Popular Hip Hop Blog 2dopeboyz Searching for New Artists to Feature

VIBE Magazine thinks 2dopeboyz is one of top three Hip Hop blogs on the internet. And we agree. With over one million unique visitors per month, 2dopeboyz is the place to go to discover new music, find out about upcoming release dates and download free mixtapes. The cool thing is that they’re now looking for new artists on ReverbNation to feature on their page (remember that page that has over one million visitors per month? Yep, that one.). All you, the artist, have to do is submit your RPK (Reverb Press Kit) here. The other cool thing? There’s no submission fee! Don’t have an RPK yet? It’s very easy to get one. Just click here to get started and make a solid impression on the dope boyz, Shake and Meka.

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Hey DJs, Perform at Exclusive Hotel Rooftop in NYC (past DJs include Steve Aoki)

If you like to party in NYC and if you like great EDM, you’d better grab the chance to play at Gansevoort Park Summer Series!

For the second consecutive summer, the usually private Gansevoort Park rooftop pool in NYC lets the public in on Sundays for a free house and trance dance series with notable DJs like Hard Rock Sofa, Alex Guadino, Joachim Garraud and Manufactured Superstars. And this year, Gansevoort is taking submissions of ReverbNation artists who want to be part of its great poolside showcase party! 

Check out this video of  last year’s summer party — if by the end of it you have the deep need to be there (which you will), click on the button above to find out how to get started. Did I mention there’s no submission fee and you will receive a $100 hospitality stipend?

Here’s a little more info on the DJs you could be spinning with…

Hard Rock Sofa (June 3): the popular Russian duo best known for their eclectic style and hit tracks “Flash Brothers” and “Josh The Funky”
Alex Guadino (June 10): has a reputation as one of the most prolific EDM names in Europe with his recent “What a Feeling” single featuring Kelly Rowland.
Joachim Garraud (June 17): is a French DJ known for his energetic sets and for using images with his sets, and recently did a popular remix to Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”
Manufactured Superstars (June 24): the progressive DJ duo known for their accessible party music and recent single “Freak On You”

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Hollywood’s Famous Sunset Marquis Hotel Now Looking for Emerging Musicians

Noah Benardout performing at Live @ Sunset Marquis on May 11th

For those in Southern California, Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood is a landmark name. After all, since it opened its doors in 1963, it has served as home-away-from-home to music legends such as The Stones, The Black Keys, Jimi Hendrix, John Mayer, Green Day and U2, to name just a few. But what you probably didn’t know is that they’re now welcoming emerging musicians to their summer music series Live @ Sunset Marquis! Three ReverbNation bands have already graced the stage with their talent; now Sunset Marquis is looking for at least 27 other artists (three on each upcoming date) to perform this summer. Click here for more info (there’s no submission fee!)>>

“This music series is our opportunity to give back and provide emerging artists of tomorrow the outdoor stage to showcase their talent to a host of industry professionals,” explains Sunset Marquis’ Head of Marketing and Sales Chris Cope.

Wing and Hollow at Live @ Sunset Marquis last Friday

What better place to showcase your music than at the Sunset Marquis, home of the state-of-the-art Nightbird Recording Studio and the famous Whisky Bar, now BAR 1200?

If you want the chance to be part of the scene, submit now to Live @ Sunset Marquis! Last day to submit is August 31st (but the earlier you do it, the better your chances to pick a show date!). Click here to submit for free>>

Summer 2012 Show Dates

El Javi Trio performing at Live @ Sunset Marquis

  • May 25
  • June 8
  • June 22
  • July 6
  • July 27
  • August 10
  • August 24
  • September 1 (Saturday)
  • September 14

Head out to Live @ Sunset Marquis blog to read the producer’s review of last Friday’s shows. And don’t forget to submit your RPK for free today!

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Listen: Winning Tracks from DJBooth + ReverbNation’s ‘The Flip’ Contest

Three months ago, ReverbNation teamed up with DJBooth for a contest that would give up-and-coming artists worldwide the chance to flip instrumentals from standout Reverb producer Shane Eli into fully formed, original work. DJ Booth received a great response, with approximately 1,500 submissions. After combing through all of those, they’ve selected the two winners, one artist and one producer/instrumentalist. Congrats to ‘Reverbers’ Kin4Life and Dave Lindley, who will be featured on DJBooth, be eligible to perform at BMI’s Next Fresh Thing showcase and receive a free, exclusive instrumental from Shane Eli!

Want to listen to the winning tracks? Click on the their pictures below and let them know what you think in the comments!

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Hip Hop duo Kin4Life

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Producer Dave Lindley


Missed out on this opportunity? Don’t let that happen again. To keep up with all of the great opportunities we find for our artists, make sure to follow ReverbNation on Twitter, go to this page to check out the latest, or submit via ‘Opportunities’ in your Control Room!

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Hip Hop Artists: Perform on the Vans Warped Tour 2012

Are you a hip hop artist? Think the Warped Tour is not for you? Think again!

We invite you to submit to perform at The Bring It Back Stage, the hippest hip hop stage on the Warped Tour 2012. At least one ReverbNation band is guaranteed a performance slot in each city and there are 41 cities. So that means at least 41 artists are guaranteed a slot at the Bring It Back Stage on the Vans Warped Tour! Get your RPKs (Reverb Press Kits) ready, choose the nearest location below and submit for free now.

UPDATE (June 18th): Tour cities in red have recently changed submission dates.

41 cities = 41 artists

But… what’s Bring It Back?

Bring It Back is a passion-driven collaborative tour that utilizes local business and community resources to engage artistic expression. The name “BringItBack” is much more than a touring title and slogan; it’s what any movement represents. Bring It Back brings fans of the hip hop community back to a grassroots connection with its ‘fourfather elements’— Breakdancing, Graffiti, Turntablism, and Emceeing — with the addition of live reggae, rock n’roll, visual arts, and charity work. Watch the video to get a taste and visit the Bring It Back website for more info.

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Get Your Honky Tonk On and Play Country Throwdown Tour

Now in its third year on the road, the Country Throwdown Tour is set to do the boot scootin’ boogie all over the U.S. this summer! Dubbed the perfect blend of “grand-scale country with the intimacy of a sweaty honky-tonk” when it debuted in 2010, this year’s Country Throwdown maintains the excitement with a premier list of country celebrities stopping in multiple cities over two months.

And, since Country Throwdown is always on the hunt for new music, you could be one of the performers featured in their renowned Bluebird Café Tent. If you’re within 500 miles of any of the locations below, submit your Reverb Press Kit (RPK) for a chance to perform an acoustic set and get your country strains in front of an appreciative crowd. The submission is free and open to singer/songwriters as well as country, bluegrass, and folk artists. Click the links to submit!


(JUST ADDED!) Bonner Springs, KS (ends May 14th)

(JUST ADDED!) Bangor, ME (ends May 20th)

Lampe, MO (ends May 14th)

Glen Allen, VA (ends June 3rd)

Rockford, IL (ends June 13th)

Bridgeview, IL (ends June 20th)

Chosen artists will be performing nationwide alongside country superstars Gary Allan, Josh Thompson, Justin Moore, Corey Smith, Eric Paslay, Sunny Sweeney, Rodney Atkins, and many others!

Happy submitting!


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Opportunity to Play at Iceland Airwaves Festival is Now Open!

How would you like to perform in Iceland, world renown for its vibrant music scene? What if I told you Iceland Airwaves Festival is now accepting submissions for a new lower fee? Thanks to a partnership with ReverbNation and Marcato Festival, this amazing opportunity is now within reach for independent musicians all over the world!  Submit now for a chance to perform at Iceland Airwaves Festival!

Other legendary artists have graced the Iceland Airwaves’ stages including The Shins, The Rapture, TV On The Radio, Florence and the Machine, Klaxons, Hot Chip, Flaming Lips, Wolf Parade, Bloc Party and Fatboy Slim. International acts make the short hop from Europe or North America to share the stages with Iceland’s finest talents, including bands such as Björk, Sigur Rós, FM Belfast, GusGus, múm, Of Monsters and Men and Seabear. When the live bands have performed, top global DJs perform across the city until the early morning.

So what are you waiting for? This opportunity is now open and waiting for your submission! Click here.

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Electronica Producer Kastle Announces ReverbNation Winner for his Remix Contest

“It was great working with ReverbNation and reaching out to all of their artists. We had such a diverse selection of entries, thanks to all who entered and participated!” – Kastle

The backstory: ReverbNation, in partnership with label Seclusiasis, ran a dope remix challenge back in August.  Hundreds of contestants submitted their remix to Kastle’s track “I Know” for the chance to receive a single release on the label.
The man: San Francisco-based, DJ/producer Barrett Richards (aka Kastle) has cultivated his own style of bass-heavy beats with a soulful twist reminiscent of classic Chicago house. Although it’s too late to get in on this opportunity, it’s not too late to discover Kastle for yourself. Listen to his tracks here.
The track: Kastle’s “I Know” is stunning critics with its “pitched-up vocal stabs, floating electric pianos, wobbly bass, and jangly broken beats.”


And the winner is… inflect, a Nebraska producer who has shared the stage with such acts as The Glitch Mob, STS9, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, EPROM, Nosaj Thing, Machinedrum, EOTO, Dubbel Dutch, Mux Mool, and many more.

Be the first to listen to inflect’s remix, which single release on Seclusiasis will be out next month:


Here’s what the label had to say about inflect:
The one remix that stood out on top above the rest is by a young producer/DJ from Lincoln, Nebraska – inflect. In his thumping club ready remix, he takes the essence of the original song and twists it up with some techy sensibilities, giving it a new life while still maintaining a nod back to the Kastle original.
“So much dope stuff came through, but inflect’s joint stuck out as the one that bumped the most!” – Dev79, Seclusiasis co-owner
JUST IN! Seclusiasis has decided to add a twist to the competition.
In recognition of all the excellent remixes submitted, they’ve decided to make the release an EP and include three runners-up as well. On the “I Know” Remix EP set to drop in March on Seclusiasis, in addition to inflect’s remix they’ll also be including some heated reworks by Reverb artists, Krueger, +Verb and Direct Feed.”
 “We’re hype to have done this competition with ReverbNation and see so many people excited to submit their remixes.” – Starkey, Seclusiasis co-owner
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