbox links, iCloud link or links to Instagram videos.
· Check your video before submitting it and make sure the audio can be heard clearly.
· You are welcome to sing with a backing track as long as we can hear your voice clearly.
· Do not submit a highly edited video, sizzle reel, or video with highly processed vocals.

FAQ

Why should I audition for The Shot?

The Shot is North America’s only virtual short series artist competition that focuses solely on a performer’s original music. While other competitions and artist development platforms encourage music creators to perform covers of chart-topping or recognizable tunes, The Shot believes in providing aspiring talent with the opportunity to showcase their own work in order to hone their craft, build a genuine fan base and be true to who they are as singer-songwriters.

Do I have to be a citizen of Canada or the United States to apply?

Yes. You must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or a citizen or permanent resident (Green Card holder) of the United States in order to apply.

Does The Shot air on television?

It certainly feels and looks like it could be a television show, but no it is not a television show. However, The Shot is filmed and does streams online as a web series.

Are you only looking for original music?

Yes. We would like artists to only perform their own original music throughout the competition, including for their audition video.

Did you receive my audition video? When will I hear back?

Due to the large volume of submissions, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of individual videos that were submitted. Every video received is reviewed, but ONLY if you have been selected to participate will a Producer call you to schedule your appearance for the next round of the competition. This will probably take place sometime in early 2022.

Will I receive feedback on my audition video?

Due to the large volume of submissions, we are unable to provide feedback on individual audition videos.

What happens if I am selected?

If you are selected by the Producer to perform for our judges, you will receive an email in early 2022.

Who are the judges?

The judges for next season in 2022 are yet to be announced but we pride ourselves on having a diverse panel from a variety of backgrounds from across the music business including professional songwriters, publishers, radio personalities, producers, managers and established singer-songwriters who can bring value to an artist’s experience participating in The Shot and to the artist’s music career after The Shot. Past judges have included Rick Barker (former manager to Taylor Swift), Danya Dixon (CEO of Canadian Music Week), international Flamenco guitarist Juneyt Yetkiner and country music recording artist Jessie T.

Why is there a fee to submit my audition video?

As a not-for-profit organization, applying fees to the video submission process helps us to cover overhead costs related to the production of The Shot. The fee to submit a video is the only cost associated with participating in the program. The submission fee also helps us to know that the artist has “skin in the game” and is committed to their participation.

Are there any hidden fees?

No. There are no additional costs outside the initial video submission fee. You will not receive a bill or invoice for any of the services or consultations provided during the process.

Will I be required to sign any kind of contract or agreement if I am selected or win??

Yes. You will be asked to sign a participant agreement prior to your audition for the judges. However, you will not be asked to sign a contract that ties you to any deal or that would give away ownership of your music.

I’m getting an error message when I try to submit my demo video. What should I do?

If you receive an error message when you try to submit your demo video, please check the credit card number and try again. If the problem persists, please contact us at contact@singfortheshot.com.

Who produces The Shot?

The Shot is managed and produced by a group of music-loving volunteers and professionals who are dedicated to highlighting and showcasing amazing up-and-coming talent.

I can’t find the answer to my question here. Can I reach you by email?

Absolutely. General inquiries and questions can be sent to contact@singfortheshot.com.

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