Big Hit Entertainment Audition
Big Hit Entertainment is one of South Korea’s largest entertainment companies, with a global fanbase. The company was founded by CEO Bang Si-hyuk in 2005. Big Hit has become well known for its involvement in the musical industry, especially after launching BTS, the first K-pop group to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with their album Love Yourself: Tear.
You may be familiar with some of the other artists under the Big Hit label, such as CL and G-Dragon. It’s not easy to break into this competitive industry, so below are some tips to help you get started on your journey to being a singer
What is Big Hit Entertainment?
Big Hit Entertainment is South Korea’s largest entertainment company, founded in 2005. For a long time, the company specialized in producing K-pop songs. As of today, however, Big Hit is also producing K-dramas and dramas in other languages as well. It’s not only K-pop artists who come from the Big Hit stable. To diversify its offerings, the company started the ball rolling for companies such as Star Empire and Mnet.
The name is well-known among K-pop fans. It’s used to describe the most prestigious artists that come out of the company, including BTS and Super Junior. Solo singer Jackson and vocalist 2AM are also part of the Big Hit label. Meanwhile, Kim Namjoon, whose father was the CEO of the company, made his debut under the Big Hit label in 2012.
Who are some of the artists under Big Hit?
1. Seo In-guk: The leader of BTS is one of the most successful solo artists of all time. You’ll recognize his name from the hit song “I Need U.” Seo was one of the first to join Big Hit and has since continued to become a prominent actor. 2. G-Dragon: G-Dragon is known as one of the most influential K-pop stars of his generation.
He is known for his diverse musical talents and contributions to the Korean hip-hop scene. 3. Taeyang: He is known for his light and soulful voice, with hit singles like “Ring Ding Dong” and “Likey.” 4. VIXX: These Korean pop stars make up the Korean rap collective known as the BEAST. The members of VIXX have performed at several KCON events in the United States, as well as at Super Show 6, the biggest K-pop concert tour in the world.
How can I audition for Big Hit?
Big Hit is known for its diligent scouting process and rigorous auditions. However, they also offer a limited amount of spots for aspirants. To become a Big Hit Trainee, you must apply for the audition through their website, and must submit a video of your singing performance (with accompaniment) along with a personality test. A little red song book is also available for people to take a look at.
The deadline to apply for the 2019 auditions is November 30, 2018. For the non-audition auditions, Big Hit will send you a package to a city near you where you will need to perform in front of a panel of judges for a chance to join their team. This can be a great way to get your foot in the door before you do all of the pre-recruitment steps of becoming a Big Hit artist.
What are the odds of getting accepted to the company?
Most of the company’s artists are discovered through high school and college campuses. One of the easiest ways to become involved is to apply to a Big Hit Campus. You’ll receive a letter of invitation to apply, which you can then enter into a lottery, in which the top three applicants receive a call from a producer and a private audition.
However, just because you’re invited to participate doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get accepted. Only one out of every 500 people who apply receive a letter from a producer, and once they do, they have to apply in a lottery. So if you’re lucky enough to be in that group, don’t get discouraged if you don’t receive a call from a producer right away. It often takes them a few weeks to get in touch with applicants.
Tips for success after acceptance to Bang Si-hyuk’s company
A solid foundation in vocals will enable you to break into the industry. Consider the country in which you reside and the genre of music you perform. There’s more to music than what you hear on the radio. There are many types of music and artists. You must be aware of the country’s pop music scene and style of music.
You must also understand the distinct differences between the two Korean recording systems, the Korean Sound System and the Western Sound System. On-stage performance requires confidence and passion. A background in singing is beneficial. It is important to display confidence and passion, to convey that you’re an artist and not someone trying to break in. Become familiar with the current K-pop style of music and learn how to sing in it.
There is nothing quite like auditioning for an international recording and entertainment company. It’s a unique experience, and I’m glad I was given the opportunity to do it. It can be stressful, but your strength comes from dealing with all of the situations you face at an audition. Although there are many people that go on to be successful, only you know what you have to offer.
With time, and effort, anything is possible. Big Hit Entertainment provided me with an international tour when I auditioned, so my training in music business was enhanced from the start. There is a wide range of places for international aspiring artists to train, and a variety of majors.