In 2014, 197 transgender singers came together to record the largest scene of trans performers ever filmed in history. From that historical session Transgender Talent was formed, featuring those performers as our very first clients.
We've come a long way since our inception and the demand for transgender performers has never been higher. As we speak, the consistent demand for singers of transgender experience increases, as do the standards for those performers; the entertainment industry is now ripe for Professional Transgender Musicians, especially vocalists.
To respond to this demand, we’ve decided to launch a whole new side to Transgender Talent, to help anyone seeking professional transgender musicians to have a place to go to find them, and to help professional transgender musicians gain the work and recognition they deserve.
Gone are the days where “good enough” will suffice. There's a big difference between professional musicians and amateur ones. The professionals we represent have the training and experience to perform at the level required by industry standards. Plus, they have time, the discipline, and the drive to prepare whatever is needed of them.
COVID-19 helped the industry to move forward in huge ways. We ended up obtaining recording gear and the appropriate software to do top quality recordings remotely. With this access to professional software and engineers, we can and will make sure the recordings, whether it be audio, video, or both, meet the standards you or your clients need for your projects.
All too often young musicians, especially those who are transgender are approached with "credit/copy/meal" deals being offered to transgender performers of all kinds. “You'll get great exposure!" they’ll say, “Think of how much money you’ll make if you get noticed!”. Well, if one could eat exposure our initial roster of musicians would already be full to bursting. They've done live gigs from the humblest of stages to performances at the Greek, Dodger’s Stadium, Carnegie Hall, and much more. They've done commercials ranging from intimate Facebook ads to International Proctor & Gamble campaigns. They've done music videos with major name artists - too many to count, and that's not counting the initial exposure for those 197 initial performers who were in Glee.
Since our roster is made of up of dedicated, professional musicians, we plan to work with the American Federation of Musicians union, and we will require compensation in the range that is typical for union musicians. You get what you pay for, and unionized musicians are well worth the money spent.
More To Come
Now that our first demo has been released, we are excited to be currently working on the launch of more demo videos. Each will display the vast range of talent we have already assembled, showcasing various genres of music, and different soloists. Some will be covers of popular songs, while others will be original compositions.