Summerfest and ReverbNation align to Launch Free Artist Submission Platform for “The World’s Largest Music Festival” in 2015

DURHAM, North Carolina – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. and ReverbNation today announced a three-year agreement commencing with Summerfest 2015.  This strategic alliance makes ReverbNation the exclusive online submission platform for musical artists interested in performing at Summerfest, “The World’s Largest Music Festival.”

Started in 1968, Summerfest has joined together the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites with approximately 900,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world. Set along the shores of Lake Michigan, over 800 acts give over 1,000 performances across the 11-day festival performing music spanning all genres, from alternative rock to country, R&B, Top 40, classic rock, reggae and everything in between.  Artists that would like the chance to perform at Summerfest can submit at ReverbNation.com now through March 31, 2015 for FREE.

“Summerfest is committed to providing opportunities for musicians from across the world to experience performing at ‘The World’s Largest Music Festival’,” said John Boler, Chief Marketing Officer, Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. “Our new relationship with ReverbNation will help further this effort and allow us to provide fans with the best and most diverse live music experiences possible.”

ReverbNation provides more than 3.8 million Artists with meaningful opportunities and promotional tools to achieve their career goals. This, combined with ReverbNation’s unique curation capabilities, provide the perfect solution for Summerfest’s goal to source the best new Artists and creative musical talent.

“It’s always been our mission at ReverbNation to provide Artists access to premier opportunities like Summerfest,” said Mike Doernberg, CEO of ReverbNation. “ReverbNation has long sought to remove application fees from the opportunity submission process. To achieve this goal, and in keeping with our Artists First mission, we worked with Summerfest to make free submissions a core component of our relationship.”

About Summerfest

Summerfest 2015 will take place June 24 – 28 and June 30 – July 5 from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, June 29.  Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, bringing the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 900,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world together each year for an unforgettable live music experience.  During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting.  Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest. For more details, visit Summerfest.com, Facebook.com/summerfest or @Summerfest.

About ReverbNation

ReverbNation is the global leader in empowering independent Artists to advance their careers. Since its founding in 2006, ReverbNation has remained committed to putting 3.8 million Artists First through exposure to the music industry, connection to a worldwide audience, and access to powerful promotional tools.  With the recent introduction of the company’s Artist Development group along with its industry-leading talent identification capability, ReverbNation is positioned to play a pivotal role in the development of the next generation of successful Artists. For more information, visit www.ReverbNation.com. Follow ReverbNation on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/ReverbNation.

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