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[World’s Three Major Labels Sony Music Entertainment Audition] How to Apply and Flow

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Sony Music Entertainment is one of the three major labels in the world. It is one of the top labels in the world along with Universal Music and Warner Music. Since it is expanding worldwide, it is a label that is based in each country and can be applied all over the world. Sony Music is a well-known label because it boasts the highest sales in the world. However, on the other hand, the hurdles in audition are also very high labels.

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Company info

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Company NameSony Music Entertainment
Headquarters location25 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010, United States
Established1888
Major shareholdersSony Corporation of America (100%)
URLsonymusic.com

history

Sony Music Entertainment is a music record company operated by Sony Corporation. The original company was founded in 1888 and was known as American Record Corporation. Then, in 1934, the company acquired Columbia Records. Only four years later, CBS acquired ARC and a few years later founded Epic Records. After that, the company name was changed to CBS / Sony Records, Inc. It wasn’t until 20 years later that Sony owned the entire company. In 2004, the company changed its name to Sony Music Entertainment. In addition to its headquarters, Sony Music Entertainment has offices in more than 40 countries around the world. With offices under each of the 12 major subsidiaries’ music labels and around the world, it employs 1000-5000 people.

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audition

Sony Music Entertainment is recruiting singers, composers, lyricists, arrangers, etc. at bases around the world. There are various types of contracts. There are also bases for spot contracts for each song, full commission system, and salary system. Applications are accepted at bases around the world. However, the application method differs depending on the base, so please check carefully.

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Apply by mail

Download and print the application form. After that, fill in the required items and mail it. At this time, I will enclose the photo. Also, when submitting a sound source, do not forget to enclose the sound source.

Web application

Open the application form from the official website and fill in the required items. At this time, upload photos and sound source files. Then, after confirming the input contents, apply.

flow

Various auditions are held at Sony Music. Basically, the procedure is to review the documents and then have an interview. However, it is important to note that it is not always the case that the auditions are successful. Sometimes there are no successful applicants, and sometimes there are multiple successful applicants.

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Audition points

The following points will be important in the audition.

  • Audience mobilization: Audience mobilization is an indicator of artist popularity. The more mobilized artists, the better the audition. That’s because it becomes a business.
  • Sound source: The level of the sound source is the most important. It is the singing ability of the song, the playing ability, and if the sound source is not good, it is unlikely to be adopted.
  • Activities: After passing the audition, it is important to be able to work as a professional artist.
  • Parental Consent: If you are a minor, you may be asked for parental consent. If you are a minor, please obtain the consent of your parents in advance before applying.
  • Will: You need to have the intention to actually become an artist. When it comes to interviews, it’s very important to show your motivation.
  • Profile: What you’ve done so far is important. If there is nothing in the profile, it seems that you are not motivated and you will be rejected in the document screening. If you don’t have a lot of achievements, describe your enthusiasm, the instruments you can do, what you can do, etc. in your profile as an appealing element.

How to become a professional artist outside of auditions

Other than auditions, there are the following methods.

  • Scout: Sometimes a record company staff member comes to watch your live show and offers an offer.
  • Professional Musician Recommendations: There are ways to be found and recommended by professional artists to become an artist. You will need a connection with a professional musician. This requires making contact with professional artists live or in the studio. Also, in this case, you need to have the ability to be recognized by a professional artist.

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