Every month, ReverbNation artists submit for the opportunity to headline festivals, get featured in magazines & blogs, or receive airplay on some of the best radio stations across the country. Here are some of the highlights from this month’s selections. Increase your chances of being one of them and submit to an opportunity now.
The Quixote Project and MW were selected to play the 2014 NoDA Summer Music fest
“It’s important to remember to promote your band and music to as many people as you can. Busy bees make the best honey.” – The Quixote Project
The NoDA Summer Musicfest took place for the third straight year in Charlotte, NC this July. Last year’s festival brought in over 1,200 people and 45 artists/bands of all genres. A portion of this year’s proceeds were set aside to support a local Music Business Summer Camp for ninth-graders.
The Quixote Project and MW were selected to perform at this year’s festival, and said they were able to reach new fans from the event.
“The 2014 NoDA Summer Musicfest really helped my music career. With great feedback from sponsors, performing artists and music lovers, it was encouraging to know that my music is appreciated.” – MW
“We were certainly shown some southern hospitality and were well received by the crowd. We sold out of all our merch, gained a boat load of new fans and were invited back. This gig really allowed us to break into a new market!” – Miles Christrup of The Quixote Project
“As an artist who is used to performing locally, this event really helped me understand how to budget for a festival or event outside of the area I usually perform.” – MW
“He’s a soft-spoken kid with a huge rocker singing voice, surprising stage presence, and even more surprising sex appeal.” – Billboard
“This David Cassidy-haired, rock ‘n’ blues belter was the only truly memorable or unique contestant of the 10 total who sang on Sunday…Jesse had it all: sex appeal, soul, swag, and a strong set of pipes.” – Rolling Stone
ReverbNation Artist Jesse Kinch was one of the premiere artists to perform on ABC’s new music competition show, Rising Star. The show boasts being the first of its kind, an interactive singing competition where fans vote via a smartphone app, with a small percentage of votes allotted for three celebrity guest judges. GRAMMY-award-winning vocalist Josh Groban hosts, and audiences watch as stars like Jesse emerge from behind a giant digital wall that lights up as fans and judges cast their votes. The grand prize? A recording contract with Capitol Records.
When we sat down to talk to Jesse, we wanted to understand what it’s really like for a musician to be a part of a reality TV show. Jesse provided some perspective on the selection process, his initial reservations and what he thinks sets this music competition apart from others.