The Voice is the number one new talent search series of the season, featuring the country’s best unknown artists and some of the biggest names in music including Adam Levin, Blake Shelton, Cee lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Usher and Shakira, wants you to audition. NBC Producers are looking for solo artists and duos with versatile and they want to know your story. Why are you The Voice?
Submit your press kit for a chance to be one of five talented artists selected for an exclusive pass that gets you to the front of the line! Remember, you must be a legal resident of the United States and at least 15 years of age. Submit to the audition city nearest you!
Is your music ready for feature film? Bread Thieves is a feature film that just wrapped production and will select up to five ReverbNation artists to complete the film’s score. Producers anticipate the score to be an eclectic blend of music from all genres. Get a gist for the film with this brief synopsis:
After being released from prison for a drug sentence that should have belonged to his father, Simon (Jerran Fraser) returns home to confront his meth addict dad. The altercation thrusts Simon’s life into chaos as he’s forced into robbing a local drug dealer to save his friends Wade (Jordan Lee), Roach (Gregory King), and his younger brother Jason (Derick Mason). Unbeknownst to the four of them, the money belongs to the most dangerous criminal in the city – who’s intent on getting it. Things disintegrate when the boys meet Michelle (Cassandra Dielschneider), a beautiful young hitch-hiker who’s fate becomes entangled with the boys’. Both Simon’s loyalty and morality are tested when he tries to evade a drug dealer, gangsters and even his own father – all of whom want him dead.
Check out the Bread Thieves movie trailer!
Be a part of this action-packed film and get discovered.
After two months going through a couple rounds of online voting, competing against hundreds of other talented artists, and crafting just the perfect song, Michael Williams Band has been crowned the winner of the Dodge “Inspired By You” contest! Along with the free promotion and the worldwide exposure, this kickass rock band from L.A. will get the amazing opportunity to have their song featured in a new commercial featuring the All-New 2013 Dodge Dart.
If you haven’t had the pleasure to listen to Michael Williams, the lead singer and guitarist who is known for combining blistering guitar licks and intense performance energy with soulful songwriting and a dynamic voice, take the time to do it now. Here’s what Rock’s Back Pages has to say about the band:
“Imagine if Jimi Hendrix came out of Texas. That’s what you’ve got in Mike Williams, lead singer, guitarist, powerhouse. The kind of performer who makes you scream. He’s just outrageous… Williams is the real deal: raw rock power, great voice, powerful stage presence… anything you hear on the record is ten times wilder, heavier and more intense onstage.” read more…
Here are some opportunities for you to brew over this week!
Eddie Jason & Chris radio show to select ReverbNation Artist of the Month
What are you waiting for? Get your music out there! Eddie Jason and Chris Show wants to get you and your chart toppers out to their more than 30,000 listeners. Broadcasting on idobi Networks and idobi.com every Monday at 8PM ET and Friday at 9PM ET, this show may take your career to new heights. Hit the airwaves!
Music Placement on Arena & Stadium DJ Playlists
Hey DJs, I’m talkin’ to you! Want to get your tracks in front of 70,000 potential new fans? Get your music placed in top NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB sports stadiums across the U.S. This includes the Los Angeles’ Staples Center, home of the Lakers, Clippers, and Kings, as well as New York City’s Madison Square Garden, where the Knicks and Rangers dominate. Other venues include Cincinnati’s US Bank Arena, San Antonio’s AT&T Center, Florida’s BankAtlantic Arena and many more. The Suberbowl, The NBA finals, the X-Games, The Rosebowl, March Madness, the Pro Bowls, and the Stanley Cup Playoffs are all fair game!
This is one opportunity you definitely don’t want to strike out on! Score here!
Influential music supervisors continue to enjoy and place music from the ReverbNation Music library into TV shows, promos, video games and more.
This Volkswagen video, featuring the song “I’m on Fire” by rock band Vandevander, takes a look at some of the year’s top award-winning ads. According to its bio, this Reverb band from Tulsa has had 10 of their songs licensed to over 35 network and cable programs and commercials. Vandevander just released their 3 disc EP trilogy, “The Great State of Vandevander” and is currently recording new tunes to be leaked individually throughout the next year. Check out how Vandevander’s highly energetic track fits perfectly into Volkswagen Clio Award video. If this doesn’t get you pumped, I don’t know what will:
Vandevander placed track “I’m on Fire” on Volkswagen video with over 36,000 views
Congratulations to all of the following ReverbNation artists for their recent placements on:
ReverbNation and APM Music regularly invite new artists to participate in the Song Licensing Program. Invites are sent out to ReverbNation artists who are active users of the site, have complete profiles, and whose music fits what music supervisors are seeking. To learn more about the program, visit apmmusic.com/reverbnation-music
Do you want to get you music placed on major television shows?
Some of the most influential music supervisors in the world have been listening to music from ReverbNation artists, and they love what they’re hearing. Musicians in all kinds of genres and from all corners of the world have had the chance to hear their music on TV shows, like “So You Think You Can Dance,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” Saturday Night Live,” and others! Did you miss out on those opportunities? Don’t worry, here are four more chances for you and your band to get your music placed on TV!
UPDATE: SUBMISSION PERIOD HAS ENDED.White Knight Music Group, Inc. (Publishing – BMI) and Pulse Records are seeking independent music for producers at NBC and CTV (Canada), two power house media giants and home of the official 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, airing on July 27th. All artists must be SOCAN or AVLA affiliated in Canadian Territories to earn royalties. US applicants music have PRO affiliation for NBC coverage. The track must be high energy and appropriate for the content that it will be supporting. Submit by July 20th.Click here for more info >>
USA Network is looking for cool, hip indie rock bands for background music in bar and restaurant scenes for use in their hit drama. Submit by August 27th. Click here for more info >>
Real Music Opportunities (RMO) and ESPN are looking for great new songs to be featured in ESPN 2012 College Sports Programming with exposure to millions of potential fans around the world. Submit by September 1st. Click here for more info >>
White Knight Music Group, Inc (BMI) Publishing and Pulse Records are selecting music for Pro Skater, Urban icon Tony Hawk’s high profile urban skate shows as seen on Ride Channel. Hawk is specifically looking for Alternative, Hip-Hop and Indie Rock/Punk genres. Submit by September 20th. Click here for more info >>
Which one are you going to submit to? Let us know in the comments!
Influential music supervisors continue to enjoy and place music from the ReverbNation Music library into TV shows, promos, video games and more. This Maxim photo shoot of Siren Levin Rambin (Hunger Games) features the song “California” from LA’s Ivan Ives, a touring hip-hop lyricist who Rolling Stone, SPIN, URB and CMJ have all spotlighted in their competitive “Artists To Watch” editions. Ivan has earned over half a million YouTube hits of his videos since 2008 – independently. See how this bright talent weaves hook-and-verse seamlessly into musical symmetry in our featured video:
Ivan Ives – Maxim shoot for Siren Levin Rambin (of “Hunger Games”)
Congratulations to all of the following ReverbNation artists for their recent placements on:
ReverbNation and APM Music regularly invite new artists to participate in the Song Licensing Program. Invites are sent out to ReverbNation artists who are active users of the site, have complete profiles, and whose music fits what music supervisors are seeking. To learn more about the program, visit http://www.reverbnation.com/main/apm
Last year, videographer Dominic Gill went on one of his adventurous journeys on a tandem bicycle, this time crossing Egypt amidst the country’s revolution. He filmed a beautiful and inspiring documentary called “Take a Seat Egypt” which is now under post production and will be shown at Cannes Film Festival this year.
This is an excellent opportunity to license your music and get worldwide exposure.
Dominic is now looking for at least 50 songs that will represent and create the appropriate mood for the film; music that will best illustrate the feeling experienced during his journey in the desert. Something along the lines of (but not limited to) world music / acoustic / classical / electronic / soundscape / atmospheric. Middle Eastern influences / instrumentals are a plus but not essential. Watch the trailer below for a taste! If you think you’ve got the perfect track for the film, please click here to submit now. As you can see on his tweet, he’ll definitely appreciate your sound.
Music makes everything better and sports are no exception. That’s why White Knight Music Group, Inc. and Pulse Records USA turned to Reverb to find a complement game day action on Fox Sports and ESPN — we’re talkingTotal Access NFL, NBA, NASCAR, Formula 1 GP – Domestic and International, NFL Films,Spike TV and SPEED programming. Enter and be one of two Reverb artists guaranteed a spot and your music could be placed in a highlight reel like ReverbNation artist Avery Watts, with his song “A Cut Above” in this NFL Highlight Reel seen here: (you’ll need to watch an ad before the video starts, but it’s worth it!)
If you think you’ve got what it takes, check out the criteria below — the must-have checklist for consideration:
— Take your best shot: Your track must be well-produced, professional and ready for inclusion in a television programming.
— Skip the ballads: They’re looking for super high-energy music that’s appropriate for televised game day action.
— Don’t skimp: Bands must have a high-quality vocal and instrumental matching tracks available.
— Do it yourself: Artists must own all copyrights. Please no samples or covers.
Hey — and take heart. Even if you’re not selected for this opportunity, your track may be considered for future licensing opportunities. Don’t wait — get in the game and submit now!