Children have always been part of the entertainment industry, and they are ever-present in the music industry and recently even more so. One of the most prominent child based brands in the US is Kidz Bop. Kidz Bop makes family-friendly cover songs of famous pop songs and has been named Billboard’s No. 1 Kid’s Album Artist for almost ten successive years. Read more Do the Kidz Bop Kids Get Paid?
It is very likely you have come across one of Kidz Bop family-friendly covers of famous pop songs while switching radio stations but have you also wondered if these young stars get paid?
Well simply yes, the Kidz Bop kids get paid since they act, sing and dance for the company as they are employees. If you are wondering how much they get paid, there are only estimated figures floating around the web since the company hasn’t released the relevant information to the public. Some of these estimations range from $68.4k to $95.5k but take these figures with a grain of salt.
The recent international expansion of Kidz Bop that launched in the United Kingdom (2017), Germany (2019) and the upcoming expansion into France and Mexico territories in 2022 celebrating the 20th birthday of Kidz Bop will make the company massive than ever. If your children are interested in being part of the Kidz Bop as a member, then they might have a shot at being the next starry talent.
How to apply to be a Kidz Bop Kid?
If your young star is up to the task of acting, singing and dancing, then it’s a no brainer to take a shot at the auditions of Kidz Bop and have a chance at being the next superstar. The application process is pretty much straightforward, but there are a few things to keep in mind while applying.
This is the list of eligibility criteria to be met by your child to audition for Kidz Bop. The casting site emphasizes the fact that your child needs to “Really” be able to sing, dance and act.
- Your child needs to be between the ages of 9-12.
- Your child needs to be able to sing, dance and act.
- Your child needs to be in good standing with their school.
- Your child must be able to travel across the country.
- Your child must have a work permit.
Once you check and meet the needs of the eligibility criteria, you and your child can move forward to recording your young star’s audition tape. The casting site also asks to refer to Kidz Bop commercials, music videos and live tours to understand the level of talent and the style of singing and dancing to be performed by your child in the audition tape.
It is highly advised to review the casting terms and conditions here before submitting your child’s audition video.
Some of the essential things to keep in mind are:
- Your child’s video should be 3 minutes or less.
- Your child’s video must have been shot within the last two months of submission and must not have been altered, manipulated, or edited in any manner.
- Your child’s video must not include any content that is libellous, vulgar, unlawful, dangerous, offensive, or improper in any manner.
- Choose a modern pop song that shows a wide vocal range.
- No Broadway songs or Rap songs
To complete the registration just follow the instructions listed on the casting site of Kidz Bop here.
So yes, Kidz Bop kids do get paid for their skills in acting, dancing and singing, and maybe your child has a shot at landing the next gig as a Kidz Bop kid. The global expansion plan of Kidz Bop means there will be even more opportunities for kids around the world to be a star. Read the casting terms and conditions thoroughly before submitting your little star’s audition video.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Kidz Bop singers go to school?
The Kidz Bop kids are home-schooled in a tour-friendly program they can use while on the road, and they meet to study together for several hours each week. It’s often quoted that their No. 1 priority is school
When did Kidz Bop start?
The record label knows as Razor and Tie founded the concept of Kidz Bop and released its first entry on October 9th 2001 as Kidz Bop 1.
Why does Kidz Bop exist?
Kidz Bop as a concept was developed by Craig Balsam and Cliff Chenfeld to fill the market gap between baby folk music and inappropriate songs. Since Kidz Bop debuted, they have sold over 21 albums and has gotten over 4.5 billion streams.
How does Kidz Bop get the rights to songs they cover?
Kidz Bop doesn’t need permission from the respective artists to record their songs as they are covers, but the original songwriters do get royalties, according to the company.