Haven’t seen Renman MB Live? Then you’re missing out on one of the music industry’s best kept secrets. Steve Rennie — AKA Renman — is the longtime manager of Incubus and a driving force behind the band’s multi-platinum commercial success.
Last year he launched a weekly live web show, Renman MB Live, to provide “insider access” to the music industry. His no-holds-barred feedback on what musicians are doing right – and wrong – is fueled by 30+ years of music industry contacts turned guests; producers, promoters, marketing execs, breaking and signed bands.
This week, our own Jed Carlson, President and Co-Founder of ReverbNation, joined in right after Seth Hurwitz, owner of the legendary 930 Club, and shared some true pearls of wisdom (and some colorful language!)
In the video below, Jed gives insights on promoting shows. He includes a quick demo of how artists can “poster the web” with the details on their upcoming show, targeting likely fan on the very day they’re set to play using Promote a Show (after all, 81% music venues say same-day concert marketing is critical to drive awareness).
Jed concludes with a quick tour of Music For Good — our innovative music download platform that connects artists, fans and 13 amazing charities. Check out this video and discover just how much good downloading music can do!
Check out what’s on tap this week at ReverbNation!
Enter Verizon Presents Indie Icon: The Search for the Midwest’s Top Emerging Artists
Genre(s): Blues, Christian/Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rap and Electronic Dance Music Location: Online
Stars aren’t created; they’re discovered. You know you have the voice and powerful music to inspire generations…you just need the chance to prove it to the world. Now you can, thanks to Indie Icon presented by Verizon.
Verizon is looking for the hottest indie music acts making their mark on the Midwest music scene. And if you have what it takes, you could be taking the stage at the Verizon booth at the 2013 ESSENCE Festival™ presented by Coca-Cola—the world’s largest African American-based music festival held over the Fourth of July weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana.
To be eligible for this contest, you must: • Be a solo artist or group with no more than six members
• Be 21 or older
• Live in Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota or Nebraska
• Create music in the following genres: Blues; Christian/Gospel; Electronic; Hip Hop; Jazz; R&B/Soul; Rap; Reggae
• Submit an original song (4 minutes, max) no later than 11:59 pm EST on April 21
Think you have what it takes? >
Play for thousands of music-lovers at Summer Camp Music Festival
Genre(s): Alternative, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Americana, Bluegrass, Jam, Electronic Dance Music and Funk Location: Chillicothe, IL
What was your favorite part of summer camp? Was it sleeping in a tent? Making s’mores and singing songs around the glow of the fire pit? How about making new friends? At the Summer Camp Music Festival, you can relive all of these childhood memories while creating new ones that are just as exciting.
The Summer Camp Music Festival will select one (1) ReverbNation act to perform in front of 15,000+ music fans at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. The selected artist will be performing with moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Trey Anastasio Band, STS9, The Avett Brothers, Thievery Corporation, Zed’s Dead, Big Gigantic, Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams w/ More Than A Little, Diplo, EOTO, Big Boi, Taj Mahal Trio, Gramatik, Paper Diamond, Griz, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, North Mississippi All-Stars, Conspirator, Cornmeal, Lettuce, Future Rock, Victor Wooten (Artist at Large) and many more.
Artist/Band Compensation: $250-300
Expected Attendance: 15,000
Ready to show off your Kumbaya skills? >
Join the lineup for Gulf Coast Jam Country Music Festival
Genre(s): Country, Americana and Bluegrass Location: Panama City Beach, FL
If your idea of fun in the sun includes performing at the beach alongside some of the biggest names in country music, look no further than the Gulf Coast Jam Country Music Festival.
Gulf Coast Jam is a 3-day Country Music Festival where approximately forty-five acts will perform for an expected attendance of 15,000 per night and 5,000 per day. Six (6) ReverbNation acts will be selected to perform on any of the stages, including: the Headline Stage (Frank Brown Park), three Beachfront Stages (Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort, The Boardwalk Beach Resort and Seahaven Beach Resorts), or at any of the late night venues.
Some of the artists and bands confirmed to play are Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert, Trace Adkins, Eli Young Band, Kip Moore, Charlie Daniels Band, Pepsi’s X Factor Winner Tate Stevens, Darryl Worley, and Blackberry Smoke. More will be announced soon!
It’s time to kick off your cowboy boots and feel the sand between your toes. >
Get your djent on in front of 1500 attendees at Euroblast in Cologne, Germany
Genre(s): Metal and Rock Location: Cologne, DE
Is your metal band the voice of the next djent-eration? If you answered yes, Europe’s most progressive and cutting edge experimental and tech-metal festival wants you to play.
Euroblast Festival – The Ninth Coming, hosted by The Euroblast Collective, is the ninth annual experimental, progressive, djent and tech metal festival in Cologne, Germany. Euroblast expects a global audience. Confirmed bands for the festival include Mnemic, Benea Reach, Xerath, Cyclamen, The Omega Experiment, Hacride & Klone. The festival is looking for five ReverbNation bands to play in October 2013. Last year’s artists include Long Distance Calling, After the Burial, Scar Symmetry and Jeff Loomis.
Don’t miss out on your chance to play with some of the biggest names in metal! >