Submit For FREE to Play at CMJ on The ReverbNation/Ernie Ball Showcase (includes $500 travel stipend)

You heard it right.  Its not too late to get on the stage at CMJ 2010.  ReverbNation and Ernie Ball have teamed up to sponsor an official CMJ showcase on Thursday, Oct 21st at Crash Mansion in New York City.  Submissions are open until August 22nd for all Artists with a Reverb Press Kit, and there is no submission fee (yup, its a FREE submission).  Seven worthy Artists/Bands will play and receive $500 in cash as a travel stipend, courtesy of ReverbNation and Ernie Ball.

Learn more and submit here!

We’re celebrating our 750,000th Artist registered to ReverbNation, and this showcase is one small way we can give back and say ‘thank you’ to our Artist community.

“ReverbNation and Ernie Ball share a common belief that real exposure opportunities like CMJ Music Marathon can be critical to the success of Artists trying to break through,” said Lou Plaia, co-founder and vice president of industry relations for ReverbNation.  “ReverbNation has been fortunate to recently register the 750,000th Artist on our platform, and this event is a way that we can say ‘thank you’ to the Artist community we serve.”

“We’re very excited to partner with ReverbNation in offering bands the incredible opportunity to showcase at CMJ!” said Brian Ball with Ernie Ball.  “We’re looking forward to a fantastic week of showcasing many of today’s best up and coming bands.”

So, what are you waiting for?  Submit for consideration now!

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  • wetchenn p'chenn - July 29, 2010 reply

    Music is joyful let us share it

  • Jennifer Newberry - July 29, 2010 reply

    I just submitted! This is a great opportunity. I’m so excited!! 😀


    ~Jennifer Newberry

  • Michael j. Climaxx - July 30, 2010 reply

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  • Erica Anthony - August 2, 2010 reply

    Whip! Thank you 🙂

  • Carly DeLigh - August 2, 2010 reply

    Thanks for the chance!

  • Brokenman - August 3, 2010 reply

    No offence intended. I love reverbnation!
    Give back to the American artist community anyway. $500 might get me to New Zealand!

  • dubbp - August 10, 2010 reply

    Nice opp…. hope i get to play!

  • Flint - August 14, 2010 reply

    I really hope i get Chosen.

  • Wagon Music Works - August 26, 2010 reply

    We have new artist working many socail site to promote their music. We would love to win this contest. Good Luck to everyone and the soon to be winner.

  • ron - September 3, 2010 reply

    CMJ is just bullshit… I never would play in one of their lousy showcases. I is a joke to call or even think of it as a “festival”.

  • Shattered Bliss - September 5, 2010 reply

    Sounds like something pretty cool might check into it!

  • dead incredible - September 6, 2010 reply

    would love2b a part of dis show case i think u’ll enjoy my crazey energy

  • Da Dollhouze - September 7, 2010 reply

    How do I find out if we were selected?

  • HarleyMadd - September 13, 2010 reply

  • jeff/Thurdwhirled - November 19, 2010 reply

    would not let me submit my music…bummer

  • ghio castell - September 28, 2011 reply

    thank´s for all!!!!

  • willyb - November 2, 2011 reply

    lookn for da chance to rock ur stage

  • Dat Spiv - November 23, 2011 reply

    Am i late?

    Shelly - November 28, 2011 reply

    Yes, sorry. This submission deadline was in August. Be sure to check your opportunities in your control room so that you don’t miss one that’s right for you.

  • M.x imp - November 29, 2011 reply

    M luking forward to expand as an artist thru reverbnation nd this cud b agr8test break thru

  • AgniA - January 8, 2012 reply

    Thanks for this phenomenal chance!!!!

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