In celebration of Valentine’s Day (and all things romantic), ReverbNation launched our inaugural video mission, #LoveandHeartbreak. We knew how much time and talent our Artists put into their music, so we also wanted to give them an opportunity to showcase their video skills — we were not disappointed.

Out of hundreds of submissions surrounding the eternal themes of love and heartbreak, we’re proud to announce the winners of this unique contest:

First Place: Alina Celeste, “Love is”

Second Place: Carmen Menza, “HappyFamily”

Third Place: Smooth Antics, “Laced With Lust”

Honorable Mentions:

Montrel Richardson, “Be With You”

Pat Magada, “Hate You Love You – To The Earth”

Tender Glue, “Rudy”

Jeff Noel, “Title Here”

We’ll be launching more video contests this year, so keep your eyes peeled for more chances to show off your video skills!

Music may be your main focus, but if we’re talking social media, graphics, photos and videos are grabbing fans’ attention first — whether they’re at their computer watching YouTube or checking Instagram on their phones. So, to get your 2015 social posts off to a solid start, we’re sharing this helpful infographic from SetUpABlogToday.

Check back here for more tips on maximizing fan engagement in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, get cropping!


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Congratulations to the 49 ReverbNation Artists recognized by this year’s GRAMMY Awards, with nominations in 29 different categories. From genres as diverse as Best New Age Album, Best Alternative Music Album, and Best Recording Package, there are few areas where ReverbNation Artists were not recognized.

One Artist, Miami, Florida’s PALO! was nominated for the Best Latin Tropical Album, in addition to grabbing a Latin GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Tropical Album of the Year. Keyboardist Steve Roitstein says that PALO!’s “Afro-Cuban Funk” was “never created to receive industry accolades, but the recognition from the Grammys is an amazing honor for us.” [Read More...]

Summerfest and ReverbNation align to Launch Free Artist Submission Platform for “The World’s Largest Music Festival” in 2015

January 21, 2015

DURHAM, North Carolina – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. and ReverbNation today announced a three-year agreement commencing with Summerfest 2015.  This strategic alliance makes ReverbNation the exclusive online submission platform for musical artists interested in performing at Summerfest, “The World’s Largest Music Festival.” Started in 1968, Summerfest has joined together the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging [...]

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ReverbNation Artists Make the Cut on Music Connection’s Hot 100 Unsigned Acts

January 19, 2015

The tastemakers at Music Connection recently released the results of their Hot 100 Unsigned Acts list, an annual tradition that compiles their favorite emerging Artists in the indie world. Curated by music journalists, talent buyers, A&R reps, music attorneys, and other industry specialists, the list has to come to represent a who’s-who of unsigned talent. [...]

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Press Release: ReverbNation Spins Out AdWerx as Standalone Entity

January 13, 2015

DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 13, 2015  – ReverbNation today announced a strategic spin-off of its online advertising services division into a standalone corporate entity, AdWerx, Inc. The newly separated company, focused on making digital advertising simple for small businesses, will continue its expansion into new industries that had been planned prior to the spin-off. ReverbNation co-founder and President, Jed [...]

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2015 New Year’s Resolutions: #ArtistsFirst

December 31, 2014

2015 is only hours away so we went around the office and asked a few employees about their Artists First resolutions. Of course, as a company we’re focused on helping to advance Artists’ careers. And we’ll have a lot to share on that in the coming months. But for now, take a look at what’s [...]

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Best of 2014 Staff Lists

December 17, 2014

Every year around the end of November, conversations start to percolate around the office: “Did you hear…?” “Did you see…?” So, the tradition continues of compiling our favorite albums, songs, moments, or whatever else we dug this year into a much-loved, much-debated list. We hope you enjoy ours, and please share your favorites of 2014 [...]

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Hard Rock Rising 2015 — The Global Battle of the Bands Returns to ReverbNation

December 15, 2014

Last year, over 9,000 Artists from 70 countries competed to perform in front of 40,000 fans in Rome, Italy. Seattle’s Joyfield ended up taking home the grand prize after being hand-selected from the final round of 25 global Artists. Hard Rock Rising 2014 was a huge event for Artists across the world, so we are excited [...]

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