Kanye West, the multi platinum selling artist dropped his long-awaited album Donda, which was a dedication to his late mother. Donda is the 10th major album by the American rapper and producer. The album was released on August 29, 2021, through GOOD Music, and was distributed by Def Jam Recordings. The album is named after West’s late mother, Donda West.
Media reports that his label, Universal records, prevented the artist from releasing his album. In fact, after many set dates, it was delayed with unexpected reasons.
What does that have to do for models and actors? While it was long believe that having a major machine backing like a music label or modeling agency was required for you to become successful, in 2022 and beyond it is no longer needed to get exposure.
“At Latitude Talent we see many inspiring musicians, as well as models that are looking to get started. Just getting exposure online can do more for you than a major agent label.”
Don’t let anything, or anyone get in the way of you being successful. If you’re seeking to be a model, actor or even a musician, create your content and distribute it to people that want to see it. Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr and more are some the few. While many family members are usually not the most supportive at first, discover a new audience and bring positivity to your brand. “Spread Love” is always the motto.
A new and upcoming model or actor can make a lot of mistakes when first starting out. New York Producer, Actress and Model Sophia stops by Latitude Talent to drops some tips on what to AVOID DOING as a model or actor!
Are you a new actor or model looking to get started? At Latitude, we understand there are very few options aspiring models and actors have. You can either apply to modeling agencies and wait to hear back, or go to a modeling school to learn.
Modeling agencies are very selective in the talent they sign. Thats why less than 5% of models get signed to a major modeling agency.
Talent and Modeling schools are very, very expensive and only focus on education, not getting talent the opportunities they want.
As a service, we help models and actors by giving talent the tools and resources to get started. From headshot development, digital marketing, digital composite cards with access to submit to casting opportunities both public and private, Latitude is the best way to get started.
For new and aspiring models, getting signed to a top modeling agency is the ultimate goal. To get started however, it’s important to find the right agency that can propel your career to the next level.
There are hundreds of modeling agencies, finding the right one is hard.
For starters, many people start by contacting and researching modeling agencies in their local market. Whether your in a major market like New York City or Miami, Florida, it is very important to make sure you are what the agency is looking for as every model scout manages different types of talent. For example, a major agency such as Ford Models works with many editorial and commercial talent, where as VNY Models in New York focuses mainly on editorial male talent.
Smaller markets like Boston or Pennsylvania typically specialize in commercial print models and talent. These are great markets to start your career in modeling or acting. Simple classes and Model Workshops and get you in front of real industry professionals. Before getting into a modeling school, make sure the school and classes are in line with your goals and objectives prior to committing the time and money.
HUGE Congrats to Sophia who landed a #Walmart Commercial! Be sure to tune in next Tuesday, 12/10 at 1PM where she will be hosting the Webinar “5 Mistakes New Actors Make” on Instagram Live @latitudetalentstudios