Opportunities on Tap: Have fun in the Florida sun while performing at The Big Ticket!

This week on ReverbNation…

Perform for 10k music lovers at The Big Ticket 2013

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Location: Jacksonville, FL
Genre(s): Alternative, Blues, Metal, Rock, Americana, Indie, Jam, Punk and Christian Rock

More than 10,000 music fans will flock to Jacksonville, Florida for The Big Ticket this December. This is your chance to play on the same bill as Stone Temple Pilots, Thirty Seconds to Mars, A Day to Remember, Jimmy Eat World, The Dirty Heads, Pepper, Manchester Orchestra, Twenty One Pilots, Frank Turner, Sleeping With Sirens and more! The promoters at Danny Wimmer Presents will select one ReverbNation act to take the stage at Metropolitan Park in front of new fans, managers, agents and music executives.

Clay Busch of Danny Wimmer Presents said, “ReverbNation is always at the forefront of what’s new, what’s fresh and what’s next. This is a great way for us to find upcoming and undiscovered talent who are going to be the future of their genre for many years to come!”

This could be your ticket to fame! >

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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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Celebrate With Us: Music For Good Hits 100,000 Artist Milestone!

You’ve got heart, kids! Thanks to your help, we now have over 100,000 artists supporting Music For Good. An idea that started 10 months ago has turned into a movement, and one that has built some amazing relationships between charities and independent artists. We could tell you all about it, or you could watch for yourself in this video below:

100,000 artists joining in 10 months to help 13 charities. Pretty great, right? We think so, and we are excited to see how Music For Good will continue to grow.

Special thanks to all of the charities who are a part of Music For Good!

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

We want you to celebrate with us! If you watched the video above, you probably have a good idea of how we’re sharing the good news with our friends, family and fans: Through a campaign we’re calling “100,000 Hearts.” Since you’ve put so much heart into Music For Good, we want you to show us your heart! And, no, we don’t mean like this:


We were thinking something more like this!


Take a picture of you “showing your heart” in any way that you choose. Then, post your photo to Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or our Facebook timeline using the hashtag #100kHearts. We’ll retweet your tweets to our 200,000+ followers and you’ll join thousands of other artists in celebrating this fantastic accomplishment. Be on the lookout for a brand new Pinterest board with a collection of all the 100,000 Hearts submissions!

While we could talk all day about how great the program is and how great all of you are, we’ll let our artists and charity partners speak for themselves! Take a look at the quotes below to see how this program has made a difference in the lives of those involved. And if you aren’t on Music For Good, check it out and consider becoming a part of the program today!

Bob Ferguson, Creative Alliances & Music Outreach Project Manager, Oxfam AmericaBob Ferguson, Creative Alliances & Music Outreach Project Manager, Oxfam America“Oxfam America is incredibly excited at the growth of ReverbNation’s Music For Good initiative. Through MFG, Oxfam has over 8000 artists pledging their support and music to us, and that’s the kind of loud noise we love!”

Christy Turlington, Founder, Every Mother Counts

Christy Turlington, Founder, Every Mother Counts“Through ReverbNation’s Music for Good, 2000 musicians and bands are now spreading the word about Every Mother Counts, which allows us to reach wider audiences with our mission. By sharing these universal stories, we bring more global awareness to maternal health challenges and solutions. Together, we can make pregnancy and childbirth safe for all moms.”

Scott Harrison, CEO and founder, charity: waterScott Harrison, CEO and founder, charity: water“The Music for Good program through ReverbNation allows us to connect with different types of artists. Being a charity partner has allowed us to tap into a unique, new demographic we have not previously been able to reach, creating a relationship where artists can use their gift for good and bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.”

Mike Peters, Co-Founder, Love Hope Strength & international touring musician with The Alarm and Big CountryMike Peters, Co-Founder, Love Hope Strength & international touring musician with The Alarm and Big Country: “Through ReverbNation’s life affirming Music For Good campaign we have not only raised much needed dollars, but we have also engaged thousands of artists in our mission to ‘save lives one concert at a time’ by registering marrow donors at artists’ concerts.”

Toby Lightman, ReverbNation artist and supporter of Half the Sky MovementToby Lightman, ReverbNation artist and supporter of Half the Sky Movement“Being a part of Music For Good has been an amazing experience, and has allowed me to learn about and support a charity I knew nothing about previously. It’s an indescribable feeling knowing that your music not only entertains people from around the world, but goes towards a greater good and is a part of something bigger.”

Jed Carlson, President and Co-Founder, ReverbNationJed Carlson, President and Co-Founder, ReverbNation“It’s obvious that well-known musicians, like Bono and Willie Nelson, can influence fans to connect with great causes. What’s so gratifying about Music For Good is the confirmation that independent artists in the aggregate can affect the same behavior. In fact, Music For Good really surpassed our expectations in terms of both artist participation and global significance. What started as an idea — downloads that donate — has evolved into a movement, one that establishes and nurtures philanthropic mindsets. It’s reinforced the premise that independent musicians have influence that can lead to real impact.”

To read more about artist and charity partnerships, check out our other Music For Good blog posts.

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Opportunities on Tap: Get cast in MTV’s “Copycat”, Play the Reebok Spartan Race & Firefly Music Festival

Check out what’s on tap this week at the Nation!

Get cast in MTV’s new sound-alike show, Copycat


Location: Los Angeles, CA
Genre(s): Alternative, Blues, Christian/Gospel, Country, Electronica, Folk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Metal, Other, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Reggae, Americana, Bluegrass, Dance, Indie, Jam, Rap, Singer Songwriter, Spiritual, World, Punk, Ambient, Christian Rock, Experimental, Funk, House and Rockabilly

Is your singing voice always compared to a current famous artist? Do your friends and family swear you sound just like Adele or Justin Timberlake? If so, here’s your chance to be cast on MTV’s new singer sound-alike competition, Copycat! Battle it out on stage with other singers for your chance at a cash prize. MTV is looking for 20 singers who have the chops to outshine their competitors.

Fire up the Katy Perry karaoke and get ready to rock. >

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Spin at The Reebok Spartan Race


Location: Boston, MA and Malibu, CA
Genre(s): DJ, Electronica, Hip Hop, Pop, Rock, Dubstep, EDM, Funk and House

The Spartan Race, an obstacle course event designed to test the endurance, resilience and strength of thousands of competitors, is coming to Boston and Malibu! They’re looking for the best DJ’s in each area to spin during their events at the iconic Fenway Park and the cool Calamigos Ranch. These events will give you the chance to gain massive exposure to a venue packed with potential new fans. One ReverbNation DJ will be chosen to perform at each of the events. 

High energy needed for this high intensity event! >

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Play the unsigned stage at Firefly Music Festival


Location: Dover, DE
Genre(s): Alternative, Folk, Hip Hop, Rock, Reggae, Americana, Indie and Singer Songwriter

Located in The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway, Firefly Music Festival has had more than a handful of notable past performers. Its stages have been home to Jack White, The Killers, The Black Keys, Death Cab for Cutie, John Legend and many more. In 2014, Firefly expects to see more than 85,000 fans a day walk through their gates. In an effort to engage up-and-coming talent, one entire stage will be dedicated to unsigned artists only! Three ReverbNation artists will get the chance to play for thousands of music fans during next year’s festival.

Don’t miss your chance to play the biggest music festival in the First State! >

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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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Enter the FIAT® Band Prix: Win an appearance on VH1’s Top 20 Video Countdown and a trip to Miami

Many will compete in the FIAT® Band Prix, but only one band will cross the finish line and be handed their big break: a national appearance on VH1's Top 20 Video Countdown. Enter for FREE by 10/31.

Hoping to get your music discovered and looking for ways to get your motor running? Start your engines today by entering the FIAT® Band Prix for a chance to win a national appearance on VH1’s Top 20 Video Countdown, a free trip to Miami, a cash prize and a FIAT-sponsored Google+ Hangout!

The FIAT brand, with the help of ReverbNation, is tapping the talented ReverbNation community to find the next big hit. Any artist can submit their original tracks for FREE for the chance to win exposure on national television and awesome prizes. Even better, the winner of the FIAT Band Prix will have two big brands backing them. Act fast! Voting begins on October 17th and ends on October 31st.


Prepping for the Prix in 3 Easy Steps

Preparing for the race to your big break is simple (no motor oil or gasoline involved)! Visit the FIAT Band Prix page and follow the instructions on-page. You’ll need a ReverbNation account, but you do not have to have a press kit to subscribe to this opportunity. Another important note is that the FIAT brand is seeking the best artists in five main genres: Rock, Pop/Dance, Urban, Country, and Alternative. However, you don’t have to fit squarely in one of these genres to submit for consideration. For the best chance at being selected, choose the genre that most closely aligns with your submission song. Entrants must reside in one of the 48 contiguous states – sorry artists in Alaska and Hawaii!

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Go to the FIAT Band Prix page and use your ReverbNation account to sign up and submit your best original song by October 31st. If you don’t have an account, no worries! You can create one today, and it takes only minutes to set up. You’ll need to make sure that you have uploaded the song that you would like to submit for consideration. Your song will be featured on the FIAT USA Facebook page.
  2. Do everything you can to spread the word and get your fans to vote by downloading your song for free from the FIAT USA Facebook page. Fans, you’re a lucky bunch. You’re able to download as much FREE music from the Facebook page as you’d like.
  3. The 50 artists (10 from each music genre) with the most votes will advance to the next round. The judges from the FIAT brand will select one band from the top 50 to receive the ultimate ticket to the big time: a national TV appearance on VH1’s Top 20 Video Countdown airing on December 14th.

Making it to the Winner’s Circle

The contest begins on October 17 at 10 a.m. ET, and ends on November 21, 2013. Here’s how it works:

  • October 17 – October 31: You and other artists submit songs from your ReverbNation profile
  • November 5 – November 19: Your fans have two weeks to like the FIAT USA Facebook page and vote for you by downloading your song. During the two-week period, each download will count for a vote and each fan may vote for a song once. Fans may vote for as many different songs as they like. The top 50 songs, which will be the 10 songs with the highest votes within each genre, will advance to the next round.
  • November 20 – November 21: This will serve as the judging period after fans have made their voice heard. Since there can only be one grand prize winner and four runners-up, the FIAT brand will have their judges make their top picks from the initial 50. Winners will be chosen based on creativity, production quality and musicianship and will be announced on the final day of judging.
  • December 14: The grand finale! This is the date that the winner will be featured on the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown!

We think the grand prizes are even better than a cup or trophy. The grand prize winner will receive:

  • A trip to Miami on December 6th to film an appearance on VH1’s Top 20 Video Countdown airing on December 14th
  • $5,000 towards new gear
  • A Google+ Hangout sponsored and promoted by the FIAT brand
  • Ultimate bragging rights and awesome news to share with your fans

The four runners-up will receive $3,000 and a Google+ Hangout sponsored and promoted by the FIAT brand. The top 50 artists will receive a one-year subscription to Reverb Pro, including digital distribution (iTunes, Amazon, etc.), FanReach Pro, MegaSong Storage, Press Kits, and Pro Widgets.

Rally Your Fans

The best way to improve your chances of crossing the finish line is to tell your friends, family and fans about the contest! Remember, anyone is allowed to vote as long as they like the FIAT USA Facebook page, and since this competition is all about music discovery, we want them to hear new music! They can download as many songs as they would like from the Facebook page. You can use any of your social networks to promote your entry, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and, of course, word of mouth. To assist you, we’re building banners directly into your ReverbNation widgets, artist profile, band profile app, and FanReach email template; the banner redirects your fans to the app and automatically puts your song at the top! You’ll also have a chance to get the word out via a tweet that we have suggested on the confirmation page of your submission. It looks something like this:

twitter-bird-light-bgs1Just entered the @FIATUSA #BandPrix for a chance to appear on VH1! Voting begins Nov 5. Spread the word! http://rvrb.fm/16eobPs

Don’t forget, the more votes you get, the better your chances of winning great prizes, including an appearance on VH1!

If you would like to learn more about the contest or have a question about Band Prix details, check out the FIAT Band Prix FAQ for Artists, or leave your question in the comments below. Now get to entering…on your mark, get set, GO!

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Opportunities on Tap: Ready for TV? POP LIFE and LAVIDA for Eastern TV, plus Atrium Music

 What’s on tap this week at ReverbNation?

Be filmed for the upcoming docu-series POP LIFE


Location: Online
Genre(s): Pop

Television production company Eastern, the minds behind smash hit shows Love & Hip Hop (VH1) and Crazy Hearts: Nashville (A&E), is searching for aspiring pop stars to take part in an upcoming docu-series called POP LIFE. Twenty aspiring ReverbNation stars, their managers and love interests will be considered for casting.

Have the personality, talent and ambition to be a double threat? >

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Smile for the cameras as star of LAVIDA


Location: Online
Genre(s): Latin, Pop, World

Eastern, the television company responsible for millions of viewers tuning in to shows like Chrissy & Mr. Jones (VH1) and The New Atlanta (Bravo), is developing a new docu-series! LAVIDA focuses on the careers and personal lives of Latino artists looking to cross over into the mainstream American market. Twenty ReverbNation performers with charisma both on stage and off, along with their managers and love interests, will be considered for casting.

Ready for your close up? >

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Music placement for TV, movies & more with Atrium Music

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Location: Online
Genre(s): All

Atrium Music is on the hunt for new artists to add to their ever growing roster. The goal of this licensing company is to bridge the gap between artists and the business side of the music industry–understanding the value of the music created and treating it accordingly with placement in quality films, television shows and commercials. Past placements include The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Necessary Roughness, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami and Ready For Love. They’re offering 10 to 20 ReverbNation artists the opportunity to be a part of their library.

Submit your RPK for a chance to join their list of talent! >

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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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September’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? What happens after submissions close? Our monthly Breaking Artists newsletter, along with this nice, shiny blog post, breaks it down and shows 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 >>

Turned up the A3C Hip Hop Festival

Ground Up  is a hip hop trio comprised of lyricists Azar, Malakai and producer Lincs. They have self-booked multi-state tours opening for artists including Meek Mill, Action Bronson, Rick Ross, Black Star and The Wu-Tang Clan. Ground Up recently released a track featuring famed rapper, G-Eazy. Congratulations to Ground Up for landing a spot at A3C Hip Hop Festival in Atlanta, the largest hip hop festival in the country.

“Our goal is to continue to expand on the foundation of fans and business relationships that we’ve already built and to make a positive contribution to hip-hop culture and music as a whole.”

Opened the main stage at New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee

The Town Heroes kicked off the main stage festivities at the New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee on August 2nd. Known for their catchy, lyrical, hard-hitting and anthemic songs, the duo ushered the festival weekend in with a bang and delighted festival-goers with their entertaining stage presence. The duo has claimed numerous music awards in Canada and their songs continue to receive extensive radio play. Check out this video of them performing their hit “Berlin Wall” at the festival.

Scored a spot on the lineup of the Rombello Festival Music Cruise 2013

SOSOS was chosen from a selection of 1500 entrants to play on the Rombello Festival Music Cruise. Displaying a diverse balance of talent that brews up catchy tunes, SOSOS captivates audiences with their smart musical melodies and lush vocal harmonies. They’ll entertain cruise attendees when the ship sets sail, November 1st through 5th.

“The members of SOSOS were so excited when we found out that we were chosen for this opportunity that we couldn’t sleep for two days! We’ve had such a good experience that we have already submitted for more opportunities.”

Chosen to Rock the Lynyrd Skynyrd Simple Man Cruise VII

These country crooners deliver a boot stomping, yee-hawing good time at every performance, covering over 70 top country hits ranging from Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan to Lynyrd Skynyrd and Johnny Cash. This year, Country Line Road will keep the decks of the Norwegian Pearl rocking as they play alongside rock and roll legends on the seventh annual Lynyrd Skynyrd Simple Man Cruise.

Earned a Coveted Spot on the Epic Proportions Tour

Waking Heroes is built on one definitive philosophy; having a great time loving music. Their debut release, “One Fight To Fight” hit stores in spring of 2013, just in time to promote on the fall leg of the Fall 2013 Epic Proportions Tour.

“Waking Heroes are proud to announce that we have just been invited to join the Epic Proportions tour. We couldn’t be more excited! Tour dates across the US start October 19th and run through November 20th. We can’t see you all when we hit the road this Fall!”

More Winners: Old Salt Union, Woodlock, Dayme, New Retro and Brutalody

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Old Salt Union was featured in Americana Rhythm Music Magazine.


Woodlock was chosen as Band of the Day.


“It was an honor to be chosen as the Artist to open up for Cee Knowledge from Digable Planets. I was honored to be able to connect with my fans in special way and make a difference in their lives. I look forward to entering many more opportunities!”

New Retro

New Retro performed at Trillectro.


Brutalody performed at Torch Metal Show.

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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