Perform in Remembrance of Legendary BBC DJ, John Peel — Norwich Sound hosts John Peel Festival of New Music!

Learning from the music greats that came before us? That’s what creating epic new music is all about. That’s why we’re thrilled to play a part in the John Peel Festival of New Music which honors the late BBC Radio 1 DJ in the best possible way: providing a platform for new talent. Taking place at the Annual Norwich Sound & Vision convention, this event is your opportunity to get your music heard, performing in front of more than 10,000 fans and 500 conference delegates.

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Norwich Sound & Vision carries on the DJ’s legacy with this new initiative, hosting over 100 new bands from around the world in 10 city-center venues over three nights.

Rolling Stone proclaims that John “was famous for being at the forefront of new music, both from the United Kingdom and abroad.”

The influential DJ passed away in 2004 of a heart attack at the age of 65. His record collection of more than 25,000 vinyl LPs and 40,000 vinyl singles will be released as part of a British Arts Council project called ‘The Space’ which will recreate his home studio, including his personal notes on each record, in an online interactive museum.

Check out highlights from Norwich Sound & Vision 2011.

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Ready to open for Mayday Parade, The Cab, and Hellogoodbye? Perform at indie rock concert, Gush 2012!

Major social discovery network, Gushcloud, searches for GUSH 2012 opener.

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Throw on those hipster shades and your favorite black skinny jeans because GUSH 2012 wants your indie rock group to open at their official launch party!  At least one mind-blowing ReverbNation artist will be selected to be a part of this all-star indie lineup, which includes indie veterans, Mayday Parade (pictured on the left), The Cab, and Hellogoodbye (pictured below). On top of that the selected artist gets to rock out at the historic Fort Mason Center located on the beautiful San Francisco Bay. Does it get any better, really?

If selected, artists receive a feature on the Gushcloud Facebook page. Gushcloud actively supports indie artists and will create a concert video that will be posted on YouTube following the concert.

Gushcloud lets you share your favorite stories with the world and allows you to build your brand. Now, you can perform at Gushcloud’s official launch party, GUSH 2012 in San Francisco!

Hurry up! Submissions end soon.

Go here to submit >>

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Jam alongside Del McCoury Band, Stephen Marley and more — submit to play Jomeokee Festival!

The first-ever Jomeokee Music and Arts Festival in Pinnacle, NC, is offering one band the opportunity to be included on its 2012 lineup!

Click HERE to submit your music (no submission fee!) >>

If selected, you’ll get to perform in front of 3,000 people alongside Del McCoury Band (pictured below), Stephen Marley, Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller and the Travelin’ McCourys, Jimmy Herring Band, Lettuce, Everyone Orchestra — Conducted by Matt Butler and featuring Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic), Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Al Schnier & Vinnie Amico (moe.), Michael Kang (The String Cheese Incident), George Porter Jr. (Meters), Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Jeff Sipe, members of Lettuce, and more!

Besides performing at a great festival with a cool lineup in a beautiful environment, what else do I get?

Glad you asked! Selected artist/band will receive:
– A $300 stipend
– Artist credentials
– Camping and one meal per band member on the day of show
– One guest pass for each band member

Click HERE to submit your music (no submission fee!) >>

Tell me more about Jomeokee Music and Arts Festival.

Set inside a natural amphitheater overlooking Pilot Mountain at the Jomeokee Campgrounds in Pinnacle, NC, Jomeokee Fest features two side-by-side stages showcasing alternating sets of first class live music. On one stage, Del McCoury has curated a roster of top-notch bluegrass, string and Americana music. On the second stage, fans are invited to get their groove on for sets featuring collectives of funk, jam and world music.

Jomeokee is a family festival. The children’s area is full of fun activities for kids to make lasting memories with their parents. The family camping area is designated to ensure a space for little ones to play together and fall asleep away from the crowd.


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Gear heads and rockers unite at Motors & Music Experience in Detroit. Submit to perform there!

The Motors & Music Experience is a one day festival held at the legendary Silverdome in Pontiac, MI. On Aug. 18, MME will be headlined by grunge rock icons, Stone Temple Pilots.

If you would like to share the bill with big name acts, head over to the submission page here and submit your music ASAP! This opportunity ends August 12th.

Other big music acts scheduled include rapper Ice T and Coco, post-hardcore band Chiodos, and rappers Trick Trick and Hush. A second stage will have a diverse lineup featuring DJ sets headlined by soul singer Mayer Hawthorne and Dominic Raiola, captain of the Detroit Lions.

Click here to submit to perform (no submission fee!) »

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500 ReverbNation Artists Compete for Dodge Dart Commercial: Download, Vote, Help Choose the Winner!

You may know of Dodge as the auto-manufacturer made famous by such marvelous machines as the Charger, Challenger, Super Bee, and the compact-class Dart. Back in the 60s and 70s, these straight-line speedsters exemplified American Muscle: two-doors, 8 cylinders, and more horsepower than a Napoleon parade through the Arc de Triumph. Over the last few years, the company has made a complete overhaul to their current line of autos. This year, “Little brother” Dart returns to market with a new body, new interior, and 21st century features to compete with a growing compact class.

“Why the automobile history lesson on your favorite music marketing blog?”
…Drum roll please….

Dodge "Inspired By You' contest

500 handpicked ReverbNation artists are competing for the chance to represent the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart.  What do we mean by ‘represent’? How about having your song featured in a commerical for the all-new Dart!!

Dodge’s music experts scoured ReverbNation for the best indie artists in 5 main genres. Thousands of invites were issued, and songs were reviewed based on their creativity, musicianship, and recording quality. The competition was fierce! They received far more submissions than expected. There were thousands of superbly written songs in all genres. Ultimately, they could only choose 500 with the right mix.  Accepted artists were notified and preparations began for an incredible fan-powered contest…

Beginning today, anyone with a valid Facebook account may vote for an artist by downloading their song: one download = one vote. You may only vote for an artist once, but you can vote/download songs from as many artists as you like. Voting is open for 2 weeks, until July 29 at 11:59pm EDT. The “Inspired By You” Contest is hosted on Dodge’s Facebook Page.

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Ending July 30, the top 3 highest vote-getters in each genre will become finalists. Along with winning a cash prize, our 15 Finalists will be tasked with writing a brand new song that exemplifies the award-winning all-new 2013 Dodge Dart. They’ll have 3 weeks to conceive, record, produce, and master a single-style ‘Inspired By You’ song. Talk about pressure!

Beginning August 20th, the ‘Inspired By You’ songs from our 15 finalists will be featured on Dodge’s Facebook page for the whole world to hear. Dodge’s panel of music reviewing experts will take one week to review the compositions. They’ll be judged based on creativity, musicianship, and quality. Finally, on August 27, Dodge will announce the two runnerups and a single grand prize winner. They’ll all receive exposure on Dodge’s online properties, but the big ticket item is a solo dance.

The grand prize winning Inspired By You song will earn the amazing opportunity to be featured in a brand new Dodge commercial!

Excited? We are too! So go ahead… explore amazing, curated music on Dodge’s Facebook page and start voting!

Go to the Contest »


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Play Live on the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival!

ReverbNation partners with Ernie Ball for the 2nd straight year to get unsigned bands on the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival!  Use your ReverbNation Press Kit (RPK) to register at Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. Artists using their RPKs automatically get free marketing tools to help them get votes! This opportunity ends September 1st.

About 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival

The main stage will feature performances from multi-platinum rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Papa Roach, along with breaking band Adelitas Way. In addition, the Ernie Ball Stage and Jägermeister Stage in the festival area will include performances from multi-platinum headliner P.O.D., as well as up-and-coming artists Deuce, Fozzy, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution, In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, Candlelight Red and a local Battle Of The Bands winners.

This is how it works

To enter the competition, artists upload music and create a profile on the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival and have until September 1st to have their fans vote for them. Use your ReverbNation Press Kit (RPK) to register for FREE at Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival.

The bands that submit their RPK tend to have an advantage over the bands that do not use an RPK because they get the benefit of getting a free marketing toolkit to help them get their fans to vote for them. For last year’s contest, Mindset Evolution, signed up with their RPK and they won the Grand Prize! You’ll see them on the tour this year. Congrats Mindset Evolution!

The Top 100 bands receiving the most fan votes in each tour market will be judged by a panel of industry professionals and UPROAR artists. This panel will then choose one (1) ReverbNation winner for each tour market. There are 28 tour markets, so a total of 28 ReverbNation artists will get the chance to perform! Winners for each market will be announced two weeks before that tour date. The winners will perform on the Ernie Ball Stage at the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival and will be automatically entered into the grand prize competition.

Grand Prize Package includes:

• A coveted spot to play live on the entire 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
• Record an EP with legendary producer/mixer Jay Baumgardner at world famous NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, CA
• $10,000 worth of music gear
• Professional photo shoot with rock photographer Lisa Johnson
• Exclusive editorial feature in Revolver Magazine
• Music video by video director Strati Hovartos
• Featured content on
• One year supply of Ernie Ball Strings
• One year supply of Rockstar Energy Drink

You must be 18 years old or older to join.

Ready to rock? Head over to Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival site and use your ReverbNation Press Kit (RPK) to register for FREE!

Good luck and see you at the Tour!

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Music Placement Opportunities on NBC, ESPN, USA Network, Summer Olympic Games, more!

Do you want to get you music placed on major television shows?

Some of the most influential music supervisors in the world have been listening to music from ReverbNation artists, and they love what they’re hearing. Musicians in all kinds of genres and from all corners of the world have had the chance to hear their music on TV shows, like “So You Think You Can Dance,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” Saturday Night Live,” and others! Did you miss out on those opportunities? Don’t worry, here are four more chances for you and your band to get your music placed on TV!

  • UPDATE: SUBMISSION PERIOD HAS ENDED. White Knight Music Group, Inc. (Publishing – BMI) and Pulse Records are seeking independent music for producers at NBC and CTV (Canada), two power house media giants and home of the official 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, airing on July 27th. All artists must be SOCAN or AVLA affiliated in Canadian Territories to earn royalties. US applicants music have PRO affiliation for NBC coverage. The track must be high energy and appropriate for the content that it will be supporting. Submit by July 20th. Click here for more info >>
  • USA Network is looking for cool, hip indie rock bands for background music in bar and restaurant scenes for use in their hit drama. Submit by August 27th. Click here for more info >>
  • Real Music Opportunities (RMO) and ESPN are looking for great new songs to be featured in ESPN 2012 College Sports Programming with exposure to millions of potential fans around the world. Submit by September 1st. Click here for more info >>
  • White Knight Music Group, Inc (BMI) Publishing and Pulse Records are selecting music for Pro Skater, Urban icon Tony Hawk’s high profile urban skate shows as seen on Ride Channel. Hawk is specifically looking for Alternative, Hip-Hop and Indie Rock/Punk genres. Submit by September 20th. Click here for more info >>
Which one are you going to submit to? Let us know in the comments!
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DJs: Perform at the Gathering of the Vibes Festival’s Inaugural Silent Disco

… and receive 4-day artist passes including food and drink… and perform in front of 25,000 people… and play at the festival where the founding members of the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers Band, James Brown, the Black Crowes, and others have played!

How, you ask? Easy. We are providing you this opportunity at NO SUBMISSION FEE – all you have to do is get your RPK (Reverb Press Kit) ready and submit it to the festival’s promoters to take a listen [Click here to submit]. That’s it. A total of two Reverb artists will get to spin at the festival! But do it now because the submission period ends on July 12th!

UPDATE (7/6/12): The lineup is out!


A little bit about Gathering of the Vibes…

Gathering of the Vibes is an annual music, arts and camping festival now in its 17th year. Vibes has grown into a four-day festival that has featured such world-class talent as Crosby, Stills and Nash, the founding members of the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers Band, James Brown, the Black Crowes, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Cliff, Primus, George Clinton and P-Funk, Bruce Hornsby, Les Claypool and many, many more big names, while continuing to showcase extraordinarily talented, young, up-and-coming bands to the 15-25 thousand people who attend each year.

Click here to submit to DJ at the Gathering of the Vibes Festival!

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