School of Rock has partnered with Atlantic Records and Artist Partner Group (APG) for a major worldwide artist search called Center Stage. This new talent search will provide the opportunity for musicians around the world to be seen by record label executives.
Singers can submit a five-minute audition video in hopes of being one of approximately 25 selected individuals flown out to Los Angeles for invaluable industry experience. These artists will perform in front of Atlantic Records and APG executives at a private artist showcase. They will record songs at APG’s studios with professional engineers. While not every applicant will receive this showcase opportunity, 100 applicants that show promise as artists will receive a scholarship to a School of Rock camp of their choice.
“School of Rock is one of the largest communities of creators in the world,” says Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock. “We pride ourselves on taking students out of a practice room and putting them on to the stage. With Center Stage, we’re giving these talented artists the potential to reach their biggest audience yet. It’s an honor to be a central part of that journey.”
The program is open to all vocalists aged 13-19 years old living in a country where School of Rock operates, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Peru, South Africa, Australia, and the Philippines. Vocalists do not need to be School of Rock students in order to participate. However, only School of Rock students auditioning for Center Stage will receive personalized feedback from School of Rock staff on their submissions that will help them continue to grow and develop as musicians.
"One of my top priorities is to break down the barriers of entry in the industry. School of Rock has valuable resources to develop one’s artistry, and Center Stage is a unique platform for the discovery of talent,” says Mike Caren, CEO of Artist Partner Group.
For more information on the Center Stage program and how you can audition, please visit schoolofrock.com/centerstage.