In the Big Apple, talent is everywhere. But getting that talent noticed? That's obviously a little trickier.
In comes social networking newbie TalentSplash, which makes it easier for talented New Yorkers to connect with each other and those looking to hire.
The concept is simple: Musicians, actors, comedians and others in the entertainment biz can sign up for a free profile, where they can post a resume, songs, gig updates and more. Users then become part of the site's searchable database, which peers, talent seekers (such as music venues, casting directors and the like) and fans can peruse.
"It's a place where people can network - if you're an actor, you can hook up with a filmmaker; if you're a filmmaker, maybe you need a fiddler to play in your film," said Joshua Garay, TalentSplash's founder.
One such person is NYC singer-songwriter Brian Sizensky, who joined the site a month ago. Since then, he's been approached about licensing his single "Nice Tomorrow" for a feature film and performing at an event.
"TalentSplash ... helps people find you faster," said Steven Beeson, co-owner of SkyTown Entertainment, which represents Sizensky.