The channel that proved it was possible to produce a reality show based on skill and talent is expanding into music with Hitmakers, an upcoming reality show competition that will pit songwriters against one another.
There will be open casting calls next week in New York and Nashville, but if you can’t make one of those, you can upload an audition tape to Youtube. Plenty of people have already, and the competition doesn’t seem that stiff.
There are definitely right and wrong ways to put together an audition tape, especially if you’re going to upload it to Youtube. Thus far, a lot of the would-be Hitmakers contestants seem not to be aware of them, and while we’re on the subject, we’d like to add the following things to the list:
NO BALLADS. Everybody has posted a freaking power ballad. Post something that will make you stand out! Post something upbeat! Something fun!
Make sure the audio syncs up with the video. ‘Nuff said.