The quality of the songs submitted should be of a technical and professional quality that is
competitive in the music industry. Is your song ready to be on the radio? Rough demos with little
or no production quality will have a very hard time making their way to the top of the program.
This is not a question of money, but time and effort put into the technical quality and
performances recorded on the track
When uploading your songs, please include "focus track” in the track title of the song you'd
like us to hear first. When choosing your songs, consider which are the strongest, which you
get the best response from, which could you imagine hearing on the radio?
Make sure that the band or artist photo is of a professional level – that does not mean that
the artist needs to use a high price photographer, but should be the best possible reflection
of the artist and their music.
Make sure that biographies are well written and do not contain typos or spelling mistakes –
that is a big turn off to jurors. Biographies need to be short, but informative. If the artist
does not have a big track record, then tell a compelling story about the artist.
Essays should to be more than a few lines – use this as an opportunity to explain to the jurors
why you should be in the top 12!
Videos – the live performance videos presented need to help the artist to succeed. Sending in
a video with terrible sound or very poor video quality is not helpful to the jury. Use the same
creative energy in producing the live video as you do with your music. The video must be a live
performance, with no audio edits or lip syncing, but does not necessarily have to be in front of
an audience, and may contain multiple angles.
Genre: All music genres may apply for Project WILD; however a primary goal of the program will be to feature artists on WILD 953 radio station operating in the format of New Country. WILD 953’s playlist is available online for applicants to gauge their potential eligibility.
When deciding to sign up as a solo artist or band, take the following into consideration: Solo
artists are still welcome to play with a band for all showcases, including boot camp. If signing
up as a band, all band members will be required to be in attendance for all mandatory events,
including orientation, boot camp, and showcases
Generally, think about the whole package. Is there a weak link? Is there something that could
be better? Is there part of the artist story that is missing? Challenge yourself to present a
package that will wow the judges with no missing parts – all you need is one weak link to be