Archive | Indie Artist Opportunities RSS for this section

Apply To Perform At SXSW 2018 – Applications Open Today

Screenshot (157)

SXSW is by far my favorite music industry event. I’ve been honored to join the SXSW community as a mentor for the past three years. One of the many amazing things about SXSW is its hosting hundreds of artists, bands, and ensembles from around the world. Showcasing artists perform at dozens of venues for an entire week bringing together an array of musical experiences for everyone to enjoy, no matter their tastes. I’ve discovered new and up-and-coming artists, experienced interesting musical styles and performances, and have been awed by undiscovered talent.

SXSW organizers also highlight the impact showcasing has on many artists’ careers:

SXSW Showcasing Artists benefit from career changing exposure and publicity provided by the amazing mix of influential participants who attend SXSW every year. Showcasing at SXSW means performing in one of the many venues located in famous downtown Austin for industry reps, media members, and thousands of fans and fellow musicians from all over the world.

If you’ve ever thought about showcasing at SXSW, now is the time to working towards that goal. Today, SXSW Showcasing Artists applications open at SXSW.com. The deadline for early entry is Friday, September 8, 2017.

For full details, visit https://www.sxsw.com/apply-to-participate/showcase-applications/

Spotify Moves Spotify Ad Studio Into Beta – Opens Up To Indie Artists & Managers

18447404_10212064058893381_4825200592698082113_n

 

I’ve been hearing that Spotify​ is rolling out their BETA for their new Spotify Ad Studio, which they are comparing to Google Adwords and Facebook. Some artist managers I’ve spoken with are already in the beta and using it to run ad campaigns on Spotify.

One manager posted in a group that I’m in:

Everyone go to adstudio.spotify.com and check it out for yourselves. Apparently I already have access. The targeting doesn’t get as fine as Facebook, for example, and there’s a $250 minimum spend which gets about 10,000 airings at $0.025 each. There’s also a $5,000 maximum, I presume per campaign, and above that you’re getting into their Spotify For Brands territory which has a $25,000 campaign minimum spend.

They also specify that they don’t currently support driving traffic to songs or playlists. Their ad objectives are ‘Announce an event,’ ‘Raise brand awareness,’ ‘Drive people to my website,’ and ‘Other.’

If you’re interested in advertising content, they encourage you to email adstudio@spotify.com

Want to learn more, here’s a Google Doc with FAQs:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fJy2Oa5wfIjC_JSU4CaMwsEI7foZmvsNajv1gbyTtXA/edit#heading=h.b2gzvaa9sgx

GRAMMY Showcase Call for Entries!

unnamed

CALL FOR ENTRIES!

Entry Deadline: April 21, 2017
Showcase: June 8, 2017

CLICK HERE TO ENTER
GRAMMY Showcases have built a successful track record of exposing new emerging talent to industry professionals and fans. This is your opportunity to perform live at the Los Angeles GRAMMY Showcase.

To enter and for a complete list of rules and regulations, click here.
The event is open to unsigned artists and/or artists without major label distribution

Music Industry Announcements

A few music industry announcements:
1. I am giving a talk and mini-workshop on Saturday, August 13th at 11am at the Indie Entertainment Summit titled “Music Metadata Matters: How Metadata Impacts Your Income & Opportunities” followed by speaking on a panel on YouTube video monetization for DIY indie artists and bands. Get deats and tickets at http://www.IESfest.com.
2. I am organizing and hosting the Southern California Music Industry Professionals’ August Music Industry Mixer on Thursday, August 18th form 6pm to 9pm at The Federal Bar. We have a special guest speaker, Tiamo Vettori De Vettori, Founder/CEO of Musicpreneur Academy and a Music Success Coach (www.TiamoMusic.com), will give a talk “Secret High Paying Gigs: 5 Lucrative Markets for Musicians in the NEW Music Industry.” This event is FREE. Join SCMIP at http://www.meetup.com/SCMIPonline and RSVP for the mixer at http://www.SCMIP-August.eventbrite.com.
3. I have a panel submitted for SXSW 2017 on music rights and metadata in the ever evolving digital music space featuring panelists from Music Reports, BuzzAngle, TuneRegistry, and Crunch Digital. Vote for the panel and leave comments at http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/62361.
4. I am now the full-time CEO of TuneRegistry, an easy-to-use music catalog and metadata management platform with built-in music administration tools for the independent music community. TuneRegistry helps music creators and rights-holders organize their music catalog and streamline administrative tasks such as registering with rights organizations. Our goal is to have 1,000 music creators and rights-holders using TuneRegistry by the end of 2016. Please tell your music industry friends and send them to http://www.tuneregistry.com for details.
To stay up-to-date about my projects, work, involvements, and my upcoming appearences subscribe to my blog at http://www.daeboganmusic.com, follow me on Twitter @daeboganmusic, and like my Facebook page Dae Bogan Music.

3rd Annual Los Angeles GRAMMY Showcase – SUBMISSIONS OPEN

2016 showcase logo

As a member of the The Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter, I am excited to share the recent announcement of the upcoming GRAMMY Showcase and a call for entries.

GRAMMY Showcases have built a successful track record of exposing new emerging talent to industry professionals and fans. This is your opportunity to perform live at the Los Angeles GRAMMY Showcase.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, April 1st, 2016

SHOWCASE: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

To enter and for a complete list of rules and regulations, please visit: https://www.grammypro.com/los-angeles/blogs/los-angeles-grammy-showcase-concert

The event is open to unsigned artists and/or artists without major label distribution.

 

SXSW 2016 Now Accepting Showcasing Artist Submissions

3-19_TeiShi_Stubbs_samantha-burkardt_0008-bigtop

We know it feels like SXSW 2015 happened just yesterday, but we’re already beginning to look towards next year. Mark your calendars: artist applications for the 2016 SXSW Music Festival will open on Monday, June 29.

Sonicbids will return as the official SXSW Music Festival application platform for 2016. Once you set up your Sonicbids Electronic Press Kit and apply for SXSW 2016, your band will have access to a vast network of promoters and booking agents which will enable you to look for gigs outside of SXSW.

The initial application fee will be $33. More information on application deadlines will be announced on a later date.

Each year, the SXSW Music Festival presents a great opportunity to network with industry pros and perform with thousands of artists from all over the world. More than 2,200 showcasing artistsperformed at SXSW this past March, with nearly 600 of those acts representing 62 countries outside of the U.S.

Please visit the Showcase FAQ page for more information about performing at the 2016 SXSW Music Festival, and visit our applications page beginning Monday, June 29 to apply.

Tei Shi photo by Samantha Burkardt

Calling All Talented Independent Pop Artists

Indie-Artists-Logo-1024x409

I am seeking a TALENTED independent POP artist who has at least 1 single planned to release this summer (it’s OK if you haven’t recorded it yet) to use as a test subject for a start-up. If you or a friend believes you’re the one, please post a link to your last 2 releases (Soundcloud or YouTube) in the comments here.

Grammy Showcase: Call For Entries

Grammy Showcase

Grammy Showcase: Call For Entries

Deadline: Monday, April 27, 2015

Grammy Showcases have built a successful track record of exposing new emerging talent to industry professionals and fans. This is your opportunity to perform live at the Los Angeles Grammy Showcase.
Entry Deadline: Monday, April 27
Showcase Event: Tuesday, June 16
To enter: www.grammypro.com/los-angeles/blogs/la-chapter-grammy-showcase-concert 

A&R 2.0 For The DIY Musician

Richard Mills

FEATURED #MUSICHEAD: Richard Mills is a digital video and music artist based in the northwest. When not releasing his “RAM rants” reality-show style YouTube videos, Richard is actively recording hip-hop and electronic music for a currently untitled music project and exploring his interests in fashion. Website: http://www.RAMrants.com | Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RAMrants | Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RAMrants (Want to be the next FEATURED #MUSICHEAD? Send me a message on my Facebook Page for consideration)

There is something in the industry we call A&R 2.0, and that is music tech platforms that allow unsigned artists to submit music to be reviewed by music industry professionals (often, label A&Rs) for feedback, placement (cover records), and possibly a record deal. There is typically a per transaction fee for some (Music Xray and Blaze Trax) or a subscription fee for others (Audio Rokit).

There are mixed feelings in the music industry about these type of platforms, but they do exist and more and more songwriters and artists are starting to use them.  Read More…

%d bloggers like this: