BUILDING A STRONG APP ~
Here is what you'll need!
Generally, think about the whole package. Is there a weak link? Is there something that could be better? Is there part of the artist story that is missing? Challenge yourself to present a package that will wow the judges with no missing parts – all you need is one weak link to be rejected.
A Live Video
The live performance videos presented need to help the artist to succeed. Sending in a video with terrible sound or very poor video quality is not helpful to the jury. Use the same creative energy producing the live video as you do with your music. The video must be a live performance, with no audio edits or lip syncing, but does not necessarily have to be in front of an audience, and may contain multiple angles.
2 Original Professionally Recorded Songs
When Choosing your songs, consider which are the strongest, which you get the best response from and could imagine hearing on WILD 935 – Calgary’s New Country.
Make sure that biographies are well written and do not contain any typos or spelling mistakes - that is a big turn off to the jurors. Biographies need to be short, but informative. If the artist does not have a big track record, then tell a compelling story about the artist. 300 words max.
A Professional Photo
Make sure that the band or artist photo is of a professional level - that does not mean that the artist needs to use a high price photographer, but should be the best possible reflection of the artist and their music.
Essays should be more than a few lines – use this as an opportunity to explain to the jurors why you should be in the #PW2017 Top 12! 300 words max.
Solo Artist or Band
When deciding to sign up as a solo artist or band, take the following into consideration: Solo artists are still welcome to play with a band for all showcases, including boot camp. If signing up as a band, ALL band members will be required to be in attendance for all mandatory events, including orientation, bootcamp and showcases.