In this Fast Five post, we sat down with multi-talented Executive Producer Chris James of YourCountry on AXS-TV. He shared details on how Country music is changing, what artists can do to get noticed by industry professionals and TV producers, and news about an exciting new TV show opportunity open to artists from every genre. Even if you aren’t a Country artist, you’ll be sure to take away something great from Chris’ advice.
This week on ReverbNation…
Play for 10k fans at Fort Rock Festival
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Genre(s): Alternative, Christian Rock, Indie, Metal, Punk, Rock
One ReverbNation act will be selected to perform on the same bill as Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Seether, Theory of a Deadman, Black Stone Cherry, Sick Puppies and more at the Fort Rock Festival at JetBlue Park in Fort Meyers, FL. Boasting between 10,000 and 12,000 attendees, Fort Rock Festival is Southwest Florida’s biggest rock festival and is sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, Danny Wimmer Presents,AEG, FYE, Jägermeister and Jack Daniels!
Ready to rock at Fort Rock? >
Reach 120k EDM fans on Magnetic Magazine
Genre(s): Ambient, DJ, Dubstep, EDM, Electronica, Experimental, House, Other
Magnetic Magazine is the EDM-culture blog for new electronic music. With a readership of 120,000 uniques per month, it delves deeper into the notions and politics of what electronic music has become as well as what’s next. The editors of Magnetic Magazine are offering one ReverbNation artist per week the chance to have their social links, bio and/or a Q&A featured on their site! Previously featured artists include EDM superstars Richie Hawtin, Morgan Page, Steve Aoki, Hardwell, and many more.
Is your sound magnetic? Send in your RPK today. >
Showcase for industry experts & fans at Indie Week Canada
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Genre(s): Alternative, Americana, Blues, Country, Electronica, Folk, Indie, Metal, Pop, Punk, Reggae, Rock, Rockabilly, Singer Songwriter, Ska
Indie Week Canada brings over 220 acts together to perform over five nights in 16 plus venues throughout the city of Toronto. This alternative, artist-friendly festival supports emerging and upcoming artists by providing them the chance to showcase for and network with industry professionals. This year, Indie Week Canada is selecting ninety ReverbNation artists to showcase in front of music industry expert judges for a chance to secure the headlining slot during Indie Week Ireland 2015 and accommodations for up to 5 band members. Festival passes will also be provided to all artists who submit.
Are you an unsigned act looking to break into the scene? >
Advance your EDM career with FL Studio software
Genre(s): DJ, Dance, Dubstep, EDM, Electronica, Experimental
One of today’s hottest producers, Sarom (Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Enrique Iglesias), is joining forces with Image-Line, the developers behind FL Studio, Deckadance, and more, to bring three ReverbNation artists the exclusive opportunity to advance their music and career with the same software used by EDM hit-makers Avicii, Deadmau5, Porter Robinson, and many more! The selected artists will receive one of the following: 1 x FL Studio Signature Bundle + Deckadance 2 DVS Edition, 1 x FL Studio Producer Edition + Deckadance 2, 1 x FL Studio Producer Edition or the equivalent in IL VCash if you already own these products.
Bring the studio to you with one of these great products! >
Don’t want to miss out on upcoming opportunities?
Here are four ways you can stay up-to-date on our latest gigs. We recommend using all of them to ensure nothing gets missed! Stalk us, we don’t mind. >
Each month, hundreds of musicians submit to opportunities through ReverbNation. Artists vie for the chance to headline festivals, be featured in top magazines, play showcases in front of music industry pros and take advantage of all the opportunities to be seen and heard. So, if you’re wondering who submits to opportunities and what happens after submissions close, hear from the musicians themselves in the post below. Watch, listen and congratulate them in the comments. Increase YOUR chances of being one of them and submit to an opportunity now.
Rose to the Top in the FIAT USA Band Prix powered by ReverbNation
ReverbNation and FIAT USA teamed up to invite more than 6,000 independent musicians to submit their best songs, all for a chance to catch their big break – an appearance on VH1. Privet Earth stole the show and were featured on VH1, but fan votes sent four additional bands to the finals. These bands snagged the most votes in the country for their genres, including alternative, urban, pop and rock.
“This wasn’t our first time submitting for an opportunity on ReverbNation, but it’s definitely the first time we won something like THIS. It felt KRAZY (with a K!) when FIAT called me at home, I actually thought somebody was pranking me, but it wasn’t a prank! It was reality. We are constantly submitting for new opportunities, fingers crossed that we get chosen again. Let’s Blitz-Rock!” –Ivan Smirnov of Privet Earth