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

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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 Outlaw Roadshow with Adam Duritz…

Tyler Stenson

Tyler Stenson performed at The Outlaw Roadshow with Adam Duritz in Austin during Music Week.

Singer Songwriter Tyler Stenson of Portland, Oregon got to perform live at The Outlaw Roadshow for Adam Duritz (Counting Crows) and Ryan Spaulding (Ryan’s Smashing Life). The event – co-produced by Duritz and Spaulding – was part of Music Week at SXSW 2013.  Stenson beat out almost 4,000 other bands to secure the spot at the event.

Featured in Cen Cal Magazine….

Kristen Cothron

Kristen Cothron showcased her music in a Cen Cal Magazine feature.

Alternative artist Kristen Cothron was featured in Cen Cal Magazine, an online magazine about art, music, food and fashion in Central California. Cothron’s music is described as being “born from a dark Southern psyche charred by half-burned cigarette ash then soaked in sweet tea.” Listen and download her single What a View below.

“I’m so excited to have songs from my latest project, Show Me Where the Edge Is, featured in the March issue of CenCal Magazine!”
-Kristen Cothron

 Played RedGorilla Music Festival…

The Hollywood Kills

The Hollywood Kills played RedGorilla Music Festival 2013.

Nashville-based band The Hollywood Kills performed at RedGorilla Music Festival 2013, a music showcase part of SXSW in Austin that has featured some of the hottest up-and-coming acts in the world. The band is no stranger to the festival; this was their fourth year going to RedGorilla. According to the band, there’s a reason they keep coming back:

“This year’s fest more than met our expectations. The crowds that gathered in these venues were there to genuinely discover new music. We met so many great bands and built some serious friendships throughout the week which will hopefully lead to more shows for everyone. An independent band like ourselves craves playing these types of shows. It’s festivals like RedGorilla and sites like ReverbNation that give independent bands legs to stand on. We can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store!”
-The Hollywood Kills

Featured in la Publicación Subterránica/Periodirock…

VLAD IN TEARS

The German gothic rock band Vlad In Tears got a feature in la Publicación Subterránica/Periodirock.

Berlin-based Vlad In Tears was featured in la Publicación Subterránica/Periodirock, a rock website/publication based out of Bogota, Colombia with a readership of 60,000 online and 3,000 in print. Vlad In Tears is working on a new album – under the working title „Damnation“ – expected to drop this spring. Listen to their track “Fallen Angel” below (and buy it to support Love Hope Strength Foundation – the world’s leading rock-and-roll cancer foundation dedicated to saving lives, one concert at a time!).

Played The Outlaw Roadshow during SXSW…

Steven Roth

Steven Roth played The Outlaw Roadshow in Austin.

Los Angeles-based artist Steven Roth got to meet one of his long-time influences, Adam Duritz, and play his showcase The Outlaw Roadshow during Music Week at SXSW. Don’t be surprised if you see him back for next year’s showcase – Duritz and Ryan Spaulding, who co-produce the event, were thrilled by his performance.

 “I was stoked to submit through major sponsor (Zazoo.it) for the the opportunity to play Adam Duritz and Ryan Spaulding’s  The Outlaw Roadshow and was honored to be chosen out of 3,500+ applicants. Duritz, Spaulding and Zazoo put on a KILLER showcase, and it was a thrill to be playing alongside so many super talented artists. At the end of the show, Duritz and Spaulding came to the stage and announced that I was the first artist they wanted back for The Outlaw Roadshow 2014!  Without Zazoo and ReverbNation, I never would have had such an amazing opportunity. Adam Duritz is a long time influence of mine, so it was great to meet him and playing his showcase was something I will never forget.
-Steven Roth

More Winners: The Scarlett Effect, Joe Candelario

The Scarlett Effect

Austin-based The Scarlett Effect performed at SoCo a Go-Go Music Fest.

Joe Candelario

Joe Candelario was the Colorado Music Buzz ReverbNation Artist of the Month for March 2013. Listen to his song Midnight Express below (and buy it to support Fender Music Foundation – a US charity that provides musical instruments to schools and community organizations nationally!).

Congrats to all of March’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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Opportunities on Tap: Engine Room Audio Mix & Master Package, High School Nation Tour 2013, and Kingdom Bound slots

Get the lowdown on what opportunities are on tap at ReverbNation this week!  

Get Handpicked for Engine Room Audio Mix & Master Package

Genre(s): All
Location: Online

Engine Room Audio is offering three ReverbNation artists the opportunity to have their single mixed and mastered for free by Dan Millice (Mastering Engineer: A$AP Rocky, Wale, 50 Cent, Gentlemen Hall), Gabe MG (Mix Engineer: Angel Haze, Club Dogo, Joy Formidable), and Mark Christensen (Owner/Head Mastering Engineer: Trey Songz, 50 Cent, Raekwon).

Selected artists will receive a free mix and master of their single, as well as a personal critique from Nigil Mack, Senior Director of A&R for Universal Republic.

Do you want to work with some of the best? It all starts here! >

Hop on High School Nation Tour 2013

Genre(s): DJ, Hip Hop, Rock, Rap and Electronic Dance Music
Location: Multiple U.S. West Coast Markets

The High School Nation Tour is the country’s first traveling music festival exclusively for high school students. For the past 10 years, High School Nation has worked with over 5,000 public high school campuses from coast to coast, providing great musical entertainment for students. In 2012, HSN launched the “High School Nation Tour” which features multiple artists, along with interactive music, art, and gaming zones for the students. This outdoor festival takes place on campuses around the country.

For this upcoming Spring 2013 tour, High School Nation is booking 1-2 artists to perform thirty minute sets each in front of hundreds of high school students at each stop. All performances will be between 2pm and 3pm in each market.

Artist/Band Compensation: Backstage catering, Artist keeps 100% of merchandise sales, Inclusion in all promotional items for tour date(s)

 Click below for a full list of tour marketing!

Perform at Kingdom Bound Christian Music Festival

Genre(s): Christian/Gospel and Christian Rock
Location: Rochester, NY

Now in its 27th year, Kingdom Bound 2013 is a Christian music festival held at Darien Lake Theme Park located between Buffalo and Rochester, NY. This year, the festival is looking for the right Christian artists to participate in a live Talent Competition at Kingdom Bound 2013. Ten (10) artists will be given the opportunity to perform at this year’s Kingdom Bound. The overall winner from the festival will be chosen on August 4, 2013 and will then move on to the National Talent Competition sponsored by the Christian Festival Association (CFA). The ultimate winner of the CFA National Talent Search receives a paid performance slot at ALL participating CFA Member Festivals in Summer 2014. A complete list of participating festivals will be announced soon.

Notable past performers: Casting Crowns, TobyMac, Chris Tomlin, Third Day, Switchfoot, Jeremy Camp, David Crowder, Newsboys

2013 Headliners: Lecrae, Hillsong LIVE, Newsboys, NEEDTOBREATHE

Artist/Band Compensation: Band members will be provided with one-day passes to the festival for Sunday, August 4, 2013

Additional performance details: Artist must play with backline provided by the festival. Artist(s) must be Christian. Set length must be 2 songs or 10 minutes max. Original music is preferred. All selected artists (10) who will play live at the festival on Sunday, August 4th will need to sell 5 one-day festival passes as part of the process. Ticket prices are $46 per ticket.

Reach more than 50,000 people with your positive music message! >

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! Stalk us, we don’t mind. >

  • Follow our updates on Twitter (@ReverbNation or @Gigs) 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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Charity Tuesday: Interview with Fender Music Foundation and Hellogoodbye

This is the first blog post from the bi-weekly series highlighting the Music For Good charities and their spotlight artists. Subscribe to our blog (enter your email on the right) to get a new blog post every other week!

SEE ALSO: What is Music For Good and how do I get involved?

We got to speak with Moriah Scoble (upper left), Executive Director of Fender Music Foundation, and Forrest Kline (lower right), of the pop band Hellogoodbye who is supporting them through Music For Good

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Founded by the former Guitar Center CEO Larry Thomas in 2005, Fender Music Foundation‘s (previously named Guitar Center Music Foundation) is a public non-profit organization with the mission to assist music programs in schools, prisons, community centers, and retirement homes by providing instruments to their aspiring musicians. Since then, they estimate they have reached over 187,000 people through the foundation’s music grants.

SUPPORT FENDER MUSIC FOUNDATION: Click here to sell or buy music

We had the opportunity to catch up with Executive Director Moriah Scoble and Forrest Kline, the organization’s Spotlight Artist and the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist of the power pop band Hellogoodbye. We talked  to both of them about their involvement with Music For Good, their goals and what they have to say to their supporters.

Moriah, why did Fender Music Foundation (FMF) decide to participate in the Music For Good program?

Teacher helps students with instruments donated by FMF

Moriah Scoble: Music For Good sounded like a fantastic program. I mean, this could be how we achieve a really lofty goal of getting more instruments to the music education programs. Because we’re  a public non-profit foundation, we’re always looking for ways to fund our work so I was really excited about Music For Good. I think it’s a great idea to connect music sales with a platform for artists. We work with a lot of emerging artists as it is, and any way that we can all work together to enhance the industry, the better.

How about you, Forrest? What was it about FMF that attracted Hellogoodbye’s support?

Forrest Kline: Picking a charity is tough because there are so many great causes to support, but music is particularly close to my heart.

“I think music is so important because it’s not just entertainment, it’s educational. It pushes you to use your brain in different and interesting ways and gives you a different way of thinking about all sorts of problems. That isn’t to downplay the entertainment side, it enriches and fulfills peoples lives and gives them lasting connections all over the world.”

Have you guys done any charitable work with your music in the past? Can you tell us a little about it?

FK: We’ve played many a benefit concert, when schedule allows and the cause demands. A month ago, we played in Pomona to raise money for a family in need, we raised money to build schools in Panama and when the earthquakes hit Japan, we sold wristbands on our webstore donating twice the proceeds to the Red Cross. Music is a wonderful way to do these things because you can occasionally do something of value for little more than some elbow grease, like put on a show or write a song, and are able to give more directly to a cause.

Moriah, through Fender Music Foundation, over 187,000 people have received grants of instruments to music education programs. Tell us why that’s important.

Kids enjoy the guitars donated by FMF

MS:  It’s important because it satisfies the needs of many different types of people: music can help children form connections to their brains. It helps them with language, math and science. It can be a way for them to escape a difficult home life. It can just give someone peace and help give them social skills so that they can interact with their peers. I mean, there are just countless benefits to music and it kind of depends on the type of organization in which the benefits are gonna be most seen.

“Music therapy can be a lot of times a escape for people who are dealing with pain, to just kind of distract them from all that and let them focus on something else.”

Tell us about what you’ve noticed since joining the program.

MS: It’s been great! I’m shocked that we’ve has over 10,000 artists choose to donate to us. That’s very exciting! We’ve also seen a huge boost in traffic. We see a lot more interest in our website and social media, and people are definitely reaching out to us. Music For Good is, though, the best way for emerging artist to get involved with us.

“Emerging musicians have reached out about working with us in another ways but Music For Good makes the most sense. The biggest way they can help us is by selling more music.”

What would you both have to say to the artists and fans who have chosen to support Fender Music Foundation through Music For Good?

FK: It means a lot for anyone to go out of their way to support anything, so I’d like to thank them for taking notice and helping. They obviously also know how important music is to the world and its youth.

MS: We are so grateful for your support! I think it says a lot that all of these artists see the power of music and want to give more people that opportunity. I think it speaks to how important we all know music is.

SUPPORT FENDER MUSIC FOUNDATION: Click here to get involved!

To learn more about Fender Music Foundation, please visit their website

To buy music from Hellogoodbye and help support Fender Music Foundation, please visit their ReverbNation profile.

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SXSW 2013: Through the eyes of independent bands

Delta Rae shares their excitement for being at SXSW through Vine, Twitter’s 6-second video app. It seems that bands are using Vine just as much as they’re tweeting!

Many, many incredible musicians are at South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, TX, right now. Bands of all genres, ages and corners of the world.

Check out the SXSW social media diary of 4 amazing emerging bands!

Sure, there are plenty of big-time performers there (Dave Grohl, Snoop Lion, Paramore), but the artists we’re really interested in are the under-dogs, the emerging bands that  DIY’ed their way into gigs and music festivals like SXSW.

This is the day-by-day diary of a few of our favorite bands, as told by the bands themselves via social media! Tweets, Instagram pictures and Vines… head out to our >> Storify page << to see them all in one place.

The bands: Delta Rae (Americana from Durham, NC), Vinyl Thief (rock band from Nashville), Congo Sanchez (drummer of Thievery Corporation and See-I, from DC), and Andy Suzuki and The Method (acoustic pop from NYC).

Vinyl Thief (obviously in the wee hours of the morning): “Hey, hey, HEY! Serious time.”

Vinyl Thief goes bowling the minute they arrive in Austin, as shown by their first Vine of their SXSW trip.

Andy Suzuki and The Method ran into Jared Leto (of 30 Seconds to Mars) in Austin. No big deal.

Delta Rae plays in front of an awesome crowd at the Nikon Warner Sound stage!

There are plenty of other fun pics and videos on our Storify page! Check it out: http://storify.com/ReverbNation/sxsw-2013-through-the-eyes-of-independent-artists

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Opportunities on Tap: Warped 2013, H2O Fest, AU Review, and Camplified Music Tour!

Spring has nearly sprung so submit to these opportunities for summer exposure!

Join Warped Tour 2013 – Ernie Ball Stage

Genre(s): Alternative, Metal, Rock, Indie, Punk and Ska
Location: United State and Canada

Enter the 17th Annual Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands for your chance to play live on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour! The selected acts get to perform on the Ernie Ball Stage at the summer’s largest music festival, the 2013 Vans Warped Tour. The selected acts will play live in their hometown venue in front of thousands of fans alongside main stage headliners and Ernie Ball headlining acts.

A Grand Prize Winner will also receive:
– a 3-song EP produced by multi-platinum producer John Feldmann
– a $15,000 in Guitar Center shopping spree
– a Top Level Ernie Ball/Music Man Endorsement
– 2 weeks on the 2014 Vans Warped Tour
– a Feature in Alternative Press
– a Feature on ReverbNation.com’s Home Page

The forty (40) date touring festival will feature music from The Used, Hawthorne Heights, The Early November, Allstar Weekend, Goldfinger, Big D and the Kids Table, Motion City Soundtrack, Chiodos, Reel Big Fish, Bowling for Soup, Forever The Sickest Kids, MC Lars, The Summer Set, We Came As Romans, Sleeping with Sirens, Never Shout Never, 3OH!3, Black Veil Brides, August Burns Red and many many more!

Join this rockin’ lineup! >

Get Booked at H2O Festival 2013

Genre(s): Hip Hop, Latin, Pop, Rock, Reggae and Rap
Location: Los Angeles, CA

H2O Music Festival is booking five ReverbNation artists to perform at their 2013 festival. Thirty ReverbNation artists will be selected to advance to a fan voting semi-final, and the top five artists will be chosen to grace the Emerging Artists stage at this year’s festival. In addition to performing at the same festival as some of the hottest musical artists of today, all travel and accommodations (up to $7,000 per band) will be provided.

Time to rehydrate your summer tour schedule! >

About H2O Music Festival: The H2O Music Festival is an all-day live music extravaganza that features some of the biggest names in English and Latin music. H2O delivers a historic music experience that brings together the hottest performers in rock, pop, hip-hop, alternative, and electronic music.

Snopp Dogg at H2O Music Festival 2012

 Get Featured on The AU Review

Genre(s): All
Location: Online

The AU Review is looking to feature one artist each month from March through May in the form of an featured interview and mp3 download.

The AU Review has over 100 regular contributors covering music in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Byron Bay, Canberra, Darwin, Newcastle, Wollongong, Woodford and New Zealand. The publication covers Australian music at major events including The Great Escape, South by Southwest, CMJ and Canadian Music Week. The AU Review attracts over 80,000 unique visitors per month.

Get your Aussie exposure right here! >

Hop on the 2013 Camplified Music Tour

Genre(s): Alternative, Country, Folk, Hip Hop, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Americana, Indie, Jam, Singer Songwriter, Punk and Funk
Location: United States

Camplified Summer Camp Tour will select at least two (2) ReverbNation artists or bands to play three (3) dates each of the 2013 summer tour. Each artist is given a 25 minute set, followed by meet and greet after the concert. Backline will be provided as well as full sound and production crew. Each artist will get a thorough sound check prior to each show.

Camplified brings concert tours into prominent summer camps, featuring nationally touring acts from major and recognizable indie record labels. Summer Camp Tour 2013 emerges this summer for its 12th season with artist performances in front of a captivating and highly energetic market of 30,000+ influential teens and tweens at 40+ summer camps across America. The concert performance is the finale of the day and will run about ninety (90) minutes with performances by three (3) acts. Directly following the concert will be a meet and greet whereby campers will each be handed a commemorative tour poster that will be signed by the artists appearing at their camp.

Want to make some truly dedicated fans? It all starts with Camplified! >

 

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! Stalk us, we don’t mind. >

  • Follow our updates on Twitter (@ReverbNation or @Gigs) 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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VIDEO: More Than 50,000 Bands Join ‘Music For Good’ Downloads For Charities Program

What is Music For Good and how do I get involved?

This video will answer that and other questions:

Music For Good is the world’s first ecommerce platform that allows musicians to sell songs directly to their fans and designate half the proceeds to a charity of their choosing. Since the program’s beta release just eight weeks ago, over 50,000 artists around the world have signed up for Music For Good — making it one of the fastest growing philanthropic initiatives in music history.

www.musicforgood.com

Where the idea came from

Do you remember Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and their celebrity friends singing to “We Are The World” to create awareness about poverty in Africa? Who doesn’t, right? Twenty eight years later, that song still has the power to move us to do good in this world.

But we believe philanthropy is not only for the rich and famous — independent and emerging artists can do it too.

With more than 2.7 million artists on our site and with advanced technology in our hands, we realized we had the power to facilitate things for philanthropic artists, especially the independent ones. That’s when Music For Good (#MusicForGood) was born.

We created a platform where musicians, fans and charities can come together, every day, every hour to hear music and support the causes they love. Charity concerts are great, but Music For Good is what artists do the other 364 days of the year.

Music For Good is for musicians

Whether it’s a country band from Tennessee or a hip hop act from Canada, Music For Good offers something for every artist that wants to get involved.

Zac Brown


Southern Ground Artists, the label founded by GRAMMY award-winning country star Zac Brown, already supports the initiative. Zac elected to have his charity, Camp Southern Ground, sign on as a launch partner.

Toby Lightman

Toby Lightman, who has been featured in countless movies and network TV shows, is selling her new single “Holding a Heart” through Music For Good, splitting the proceeds with Half The Sky Movement.

Who’s next? If you’re a musician, it could be you! Sign up takes just a few seconds.

Just go to www.MusicForGood.com and click on “Artists Sign Up”

Music For Good is for charities

Charities involved are Beat Making Lab, Camp Southern Ground, CARE, charity: water, Every Mother Counts, Fender Music Foundation, Half The Sky Movement, Heifer International, Keep a Child Alive, Love Hope Strength, Oxfam America, Sweet Relief, and World Vision.

Oxfam“We’re frequently asked by musicians for advice on how they can use their songs to help us make positive change, and Music For Good is something we can point them to.” – Oxfam America

Keep a Child Alive“With Alicia Keys as our Global Ambassador, music is part of Keep a Child Alive’s DNA. KCA is excited to be working with emerging artists at Reverbnation who understand the healing powers of music.” – Keep a Child Alive

Beat Making Lab“Music For Good is really the future of how so many of us want to interact with buying music — we get songs we love, get to discover new artists, and at the same time, we can contribute to a much bigger story.” – Beat Making Lab

Love Hope Strength“We have been blown away by the response from artists!” – Love Hope Strength Foundation

 

Music For Good is for fans

It’s even easier for fans to get involved! Just follow the heart whenever you see one on our page www.reverbnation.com.

If you’re a music-lover, just look for the heart on the site to buy the music you support!

 

 We guarantee at the end of the Music For Good experience, you will have music that is good.

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

 

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 >>

Won the Boys Like Girls Remix Contest…

Kirk Alexander’s stripped down version of “Be Your Everything” won the remix opportunity.

Front-page feature on Pure Volume.

Rock band Boys Like Girls conducted a remix opportunity for their single Be Your Everything and after many entries and a super  intense round of voting, Kirk Alexander came out on top with his acoustic version of the song. Winning this opportunity gave him tons of exposure, including a front-page feature spot on Pure Volume! The music discovery website (which gets 1.2 million monthly visitors, by the way) said Kirk’s remix “injects a slight country tone, providing a remix loaded with dreamy acoustics, subtle twang, and the occasional melody layered with reverb.” Kirk’s new single, Okay Now, is currently available as a free download for a limited time on his ReverbNation profile.

“It was a huge blessing to have been given the opportunity to produce the winning remix of the Boys Like Girls hit single Be Your Everything. It’s such a great song, and I had so much fun working with it to give it an unplugged feel. Special thanks to Martin Johnson and the guys in the band for selecting me as a finalist, ReverbNation for the opportunity, as well as a huge thanks to all of my fans who faithfully supported me. I am so very honored and grateful.”

-Kirk Alexander

Got a spot on the ULikeUS Russia tour….

The All Ways are going to perform overseas for the first time because of this opportunity.

The All Ways, a rock band from New York, won the ULikeUs competition to perform across the largest country in the world. That is no small feat! According to the promoters, The All Ways didn’t top the chart during the online voting stage, but they became unquestionable leader and the only favorite of their panel of judges during the last stage.

“The feeling was overwhelming. We’ve had big opportunities before this playing on America’s Got Talent and Z100’s Jingle Ball in New york City but leaving the country and playing music… that is awesome! We are very humbled and gracious that the judges saw a special something in this band and gave us a shot. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and are very excited to take it on.”

-The All Ways

 Featured on That Music Magazine…

Kara Clark had her music featured on That Music Magazine. Photo by Scarlati.

Nashville-based artist Kara Clark was featured on That Music Magazine in January. The review says: Immediately upon hearing her sing, one realizes that her voice is extremely powerful and for lack of a better way to put it, her voice packs quite a punch.  She can sing the low notes with the best of them, exuding vitality, or even the higher notes with a sweet haunting air. This is the first time Kara has submitted AND won a ReverbNation opportunity.

Will perform at The Milk Bar…

Hotel Eden will soon perform at The Milk Bar in SF.

The guys from rock band Hotel Eden were really pumped to find out they were chosen to perform at the well-known venue The Milk Bar in San Francisco. The band has been working really hard on connecting with other bands and fans in the Bay area for show opportunities, and subscribing to the ReverbNation Press Kits felt like a good way to support the effort. They say this opportunity comes at a great time since they’ve got a full length album coming out very soon. Stay tuned!

“[The show] is a weekend night at a well-known venue, the lineup is really exciting (The SHE’s and Bonnie and the Bang Bang), and the booker is really proactive. We’re super confident it’ll be a great night of music. Definitely a really good opportunity for Hotel Eden, and it comes at a great time since we just finished our first full length.  Thanks for the connection!”

-Hotel Eden

Won the Beatstars: Music Producers Remix Contest…

Producer Remi Desroques won a remix context organized by Beatstars.

When he found out he won the Beatstars: Music Producers Remix Contest, Remi Desroques (side project The Monthly Tune) was in a meeting at work. He says that as soon as he went back to his office, he couldn’t control himself and started jumping all over doing the Joey’s dance (if you’ve ever see the TV show Friends, you know what he’s talking about). The selection was worldwide with over 3,000 contestants.

 “[After submitting to the opportunity,] I spent night after night making the beat. I wanted to create this rage that they had. I also thought about my own situation and how hard I’m trying to be a successful producer and my fingers just followed. I never listened to the original track because I didn’t want to be influenced, even if unconsciously. After I was done and uploaded the beat online, I waited impatiently for the result. I was worried because my composition was really different from most of the submitted beats. BUT it ended to be exactly why Mr. Abe Batshon selected me, explaining in a video later that he wanted something different, not using the usual sound/rhythm patterns that all got used to like, 808 kits and so on. I was simply on top of the world. After that, I received some money and a membership to his really cool website at beatstars.com. This whole thing really helped me to get a lot of exposure!! Thank you Reverbnation and thank you Beatstars!!

-Remi Desroques

More Winners: Eyeshine, Xoe Wise, Sharla LaBella, Justin and the Salty Dogs!

Rock band Eyeshine got a fast track pass to The Voice auditions in LA.

Singer Songwriter Xoe Wise got a fast track pass to The Voice auditions in Chicago.

Singer Songwriter Sharla LaBella got a fast track pass to The Voice auditions in Atlanta.

Folk band Justin and the Salty Dogs won a feature on New Music Monday on Alt 101.

Congrats to all of February’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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