January’s Breaking Artists: Kudos to these ReverbNation Opportunity Winners!


BREAKING: Reverb Artists in the Spotlight

Wondering who submits to all those opportunities you see in your email inbox every week? And what happens after submissions close? Our monthly Breaking Artists newsletter, along with this nice, shiny blog post, breaks it down and shows you some of the opportunity winners.

Take a look and a listen, show your support for your fellow musicians and send them kudos in the comments.

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

Performed at the Rock For Recovery…

Wicked Willy Rock for Recovery

Wicked Willy performed at the Rock For Recovery, A Benefit For Victims Of Hurricane Sandy.

New York-based Wicked Willy opened for multi-platinum recording artist Adam Gontier of Three Days Grace at the Rock For Recovery in NYC. The concert benefited victims of Hurricane Sandy. The folk group released a new EP, “Closer,” in June last year, which you can check out here.

“(…)It was great to be part of an event that allowed us to support those in our local neighborhoods who have been tragically impacted after the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. The event was hosted by national rock radio icon Kayla Riley at the Gramercy Theatre, and it was fantastic to see members of the music community working together to help with the Hurricane Sandy relief effort. While the Wicked Willy band always enjoys putting on a rockin’ show, we’re even happier when we can make a positive impact.”

-Wicked Willy

Featured in Cen Cal Magazine…

Sabrina Signs

EDM artist Sabrina Signs.

Sabrina Signs, of San Jose, got a featured in Cen Cal Magazine. After her family was hit by America’s 2009 recession,  Sabrina found herself without a home. However, the teenager overcame this obstacle, drawing on her own experiences to create some awesome music and become a teen advocate for the homeless. Sabrina has experimented with a variety of musical styles, from Acoustic Rock, to Pop, to her current focus on Electronic Dance Music.

Featured on Pumped Audio | Amplify…

Paddy Thorne

Paddy Thorne had his music featured on Pumped Audio | Amplify.

Electronic artist Paddy Thorne was featured on Pumped Audio | Amplify, the sister site of online EDM magazine Pumped Audio dedicated to highlighting the best in up-and-coming electronic music talent. This marks the first time the UK-based DJ has won a ReverbNation opportunity.

“Like most artists, I have been writing tunes for many years and have spent hundreds, if not thousands, of hours promoting them. To receive the accreditation of a well respected online magazine such as Pumped Audio | Amplify has been a real boost to my confidence and has given me renewed drive to get more tunes written and released onto the ReverbNation platform(…) So far I have been featured on the main site [http://www.pumpedaudio.com/] and have more features coming soon. Excellent :)”

-Paddy Thorne

Got airplay on FM Channels…

Goodbye Friday

New Jersey Pop Rock group Goodbye Friday.

Goodbye Friday won a feature on FM Channels, the world’s newest online radio network. Check out the music video of the Pop Rock quartet’s single “Scream For Me Baby” here.

“As with any chance to get your music heard by old and new fans, it’s truly special and we felt blessed. It was a great feeling(…) [and] terrific exposure.”

-Goodbye Friday

Featured on Xtreme iRadio…


NC-based Dreamkiller.

Alternative Rock band Dreamkiller won heavy rotation on Xtreme iRadio, a streaming radio website that plays the best new rock from signed and unsigned bands. In addition to winning airplay, Dreamkiller also secured a spot on the Xtreme Reverb Headliners national tour!

“We are blown away from the exposure we’ve had so far and experience that we’ll receive very soon. They play our music in between major signed artists and promote us on their social media sites. We have been preparing for tour by writing brand new songs and plan to have a release ready to go when we head out(…) The tour is being set up for the summer of 2013 so stay tuned. Until then, feel free to request us on their station www.xtremeiradio.com. Also, download the free app called “TuneIn Radio” and listen on your mobile device! “


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

Don’t want to miss out on the 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 (@Gigs and @ReverbNation) 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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