Opportunities on Tap: Serving up some hot U.S. gigs!

Open up for Hollywood Records recording artist ZZ Ward

Singer songwriter ZZ Ward

Does you music have passion? Does it have soul? You may be the perfect opening act for the one and only, ZZ Ward on her current fall tour!

The collision of dirty blues and beats is the definition of this stunning Hollywood Records recording artist, whose artistry spins on a luminous axis of voice and soul. Raised on the blues with a passion for hip-hop, ZZ’s music straddles two distinct genres which she fearlessly melds with effortless finesse. Who knew turntables and harmonicas were so compatible?

This is one connected chick! Her upcoming LP release features collaborations with Grammy Award winner Ryan Tedder, Michael Fitzpatrick (Fitz & The Tantrums), Kendrick Lamar, Freddie Gibbs, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) and Pete Rock.

Click on the cities that best fits your tour schedule to submit!

October 17 – San Diego
October 18 – Los Angeles
October 19 – Santa Barbana
October 20 – Reno
October 22 – Seattle
October 23 – Portland
October 24 – Eugene
October 25 – Napa
October 26 – San Francisco

ZZ Ward’s music video “Til the Casket Drops” for ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars


Perform at DIG SOUTH Interactive Festival

Get some sun, hit the waves, network and perform at DIG SOUTH!

The inaugural DIG SOUTH Interactive Festival is selecting one southeastern ReverbNation artist to perform at the College of Charleston TD Arena. If selected you and your band will be included in the DIG SOUTH ticket brochure, program guide, national press releases and social media distribution. As an added bonus, you are provided with all-access passes to the DIG SOUTH festival, conference, expo, and other concerts.

Here you can network with the region’s leading brand marketers and digital strategists, technology executives, investors, entrepreneurs, software developers, creatives, rabble-rousers, researchers, inventors, bloggers, publishers, media planners and buyers, arts professionals, performers, academics and students.

The ocean is calling! >>

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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Opportunities on Tap: One month PR campaign and a UK feature!

Artist Development Package from AltSounds

Could your band use some serious PR? AltSounds is here to give you the boost you need!

This is your chance to win an exclusive one month AltSounds Online Development Package. Check out the full details:

  • One month PR campaign through AltPR ($1000 value)
  • Guaranteed review of your latest release on AltSounds.com, KingLoaf.com and Queenster.com
  • Guaranteed mention in AltSounds’ mailing list that goes out to 250K people and industry folks
  • Professionally designed social networking backgrounds (Youtube, Facebook & Twitter)
  • 250K Takeover Ads across the AltSounds Network [$5000 value]

Pumped Audio | Amplify

If your music falls into the EDM genre then you better get on this!

Bust out the glow sticks and get those fists pumpin’! Pumped Audio Amplify, the sister company to Pumped Audio, one of the UK’s most popular online dance music magazines, wants to feature you on their site!

Covering the spectrum of electronic sub-genres, Pumped Audio Amplify pride themselves on providing highly relevant and up to date label, artist & release news to their readers. Pumped Audio Amplify, is dedicated solely to supporting up and coming electronic artists, providing them with a platform to share their work, gigs and news with our readers on a regular basis. This is their way of giving something back for all of the wonderful music they’ve enjoyed.

Good PR begets good PR! >>

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Confessions of a Converted EDM Fan: My Electric Zoo Experience

Jason is a member of ReverbNation’s Live group in New York City, and is our in-house photographer. In addition to working in the industry, Jason is also a musician and performs under the name, “The Dharma Body.”


Confetti rains down on the crowd during Tiësto’s performance

I’m going to start off this post by being bluntly honest: I don’t know much about Electronic Dance Music. When it comes to Rock, I pride myself in my knowledge and ability to be in the loop about anything and everything Rock-related; I probably know more about some bands’ histories than I know about my own family’s genealogy. Put an artist lineup from an Electronic music festival in front of me, though, and I feel like a middle aged father who is trying to bond with his totally “hip” son; “Which one of these guys does the cool thing with the bass?” That’s exactly how I felt this past weekend when I arrived at New York City’s largest Electronic Music Festival: Electric Zoo.

Held every Labor day weekend on Randall’s Island, Electric Zoo has become one of the most talked about Electronic festivals in the country. This year boasted the biggest turnout yet, with 110,000 fans attending the festival over its three day duration. Being an avid show goer, I thought that covering Electric Zoo would be like any other festival. I would watch some great music, take some photos, chat with some fans, and that would be it. What I experienced over the following three days proved to me that Electronic music festivals are in a league of their own, and can only be described as something you have to see to believe.

Julien Loreto performs at Electric Zoo

The first snares and bass beats that echoed from the festival’s main stage when the gates opened on Friday morning came from Julien Loreto, a DJ who was chosen to perform at the festival via ReverbNation’s Opportunity Submission platform. Fans wasted no time getting down to business and dancing their hearts out to Loreto’s fantastic set. “It was my first time DJing at Electric Zoo and it was an honor to perform at such a world class festival,” Loreto said of his experience. “The hospitality was great, and the sound and visuals at all stages were fantastic. There were DJs and performances for all EDM tastes, and a super crowd!”

By mid-afternoon, Randall’s Island was packed with fans that were eager for a weekend of good music, a great time, and non-stop dance parties. Their excitement and enthusiasm over the course of the weekend was immensely palpable, and the eclectic group of DJs, ranging from Dillon Francis to Above & Beyond, fueled the fire with mind-bending light shows, confetti, pyrotechnics and everything in between. The energy from the crowd reached an all time high on Sunday evening when Skrillex took the stage, signaling the end of this year’s Electric Zoo, and leaving the crowd with a euphoric sense of closure to their summer and to a fantastic music festival season on Randall’s Island.

Electric Zoo taught me a lot about the Electronic genre and, honestly, music as a whole. When it comes down to it, the names on a festival artist lineup are just that; names. Sure we have our favorites, our must-sees, our can’t-do-withouts, but festivals are all about exploration and discovery. For me, Electric Zoo was uncharted territory; a plethora of opportunities for new experiences and appreciation of a genre I knew so little about.

I came to the festival confused and skeptical. I left a converted believer.

For more information on ReverbNation’s performance opportunity with Electric Zoo 2012 click here!

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Opportunities on Tap: New Year’s Eve Party in Texas plus Rock/Metal Radio

Texas Motor Speedway Fast Track to Fame, a Big D NYE Competition

End the year with a bang! Perform for more than 35,000 party-goers at the Big D NYE celebration in Dallas, the central time zone’s largest New Year’s Eve outdoor celebration. The event will also be broadcast live on television to more than 574,000 households in North Texas. Yes, that’s over half a million potential new fans!

On top of all the exposure, there is a $1,000 cash prize for the winning band. Cha-ching! Plus, you get to keep all of the high definition footage and professional photography taken of your performance.

Big D NYE 2012 celebration in Dallas, TX

Ta-ta 2012! Start 2013 off right. Click here >>

The Rock Solid Pressure Show & Industry Showcase

Rock or metal artist? Broadcast your music with The Rock Solid Pressure show! The station has been a staple in the unsignedmusic forum for 10 years, and has always had an uncanny knack for discovering the best unsigned bands in the nation and moving their career forward. Your music will be played on nationally syndicated FM stations and on Internet broadcast.

If you make the cut for the Rock Solid Pressure playlist will also be considered to play ‘The Rock Solid Pressure Industry Showcase’ in downtown St. Petersburg Florida. You’ll perform for the ‘who’s who’ of the local music industry veterans, record labels, A&R, CEO’s, high profile mgmt and booking agencies, along with celebrities and music icons!

“Under pressure” to submit? Click here >>

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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ReverbNation rock band selected for new Dodge Dart commercial

After two months going through a couple rounds of online voting, competing against hundreds of other talented artists, and crafting just the perfect song, Michael Williams Band has been crowned the winner of the Dodge “Inspired By You” contest! Along with the free promotion and the worldwide exposure, this kickass rock band from L.A. will get the amazing opportunity to have their song featured in a new commercial featuring the All-New 2013 Dodge Dart.

If you haven’t had the pleasure to listen to Michael Williams, the lead singer and guitarist who is known for combining blistering guitar licks and intense performance energy with soulful songwriting and a dynamic voice, take the time to do it now. Here’s what Rock’s Back Pages has to say about the band:

“Imagine if Jimi Hendrix came out of Texas. That’s what you’ve got in Mike Williams, lead singer, guitarist, powerhouse. The kind of performer who makes you scream. He’s just outrageous… Williams is the real deal: raw rock power, great voice, powerful stage presence… anything you hear on the record is ten times wilder, heavier and more intense onstage.” read more…

Congrats also to the runners up bands!

Bungled and Botched, bluegrass band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

If Birds Could Fly, folk band from Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

If you like what you hear, make sure to send kudos to your fellow musicians in the comments below!

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Opportunities on Tap: Amplified fest, Papercut mag, comedic blogs and more!

Open for National Act at the Amplified Global Music Fest 2012

In the North Carolina area? Get the exclusive chance through ReverbNation to perform at LABEL, Charlotte’s newest night club, and open for a national recording artist at the AMPLIFIED Global Music Festival. The best part is that travel and hotel accommodations will be paid for by AMPED 4-A-Cure, Inc.

This international cancer music marathon was created by AMPED 4-A-Cure, Inc and on October 13, 2012, thousands of musicians of all genres worldwide will perform in their home cities to raise money for cancer research. The goal is to raise more than $500,000 for research regarding early detection and prevention.

Do you want to make a difference with your music? 

Get Featured in Papercut Magazine

Do you have original music and style? What makes you unique? Papercut Magazine wants to find fresh faces, new sounds, and rising talent thru ReverbNation to feature in its upcoming issues!

Hey slice, don’t miss this opportunity >>

Comedian Dave Hill Podcast and Blog Feature

Does your music push the limits? Is it cutting edge? Then, get reviewed by the one and only Dave Hill. I’ll let the man himself give you the skinny on his opportunity.

“Hello. This is your man Dave Hill- comedian, rock person, man of letters, highly-boneable public figure and much more- with a message of great importance.  Submit your band into my sweet contest and I will totally listen to your band, judge you without mercy, bop my head around a little (if I like it), give you the finger (if I don’t like it), and quite possibly even attempt to have intercourse while listening to your music (I need you to be cool with that). In the end, I shall pick a winner and that winner, which is to say the band that I decide is the best ever basically, will be glorified in the form of me writing a lengthy and profanity-laced entry about them on my website (the most popular website on the Internet pretty much) and also featuring them on my wildly popular podcast, Dave Hill’s Podcasting Incident (the best podcast and I’m not even kidding).”

Get your kicks and giggles >>

Live Performance Review & OnstageSuccess.com Feature Spotlight

Would you like to improve your live show? OnstageSuccess.com wants to help! Get specific recommendations, creative concepts, and useable advice for you and your band to become a success every time you perform onstage. Onstage Success producers have worked with Taylor Swift, Jars of Clay, The Band Perry, Francesca Battistelli, & more.

Fine-tune your live show  >>

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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Breaking Artists #1: Highlighting winners of performances and feature opportunities

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 so starting this month, we’ll pick a sampling of those artists and send out a new, monthly Breaking Artists newsletter 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. Increase your chances of being one of them by submitting to opportunities here >>

Maren Morris

Singer/songwriter Maren Morris was named “Artist On The Verge” by the esteemed New Music Seminar (NMS), beating 99 other talented artists.

“It was all around a great experience. (…) I thank ReverbNation for giving me the opportunity to be discovered by NMS in the first place!” 

Listen and download Maren’s track Best of Me.

Veilside, Losing Scarlet, and The Heroes Lie

Hard rock bands Veilside (above), Losing Scarlet, and The Heroes Lie played the ReverbNation stage at WIIL Rock Fest 2012. Veilside told us they were honored to be asked back to WIIL Rock’s annual Rock Fest, this year celebrating 20 years of the Radio Station by sharing the stage with 20+ of their favorite acts like, Black Stone Cherry, Texas Hippie Coalition, Fear Factory, Saving Able, Static X, and much more. Listen to Veilside’s Dust in The Wind, Losing Scarlet’s Learning to Bleed, and The Heroes Lie’s I Am a Fighter below.

Late Cambrian

Brooklyn indie rock band Late Cambrian performed at LUCKYRICE Festival 2012 in NYC! Here’s what they have to say about the experience: “We entered the LUCKYRICE Contest a few days after we joined ReverbNation. The head of LUCKYRICE said he listened to over 250 bands before choosing us. It was an honor really! The Festival itself was amazing. Some of the most delicious food we’ve ever tasted! They gave us free passes to 3 of the 5 nights of Luckyrice. Our show, on an outside stage, under the Manhattan Bridge was an awesome thing to be a part of. It was professionally run and we sold a bunch of CDs.”

“Thank you ReverbNation for connecting us with the contest… It was one of the highlights of our time as a band.”

Listen and download Late Cambrian’s track I Gave You My Limit.


Brooklyn-based guitarist and producer D.V.S* performed at the 2012 Gathering of the Vibes’ Silent Disco. This year’s lineup included big acts like The Avett Brothers, Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams, and ALO. Definitely sounds like a good crowd to be part of! Listen to D.V.S*’s Shortness of Breath.

Herukhuti Ausar

North Carolina rapper Herukhuti Ausar opened up a SOLD OUT SHOW for Logic and Tayyib Ali at The Roxy in LA! He said: “It was great! I really enjoyed the opportunity to communicate with the Roxy crowd. I got a real good vibe from there and the fans let us know that they enjoyed the performance. GREAT ENERGY!!” Listen to Herukhuti Ausar’s track Carolina:

Eitch, 4onthefloor, Sumilan

Eitch played at Wakarusa Music Festival this year (last year she went as a fan and promised herself she would do everything in her power to play there this year). “I honestly believe that if it weren’t for [ReverbNation’s] update in my inbox, it may have never come to my attention that Wakarusa was gathering their artists in time for me to act.” 

“ReverbNation was definitely the catalyst in making a dream come true.” 

Along with Eitch, 4onthefloor and Sumilan also got the amazing opportunity to play at Wakarusa Festival this past month! Listen to Eitch’s Sun and Moon, 4onthefloor’s On Tuesday, and Sumilan’s How Now Does It Feel below.

The Nearly Deads, One Days Notice, Zak Smith, Slave To The Day

The grunge rock band from Nashville, The Nearly Deads, got a feature in Substream Music Press.

Pop rock band One Days Notice opened for The Offspring at House of Blues Cleveland. “We had an AWESOME time! The Offspring, the crowd, and the House of Blues staff were GREAT!”

NJ rock band Zak Smith opened for Carbon Leaf at Brooklyn Bowl. “It was awesome playing at Brooklyn Bowl with Carbon Leaf, who are an unbelievable band. It’s by far one of the greatest venues to play in NY.” Photo by Vernon Webb.

Metal band Slave To The Day played Dirt Fest 2012 in Birch Run, MI.

Listen to The Nearly Deads’ The Perfect Cure, One Days Notice’s Shake It Out (free download), Zak Smith’s Crawling (free download), and Slaves To The Day’s The Waking below.

Congrats to all of August’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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Opportunities on Tap: Toyota short film, Bud and Roach show, and EDM’s Big Gigantic!

Toyota wants YOU for a Short Film Feature

Calling all bands from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Alabama! Don’t hit the brakes on your chance to be in Toyota’s new web short film that will be used on the Internet for one full year. The best part is that production comes to you! Production will coordinate a two-day shoot in your hometown and you’ll get paid $4,000. Ready to go from zero to 60? >>

Interview with The Bud and Roach Show

We’re not just blowing smoke! The Bud and Roach Show wants to feature YOUR music and interview you on their live online radio broadcast. Your music will also be played during the week leading up to the interview on their classic morning show, The Wake and Bake. You or your band will get added exposure with a feature on their home page!

Check out this potent opportunity! >>

Big Gigantic at Wanee Music Festival

Open for Big Gigantic at Yoderfest

This is your chance to open for one of EDM’s hottest artists, Big Gigantic! Yoderfest, held in local music mecca Raleigh, NC, begins as a high-energy day party at Deep South the Bar and ends at the highly popular, Lincoln Theatre with performances by Big Gigantic & Crizzly.

The one-day festival was created by the friends and family of Chris Yoder. The festival is held in memory of the young and dedicated music fan, who passed away in 2011.

Donate your time to be a part of this music celebration. >>

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