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I posted the information about YG Audition for those who are interested to send in their demo and to be apart of the family. I know most of you out there has the potential and talent to be train as an artist, therefore i think you should go for it. As long as you have passion, persistence and sincerity in what you are doing, anything is possible. Harrison Rules! Fate. Destiny. Love .One! Quote: ³Music is oxygen. If you don¶t have oxygen you can¶t breathe. To me music is something that¶s always there, wherever I go it¶s a part of me, without it I can¶t live. It breathes with me.´ ~Kwon Ji Yong PS: This is not an announcement. Strictly Information Only!! Answers to your questions: 1. No Deadline±> therefore you can send in your demo tape at anytime you like 2. If you got the TALENT, YG Personnel will contact you for further instructions! And you dont have to be a Korean to go for an audition. As long as you have the talent, thats all that matters regardless where UR FROM! 3. For SM and JYP±> you can google it and all the information regarding the audition are stated in the website respectively and they have English translation [ am sorry i cant post the info here] 4. Note±> u don¶t have to fly all the way to Seoul just to go for the audition. Do things step by step. Send in your demo with the application form and we just wait and see how it goes from there on. And if you¶re wondering if they can converse in English, the answer is YES. I understand that some of YG Representatives can speak English very fluently. So you don¶t have to worry on that part. ~momovip ADDRESS: YG audition Sangsu-dong 349-10 Hoseong Building 4F Mapo-Gu, Seoul South Korea, ZIP 121-829 KOREAN application form ENGLISH application form REMEMBER: do not use this form. only use it to figure out the meaning of the sections in Korean form. FAQs 1. when is the YG online audition? -we currently have no plans for an online audition. we accept mail auditions and for those whose mailed audition qualifies, that person will go through the online audition. for korean online auditions, for the auditioners, the time & date are given
what kind of pictures do you need? -when uploading your pictures. etc. even if you cannot dance one bit. it is alright to sing a capella. you can sing songs other than YG¶s songs. it will not be counted against you. is there an age limit to audition? do you guys have a preference of gender? -we have no age limit . if it is too difficult to get an instrumental. so don¶t worry and audition. does that count against me? i¶m an average singer but i dance well. whether it be rapping.. and liven the emotions when singing. please choose what you are most confident in. nonetheless. also. you will be held in a higher favor.. also. the online audition [t/n: i think that means an audition in person. we just need a picture where your face is clearly shown. it means "online audition"] is going to take place in . the voice comes before the dance. singing. and etc you dont necessarily need to spend a lot of money to record at a studio. 9.?how do we make a demo file? is it okay to record something at the noraebang/karaoke? what do we do when we no instrumentals?. what kind of song do we have to sing?what kind of genre do we have to sing to qualify? do we have to sing a YG song or hiphop or R&B? -there are no specific genres to qualify. those with potential and talent are considered and we do not discriminate against neither males nor females 3. however. using your computer to record 3.do we have to be good dancers? i really can¶t dance(momchee). for those who have unrefined talents. your singing probably hasn¶t been evaluated. you have to make sure to send in separate applications.there are several ways to make a demo tape 1. hiphop/r&b/dance/ballad/rock. if you are a good singer. however. or anything image-altered is not acceptable. using an MP3 with a recording feature. recording at a noraebang/karaoke 4. recording at a studio 2.2. please make sure your voice is clear 7. is the online audition only at seoul?if we qualify through the mail audition. you don¶t need to go to a studio to take it. can only those with good singing voices audition? -YG considers everyone with a talent. so the advantage won¶t be a big one 8. cellphones. can we audition as a team with friends? -it is alright to audition as a team with friends. however. we prefer singers with emotion rather than a good voice 5. but don¶t be afraid. . whatever the song may be. if you end up recording over an instrumental. pictures taken by ³camcamera´[t/n: i dont know what that is]. and audition thinking that your talents are going to be evaluated. 4.literally translated. we can adapt. 6. if we dance badly. you don¶t necessarily need to be a good dancer. is that an advantange? -at the YG audition. photoshop.just send in what you are most comfortable in. do we have to go to korea to audition in person? what about those who live far from there? -YG entertainment is stationed in seoul.
the trainees don¶t need to prepare anything. Trans credit to loveablekrnstar ²²²²²²²²²²²² FAQs from soompiers 1.I recommend you NOT send your demo by email. like a training fee or an entrance fee [t/n: like a down-payment. for online auditions outside of seoul. 4.kr Eng. . You don¶t have to be fluent in Korean but at least be fluent enough to not pronounce a word wrong in your songs. there is no set length a person has to train. Credits: ygaudition. Can I just send in an audio or just video? Do I have to dance? Can I just sing? . You can but it¶s not a good idea. It¶s up to you. Try to take some lessons before auditioning. how long do we usually train?after making the audition. training can be either long or short. 2. what happens if we pass the online audition? after making the audition. ~ by Momo on May 1. Would they care if I¶m not Korean? Do you have to know how to speak Korean? . They would wanna hear you speak a lil bit of Korean. they will officially become trainees and begin training. the specifics are going to be sent to you after. at that time. Do I have to sing a Korean song? .kinda thing].You can send either audio OR video file but BOTH RECOMMENDED. depending on that person¶s talents.You don¶t have to if you¶re Korean. You can either sing or dance or do both. not everyone has to come live at the entertainment. those who need to come live at the entertainment (and maybe their parent or guardian) will be decided.It can be whatever.YG doesn¶t care if you¶re Korean or not. as long as they can hear you clearly.seoul only.kr / jsm@soompi / lovablekrnstar for translating. Korean and English songs are top choices.co. 2008.. 3. I highly recommend you chose one Korean song to include in your demo. do we have to come live with the entertainment? -for the people who pass the online audition. 5.Can I send demo by email or do I have to send it by mail? .co. Credit to: ygaudition. If you¶re not Korean. As for now. they don¶t have online audition or email anymore so the only way is MAILING DEMO. also. do we have to pay fees for the training?after making the audition. Can I send in a tape or does it have to be CD/DVD? . all fees are to be paid by the entertainment. I do not have to dance. 10.
Aside from auditions held every Saturday at 3 pm in SM Entertainment¶s head office in Apkujeong. trainees push themselves to be better.´ wherein applicants are classified into a certain group of ³expertise´ and battle it out to be the winner within the group.000 people compete in the ³Youth Best Selection. Seoul. SM Entertainment also holds global auditions in the US and Asia.SM. Moreover. Super Junior¶s Hankyung became a trainee after being selected in a global audition. Super Junior¶s Shindong and Kangin and actress Go Ara were selected as trainees through this casting system. Trainees go through vocal. . then being a trainee is harder. Jessica and Hyo Yeon had to train for almost 7 years to become versatile entertainers. Training also lasts for a long time. Although Heechul already had fans since his training days because of his unique fashion sense and Girls¶ Generation member So Hyun was just discovered in a subway. YG. Every year. more than 7. as SM Entertainment regularly holds recitals. It was not easy for trainees of SM Entertainment to finally make it big in showbiz. they had to go through intensive training. acting lessons and even foreign language and composition trainings. where Super Junior¶s Heechul and Girls¶ Generations¶ Yoona was discovered. trainee applicants can submit recordings through CD and mail and participate in ARS and UCC auditions. aspiring SM artists participate in its ³Youth Best Selection.. If getting in is already a challenge. Technology has also brought about new ways of auditioning. TVXQ¶s Hero and Max. members Soo Young. Girls¶ Generation¶s members had to go through an average of 5 years in training.´ which is held in 5 cities in Korea. In fact. Now.. dance. and JYP Entertainment's Casting and Trainees System How to get into and be 'discovered' by SM Entertainment.
Trainees are guided by Yang Yun Suk¶s words. 1TYM. Jinusean. YG Entertainment. Chinese and Japanese 3 or more times a week. Trainees usually start young like G-dragon and Taeyang and practice until late in the evening and only have Sunday as their rest day. you must first become a person. Gummy. a label which focuses on black music and has churned out a lot of famous Kpop singers like Se7en.000 applicants tried to enter YG¶s doors in 1998 through a public audition but no one succeeded. two or more times a year. unlike other labels. ³Before becoming a singer. Justin Timberlake¶s female dance partner Michele Martinez is the dance trainer for YG¶s trainees. Aspriring YG singers undergo dancing. It is Yang Hyun Suk¶s policy that character should be given priority though ability is also important. international dancers to teach its trainees. and Wheesung? The last two have now left YG Entertainment and are now under SB&W and Orange Shock. It is said that as a YG trainee. respectively. Trainees also study English. Lexy. does not select its trainees through public auditions. singing. Dance trainings are also done three or more times a week and YG Entertainment also employs. Currently. foreign languages and physical trainings.YG Entertainment's Training Process What is it like to be a trainee in YG Entertainment. About 4. BIG BANG. They are supervised by a vocal trainer for three or more times a week in order to train them on basic singing concepts and in singing live. basic equipment for weight training are also available within the office.´ hanging on a wall in the training room. Moreover. But aspiring YG singers need not to despair because according to a YG . he/she abandons his/her private life and just focuses on training.
. the passion to dance. JYP explained before that in order to become a star. They have to pass a local preliminary contest then go on to a nationwide preliminary contest and those who pass the finals become trainees. an applicant¶s passion is the most important. Applicants submit a video introducing themselves and showing their skills in dancing and sining. How many apply during auditions? About 1. star quality and skills. JYP Entertainment opens auditions every 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month. However. They are passion.official. Trainees are recruited in a lot of ways like public auditions. A JYPE official part of the artist development team revealed that Lim Jeong Hee failed twice in public auditions and it was her passion to become a singer that gave her the push to finally make it in her 3rd audition. he/she must have the passion to sing.000 hopefuls participate per Sunday. Applicants are processed on a first-come-first-served basis during public auditions held every 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month. and the passion to be the best. Three important criteria are taken into consideration in selecting trainees.000 applicants usually come on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month. The following are the JYPE training process according to an official in the artist development team: How are trainees selected? Last year. in which more than 1. Internet auditions and recommendations/referrals. are the most important. like what Wonder Girls¶ Sunye and Lim Jeong Hee has shown. Yang Hyun Suk will be coming out with a new system in discovering amateurs. in 2 months¶ time. a large-scale nationwide trainee audition was done with the help of Mgoon.´ For Park Jin Young. JYP Entertainment: passion is the most important ³Sincerity and passion. This official also mentioned that Wonder Girl¶s member Sunye trained and never gave up for 7 years.
000 participants. During last year¶s nationwide audition (JYPE and Mgoon). dance. who are now featured in the cable program ³Hot Blood Boys. 32 applicants have managed to reach the finals but only 4 are planned to remain as trainees. Wonder Girls member Sunmi and Joo debuted after 2 years and Sunye and Lim Jeong Hee only debuted after 7 years. then no one will be accepted. . 5 passed as trainees and 2 of them are Jang Woo Young and Yoon Doo Jun. How long do trainings take? Trainee life may last for as long as 7 years or as short as 2 years.´ This year. Training process differs as each trainee has specific weaknesses and strengths. the 2nd nationwide audition took place with more than 12.trainees are not chosen weekly because if no one catches the attention of audition masters. foreign language and other trainings. What do trainees go through? Trainees undergo vocal.
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