START GETTING READY! APPLICATION DEADLINES WILL BE ANNOUNCED THIS SPRING!
Curious what you need to do to get ready? We always recommend taking a peek at what PEAKPP Alumni have submitted for their live video and bio. You can find all that information on the artist profiles. With 6 years of alumni in BC and 1 year of alumni in Alberta, it is a great resource for inspiration and ideas!
For the BC Alumni click HERE
For the Alberta Alumni click HERE
Here are more tips you can utilize to ensure your application is strong:
- The quality of the songs submitted should be of a technical and professional quality that is competitive in the music industry. Is your song ready to be on the radio? Rough demos with little or no production quality will have a very hard time making their way to the top of the program. This is not a question of money, but time and effort put into the technical quality and performances recorded on the track.
- When uploading your songs, please include “#1 and #2” in the track titles so we know the order to listen to them in. When choosing your songs, consider which are the strongest, which you get the best response from, which could you imagine hearing on the radio?
- 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
- Make sure that biographies are well written and do not contain typos or spelling mistakes – that is a big turn off to 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.
- Essays should to be more than a few lines – use this as an opportunity to explain to the jurors why you should be in the top 20!
- Videos – 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 in 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.
- The artists forming part of this program need to be generally within the genre of The Peak AAA format. While this is a broad format, listening to the station for even an hour will give an artist a good idea as to whether their music is suitable.
- 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, boot camp, and showcases
- 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
More! You can also look at the 2014 PROJECT OVERVIEW for guidelines, requirements and agreements.