ReverbNation Announces 10-City Urban Showcase Series

NEW YORK  - ReverbNation.com has announced plans for a ten-city Showcase Series in partnership with digital distribution powerhouse SNOCAP. The Showcase Series, named the ReverbNation "New Blood" Urban Showcase Series, will span 10 cities and feature the top unsigned urban artists from each market performing in front of A&R Representatives from Bad Boy Entertainment, Rawkus Records, UnAuthorized/Asylum and Imperial Records.

The "New Blood" Urban Showcase Series kicks off on August 12th in Denver at Club Feel before moving on to Houston on August 25th. The series will run through March 2008.

NEW YORK  - ReverbNation.com has announced plans for a ten-city Showcase Series in partnership with digital distribution powerhouse SNOCAP. The Showcase Series, named the ReverbNation "New Blood" Urban Showcase Series, will span 10 cities and feature the top unsigned urban artists from each market performing in front of A&R Representatives from Bad Boy Entertainment, Rawkus Records, UnAuthorized/Asylum and Imperial Records.

The "New Blood" Urban Showcase Series kicks off on August 12th in Denver at Club Feel before moving on to Houston on August 25th. The series will run through March 2008.

Each showcase event will be co-produced by a local urban music event/concert promoter.  Potential showcasing artists will be screened and selected through a music submission process administered by ReverbNation and SnoCap along with A&R representatives from the participating labels and input from the local promoters.  Aspiring artists and producers are encouraged to visit http://www.reverbnation.com/ for showcase consideration. Submission guidelines and other details are also available. The submission period will vary according to the Showcase schedule. Exact showcase dates and locations will be announced on the ReverbNation Web site and various news sites as they become available. The entire Showcase Series will run through Spring 2008.

"ReverbNation has emerged as one of the premier independent music resources on the web," said Bad Boy Entertainment A&R executive Conrad DiManche", who will attend the Houston showcase. "There are plenty of worthy artists out there that never get the chance to shine. The ReverbNation viral tools and reporting methods provide an excellent overview of any artists' relevance within their market."

Between 10-12 artists will perform at each Showcase Event, with each being allotted 8 minutes to perform. A&R representatives will be flown from New York City to each of the 10 nationwide showcases. 

Announced host cities for the ReverbNation "New Blood" Urban Showcase Series include Denver, Houston, Cleveland, Phoenix, Miami, Chicago, San Diego, Detroit, Atlanta and Minneapolis. Dates and cities are subject to change..

Go to http://www.reverbnation.com/ for more details, submission information and rules.  

"The music business has changed drastically", said Scott Egbert, VP Artist Relations for ReverbNation. "Distribution methods and music customer purchasing behaviors, not to mention all the free promotional options now available to independent artists have dramatically leveled the playing field thanks to the internet. But the fact remains that live performance is king. Even if music were totally free, performing live would still be a viable revenue stream due to the fact that concert tickets and t-shirts are still not freely downloadable".

 
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