July Breaking! Musicians Keeping a Beat through ReverbNation Opportunities

by Preston on July 30, 2014

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Every month, ReverbNation artists submit for the opportunity to headline festivals, get featured in magazines & blogs, or receive airplay on some of the best radio stations across the country. Here are some of the highlights from this month’s selections. Increase your chances of being one of them and submit to an opportunity now.

The Quixote Project and MW were selected to play the 2014 NoDA Summer Music fest

“While these trips/tours are a lot of fun, it's important to remember to promote your band and music to as many people as you can. Busy bees make the best honey.” - The Quixote Project

“It’s important to remember to promote your band and music to as many people as you can. Busy bees make the best honey.” – The Quixote Project

The NoDA Summer Musicfest took place for the third straight year in Charlotte, NC this July. Last year’s festival brought in over 1,200 people and 45 artists/bands of all genres. A portion of this year’s proceeds were set aside to support a local Music Business Summer Camp for ninth-graders.

The Quixote Project and MW were selected to perform at this year’s festival, and said they were able to reach new fans from the event.

“The 2014 NoDA Summer Musicfest really helped my music career. With great feedback from sponsors, performing artists and music lovers, it was encouraging to know that my music is appreciated.” - MW

“The 2014 NoDA Summer Musicfest really helped my music career. With great feedback from sponsors, performing artists and music lovers, it was encouraging to know that my music is appreciated.” – MW

“We were certainly shown some southern hospitality and were well received by the crowd. We sold out of all our merch, gained a boat load of new fans and were invited back.  This gig really allowed us to break into a new market!” – Miles Christrup of The Quixote Project

“As an artist who is used to performing locally, this event really helped me understand how to budget for a festival or event outside of the area I usually perform.” – MW


The Wayside Shakeup and Sons of the Golden West were added to Pop-up Music catalogue for sync placements

“Pop Up Music has really taught us about our rights as an artist. We weren't members of ASCAP and now we are. If another one of our songs is selected to be licensed, we'll be ready.” - The Wayside Shakeup

“They taught us about our rights as an artist. We’re now members of ASCAP. If another one of our songs is selected to be licensed, we’ll be ready.” – The Wayside Shakeup

Pop-up Music provides songs for film, television, ads, and video games. They supply music to British Sky Broadcasting in the UK and work with Bedtracks in Canada, Music BLVD in the US, and BEATBOX in Australia.

The Wayside Shakeup and Sons of the Golden West were chosen for placement in Pop-up Music’s library.

“Pop-up Music has been extremely helpful. Since this is our first time dealing with music licensing, we have had tons of questions. Mark Garfield, the director of Pop-up Music Limited, has answered each question quickly and honestly.” – Chris D’Antonio of The Wayside Shakeup

Eric Butterfield of Sons of the Golden West

Eric Butterfield of Sons of the Golden West

Eric Butterfield of Sons of the Golden West has received many sync placements for his music, and stressed the importance of connecting with new music libraries:

“Each new connection opens up opportunities. Every music library has its own submission and meta data entry process. You have to learn each one.”

Shirley Levi featured on BandMark music blog

“To all other independent artists out there, don’t sit around and wait to be discovered. Discover yourself first and make your own opportunities and your audience will surely find you.” - Shirley Levi

“To all other independent artists out there, don’t sit around and wait to be discovered. Discover yourself first and make your own opportunities and your audience will surely find you.” – Shirley Levi

Foxylee is the creative director of BandMark, a music and pop culture blog. Shirley Levi was recently featured on the site and “was really moved by how deeply FoxyLee understood [her] music on so many levels and graced [her] with inspirational words.”

Foxylee described Levi as sounding “like what Grace Slick from Jefferson Airplane might have sounded like if she too was an activist and a poet.” Levi mentioned past online features and said that “this was definitely one that stood out for me and reached my heart deeply.”

Levi understands that “it’s also very important to stay in motion when you’re an independent artist so that you can continue to be discovered, inspire others and build momentum with your on-line presence.”

Read the full feature here.

Megan Fowler was selected for placement in Evver’s Music Library

Evver allows users to pair their favorite photos with music from Evver’s library to recap special times or events. Megan Fowler earned a spot in their library, giving her exposure to a new audience:

“This opportunity will definitely help my music career! It will be a new and creative way to market myself and my music.”

Along with expanding her fan base Fowler also touched on the simplicity of the process, adding, “The opportunity, I think, is great and all of the people I have come in contact with through Evver have been a pleasure to work with!”

FUNKTAPUSS played The Hudson Project 2014 with The Flaming Lips and Bassnectar

The Hudson Project took place this July in Saugerties, NY. The high profile festival brought in artists like Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Bassnectar, and Action Bronson. Also on the lineup was FUNKTAPUSS; Ryan Tivey of the band commented on the big names and the their experience at the festival:

“We met some wonderful people that were there to enjoy the festival. As an up and coming band, fan connections are the most important. Fans are our future.” - FUNKTAPUSS

“We met some wonderful people that were there to enjoy the festival. As an up and coming band, fan connections are the most important. Fans are our future.” – FUNKTAPUSS

“It was an honor to perform at a festival with so many well known and respected artists. The Hudson Project as a whole was a wonderful experience. From the professionalism of the staff and volunteers, beautiful production, to the amazing music that we got to experience, it is definitely a day to remember.”

The band said this festival was the largest they’ve performed at:

“We have played other festivals, however not of this magnitude. The amount of people that we were able to reach at The Hudson Project is far more than other festivals we have performed at.”

 

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