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					                                    Urban Star 2011 Season 1
         Official Talent Search and Contest Application
                          In association with Shaw Communications Inc.

Section One Contact Information

First Name:____________________ Last Name:____________________

Street Address:_______________________________________________

City/Town:_______________ Postal Code:_______________

Email:_______________________ Phone:_________________________


Section Two Music Background

Briefly describe your musical background and experience:**If space below is insufficient for
the answer, please attach extra sheets with the application

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________
Urban Music Style: (example: R&B, Hip Hop, Soul, Rap, House, Reggae, Soca, Club,
Gospel, etc…)

__________________________


Section Three Demo Type

Please indicate the type of music demo that you will be attaching to your application:

Video

Audio


Section Four Reasons For Applying

Please describe why you think you would benefit from an opportunity like this? **If space
below is insufficient for the answer, please attach extra sheets with the application



_______________________________________________________________

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Section Five Closing/Application Checklist

Please make sure you have done the following before sending your application:
    Filled out the application entirely
    Attached a demo to the application
    Attached extra sheets to the application if above space was insufficient for the
        answers
    Included application registration/processing fee	
  of	
  $40	
  CAN	
  (solo	
  artist),	
  $80	
  CAN	
  
        (duo),	
  $100	
  CAN	
  (group	
  of	
  3	
  or	
  more)	
  
        	
  
         *	
  please	
  note	
  for	
  those	
  registering	
  Duos	
  or	
  Groups:	
  	
  Urban	
  Star	
  reserves	
  the	
  
         right	
  to	
  pick	
  any	
  amount	
  of	
  artists	
  from	
  a	
  duo	
  or	
  group	
  (Zero,	
  one,	
  or	
  all)	
  



Method of Application:
Mail in: Urban Star
          275 Selkirk Ave
          Winnipeg, MB
          R2W 2L5

Online: www.urbanstarcontest.com

Method of payment for registration fee:
Mail in: Money Order payable to: Urban Star
Online: Visa or Pay pal at www.urbanstarcontest.com

I hereby have read and understood the guidelines to the application for the Urban Star
Contest.

Signature:_________________________________ Date:_______________________

Signature of Parent/Guardian if under the age of 18:____________________________

Contact for information:
Dial: 204-677-1070
                          Urban Star 2011 Season 1
               In Association with Shaw Communications Inc.
                Official Talent Search and Contest Guidelines

Section One Eligibility
AGE: There will be no age limitation for the contestants entering this
competition. However, if the applicant is under the age of majority (18), the
application will require a parent or guardian signature that will act as
parental or guardian permission for the minor’s entry.
EXPERIENCE: Artists entering this competition must be previously
unsigned by any other record label.
MUSICAL STYLE: The producers of this competition are actively seeking
out artists whose musical style is within one of the genres of Urban music.
(ie. Rap, Hip-hop, Soul, R&B, Reggae, House, Club, Gospel, Soca,
etc…).
RESIDENCY: Entrants into the competition must be an official resident of
Canada or of the United States of America.

Section Two Selection Process and Requirements
Applications for the contest will be put through a screening process,
officiated by the producers of the contest in affiliation with Fontana North
Record Company. After the initial screening process, a list of semi-finalists
will be compiled. These semi-finalists will be contacted and informed that
they have been given the opportunity to participate in the second level of the
competition, where they will be required to perform and compete against
other semi-finalists, while being adjudicated by a panel of music industry
professionals. For this judged part of the competition, the semi-finalists will
be required to travel to Toronto, the cost of which Urban Star will have to
incur. These finalists will perform in a final event showcase, where a winner
will be crowned.
Section Three Contest Deadlines
Contest officially opens online on December 1st, 2010

Deadline for pre-registration is June 16th, 2011 (Only Applications received
by the end of the business day on June 16th, 2011 before 4:30pm central time
will be considered for the competition. All applications must be completed
online at www.urbanstarcontest.com or mailed in to the following address:
Urban Star
275 Selkirk Ave
Winnipeg, MB
R2W 2L5
Dial: 204-677-1070

The first set of official walk up audition begin July 8th 2011 in Vancouver
and continue throughout Canada in the other major centre’s for a total of 5
or more cities. Contest ends early September 2011; winner will be
announced on the Urban Star TV show finale in the fall of 2011 on Shaw
cable and Shaw Direct satellite. Exact times will be announced closer to
audition tour launch.

Section Four Winner Entitlement
The winner of this competition will be entitled to a contract with Urban Star
Record Company that will include the following: the development,
production and distribution with Fontana North of a twelve track album, a
photo shoot with image consulting, and a music video for the first single
released off of the album.

Shaw Communications Inc. Filming
By filling out this application you will be consenting to release of your
images to be used in Fontana North & Urban Star promo videos and print
material.

**Note:
If I have a manager for anything entertainment-related or a
contract for my performing services,
can I still audition?
If you advance to the semi-final round(s) of the competition
(currently scheduled for†August 2011), you
MUST be able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Producer at
that time that you do not have any of
the following agreements in effect (written or oral):
_ a contract for talent representation (for example, a talent agent or
manager);
_ a music recording contract;
_ an agreement relating to the use of your name, voice and/or
likeness;
_ an exclusive acting contract; and/or
_ any other contractual arrangement that, in Producer’s sole
discretion, would prohibit you from
fully participating in the show and/or entering into any contracts
required by Producer, including
an exclusive management contract, recording contract and
merchandising contract.

Before completing this application please make sure you read
through all of the rules and guidelines for the competition, both the
ones attached to this application and the others listed in more detail
on the website, www.urbanstarcontest.com under the heading of
FAQ’s.

	
  
(Read	
  the	
  rules	
  and	
  regulation)	
  
Mail	
  In	
  Pre-­Registration	
  Steps	
  

       1) Pay	
  Registration	
  fee	
  of	
  $40	
  CAN	
  (solo	
  artist),	
  $80	
  CAN	
  (duo),	
  $100	
  CAN	
  
          (group	
  of	
  3	
  or	
  more).	
  This	
  is	
  done	
  via	
  money	
  order	
  written	
  to	
  Urban	
  Star.	
  

       2) *	
  please	
  note	
  for	
  those	
  registering	
  Duos	
  or	
  Groups:	
  	
  Urban	
  Star	
  reserves	
  the	
  
          right	
  to	
  pick	
  any	
  amount	
  of	
  artists	
  from	
  a	
  duo	
  or	
  group	
  (Zero,	
  one,	
  or	
  all)	
  

       3) Send	
  your	
  music	
  in	
  one	
  of	
  the	
  two	
  ways:	
  
            -­‐   Send	
  a	
  CD	
  with	
  3	
  songs.	
  
            -­‐   Send	
  a	
  flash	
  drive	
  with	
  3	
  songs.	
  
       4) Send	
  two	
  photographs	
  of	
  yourself.	
  
       5) Send	
  a	
  short	
  biography	
  of	
  yourself.	
  
       6) Download	
  Application	
  print	
  it	
  and	
  send	
  it	
  back	
  filled	
  out.	
  

       7) Mail	
  to:	
  Urban	
  Star,	
  275,	
  Selkirk	
  Ave,	
  Winnipeg,	
  MB,	
  R2W	
  2L5	
  
            	
  
(Read	
  the	
  rules	
  and	
  regulation)	
  
Online	
  Pre-­Registration	
  Steps	
  	
  

       1) Pay	
  Registration	
  fee	
  of	
  $40	
  CAN	
  (solo	
  artist),	
  $80	
  CAN	
  (duo),	
  $100	
  CAN	
  
          (group	
  of	
  3	
  or	
  more).	
  	
  	
  This	
  is	
  done	
  via	
  credit	
  card,	
  Paypal,	
  or	
  e-­‐mail	
  money	
  
          transfer.	
  
       2) *	
  please	
  note	
  for	
  those	
  registering	
  Duos	
  or	
  Groups:	
  	
  Urban	
  Star	
  reserves	
  the	
  
          right	
  to	
  pick	
  any	
  amount	
  of	
  artists	
  from	
  a	
  duo	
  or	
  group	
  (Zero,	
  one,	
  or	
  all)	
  
       3) Send	
  your	
  music	
  in	
  one	
  of	
  the	
  three	
  ways:	
  
            -­‐    E-­‐mail	
  us	
  3	
  songs.	
  

            -­‐    E-­‐mail	
  us	
  the	
  url	
  to	
  your	
  myspace	
  page.	
  
            -­‐    E-­‐mail	
  us	
  a	
  downloadable	
  link	
  with	
  your	
  3	
  songs.	
  
       4) E-­‐mail	
  us	
  two	
  photographs	
  of	
  yourself.	
  

       5) E-­‐mail	
  us	
  a	
  short	
  biography	
  of	
  yourself.	
  
Once	
  you	
  have	
  received	
  a	
  confirmation	
  of	
  payment	
  you	
  can	
  e-­‐mail	
  your	
  information.	
  
All	
  submissions	
  must	
  not	
  have	
  any	
  offensive	
  language	
  or	
  racist	
  comments.	
  
E-­‐mail	
  registration	
  information	
  to:	
  registration@urbanstarcontest.com	
  

Your	
  music	
  &	
  bios	
  will	
  be	
  review	
  by	
  Urban	
  Star	
  superstar	
  judges	
  and	
  the	
  music	
  
industry	
  insiders	
  made	
  up	
  of	
  producers,	
  deejays	
  and	
  other	
  artists.	
  10	
  golden	
  tickets	
  
will	
  be	
  given	
  out	
  during	
  the	
  pre-­‐registration	
  period,	
  which	
  will	
  send	
  the	
  lucky	
  
contestants	
  to	
  the	
  semi	
  –	
  finales	
  in	
  Winnipeg	
  by	
  passing	
  the	
  auditions.	
  




	
  

				
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