Opportunities on Tap: BSMF13 slot, Austin airplay, and Mardi Gras gig!

Every Tuesday check out the latest and greatest opportunities brought to you by yours truly! 

Join Beale Street Music Festival’s 2013 Lineup

Genre: Alternative, Blues, R&B/Soul, Rock and Americana
Location: Memphis, TN

The iconic Beale Street Music Festival once again will be showcasing the finest talent in music on May 3-5, 2013 with over 100,000 music fans from throughout the United States and around the world in attendance. The festival regularly draws music lovers from all 50 states and on average a dozen or more countries around the globe. This year, the Beale Street Music Festival is opening up one slot to the most talented ReverbNation artist with five runner-up’s receiving a three day pass to the festival.

With five stages of rock & roll, blues, R&B/soul, alternative and new rock, the Beale Street Music Festival plays host to the legends and  leaders in the industry. It’s not unusual to see such legendary but diverse performers as Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews Band, John Lee Hooker, Mumford & Sons, ZZ Top, Ray Charles, Buddy Guy, Kid Rock, Willie Nelson, Foo Fighters, Cee Lo Green and Mavis Staples sharing the same stage.

Last year’s line-up included Janes Addition, My Morning Jacket, Florence + The Machine, Wiz Khalifa, The Civil Wars, Primas, Coheed and Cambria, Kenny Wayne Shepard and many other talented acts.

This is a performance of a lifetime! >

Airplay on KAZI 88.7

Genre: Hip Hop, R&B, Gospel, Christian, Blues, Reggae, Jazz, and Soul
Location: Austin, TX

Gain exposure for your band throughout the state of Texas on The Original Texas Artist Showcase!

KAZI 88.7 is Austin, Texas’ premier community radio station and over the next three months The Original Texas Artist Showcase is giving ReverbNation artists exposure across Texas. Over 50 artists will receive spins on KAZI with the possibility of  LIVE or pre-recorded interviews. The Original Texas Artist Showcase is a weekly radio show airing on late Sunday nights/early Monday mornings (1am-3am) on KAZI 88.7 FM or www.kazifm.org.

Austin Community Radio, Inc, operating as KAZI 88.7, is the oldest community station in Austin.  The station is a listener-supported, non-commercial community radio station, staffed almost entirely by volunteers who work together out of a sense of commitment and concern for our community. KAZI remains a strong force in the Austin Community with its unique mix of R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Gospel, Blues, Reggae, Zydeco, Talk, Community Information, Independent News and more.  KAZI also takes pride in supporting and promoting local artists as well as national artists on small independent labels.

If your music is a good fit for the station then what have you got to lose? >

Perform at Mardi Gras! Galveston 2013

Genre: Alternative, Blues, Classical, Comedy, Country, DJ, Electronica, Folk, Jazz, Latin, Other, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Reggae, Americana, Bluegrass, Dance, Indie, Singer Songwriter, World, Dubstep, Electronic Dance Music and Rockabilly
Location: Galveston, TX

Collect some beads and make some memories at Mardi Gras! Galveston, Texas’ largest Mardi Gras celebration! Here artists will be exposed to more than 300,000 Mardi Gras revelers throughout Galveston Island over two weekends. This year’s lineup will include American country music heartthrob, Lee Brice, with many more coming soon! Previous performers have included top 40 group Neon Trees, Hot Chelle Rae, Josh Abbott, Reckless Kelly, and Honeybrowne. Come show off your talent at the second largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States!

Check out highlights from 2011’s festivities!

Play a gig, make some mula, and have a blast! >

Don’t want to miss out on upcoming opportunities?

Here are four ways you can stay up-to-date on our latest gigs. We recommend using all of them to ensure nothing gets missed! Stalk us, we don’t mind. >

  • Follow our updates on Twitter and Facebook
  • Check the email updates we send you
  • Check the latest Opportunities on this page
  • Go to your Control Room on your Reverb page > click “Opportunities”
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Opportunities on Tap: Outrage festival slot and WGMU college airplay!

Tune in every Tuesday for an overview of our top opportunities!

Rock the Stage at the 2013 Outrage Festival

Genre: Alternative, Electronica, Metal, Pop, Rock, Indie, Jam, Punk, Dubstep and Electronic Dance Music
Location: Tyler, TX

Ready to rock? The 2013 Outrage Festival, hosted by Infamous Empire, is going to blow Texas away! Held at Oil Palace, this venue is Tyler, Texas’ leading Entertainment center and can hold nearly 7,000 festival-goers. You can expect maximum capacity with their killer 2013 lineup:

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Hawthorne Heights, Apparitions, The Overseer, NameSake, From Atlantis, Neurotic November, At Tide We Sail, Stand Your Ground, Becoming the Archetype, It Lies Within, Damien Deadson (Ryan Helm of Demonhunter), Widow, Every Passing Dream, Ark of the Covenant, Barrier, Onward to Olympus, Bow Prometheus, Take This City, Artifacts, Sail the Sky, Iori, The Audran Sequence, Thirtyseven, Sworn In, I, Omega, Seeker, Flights, Numbers, and more!

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Can you command an audience like these rockers? >

College Radio Air-Play on WGMU

Genre: All
Location: Online

Take on college radio with WGMU!

WGMU is the one-and-only radio station of George Mason University (GMU). The student run, hosted, and operated station will select the best ReverbNation artists of all genres to include on their program playlists. Artists will be placed in regular rotation on WGMU and will also be considered for an on-air interview, which can be used to promote an upcoming album release or performance in the Fairfax, Virginia area.

WGMU streams 24/7 on their website, providing the Fairfax campus, Manassas campus, and world wide web with an eclectic collection of today’s hottest music, local and undiscovered artists.

George Mason University spirit

George Mason can’t wait to discover your music! >

Don’t want to miss out on upcoming opportunities?

Here are four ways you can stay up-to-date on our latest gigs. We recommend using all of them to ensure nothing gets missed! Stalk us, we don’t mind. >

  • Follow our updates on Twitter and Facebook
  • Check the email updates we send you
  • Check the latest Opportunities on this page
  • Go to your Control Room on your Reverb page > click “Opportunities”
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Opportunities on Tap: New Year’s Eve Gig and NYC On-air Performance!

Every Tuesday we’re bringing you the top gigs on tap at ReverbNation. Here’s another round!

 

Perform at Underground Atlanta’s 2013 Peach Drop Celebration

Genres: Alternative, Blues, Folk, Hip Hop, Other, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Reggae, Americana, Indie, Rap, Singer Songwriter and Instrumental

Location: Atlanta, GA

Be a part of history! The 2013 Peach Drop celebration is by far the South’s most popular way to ring in the New Year! This historic event began in 1989 and is now in its 24th year. Past performers include music sensations, Edwin McCain, Miranda Lambert , Collective Soul, Sister Hazel, Lonestar, Morris Day & The Time, Julianne Hough, Kansas and Tito Jackson. Now it’s your turn to light up the stage!

Beginning with family-friendly activities, Underground Atlanta will buzz with fun for children and adults alike. The festival will host three stages this year including the Peach Drop Main Stage, the Kenny’s Alley Side Stage, and the Budding Peach Stage, for performers under the age of 18. As 2013 nears, the main stage will light up with live performances and the 800 pound Peach will begin its descent, just before the clock strikes midnight, for more than 100,000 expected visitors.

Ring in 2013 on stage and start your year off right! >

Bud and Roach Live On-air Performance

Genres: Alternative, Blues, Christian/Gospel, Country, DJ, Folk, Jazz, Latin, Other, Pop, Rock, Reggae, Americana, Bluegrass, Celtic, Childrens, Holiday, Indie, Jam, Singer Songwriter, World, Christian Rock, Electronic Dance Music, Experimental, Funk, Instrumental, Rockabilly and Ska

Location: New York, NY

Live in the New York City area or just headed through town? The Bud and Roach Show (B&RS) is back, and this time they’re LIVE in New York City. The B&RS has showcased amazing talent to thousands of people worldwide, providing both live interviews and music air-play for artists of all genres. Now they’re teamed up with local NYC venues to launch Bud and Roach LIVE, a live internet broadcast and showcase of great up-and-coming artists.

ReverbNation artists will be chosen to perform at the inaugural showcase, on November 11th at Gizzi’s in the West Village.

Additional Benefits

  • Live broadcast to a global audience on BudAndRoach.com
  • Live broadcast on the B&RS free mobile app for iPhones and Androids.
  • Post-performance video interviews with Bud and Roach, which will be featured on their website.
  • Marketing materials to be provided for the event
  • Heavily advertised on The Bud and Roach Show as well as on The Wake and Bake Show with Roach

Got what it takes to WOW a worldwide audience? >

Don’t want to miss out on upcoming opportunities?

Here are four ways you can stay up-to-date on our latest gigs. We recommend using all of them to ensure nothing gets missed! Stalk us, we don’t mind. >

  • Follow our updates on Twitter and Facebook
  • Check the email updates we send you
  • Check the latest Opportunities on this page
  • Go to your Control Room on your Reverb page > click “Opportunities”
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Opportunities on Tap: Print coverage, Folk features, and UK airplay

Tune in every Tuesday to get a taste of the opportunities we’re pouring up each week!

Editorial Spotlight in The Aquarian Weekly

Genre: Alternative, Metal, Rock, Indie, Punk and Rockabilly

Ready for the spotlight? The Aquarian Weekly is scouting out the best ReverbNation artists for an Editorial Spotlight in an upcoming issue of The Aquarian Weekly. If they really like ya, your band will be considered for a video interview for The Aquarian’s Project Greenroom on YouTube. Not familiar with The Aquarian Weekly? Then you must be living under a rock but we’ll give you the scoop. Here’s their story.

The Aquarian Weekly has been the publisher of the only weekly alternative music newspaper in the country for over 42 years. The music world has changed and evolved greatly since 1969, and The Aquarian has been there every step of the way. They have the ears, the contacts, the respect and the love to be honest, helpful and consistent in this often difficult to navigate corner of the world. The Aquarian is constantly looking for new talent – the under the radar music – to champion, push forward, and get heard. >

FolkMusicBrazil.com’s ReverbNation Artist of the Week

Genre: Folk, Bluegrass, Americana, Celtic, Singer/songwriter

How can you gain international fans when you can’t afford to tour internationally? FolkMusicBrazil.com is looking for breakthrough folk bands and artists from across the globe that are eager to introduce their music to a new folk-loving audience. Their fans are always looking for new sounds, and we want your music to be the next to catch their ears.

Each week ReverbNation artists will receive interviews, album reviews, and playlist featured on the FolkMusicBrazil.com homepage.

I know your little paws may be antsy to hit that submit button but this is for acoustic, indie folk, folk rock, country folk, celtic, AAA, americana, bluegrass and simply folk artists or bands only.  Perfect fit? Then, submit away! >

If your music doesn’t fit into one of these genres then don’t sweat it, we’ve got love for you too. Check out a full list of opportunities by clicking the link at the bottom of the page!

Rotation on Live Wire Talk – UK radio

Genre: All

Taking a break from touring? Here’s another great way to keep the momentum going when you aren’t on the road!

Live Wire Talk is an online audio channel featuring celebrity and personality interviews, new music, entertainment and talk shows. Over the next few months the station will be running through ReverbNation Press Kits to find some radio ready singles for airplay

This station is broadcast to syndicated radio stations on FM, AM and Online (including Wi-fi). Live Wire’s area of coverage includes the UK’s East Midlands, West Midlands, Northern England, North East England, South West England, South East England, Southern England. If you fancy? >

Don’t want to miss out on upcoming opportunities?

Here are four ways you can stay up-to-date on our latest gigs. We recommend using all of them to ensure nothing gets missed! Stalk us, we don’t mind. >

  • Follow our updates on Twitter and Facebook
  • Check the email updates we send you
  • Check the latest Opportunities on this page
  • Go to your Control Room on your Reverb page > click “Opportunities”

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Opportunities on Tap: Rock and Hip Hop artists wanted for Online Features

Xtreme iRadio seeks Rock artists

Get heard by more than 650,000 music fan worldwide with Xtreme iRadio! This  online radio station plays the best Rock from famous signed bands AND soon-to-be-famous unsigned bands. The winners will be included on Xtreme iRadio in October, November, and December.

Xtreme iRadio seeks new ReverbNation talent each quarter. Check out just a few of our previous winners!

Join these artists and apply to be on Xtreme iRadio now! >

KevinNottingham.com seeks Hip Hop artists

Do you have those tight verses, fly hooks, and sick beats? Hip Hop artists, I’m talkin’ to you!

Bridging the gap between old school and new school Hip Hop, KevinNottingham.com is the underground hip hop authority, featuring new music, mixtapes, videos, and exclusive interviews with your favorite artists. Over the next three months, Kevin Nottingham will host weekly features in which the next untapped and emerging ReverbNation artists will earn the coveted homepage feature on his site.

Hip hop inspiration, KRS One said once that “Rap is something you do. Hip Hop is something you live.” Show us how you live through your music! >

Don’t want to miss out on upcoming opportunities?

Here are four ways you can stay up-to-date on our latest gigs. We recommend using all of them to ensure nothing gets missed!:

  • Follow our updates on Twitter and Facebook
  • Check the email updates we send you
  • Check the latest Opportunities on this page
  • Go to your Control Room on your Reverb page > click “Opportunities”
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Inside a remix competition: Insight and interviews

Ever wonder what goes on after submissions close on a ReverbNation opportunity? The truth is that they’re all different, but we thought you’d enjoy getting a peek behind the curtain and find out more about one. So we asked Eric Sharp — producer, remixer, DJ and co-founder of label Rock It Science Laboratories alongside DJ Fame — to fill us in a remix opportunity he helped run last fall and tell us more about the three submissions that stood out above the rest.  

Eric Sharp. Photo credit: Jonathan Saunders

Hey everyone, Eric Sharp here! I’d like share with you the story of a very successful opportunity my label Rock It Science Laboratories created with ReverbNation, KRK (a great brand of speakers) and Gator Cases (a gear accessories company.) We set out to find three outstanding new electronic music producers by developing a remix competition. The top artists received a pair of studio monitors from KRK, a bag from Gator Cases, and an official release on Rock It Science Laboratories which is now available worldwide. We had about 100 serious remix entries, which we narrowed down to 15. Out of that hand-picked pool,  we judged three to be the best based on originality, creativity and sound quality. The judges? Roy Davis Jr, a legendary house music producer, Santiago & Bushido, well-respected electro house producers, and our staff standing in for Photek who was out on tour during the final round. When the dust settled, three artists stood above the rest: Alen Bajd of Croatia, RiMiNiO of Poland, and Jamieboy from the US.

What is a remix?

Since not everyone is a music producer, I wanted to share a brief primer on remixing. I will try and avoid being too technical. Remixes are a very integral part of dance music and club culture but any genre artist can remix a song, which is what’s so great about remixing. You can connect with a whole new audience that may not have otherwise experienced your incredible songwriting. Many times a remix is more popular than an original track (Skrillex’s Grammy-winnng remix of Benny Benassi “Cinema” and The Crookers remix of Kid Cudi “At Night” come to mind). Remix artists take which parts they liked from a song and throw others away, add their own parts, add effects, rearrange things, and basically create their own work based off of the sounds in the original song. Sometimes the remix references an original track heavily, other times they are so far afield that it’s hard to imagine how the two songs are linked. Generally remixers work off of stems, which separate audio tracks, each with one sound from a song. So one stem would be a vocal part, one stem for a kick drum, one for a clap, one for a bass sound, etc. One can however actually create a remix without even having the original stems, but instead cutting up a song oneself. Most “unofficial” or “bootleg” remixes are just this – a remix made without permission by the original artist or label derived from cutting up the full song.

What makes a great remix?

In our case we made the stems available for download to all ReverbNation artists who wanted to participate. What makes a remix a great remix is certainly subjective, but I wanted to share with you our best advice to anyone who wants to make them.

1) Creativity and originality

At RISLabs we value a boldness in taking a remix into adventurous territory. Just be creative and don’t worry about how other people will perceive your work. You will find an audience if you create authentic art and hone your craft.

2) Sound quality

Since we are a boutique dance label and a primary component of our audience are DJs, it’s important that any tune we release will sound great on a big sound system. You should really spend the time studying the technical aspects of music production. There is so much readily available advice online, and technology has really made it possible to produce studio-quality recordings on nearly any machine. Most of all have fun!

We close this post with remixes and interviews from each of the winning artists. Thanks ReverbNation, KRK, and Gator for working with us on this and thanks to all the artists who submitted their remixes.

ALEN BAJD (DUBROVNIK, CROATIA)

You’ve been in the game quite a long time. How do you stay inspired to keep going?

My first gigs were at the city club “Green Orange ” in 1989. At that time we were spinning the hits of New Order, Depeche Mode, Yello, etc. In 1991 a war started in Croatia. Then things started again 1995 with new clubs opening in Dubrovnik and the great desire of people to spend some good time in clubs after the war. They did not want any heavy dance tunes, but they wanted dance and melodic songs. During this period I met with many producers of dance music but Frankie Knuckles left the biggest impression on me. Six years ago I also started a radio show on radio stations Radio Ragusa and Laus called “Line Up”. Of course the show is about electronic music and is for sure one of the best and most listened in this area. I began music production exactly 12 years ago and I made a lot of songs that were issued on compilations. I did three albums and remixed songs which I thought had ”something.”

How has living in Croatia shaped your music career?

To be a DJ-producer in Dubrovnik is not easy. Dubrovnik is one of the most famous cities in the world but that does not mean that it is the best for this line of work. One thing I can tell you about Croatia which is really brilliant (at least on the Adriatic coast): there are a lot of private parties, so you can live well from your work. I played for many celebrities from show business at their private parties and gained my experience there.

You’ve had the chance to share the decks with some really exciting artists. What’s a stand-out memory of yours in that regard?

I would mention Gramophonedzie because ultimately that was a fantastic evening full of energy, smiles and happy people dancing. That night people were ready to dance until they dropped to the floor. It’s fantastic is it not!?

We heard you had a great residency this summer. Tell us about that.

One of the best clubs in this part of the world named ”Culture Club Revelin” has opened. It is located in the largest fortress in the old town of Dubrovnik and is a historic gem – a perfect space, sound system, and light show. The program for this summer was 100 days, and I worked there as a resident Dj with two other colleagues. This summer had James Zabiela, Fatboy Slim, Kurd Maverick, Martin Solveig , Funkerman, Paul Van Dyk, Axwell, Fedde Le Grand, Syke’N’Sugarstarr, Gramophonedzie, Sebastien Leger, Paul Woolford, Umek, Riva Starr, Lissat & Voltax and many others.

What is next to come for Alen Bajd?

First I will finish the new album, which will be released at the end of this year for the ”Dancefloor Gang”. The plan is to produce two video clips for the songs ”Sing With Me” and ”Love U All” . I also hope to perform on a  few electronic music festivals and travel all around the globe .

RIMINIO (WROCLAW, POLAND)


How has being classically trained in piano, trumpet, and accordion affected your approach to making electronic music?

Let’s say that classical music calibrated my ears.  I like mash-up of classical motives with modern music. For example I really enjoy the piano sound in “Pacific Winds” of Ryan Farish or the piano theme in Robert Miles’ tracks. Thanks to some kind of musical sensitivity I have learned in classical styles, I think now I have wider view on sound and melody.  I try to compose not obvious, unique sound patterns and harmony. I find them particularly in Depeche Mode music, that I am huge fan of.

Are there other people in Wroclaw who are making and pushing dance music that we should know about? Tell us about the scene there.

I love my city (that is also called “Wroc-Love” 😉 but I am not really interested in the local dance music scene. That’s why for me it’s really hard to describe it. Otherwise, I must admit that I have more personal contacts with minimal-techno and guitar-jazz composers or hip-hop producers…

You have a lot of remixes up on your website. Do you prefer remixing to producing original tunes?

It’s not like that. I’ve produced few remixes, some others are still waiting in my workshop for being finished. But mainly I focus on my own original compositions. I like to experiment with sound, to create it from scratch. I enjoy experimenting especially with analog synthesis. My head is always full of music, new sounds and rhythms. It happens to me that in one moment I am hit with kind of “multi-layered” song with the whole scenario… That’s why I am stiill looking for some ‘downloading’ technology from the artist brain to the MP3 file 🙂

What producers do you dream about collaborating with?

Hard to say. There are many talented producers. Would be great to cooperate with a famous one 🙂 I would like to cooperate with JMJ whose music I grew up with. It could also be: Eric Prydz, Carl Cox, Carl Craig, Florian Schneider of Kraftwerk or Matthias Paul (aka Paul van Dyk), Tijs Michiel Verwest (Tiesto), Alex Gaudino (Greetings for all of them!)

But most of all I would like to work with someone whose personality would suit me most. So we could get along and complete each other…     

What is up next for RiMiNiO?

Right now I am still working on my first album. 3 tracks have been finished already and another 5 are in progress. This year I am also going to finish and publish my profile app in Android market. I think also about cooperating with some of my friends to make something together and check myself in soundtracks production or just start with the dj’ing live. 🙂

You know, for many years I composed mostly for my own satisfaction. Now I think it’s worth doing to grow my fans, too. Last time I was performing live, I was a 12-year old boy and played in a trumpet duo in Wroclaw Philharmonic. At the moment I do not perform live. But who knows. I returned to my hobby of composing music after few years of break, while I was focusing on my business only. Two years ago I managed to fill up my little home-studio with a new hardware. So I am on my way of going public with my music and being published internationally. I’ve just released digitally my 2 singles. Let’s see how it grows. Anyway I am really happy to win RISLabs contest. Thank you guys!

JAMIEBOY (INDIANAPOLIS, USA)


What is the music scene like in your local area?

Let me see, the music scene in Indianapolis, Indiana… I think its finally getting out there. I think a lot of the local artists kind of try to sound like somebody that’s already hot and people already know. I wish artists in Naptown would try something new, be more creative and original!!! I think if people supported good music and not just artists they know, all local artists would be more successful. Shout out to GameFace Ent. and Heirborn Gang, some local artists I actually listen to.

Who are some of your musical inspirations?

First of all, I love all music. I’m definitely a hip-hop head tho lol. Timbaland is a huge inspiration. I think I would have to say Kanye West is the biggest inspiration I’ve had so far. I love the Neptunes too. I think Kanye and Pharrell’s music is so different from everybody else’s. A lot of the music we hear today have a lot of the same sounds and loops. It gets so old to me. When a song comes on, you kind of have to guess what song it is. I love to song write. I think Ne-yo and Adele are awesome! I could also listen to Norah Jones all day. Huge Jay-Z fan too. I listen to a lot of Lupe Fiasco. Drake? Who doesn’t like Drake. Big Usher fan, Mos Def, Common, and I could keep going…

How did you approach your remix of The Chirps?

Well, in my opinion, a remix should sound nothing like the original. Well, maybe a little… lol. But it should be completely transformed. I love using vocal samples and in the original track, they weren’t used a lot. So I changed that. I added a couple of new synth sounds to make it more dramatic, and some electric guitar on the breakdown. I wanted to make it change up a lot, so the listener would wonder what was going to come next. I know beats are supposed to have structure so they say, but to me this wasn’t the track for that. I have to be different, and in this case it worked out for me. Thanks again for the opportunity.

What is up next for you?

Up next for Jamieboy? I just want to get my music out to the world. Soundclick.com/jamieboymusic is where anyone can hear a Jamieboy production. Free downloads are available for promotional use only. I song write if anyone is looking for new material in all genres. For custom tracks just e-mail me whenever: jamieboyproductions@gmail.com. I’m currently working on a remix for Nipsey Hussles, and a couple of mixtapes for some local artists here in Naptown. Make sure and become a fan at reverbnation.com/jamieboy. Thanks again!

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We’ve given you all the ingredients. Now it’s your turn to bake up a fresh new track!

Beatstars.com is giving ReverbNation artists two incredible opportunities to test their remixing skills. First, music producers will have the chance to remix popular Hip Hop artists Hopsin, Dizzy Wright & SwizZz’s acapella vocals. Second, Singer/songwriters can record their best song to an instrumental track by multi-platinum music producer MdL, who has worked with everyone from the Biebs to Cee Lo himself.

  • Music producers, this one’s for you!

  • Singer/songwriters, show me what those pipes are made of!

Don’t want to miss out on next opportunity?

There are four ways you can stay up-to-date on the latest gigs (we recommend using all of them to ensure nothing gets missed!):

  • Follow our updates on Twitter and Facebook
  • Check the email updates we send you
  • Check the latest Opportunities on this page
  • Go to your Control Room on your Reverb page > click “Opportunities”

So, where’s your next gig?

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Opportunities on Tap: Festivals, features, and remixes, oh my!

Take the stage at Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites

Ready to have some fun? Now in its seventh year and recognized as one of the most relaxed, creative, and pioneering festivals in music today, Fun Fun Fun Fest is custom booked for the most passionate, underground, and progressive musicians, comedians and fans around the world.

Fun Fun Fun Fest has assembled a fantastic lineup boasting both touring acts and local bands for this year’s after-shows, also known as FFF Nites. One exceptional ReverbNation artist to join the likes of Superchunk, Surfer Blood, Lucero, and Yukon Blonde and perform during the FFF NITES after parties. If selected, you will also receive artist passes to the entire festival so that you can catch great acts such as Run DMC, A$AP Rocky, Refused, & Deerhoof.

Gigs don’t have to be all business! >

 Colorado Music Buzz ReverbNation Artists of the Month

Do you have an upcoming Denver gig? Colorado Music Buzz is looking for ReverbNation artists for a new featured slot in their print and digital magazine. Each month, they’ll choose five Reverb artists from Denver and five Reverb artists from out of the area with upcoming gigs in Denver. Bands will also be featured on Music Buzz LIVE Radio, airing live on Wednesday nights and Saturday afternoons on MileHighUnderground.com digital radio.

Want a better shot at being selected? Include a video in your RPK explaining why the mag should feature you to their 40,000+ monthly readers.

You know you want to! >

Perform at New Noise Digital Music Conference & Festival

Make the most of your gigs! Network and perform at New Noise Santa Barbara, a three-day music and digital media conference that showcases both emerging and established bands. The event provides marketing, press and networking opportunities for bands. Music industry professionals scheduled to attend include major and indie label A&Rs, platinum-selling producers, managers, lawyers and digital entrepreneurs.

New Noise’s panels will cover topics ranging from publishing, management, A&R, demo listening, publicity, and the impact of technology on all facets of the industry. Every year brings acts from around the country – and usually a few surprises.

Listen, learn, and connect! >

Beatstars: Singer/Songwriter Remix Contest

Are you a singer/songwriter? BeatStars.com is looking for the most talented singer/songwriter to showcase in its digital production marketplace.

Singer/songwriters will record their best song to a BeatStars instrumental track by multi-platinum music producer MdL. He has worked with the likes of Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Maroon 5, and Cee Lo Green. As an added bonus, Beatstars.com is giving away $250 cash plus a one year platinum membership.

Do you have what it takes to work with a star? Download the stems now!

 

Don’t want to miss out on upcoming opportunities?

Here are four ways you can stay up-to-date on our latest gigs. We recommend using all of them to ensure nothing gets missed!:

  • Follow our updates on Twitter and Facebook
  • Check the email updates we send you
  • Check the latest Opportunities on this page
  • Go to your Control Room on your Reverb page > click “Opportunities”
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September’s Breaking Artists: Kudos to these ReverbNation opportunity winners!

Do you ever wonder who submits to those opportunities you see in your email inbox every week? Do you wonder who gets picked to perform or chosen for a feature? We thought you might. Our monthly Breaking Artists newsletter features a sampling of those artists, along with this nice and shiny blog post you’re reading right now. The whole Reverb community will get the newsletter (all 2,000,000+ of them). Yep, it’s kind of a big deal.

Please, support your fellow musicians by listening to their music and sending them kudos in the comments!

PS: Breaking Artists are selected by Reverb staff from opportunity winners. Increase your chances of being one of them by submitting to opportunities here >>

Rocking Out at Iceland Airwaves…

Singer/songwriter Ghost Town Jenny.

The Foreign Resort

Alternative band The Foreign Resort.

Ghost Town Jenny and The Foreign Resort will play the Iceland Airwaves annual music festival in Reykjavík. The five-day festival has been called “the hippest long weekend on the annual music-festival calendar.”

“I am just over the moon about playing our first major music festival, especially when it’s in such a magical place like Iceland! I will be forever grateful to ReverbNation for being the platform we needed to get our music heard by more people…” 

-Ghost Town Jenny

“We have not played Iceland Airwaves before, so this is going to be a great experience for us. We thought it would be a long-shot, so we were absolutely thrilled to get the acceptance email! (…) We have now started applying to more opportunities through ReverbNation as we are now also seeing a lot of great opportunities that are in line with our goals.” 

-The Foreign Resort

Performed at Reverb’s Hopscotch Day Party…

Casual Curious at Hopscotch.

Casual Curious performed at ReverbNation’s “United by Music” Hopscotch Music Festival Day Party. Hopscotch is an annual independent music festival held in Raleigh, NC.  This year’s event featured 175 bands that played across 15 venues!

DJ’d the Electric Zoo Main Stage…

Julien Loreto

Toronto-based DJ Julien Loreto.

Julien Loreto performed on the Main Stage at Electric Zoo 2012 in NYC! Check out a short documentary about his experience here. Electric Zoo is an annual electronic music festival held over Labor Day weekend. This year, more than 110,000 people showed up to see the show headlined by Pretty Lights, Above & Beyond, and Skrillex.

“It was my first time DJ’ing at Electric Zoo and it was an honour to perform at such a world class festival. (…) Thank you to Reverbnation and MADE Events for the special experience. Electric Zoo in my heart. Hope to be back next year!.”

-Julien Loreto

Came Together for Make Music New York…

230 ReverbNation artists played Make Music New York.

230 ReverbNation artist performed at the Make Music New York music festival in NYC! The event took place on June 21, the first day of summer, and featured more than 1,000 free concerts throughout New York’s five boroughs. Good going to everyone who came out and participated!

Featured in Substream Music Press…

Come What May

Athens-based prog rock band Come What May.

Come What May got a feature in the Warped issue of Substream Music Press! Substream Music Press focuses on discovering and sharing the best new music– especially the stuff sometimes missed by the mainstream media.

More Winners: The World’s Fare, TreeHouse!, Ajam band, and Alexander Cardinale!

The World's Fare

Prog rock band The World’s Fare performed at the Masquerade Musician’s Showcase in Atlanta.

TreeHouse!

Reggae band TreeHouse! played at the Creative Food Drive in Durham, NC. “ReverbNation has helped us gain gigs, exposure, and press, and has facilitated our exhibition of professionalism throughout this process, with quality RPKs, widgets for our website, and several methods of keeping up with all our fans!”

Ajam band

London-based Ajam band performed during the Olympics at London International Arts Festival!

Alexander Cardinale

Singer/songwriter Alexander Cardinale won a Dream Recording Package from Seagate Creative! “Reverb is my ‘home base’. And it’s the only place I use for my industry EPKs!!!” Follow him @XanderMusic

Congrats to all of September’s “Breaking” Artists!

Don’t want to miss out on next opportunity?

There are four ways you can use to stay up-to-date on the latest gigs (we recommend using all of them to ensure nothing gets missed!):

  • Follow our updates on Twitter and Facebook
  • Check the email updates we send you
  • Check the latest Opportunities on this page
  • Go to your Control Room on your Reverb page > click “Opportunities”

So, where’s your next gig?

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