talent scout


Definition of talent scout

: a person engaged in discovering and recruiting people of talent for a specialized field or activity

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Dantas also has served as something of a talent scout for new acts, many of whom have gone on to sign with traditional labels. Shasta Darlington, Billboard, "How KondZilla Took Funk Out of the Favelas and Into the Mainstream," 18 July 2019 At the same time, though, managers' role as coaches, advisors, talent scouts, and cheerleaders is more important than ever. Anne Fisher, Fortune, "An Algorithm May Decide Your Next Pay Raise," 14 July 2019 The Domino-Bartholomew collaboration began in 1949, when Mr. Bartholomew, a big-band trumpeter and fledgling talent scout, introduced the portly boogie-woogie pianist to Imperial Records. Terence Mcardle, BostonGlobe.com, "Dave Bartholomew, musician and producer who guided Fats Domino’s career, dies at 100," 25 June 2019 In 1949, at a gig in Houston, Mr. Bartholomew was approached by Lew Chudd, owner of the fledgling California record label Imperial to work as a talent scout and arranger. Terence Mcardle, Washington Post, "Dave Bartholomew, musician and producer who guided Fats Domino’s career, dies at 100," 23 June 2019 At 20, while chaperoning her younger sister Morgana to a modeling casting call, Metz caught the eye of a talent scout. Alison Edmond, Glamour, "Chrissy Metz Is Finally Doing Whatever She Wants," 9 Oct. 2018 Yet his mama pushes him into show business, where an unscrupulous talent scout takes control of his destiny. Matthew J. Palm, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Review: Nashville Hurricane - Fringe 2018," 14 May 2018 The characters are sharply etched, very funny, and most important, engaging — even that slimy talent scout. Matthew J. Palm, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Review: Nashville Hurricane - Fringe 2018," 14 May 2018 Early in her life, Dorothy sang at the Boston Opera House, where actor Fred MacMurray was her talent scout. courant.com, "Dorothy F. DeRosa," 26 June 2018

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1936, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of talent scout

: a person whose job is to find talented performers, athletes, etc.

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