Apply now to audition for The Talent Season 1 2020!

Applications for The Talent Season 1 2020 are closing this month, so if you’re an emerging musician who is keen to perform on live radio, make sure you apply! Here are some FAQs about what we do at The Talent and how to apply to audition.

What is The Talent ?

Established in 2013, The Talent is a live-to-air radio series devised by 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne to provide opportunities for emerging musicians to bridge the gap between their student and professional careers.

How does it work?

Applicants are scheduled for an audition. From that audition, twenty lucky musicians are selected to perform live to air on 3MBS in the Lady Marigold Southey Performance Studio. After their performance, musicians join the programme presenter and a panel of two industry mentors in the broadcast studio for an on-air interview and performance feedback.

What do performers receive?

As well as the opportunity to play live-to-air and receive feedback from industry mentors, each of the twenty performers receive a free professional headshot, learn about how to market themselves as musicians, gain radio interview skills and more.

The season winner of The Talent is awarded a recital, including a professional recording of the performance. They will also receive a 3MBS marketing package and an online rising star feature with Limelight Magazine, and more!

Who can apply?

The Talent is open to instrumentalists, vocalists and chamber groups under 35 years of age. Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander artists and those from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

When is the application deadline?

Applications to audition close soon, so make sure you apply now! Applications for video auditions close on 17 January 2020, and for live auditions on 26 January 2020.

To apply and to view our Terms & Conditions, click here or go to the “Audition” tab.

Got questions?

If you have any queries, or would like further information, don’t hesitate to contact us at

We look forward to receiving your application!

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