Jesse Kinch Wins Inaugural Season of ABC’s Rising Star

July 13, 2014

UPDATE: 20-year-old ReverbNation Artist Jesse Kinch was crowned winner of the first season of ABC’s interactive music competition show, Rising Star. “I want to make sure that guy can do two hours a night until he’s ninety years old, because [his voice] is a great instrument, and I want to keep hearing it,” says series host and Kinch’s [...]

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High School Nation: Exposing you to the one demographic you can’t afford to ignore

July 2, 2014

If you’re an artist who plays frequent shows both in your hometown and on tour, chances are you’re mostly playing to a 21+ age group. And usually, this is a good thing for a performer — this demographic tends to have more disposable income and is more likely to help run up your end-of-the-night payout [...]

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Your Facebook Fans Aren’t Seeing Your Posts: Here’s What You Can Do About It

June 30, 2014

When musician Ryan Trauley logged into Facebook to check the performance of a recent post to his band Oulipo’s page, the results shocked him. “I have 800 fans on my page, but this post I wrote about my show was only seen by 10 people. I don’t understand how that’s possible,” said Trauley. Ryan isn’t [...]

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June Breaking! Musicians Keeping a Beat through ReverbNation Opportunities

June 25, 2014

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. Promoters then handpick their favorite artists for each opportunity — here are some of the highlights from this month’s selections. Increase your chances of being one [...]

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Booking Shows Locally: Tips From Venues and Talent Buyers

June 24, 2014

In my last post, I discussed the value of being a part of your own local music community. As a follow-up, I talked to a few venue owners and talent buyers to get their insights into how artists can get the most out of their local scene. Be Good Yes, this may be an obvious [...]

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No Band Is An Island: 4 Tips For Being A Part of Your Local Music Scene

June 3, 2014

In addition to working at ReverbNation both as a Customer Support rep and a copywriter for the Marketing department, I have spent the last eight years playing music in the Triangle music scene (Raleigh, Durham, & Chapel Hill). My bands Lilac Shadows, T0W3RS, and Soft Company have toured the east coast and released several full-length [...]

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Opportunities On Tap: Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, College News Magazine, WXOU college radio, and Temecula Valley International Film Festival

May 30, 2014

Check out a sample of the opportunities we have going on this week: Location: Multiple Available Genre: All This year’s Southern Original Competition will be selecting 100 ReverbNation bands who will compete for 10 spots at the official Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam. Artists in ten different cities will have the chance to play their way to [...]

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May Breaking! Musicians Keeping a Beat through ReverbNation Opportunities

May 28, 2014

Artists use ReverbNation every month to vie for the chance to headline festivals, be featured in top magazines, play showcases in front of music industry pros and take advantage of all the opportunities to be seen and heard. So, if you’re wondering who submits to opportunities and what happens after submissions close, hear from the [...]

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Fast Five: Ground Up Brings Philly Hip-Hop to Atlanta’s A3C Hip Hop Festival

May 27, 2014

We sat down with Bij Lincs, AZAR and MALAKAI, members of Philly hip-hop trio Ground Up, to learn a little more about the group’s rising success. Most importantly, their 2013 debut at A3C, the biggest hip-hop festival in the US. Ground Up has opened up for renowned artists such as Wu-Tang Clan, Asher Roth, Rick [...]

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