Baybeats Budding Programmes

A mentorship programme within Baybeats Festival that covers music, emceeing, gig photography and journalism.

Update: To allow more bands and individuals the opportunity to be part of the Baybeats Budding Programmes, we will be extending the application deadline to 11 Jul, Mon, 11.59pm

The Baybeats Budding Bands mentorship programme is an artist development programme within Baybeats Festival that identifies independent Singapore bands with the potential to excel. It provides new bands the opportunity to gain insights, network and hone their craft through a mentorship programme with Singapore’s music veterans and an opportunity to present their music on an established platform.

 

At the end of the two-month mentorship programme, selected bands will have an opportunity to perform a 30-minute set at Baybeats 2022, presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. These bands will be profiled alongside other prominent local and overseas acts in Esplanade’s marketing channels as well as at Baybeats 2022. The programme aims to open up future opportunities for sponsorship, performances and a career in music for the selected bands. Bands will each receive an honorarium for their performance at Baybeats 2022.

 

Submission Deadline:
11 Jul 2022, Mon, 11.59pm
Applications open from 1 Jun 2022, Wed, 10am
Applicants who have been shortlisted for auditions will be notified by 15 Jul 2022, Fri.

 

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • An updated, high-resolution band photo

  • A demo of your original music

  • Links to videos of past performances

 

*Bands that have previously applied for past editions but have not been successful are welcome to submit applications.

30 & 31 Jul 2022 – Audition 1

 

6 & 7 Aug 2022 – Audition 2

 

13 Aug 2022 – Budding Bands Session 1

 

10 Sep 2022 – Budding Bands Session 2

 

1 Oct 2022 – Budding Bands Session 3

 

8 Oct 2022 – Budding Bands Session 4

 

15 Oct 2022 – Budding Bands Session 5

 

28 – 30 Oct 2022 – Baybeats 2022

 

Full attendance for all Baybeats Budding Bands Sessions and Baybeats 2022 is compulsory.

  1. Bands that have not previously performed at Baybeats

  2. Band members that do not have any existing contract with any major music label or agency (to be evaluated and verified at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay’s sole discretion).

  3. Bands that can perform a minimum set of 30 minutes at Baybeats 2022.

  4. Bands that can perform entirely original music, with most songs performed in English at Baybeats 2022.

  5. All band members reside in Singapore. There is no age limit.

*Bands that have previously applied for past editions but have not been successful are welcome to submit applications.

  1. Call for submission ends on 3 Jul 2022, Sun, 11.59pmWe will not entertain any applications received after this date.
  2. Results of the applications will be posted on the Baybeats website within 3 weeks after submission ends. Only bands with successful applications will receive email notification of their scheduled audition timeslots, via their given email address.
  3. With the government restrictions on venue capacities, the Baybeats Auditions is a closed-door event. Only band members listed on the application form will be allowed into the audition venue, subject to the sole discretion of the event organiser, The Esplanade Co. Ltd. (TECL).
  4. All music and vocals must be performed live.
  5. Use of vulgar, sexually explicit, sacrilegious or violent language and/or lyrics is prohibited.
  6. The band must only perform original English compositions during the audition(s).
  7. Each band will be asked to perform up to two original works at the auditions. Each band will only have 15 mins onstage to set up, perform and strike.
  8. All auditioning bands are required to bring their own instruments, effects and cables.

  1. The band is expected to show up at least 30 mins before their allocated time and be ready to load in, set up and play at their appointed time. Being late will cause your band to be disqualified.
  2. The band will be held liable should their actions result in any damages and / or loss of equipment and property provided by The Organiser.
  3. There will be zero tolerance for the use of illegal drugs and substances / alcohol. Violation will result in immediate disqualification and the band crew will be escorted from the premise.
  4. The band must be decently dressed during the audition.
  5. The band must keep good conduct at all times throughout the event. Spitting, offensive / obscene behaviour, damaging of equipment or encouraging violent behaviour will result in instant disqualification.
  6. The band is responsible for making all necessary arrangements to be excused by their employers, schools or other relevant organisation / institution in anticipation of their participations in all Baybeats activities. The Organiser will furnish an official reference letter upon request.

  1. All band participants will be judged on the following criteria:

    • Musicianship
    • Band dynamics
    • Composition
    • Showmanship
    • Overall impression
  2. The judges’ decision in all matters is FINAL and no correspondence from then on will be entertained.

  1. All ensemble participants must present themselves at the venue 30 mins before their time of soundcheck. Lateness may result in the performance being withdrawn from the event.

  2. The dance ensembles are responsible for making all necessary arrangements to inform their employers, educational institutes or any other relevant party and securing their permission if required before confirming their participation in this event.

  3. All participants must dress in appropriate costume for their chosen dance styles. All costumes must be age appropriate, and all routines presented on stage must be appropriate for public viewing.

  4. All participants are expected to observe proper, sportsmanlike behaviours. Any offensive, obscene, abusive, and/or violent behaviours including but not limited to actions causing damage to equipment or property or the use of illegal drugs and substances will not be tolerated by Esplanade. No consumption of alcoholic beverages by selected participants is allowed during the event. Any violation will result in immediate withdrawal of the performance and the participant(s) will be escorted from the premises.

  5. An honorarium of S$200 will be paid to each dance ensemble for the 15-min performance.

  6. Participants will be held liable for any loss or damages to equipment and/or property provided by Esplanade.

  7. All participants must observe the safe-distancing measures set out by Ministry of Health (MOH) at all times.

The Baybeats Budding Emcees mentorship programme is a new addition to the Baybeats Budding Programmes. With experienced Baybeats emcee Gordon Khoo as programme mentor, successful applicants will get the opportunity to learn how to host programmes like Baybeats. After completing this mentorship programme, successful applicants may be selected for future opportunities to emcee at other Esplanade Presents programmes such as Rocking the Region, Red Dot August and selected Mosaic Music Series programmes.

 

Submission Deadline:
11 Jul 2022, Mon, 11.59pm
Applications open from 1 Jun 2022, Wed, 10am
Applicants who have been shortlisted for the live emcee at Baybeats Budding Bands auditions will be notified by 22 Jul 2022, Fri.

 

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

 

  1. Information on your past hosting experience
  2. A 3–4 min video* featuring:
    1. An introduction of yourself
    2. Why do you want to be a Baybeats emcee?
    3. Introduce a band of your choice (Imagine this band is about to perform at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre and you are introducing this band to the audience).
    4. If you have video footage of you presenting at a previous event you can include that in this video.
    5. If you are able to speak another language, you can include a snippet of you speaking in this other language in this video.

 

*Please ensure that the audio in your video is clear, video should feature at least the top half of your body, please dress appropriately (unmasked). Tone of the video has to be appropriate for the mood of Baybeats programmes.

6 & 7 Aug 2022 – Baybeats Audition 2 Live Emcee

 

13 Aug 2022 – Budding Emcees Session 1

 

27 Aug 2022 – Budding Emcees Session 2

 

1 Sep – 1 Oct 2022 – Live Emceeing at Esplanade Free Programmes*

 

15 Oct 2022 – Budding Emcees Session 3

 

*Each participant will be scheduled to emcee for up to 2 programmes at Esplanade Free Programmes, between 1 Sep – 1 Oct 2022. Programme allocation will be decided together with successful applicants.

 

Full attendance for all Baybeats Budding Emcees Sessions and Baybeats 2022 is compulsory.

  • You are 18 – 35 years old
  • Passionate about music and hosting live events
  • You have a keen understanding of music and Baybeats. You have some hosting experience
  • [Optional] You are able to speak a regional language (e.g. Tagalog, Korean, Thai, Bahasa Indonesia/ Melayu)

  1. Application is open to all Singaporeans, PRs and foreign nationals residing in Singapore who are between the 18 and 35 years old.
  2. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
  3. The programme is open to emcees with some experience.
  4. Selected participants are required to commit fully to the workshops, training sessions listed above and all the programmes at Baybeats 2022.
  5. Use of vulgar, sexually explicit, violent, or socially inappropriate language and/or content is strictly prohibited.
  6. Participants agree to abide by the rules and regulations, terms and conditions, and all decisions made by TECL.
  7. TECL reserves the right to amend the rules and guidelines without prior notice.

The Baybeats Budding Photographers mentorship programme started in 2010 with the aim of sharpening the skills of promising young shutterbugs. Each year, six amateur photographers are chosen to participate in a specially designed series of workshops and critique sessions with mentor and photographer Aloysius Lim. The successful applicants will be part of the team that covers behind-the-scenes activities of Baybeats 2022 and provide social media support for the festival. Would-be participants are invited to apply according to their interest and expertise in the field of photography.

 

Submission Deadline:
11 Jul 2022, Mon, 11.59pm
Applications open from 1 Jun 2022, Wed, 10am
Applicants who have been shortlisted for the live emcee at Baybeats Budding Bands auditions will be notified by 28 Jul 2022, Thu..

 

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Five of your best photos.

13 Aug 2022 – Budding Photographers Session 1

 

16 Aug 2022 – Budding Photographers Session 2

 

24 Aug 2022 – Budding Photographers Session 3

 

7 Sep 2022 – Budding Photographers Session 4

 

10 Sep 2022 – Budding Photographers Session 5

 

21 Sep 2022 – Budding Photographers Session 6

 

27 Oct 2022 – Site Recce

 

28 – 30 Oct 2022 – Baybeats 2022 Coverage

 

9 Nov 2022 – Budding Photographers Session 7

 

*All applicants will have to go through one round of interviews as part of the selection process

 

Full attendance for all sessions and Baybeats 2022 is compulsory.

  • Be between the age of 18–30
  • Have your own professional camera
  • Have a passion for music and photography

 

About the Mentor: Aloysius Lim

Honing his skills by shooting gigs in Singapore since 2003, Aloysius Lim has built an impressive portfolio photographing the tastemakers of today’s music scene, from the likes of Coldplay to Jason Mraz, The Police to Green Day. He has also captured unforgettable moments at renowned festivals like Laneway Festival, Timbre Rock & Roots, Rockaway Festival, Good Vibes Festival, Urbanscapes and Esplanade’s Baybeats. Aloysius has had several honourable mentions at the International Photo Awards (IPA). In recent years, he has worked closely with international musicians such as Celine Dion, Michael Learns To Rock and Westlife for their shows in Singapore.

  1. Application is open to all Singaporeans, PRs and foreign nationals residing in Singapore who are between 18 and 30 years old.
  2. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
  3. The programme is open to amateur photographers only. No prior experience or training is required.
  4. All participants are required to bring and use their own digital camera and equipment for this programme.
  5. All participants must agree to have their photographs used by The Esplanade Co. Ltd. (TECL) for the purpose of publicity, broadcasting, advertising and/or trade without further compensation or notice, in relation to the programme.
  6. Selected participants are required to commit fully to the workshops and training sessions listed above and all the programmes at Baybeats 2022.
  7. Selected participants must agree that TECL may obtain, reproduce and broadcast images taken during festivals presented by Esplanade by any electronic, digital or other means, provided that these images are used solely for the purpose of promoting the artists, the said event, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay or the arts in Singapore in general, which may include free screenings of such images in their entirety either at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay or at any venue which TECL is using for the said promotion.
  8. Due credit will be given to photographers whose works are selected and used by TECL. There will be no monetary reward for the use of the images.
  9. Participants will agree to abide by the rules and regulations, terms and conditions, and all decisions made by TECL.
  10. TECL reserves the right to amend the rules and guidelines without prior notice.

The Baybeats Budding Writers mentorship programme has been running since 2014, building a community of writers to cover the growing local music scene in Singapore. Under the guidance and mentorship of Eddino Abdul Hadi and Daniel Peters, our budding writers will learn more about music journalism and on being a voice for the local music community. The successful applicants will be a part of the team that will cover behind-the-scenes activities of Baybeats 2022 and help to ideate and conceptualise social media content for the festival. Would-be participants are invited to apply according to their interest and expertise in the field of writing.

 

Submission Deadline:
11 Jul 2022, Mon, 11.59pm
Applications open from 1 Jun 2022, Wed, 10am
Applicants who have been shortlisted for Auditions will be notified by by 8 Jul 2022, Fri.

 

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  1. Your writing portfolio

 

16 & 17 Jul 2022 – Interviews*

 

13 Aug 2022 – Budding Writers Session 1

 

20 Aug 2022 – Budding Writers Session 2

 

3 Sep 2022 – Budding Writers Session 3

 

10 Sep 2022 – Budding Writers Session 4

 

17 Sep 2022 – Budding Writers Session 5

 

27 Oct 2022 – Site Recce

 

28 – 30 Oct 2022 – Baybeats 2022 Coverage

 

12 Nov 2022 – Budding Writers Session 6



*All applicants will have to go through one round of interviews as part of the selection process

 

Full attendance for all Sessions and Baybeats 2022 is compulsory.

  • You are 18–30 years old
  • Passionate about music and writing
  • Have a keen interest in creating content for social media

 

About the Mentor: Eddino Abdul Hadi

A music correspondent for The Straits Times, Eddino Abdul Hadi has been writing about music for the newspaper since 2007. Prior to his job at the newspaper, he was one of the main writers for BigO, Singapore's only independent music magazine, from 1999–2003. Eddino has been a mentor of the Baybeats Budding Writers programme since 2014.

  1. Application is open to all Singaporeans, PRs and foreign nationals residing in Singapore who are between the ages of 18–30.
  2. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
  3. The programme is open to amateur writers only. No prior experience or training is required.
  4. Selected participants are required to commit fully to the workshops, training sessions listed above and all the programmes at Baybeats 2022
  5. Use of vulgar, sexually explicit, violent, or socially inappropriate language and/or content is strictly prohibited.
  6. All participants agree to have their written works, created during the course of this programme, used by The Esplanade Co. Ltd. (TECL) for the purpose of publicity, broadcasting, advertising and/or trade, in relation to the programme, without further compensation or notice.
  7. Participants agree to abide by the rules and regulations, terms and conditions, and all decisions made by TECL.
  8. TECL reserves the right to amend the rules and guidelines without prior notice.

For more information, email us.

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