Talentcall.com is a new website aiming to introduce its proprietary model of discovery to the music industry. With a two-tiered functionality, Talentcall first offers musicians recording and performing opportunities based on competitions hosted on the site. Secondly, Talentcall intends to connect new fans with the artists that use the platform, with incentives like concert tickets, merchandise, and cash prizes for the most engaged fans.
Talentcall’s philosophy is based on the premise that new artists “simply won’t last” without fan engagement. Regardless of labels’ involvement, marketing campaigns, and a stream of cash, new artists, according to Talentcall, have a nominal chance of succeeding in the music industry without a fan base. The site’s operative is to bridge the gap between fans and artists around the world,with Talentcall acting as a hub of communication and interaction for the two ends of the artist and consumer spectrum. With a competitive submission process in four categories of Music, EDM/DJs, Dance, and Comedy, artists, DJs, dancers, and musicians can submit their work via Talentcall, where fans ultimately decide the winner of any of a number of monthly contests. Currently, the contests in each category are relatively similar, offering cash prizes of up to $1,000 and one-on-one mentorship with a professional (to be determined) from the contestant’s chosen discipline.
Voting for the April contests began this week, and you can check out the details and submissions at the contest page.