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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

“While these trips/tours are a lot of fun, 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

“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

“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

Jesse Kinch Performs on ABC’s Rising Star

by Liz Moy on July 13, 2014

Jesse_Kinch1“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.

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High School Nation: Exposing you to the one demographic you can’t afford to ignore

July 2, 2014

If you’re an artist who plays frequent shows both in your hometown and on tour, chances are you’re mostly playing to a 21+ age group. And usually, this is a good thing for a performer — this demographic tends to have more disposable income and is more likely to help run up your end-of-the-night payout [...]

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Your Facebook Fans Aren’t Seeing Your Posts: Here’s What You Can Do About It

June 30, 2014

When musician Ryan Trauley logged into Facebook to check the performance of a recent post to his band Oulipo’s page, the results shocked him. “I have 800 fans on my page, but this post I wrote about my show was only seen by 10 people. I don’t understand how that’s possible,” said Trauley. Ryan isn’t [...]

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June Breaking! Musicians Keeping a Beat through ReverbNation Opportunities

June 25, 2014

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. Promoters then handpick their favorite artists for each opportunity — here are some of the highlights from this month’s selections. Increase your chances of being one [...]

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Booking Shows Locally: Tips From Venues and Talent Buyers

June 24, 2014

In my last post, I discussed the value of being a part of your own local music community. As a follow-up, I talked to a few venue owners and talent buyers to get their insights into how artists can get the most out of their local scene. Be Good Yes, this may be an obvious [...]

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No Band Is An Island: 4 Tips For Being A Part of Your Local Music Scene

June 3, 2014

In addition to working at ReverbNation both as a Customer Support rep and a copywriter for the Marketing department, I have spent the last eight years playing music in the Triangle music scene (Raleigh, Durham, & Chapel Hill). My bands Lilac Shadows, T0W3RS, and Soft Company have toured the east coast and released several full-length [...]

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Opportunities On Tap: Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, College News Magazine, WXOU college radio, and Temecula Valley International Film Festival

May 30, 2014

Check out a sample of the opportunities we have going on this week: Location: Multiple Available Genre: All This year’s Southern Original Competition will be selecting 100 ReverbNation bands who will compete for 10 spots at the official Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam. Artists in ten different cities will have the chance to play their way to [...]

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