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Scammers Get Jail Time

Posted by Jonathan Parker, 10 August 2008 - - - - - - · 2843 views

The staff at Star Search Casting isn't the only group of people cracking down scammers targeting the modeling industry. Recently the Norfolk Superior Court convicted two men found guilty of scamming more than a dozen models, ages 2 to 32, out of thousands of dollars. The men will both serve time in jail, and will complete community service upon their rele...


Star Search Casting Is The Best Social Networking Site For Actors, Dancer, Singers & Models

Posted by Jonathan Parker, 24 July 2008 - - - - - - · 4714 views

Popular sites like Myspace.com, Friendster.com and Linkedin.com have revolutionized the way individuals connect on the Internet. From keeping in touch with friends to networking and establishing vital business contacts, social networking has quickly become apart of most web users’ daily lives. While Star Search Casting is most commonly known for maintaini...

Acting, Dancing & Singing Classes On A Budget

Posted by Jonathan Parker, 05 July 2008 - - - - - - · 1856 views

While training is ideal for aspiring dancers, singers and actors, it can also be expensive. Dance classes can costs hundreds of dollars per semester while acting classes at some schools can be well over $1,000. This can be daunting to dancers, singers and actors who have their heart on mastering their chosen craft.

If you are interested...

When Record Deals Go Wrong, Pt 2.

Posted by Jonathan Parker, 26 June 2008 - - - - - - · 1519 views

Yesterday we began talking about how new artists can often lose their record deals based on a number of factors. In the first part of the blog, we talked about Tigah, an Atlanta based artist who lost his deal when his project was pushed to the back burner in favor of label mate Bow Wow, who was more popular at the time. Today, we’ll discuss other reasons...

When Record Deals Go Wrong, Pt 1.

Posted by Jonathan Parker, 22 June 2008 - - - - - - · 1374 views

For many singers and bands, a record deal is the ultimate dream come true. But what many don’t realize is that unfortunately, there are hundreds of artists who get signed each year yet their albums never reach the shelves of record stores.

New artists face many challenges when first breaking into the recording arts industry. One challenge is...

Star Search Casting Member Spotlight – Adina Zenobia

Posted by Jonathan Parker, 11 June 2008 - - - - - - · 1636 views

Have you checked out our member success stories yet? If you’re feeling discouraged and wondering if you’ll ever get the big break you’ve been wishing for, reading our success stories can help lift your spirits and reassure you that success in the entertainment industry is within reach. If you have the talent, ambition and a little bit of patience, you’ll...

Is The John Robert Powers School A Scam?

Posted by Jonathan Parker, 05 June 2008 - - - - - - · 2071 views

Recently, when a Star Search Casting member attended the John Robert Powers School, he was shocked to learn how much it would cost to attend. According to the materials he was given, training at the school can range from $2000 to $10,000. While he did meet with a talent agent through the school, the exorbitant fees led him to question it the sch...

Record Industry Executives Use Star Search Casting To Discover Talented Singers & Bands

Posted by Jonathan Parker, 26 May 2008 - - - - - - · 1007 views

Each year aspiring singers audition for shows such as American Idol and America’s Got Talent for a chance at their big break. But now singers don’t have to hang all of their hopes on a network television talent show. Star Search Casting, the leading casting website, now offers once in a lifetime opportunities for singers and bands to be discovered and sig...

Should You Record Your Own Album? Pt 2

Posted by Jonathan Parker, 18 May 2008 - - - - - - · 1311 views

Have you ever considered recording your own album? Yesterday we began sharing tips from Melina RoChelle, one of the members of RoGue, an independent band that has produced three full-length albums. While RoGue has faced lots of challenges along the way, they have successfully produced and sold lots of music and they were even nominated for a major award....

Should You Record Your Own Album? Pt 1

Posted by Jonathan Parker, 13 May 2008 - - - - - - · 967 views

Haven't been signed to a major label yet? That doesn't mean that you have to put your dreams on hold. There are thousands of bands that not only record and sell their own music, but who are actually quite successful at it. In fact, unlike other musicians who are signed to labels and only make $1 to $2 per album sold, independent artists get to k...