September’s Breaking Artists: Kudos to these ReverbNation opportunity winners!

Do you ever wonder who submits to those opportunities you see in your email inbox every week? Do you wonder who gets picked to perform or chosen for a feature? We thought you might. Our monthly Breaking Artists newsletter features a sampling of those artists, along with this nice and shiny blog post you’re reading right now. The whole Reverb community will get the newsletter (all 2,000,000+ of them). Yep, it’s kind of a big deal.

Please, support your fellow musicians by listening to their music and sending them kudos in the comments!

PS: Breaking Artists are selected by Reverb staff from opportunity winners. Increase your chances of being one of them by submitting to opportunities here >>

Rocking Out at Iceland Airwaves…

Singer/songwriter Ghost Town Jenny.

The Foreign Resort

Alternative band The Foreign Resort.

Ghost Town Jenny and The Foreign Resort will play the Iceland Airwaves annual music festival in Reykjavík. The five-day festival has been called “the hippest long weekend on the annual music-festival calendar.”

“I am just over the moon about playing our first major music festival, especially when it’s in such a magical place like Iceland! I will be forever grateful to ReverbNation for being the platform we needed to get our music heard by more people…” 

-Ghost Town Jenny

“We have not played Iceland Airwaves before, so this is going to be a great experience for us. We thought it would be a long-shot, so we were absolutely thrilled to get the acceptance email! (…) We have now started applying to more opportunities through ReverbNation as we are now also seeing a lot of great opportunities that are in line with our goals.” 

-The Foreign Resort

Performed at Reverb’s Hopscotch Day Party…

Casual Curious at Hopscotch.

Casual Curious performed at ReverbNation’s “United by Music” Hopscotch Music Festival Day Party. Hopscotch is an annual independent music festival held in Raleigh, NC.  This year’s event featured 175 bands that played across 15 venues!

DJ’d the Electric Zoo Main Stage…

Julien Loreto

Toronto-based DJ Julien Loreto.

Julien Loreto performed on the Main Stage at Electric Zoo 2012 in NYC! Check out a short documentary about his experience here. Electric Zoo is an annual electronic music festival held over Labor Day weekend. This year, more than 110,000 people showed up to see the show headlined by Pretty Lights, Above & Beyond, and Skrillex.

“It was my first time DJ’ing at Electric Zoo and it was an honour to perform at such a world class festival. (…) Thank you to Reverbnation and MADE Events for the special experience. Electric Zoo in my heart. Hope to be back next year!.”

-Julien Loreto

Came Together for Make Music New York…

230 ReverbNation artists played Make Music New York.

230 ReverbNation artist performed at the Make Music New York music festival in NYC! The event took place on June 21, the first day of summer, and featured more than 1,000 free concerts throughout New York’s five boroughs. Good going to everyone who came out and participated!

Featured in Substream Music Press…

Come What May

Athens-based prog rock band Come What May.

Come What May got a feature in the Warped issue of Substream Music Press! Substream Music Press focuses on discovering and sharing the best new music– especially the stuff sometimes missed by the mainstream media.

More Winners: The World’s Fare, TreeHouse!, Ajam band, and Alexander Cardinale!

The World's Fare

Prog rock band The World’s Fare performed at the Masquerade Musician’s Showcase in Atlanta.


Reggae band TreeHouse! played at the Creative Food Drive in Durham, NC. “ReverbNation has helped us gain gigs, exposure, and press, and has facilitated our exhibition of professionalism throughout this process, with quality RPKs, widgets for our website, and several methods of keeping up with all our fans!”

Ajam band

London-based Ajam band performed during the Olympics at London International Arts Festival!

Alexander Cardinale

Singer/songwriter Alexander Cardinale won a Dream Recording Package from Seagate Creative! “Reverb is my ‘home base’. And it’s the only place I use for my industry EPKs!!!” Follow him @XanderMusic

Congrats to all of September’s “Breaking” Artists!

Don’t want to miss out on next opportunity?

There are four ways you can use to stay up-to-date on the latest gigs (we recommend using all of them to ensure nothing gets missed!):

  • Follow our updates on Twitter and Facebook
  • Check the email updates we send you
  • Check the latest Opportunities on this page
  • Go to your Control Room on your Reverb page > click “Opportunities”

So, where’s your next gig?

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Opportunities on Tap: Serving up some hot U.S. gigs!

Open up for Hollywood Records recording artist ZZ Ward

Singer songwriter ZZ Ward

Does you music have passion? Does it have soul? You may be the perfect opening act for the one and only, ZZ Ward on her current fall tour!

The collision of dirty blues and beats is the definition of this stunning Hollywood Records recording artist, whose artistry spins on a luminous axis of voice and soul. Raised on the blues with a passion for hip-hop, ZZ’s music straddles two distinct genres which she fearlessly melds with effortless finesse. Who knew turntables and harmonicas were so compatible?

This is one connected chick! Her upcoming LP release features collaborations with Grammy Award winner Ryan Tedder, Michael Fitzpatrick (Fitz & The Tantrums), Kendrick Lamar, Freddie Gibbs, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) and Pete Rock.

Click on the cities that best fits your tour schedule to submit!

October 17 – San Diego
October 18 – Los Angeles
October 19 – Santa Barbana
October 20 – Reno
October 22 – Seattle
October 23 – Portland
October 24 – Eugene
October 25 – Napa
October 26 – San Francisco

ZZ Ward’s music video “Til the Casket Drops” for ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars


Perform at DIG SOUTH Interactive Festival

Get some sun, hit the waves, network and perform at DIG SOUTH!

The inaugural DIG SOUTH Interactive Festival is selecting one southeastern ReverbNation artist to perform at the College of Charleston TD Arena. If selected you and your band will be included in the DIG SOUTH ticket brochure, program guide, national press releases and social media distribution. As an added bonus, you are provided with all-access passes to the DIG SOUTH festival, conference, expo, and other concerts.

Here you can network with the region’s leading brand marketers and digital strategists, technology executives, investors, entrepreneurs, software developers, creatives, rabble-rousers, researchers, inventors, bloggers, publishers, media planners and buyers, arts professionals, performers, academics and students.

The ocean is calling! >>

Don’t want to miss out on upcoming opportunities?

Here are four ways you can stay up-to-date on our latest gigs. We recommend using all of them to ensure nothing gets missed!:

  • Follow our updates on Twitter and Facebook
  • Check the email updates we send you
  • Check the latest Opportunities on this page
  • Go to your Control Room on your Reverb page > click “Opportunities”
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