HYBE's labels are auditioning for talent in Vegas
K-pop powerhouse HYBE announced Monday that seven of its music labels will look for talent in the United States next month.
Anyone aged 11 to 19 can apply regardless of gender in three categories of vocal, rap and dance, according to HYBE. The company said it expects global talent, especially in North America, to actively participate in the auditions.
HYBE Multi-label Auditions will be held on April 8, 9, 15 and 16 in Las Vegas. The seven music labels of HYBE participating in the auditions are: Big Hit Music, which represents BTS, Source Music, HYBE Labels Japan, HYBE America, Pledis Entertainment, Belift Lab and KOZ Entertainment.
It will be the first joint auditions by the seven labels, which are based in Korea, Japan and the U.S.
"Young talent to be discovered in the auditions will get a chance to grow to be global artists with help from experts in HYBE Labels who have world-class capabilities," the company said in a statement.
Applications can be submitted through a link on the HYBE Multi-label’s official Instagram account or its YouTube channel. April 4 is the deadline.
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