VH1's SIGNED

Hip Hop/R+B Music Competition

Now Casting

Are you a hip hop artist out there trying to make your dream a reality? Do you know if you were given the chance, you could make it just as big as the top billed R&B stars?   Are you ready to do whatever it takes for a chance to work with the biggest names in the game? Are you ready to get Signed?

HOW TO APPLY

I. You may apply as a solo, duo or group. II. Whether submitting your track for consideration via the website or in person, we will accept raw, live vocals only. No auto tune, no edited music videos, and no voice editing of any kind will be accepted. III. If you are a hip hop artist, find an instrumental backing track (sample free or not) or better yet, rap an original to our beats on our website. IV. If you are an R&B artist, you may cover any song of your choosing and sing a cappella or with a backing track or, you can choose any instrumental backing track and create an original 16 bars to that track. V. All videos must be submitted by creating a profile and uploading to our website (Venertainment.com). Do not upload your submission video to YouTube, Vimeo or any other video sharing site.

General Instructions

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Eligibility Requirements

“UNTITLED HIP HOP MUSIC SHOW” (WORKING TITLE) SERIES APPLICATION PACKET General Instructions: Thank you for your interest in applying to participate in “Untitled Hip Hop Music Show” (working title) (the “Series”). In order to complete your application process, you must complete and return the following documents:
  •  Applicant Questionnaire
  • Grant of Rights, Release, Confidentiality and Arbitration Agreement
  • Intellectual Property Release (to be completed and signed by the individual shooting the audition video only if you are submitting an audition video as part of the participant selection process)
Please note: In order to accept an invitation to participate in the Series, you must timely complete and return this Series Application Packet and a Background Questionnaire and Participant Agreement that will be furnished to you by Jean Worldwide, LLC, and any other documents that Jean Worldwide, LLC may reasonably require in its sole discretion. YOU HAVE AN ONGOING OBLIGATOIN TO INFORM JEANWORLDWIDE, LLC IN WRITING IF YOUR RESPONSES TO ANY OF THE BELOW CHANGE AT ANY TIME. ELIGIBILITY AND SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: The below eligibility requirements are in connection with consideration to be a participant in a reality-based television series being produced by Jean Worldwide, LLC ("Producer") currently entitled "Untitled Hip Hop Music Show" (working title) (the "Series") whose purpose is to provide hip-hop's and R&B's greatest undiscovered artists an opportunity to work with music's biggest moguls. Please be advised that you must meet the following eligibility requirements and other eligibility requirements which may apply (which may be changed at any time by Producer in its sole discretion) (collectively, the "Eligibility Requirements") in order to proceed with the application process and to participate in the Series:
  1. You must be legally present in the United States, with the unrestricted right to work for any U.S. employer and live in the United States and you must be eligible to accept the prize1(if and as applicable), if awarded. You must provide Producer with proof of such eligibility. Acceptable forms of proof include (without limitation) a valid US passport or combination of valid US driver's license and valid social security card.
  2. You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. All applicants who meet this criterion, are welcome and encouraged to apply to be a participant.
  3. You must not now be a candidate for public office and must agree not to become a candidate for public office until one (1) year after the initial broadcast or other exhibition of the final episode of the Series in which you appear, if selected as a participant.
  4. You must voluntarily submit to and complete a background check, in accordance with applicable laws and execute all documents required by Producer in connection with such background check.
  5. You must be willing to travel to Los Angeles, CA for up to five (5) days in September/2016 (or as otherwise scheduled by Producer) for the final selection process. Pre-approved economy travel (round-trip to and from Los Angeles, CA, and your home in the United States) and lodging to be provided and paid for by Producer.
  6. To accept an invitation to be a participant, you must timely complete and return the Participant Agreement, Release and Arbitration Provision and all exhibits, schedules and attachments thereto that will be furnished to you by the Producer and will include, among other things, release forms and waivers for review and signature by you and/or your family members. Additionally, any offer to become a participant may be conditioned upon your submission to examinations to be conducted in Los Angeles, CA, by medical professionals selected by and paid for by the Producer and the certification of the medical professionals that you meet all physical (if and as applicable) and psychological requirements.
  7. To accept an invitation to be a participant, you must timely complete and return the Participant Agreement, Release and Arbitration Provision and all exhibits, schedules and attachments thereto that will be furnished to you by the Producer and will include, among other things, release forms and waivers for review and signature by you and/or your family members. Additionally, any offer to become a participant may be conditioned upon your submission to examinations to be conducted in Los Angeles, CA, by medical professionals selected by and paid for by the Producer and the certification of the medical professionals that you meet all physical (if and as applicable) and psychological requirements.
  8. You may not participate in the Series if your participation would create impropriety or the appearance of impropriety. In making this determination, Producer and any television network broadcasting the Series will consider whether you nor any of your immediate family members or anyone living in your household may be or have been within the past two (2) years employees, contractors, officers, directors or agents of any of the following: (a) Producer, UAMG Content, LLC, MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MTV, Viacom Inc., Viacom Media Networks (collectively MTV, Viacom Inc., 1 Satisfaction of this eligibility requirement pertains solely to the applicant's receipt of prizes (if any) that may be awarded by Producer. Viacom Media Networks are referred to as, "VIACOM"), or any television network owned or operated by VIACOM, or any direct and/or indirect parent or direct and indirect subsidiaries of any of the foregoing; (b) any person or entity involved in the development, production, distribution or other exploitation of the Series or any variation thereof; (c) any known major sponsor of the Series or its advertising agency; or (d) any person or entity supplying goods, services or prizes (if and as applicable) to the Series. In addition, Producer reserves the right to render ineligible any person that Producer determines, in its sole discretion, is sufficiently connected with the production, administration, judging, or distribution of the Series such that his or her participation in the Series could create the appearance of impropriety.
  9. The foregoing eligibility requirements may be amended, revised or changed at any time and in any fashion in Producer's sole discretion.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  1. You may apply as a solo, duo or group.
  2. Whether submitting your track for consideration via the website or in person, we will accept raw, live vocals only. No auto tune or voice editing of any kind will be accepted.
  3. If you are a hip hop artist, find an instrumental backing track (sample free or not) or better yet rap an original to our beats on our website.
  4. If you are an R&B artist, you may cover any song of your choosing and sing a cappella or with a backing track or, you can choose any instrumental backing track and create an original 16 bars to that track.
  5. All videos must be submitted by creating a profile and uploading to our website (Venertainment.com). Do not upload your submission video to YouTube, Vimeo or any other video sharing site.

 

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