Perform for 10k music lovers at The Big Ticket 2013
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!”
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!
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 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: “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: 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 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 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, 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.”
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. >
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! >
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! >
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? >
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? >
Music placement for TV, movies & more with Atrium Music
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! >
Airplay in millions of cars with Daily Unsigned Radio
Location: Online Genre(s): All
Premiere music discovery site Daily Unsigned boasts more than 130 label signings since launching in 2010. Their list of alumni includes Haim, Chief Keef, Imagine Dragons, of Monsters and Men, Odd Future, The Front Bottoms and more! At least 100 songs from ReverbNation artists will be added to their radio station, Daily Unsigned Radio.
Give music lovers a new way to discover your tunes! >
Have your music featured on New York Jets broadcasts
Location: Online Genre(s): Alternative, Hip Hop, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Americana, Indie, Rap, Singer Songwriter and Instrumental
The New York Jets are searching for songs to be featured in television and online broadcast programming this 2013 NFL season! A total of 17 ReverbNation songs and/or videos will be selected and used during the regular season and, if applicable, postseason on Jets Huddle and Jets Flight Plan.
Hut, hut, hike, submit! >
Young musician? Play House of Blues!
Location: California, Illinois, Louisiana, Nevada, Texas Genre(s): Alternative, Blues, Christian/Gospel, Country, Electronica, Folk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Metal, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Reggae, Americana, Bluegrass, Indie, Rap, Singer Songwriter, Spiritual, World, Punk, Dubstep, Funk, Rockabilly and Ska
International House of Blues Foundation is giving talented young musicians the chance to take their music center stage. Bringin’ Down the House is a concert showcase for high school students that takes place on stage at various House of Blues venues across the U.S. Six local ReverbNation performers from California, Illinois, Louisiana, Nevada and Texas will be selected to play. A panel of industry professionals will choose one band from each city to win recording time at a local studio and a Dean Guitar package!
Check out what’s on tap this week at ReverbNation!
Open for country powerhouse Martina McBride
Location: Nashville, TN Genre(s): Alternative, Country, Folk, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Americana, Bluegrass, Singer Songwriter and World
Calling all leading ladies… Are you ready for the big stage? Enter the Decked Out selection showcase for a chance to prove you’ve got what it takes. A team of industry judges will review the final acts and one female fronted band will be chosen to open for Martina McBride in 2014.
This one’s for the girls! >
Play for 1 million potential new fans at Big D NYE
Location: Dallas, TX Genre(s): Alternative, Blues, Country, Electronica, Folk, Hip Hop, Metal, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Reggae, Americana, Bluegrass, Dance, Indie, Jam, Rap, Singer Songwriter, Punk, Dubstep, EDM, Funk, House and Rockabilly
Lap your opponents and be selected to perform at this year’s Big D NYE celebration! The Texas Motor Speedway Fast Track to Fame competition gives you the chance to rock out for over one million potential new fans at the central time zone’s largest outdoor New Year’s Eve event.
On your mark, get set, submit! >
Get featured in Urban Ink Magazine
Location: Online Genre(s): All
With a circulation of 200,000, Urban Ink Magazine is a voice for people of color who are a part of tattoo culture. Superstar artists Lil Wayne, The Game, Birdman and Jim Jones have all graced its cover and pages. Will you be next? Urban Ink is looking for artists with great tracks and great tattoos to feature in a spotlight on its homepage.
Got ink? Submit your RPK today! >
Snag a spotlight in Rebel Ink Magazine
Location: Online Genre(s): All
Rebel Ink Magazine showcases rock and roll’s most extreme ink. The bi-monthly mag, boasting a circulation of 135,000 copies, delivers readers page after page of tattooed rock stars like Tommy Lee, Dave Navaro and more. Are you a rock star that loves your extreme ink? You could be featured in a ReverbNation spotlight on the Rebel Ink homepage!
Are you a rock and roll rebel with the ink to prove it? >
Check out what’s on tap this week at ReverbNation!
Unleash your inner beast at Monster Energy Aftershock
Location: Sacramento, CA Genre(s): Alternative, Metal, Rock and Christian Rock
Enter the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands competition and you could be on your way to rocking out on stage at the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival! One band will be chosen to receive anall expense paid trip to the festival, a performance slot, and an Ernie Ball Music Man endorsement. Don’t miss your shot to share a line-up with some of the biggest names in rock and metal including Korn, Megadeth, Shinedown, Avenged Sevenfold, Papa Roach, Skillet and many many more.
Are you a monster on stage? Find out if you have what it takes. >
Rock out for industry pros at the Skateboard Marketing showcase
Location: New York, NY Genre(s): Alternative, Metal and Rock
Every October, thousands of music fans and industry professionals take over New York City for its biggest music convention. The most prominent reps in the metal industry will gather at a private showcase held by Skateboard Marketing Ltd. Past performers have included Fear Factory, Between the Buried and Me, Warrior Soul and more. This year, one ReverbNation band will be selected to perform at the showcase, opening for New Jersey metal mavens Fit For An Autopsy.
Don’t skate over this once in a lifetime opportunity! >
Acclaimed producer Brandon Metcalf (Secondhand Serenade, Never Shout Never, The Ready Set, Anarbor and Allstar Weekend) will select one talented ReverbNation country singer or songwriter for a unique one-week recording experience in Music City USA. Write and record with a network of talented songwriters and session musicians who have worked with Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and more!
Destined for country music greatness? Submit your RPK. >
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 >>
Performing for industry giants at the Driven Music Conference
Take two parts rock and roll attitude, one part punk swagger, add a splash of fist pumping anthems, shake vigorously over a healthy dose of sexy, and you will have an electrifying concoction named; The Die Nasties. This Nashville band was selected to perform at this year’s Driven Music Conference in Atlanta!
“It’s always nice to get that email in the inbox that lets you know that someone out there gets you and what you’re doing. There are so many ‘no’ days when you’re in this fight, the occasional ‘yes’ day is what keeps the fire burning.”
Opening for Scott Weiland at the world famous Stone Pony
The Stone Pony, located in Asbury Park, NJ, may be best known as a starting point for famed New Jersey musicians Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. But Brooklyn rock band, Black Water Rising, picked to open for Scott Weiland at the historic venue, may just have joined their ranks.
Scored a feature on the homepage of Urban Ink Magazine
Urban Ink Magazine gives a voice to people of color who are a part of the tattoo culture. They celebrate every facet of the culture, while keeping the publication’s focus on the Urban community. Tucson pop artist, Tora Woloshin, was picked to be featured on Urban Ink’s homepage! Other artists to be featured by the publication include Lil Wayne, The Game, Birdman, and Jim Jones.
“I’m very proud of my ink because most of them are my own designs and express how I feel or an event in my life. Urban Ink is a great way to show it off and gain some exposure as a musician as well.”
Rocked the ReverbNation stage at WIIL Rock Fest 2013
This year’s WIIL Rock Fest included a ReverbNation stage, with a performance by Fist to the Sky, a four piece melodic metal band from Chicago. The band prides themselves on their ability to fuse great melodies into their heavy, but radio-friendly sound. They’ve just come off a long run of shows and mini tours dating back to February 2012. Despite the rigors of touring, they’ve found time to work on their upcoming EP.
“It was an unbelievable feeling for the band and our fans. I think our fans were the most excited because of the opportunity to see FIST TO THE SKY on the big stage and at a summer fest.”
Hailing from San Diego, Restoration One pulls from the best of Blues Jazz, Reggae, and Funk, as well as Latin and Rock & Roll. They use their deep cultural heritage to draw out the sounds that will make you groove. The group was selected to perform at their hometown House of Blues for Reggae Fest!
More Winners: Black Queen Speaks, Dead Day Revolution, Aisling Peartree, and SUNRACER
Dead Day Revolution will be featured by Rebel Ink and also opened for Steel Panther at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip: “The show was great and the crowed ruled! We met a bunch of new fans and had a blast. It’s always a good feeling to be selected for an opportunity no matter how big or small it may be.”
Aisling Peartree will perform at the Tinderbox Music Festival, an annual music festival showcasing emerging female artists/female-fronted bands.
SUNRACER will be featured by 360 Magazine. “Like any artist who’s just beginning their journey, it’s very difficult to get the attention of the professionals within the industry. ReverbNation has bridged the gap and given both their artists and their industry professionals the opportunity to connect.”