(PRWEB) June 17, 2013
Explore Talent announces brand new, exclusive interview with Akon. The singer, songwriter and producer sat down with Jennia Fredriqueto for ET's Beyond the Talent.
Akon always wanted to become rich, but when he landed in jail, he realized that he couldn't work in a Fortune 500 company with a criminal record. That's when the singer created a 10-year plan to start his music career.
"That ten year plan ended up being executed in five years," Akon said.
"We have more power over our own career because of the Internet," Akon said about having artists having their own control. "You can target who listens to you."
Since its debut in 2003, ExploreTalent has become the Internet’s largest acting jobs and casting call resources for actors, models, musicians, dancers, and production crew. Explore Talent’s proprietary cast match technology is the most advanced entertainment-based technology of its kind. It matches a talent’s attributes against tens of thousands of job postings every day. Explore Talent’s unique technology sends casting email alerts and posts auditions and jobs directly on talents’ profiles, saving members hours of time from tedious searching. Explore Talent has proven to be the best possible destination for talents with well over 7.6 million members and over 60,000 auditions, castings, and production jobs listed - 40 times more postings than any other site.
The site's popularity is based on the fact that there are many ways for talents to network, make friends and connect with other industry players, participate in a wide variety of contests and earn prizes for being active on the site. The online community has been responsible for new collaborations and business ventures in entertainment because of opportunities for individuals to network and chat with each other. Furthermore, the Explore Talent site features celebrity videos, exclusive interviews with actors, actresses, and musicians, such as Akon and T-Pain.