ReverbNation Singer/Songwriter Named New Music Seminar ‘Artists On The Verge!’

At only 22, it might seem unusual that Texas-based ReverbNation artist Maren Morris is already a veteran performer. But when you understand that she’s been onstage since she was 12, it begins to make sense. And just last week those years of writing, performing and recording payed off big time when Maren was named “Artist On The Verge” by the esteemed New Music Seminar (NMS).

The AOV contest first identified 100 talented artists — 63 of which were Reverbers (listen to their tracks here). The field was narrowed to three finalists — Black Cobain, NINJASONIK, and Maren Morris — who then performed at Santos Party House on Monday, June 18 to an enthusiastic crowd of NMS attendees and guests.

Reverb team members where there as well and got to watch all three stellar performances, plus tape a quick interview with Maren, who turned out to be super sweet, smart and talented! We’ll post the full interview in a few days, but meanwhile, watch the NMS AOV winner announcement below.  Wonder why it took her a few seconds to get on stage? She was wrapped up backstage, having a brief hello with Wyclef Jean!

“I really was so moved by all the people involved with NMS. Winning ‘Artist on the Verge’ is truly a remarkable and humbling experience for me and my music career,” said Maren. “I’m still in shock!”

“The best part of NMS is giving away the ‘Artist on the Verge’ award,” said Dave Lory, NMS Executive Director and Producer. “Maren is an incredible songwriter and vocalist and we hope the prize package gives her career a well-deserved boost.”

Just before the announcement, Maren sat down and played one of the beautiful guitars on display in the Gibson Lounge. Have a listen to her impromptu mini-concert from upstairs at NYC’s Webster Hall.

 

 

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On June 19th, party with us at the ReverbNation Showcase at #NMS2012 in New York!

We’re throwing a killer showcase in NYC this Tuesday (June 19th) and would like to invite you to come join us! On stage, we’ll have performances by ReverbNation artists The Dirty Pearls, Click Clack Boom, This Good Robot and Dana Alexandra! RSVP here to receive updates on the event.

So here are the details…
When: This Tuesday, June 19th. Doors open at 7pm
Where: Santos Party House in New York (View map)
How much: There’s no cover charge! Free. Nada. Zero dollars.
Why: The showcase is happening during New Music Seminar’s New York Music Festival, the meeting place for visionaries, upstarts, and disruptors — those who are building a new music industry. So we thought, what better way to spend one of NYC Music Festival nights than with amazing bands and industry people? Go to our Facebook event page for more info on the schedule and to continue to get updates on the event!

See who are the key players at New Music Seminar (hint: Pandora, Facebook, Spotify, Apple, major labels, just to name a few). Oh, and of course, some of us will be there as well, including our co-founders Mike Doernberg, Jed Carlson and Lou Plaiahttp://newmusicseminar.com/

 

SamOn June 19th, party with us at the ReverbNation Showcase at #NMS2012 in New York!
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