(DURHAM, NC April 20, 2017) Earlier this year, Cincinnati-based indie label Old Flame Records harnessed the curation capability of ReverbNation to conduct a nationwide search for a new band to join its eclectic roster. During the six-week search, more than 7,000 bands submitted music for consideration. After ReverbNation’s curation team sifted through the submissions over the past several weeks, Old Flame Records founder Rob Mason offered a record deal to the Northampton-based rock outfit LuxDeluxe.
Tyler FilippiOld Flame Records Signs LuxDeluxe through ReverbNation A&R Search Opportunity
(DURHAM, NC February 13, 2017) For more than a decade, bands all over the world have tapped into ReverbNation for tools that help them build their audiences and for access to exposure opportunities, including spots on major music festivals, radio shows and in film and television. Ghost Ramp, the L.A.-based indie label founded by WAVVES frontman Nathan Williams and Patrick McDermott, took things to an entirely new level when they decided to tap into ReverbNation’s talent pool to conduct a nationwide search for a new band for their roster.
Tyler FilippiUpheaval Signs to Ghost Ramp Records through an Exclusive ReverbNation Opportunity
DURHAM, NC – November 15, 2016, ReverbNation, the company that has helped millions of emerging artists advance their careers, announced today that they will tap into the music-centric publishing network of The FADER to begin featuring select brand programs on ReverbNation.com, which generates more than 10 million visitors per month. Building off of their 2016 collaboration, “The Watch List” monthly single series which identified the most promising artists in the ReverbNation community and gave them heightened promotional exposure at retail, in the press and online, this deeper partnership is expected to unlock an important new capability for ReverbNation and will enable brands to forge deeper relationships with independent artists and their fans.
Tyler FilippiReverbNation Taps Into The FADER’s Publishing Network to Forge Stronger Relationships Between Brands, Emerging Artists and their Fans
DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — ReverbNation, the company that has helped millions of emerging artists advance their careers, announced today that they have acquired Audiokite, a company whose best-in-class research platform enables musicians to have their music reviewed by some of the world’s most ardent music fans.
The acquisition of Audiokite will allow ReverbNation to strengthen the relationship between its industry-leading Curation-at-scale capabilities and its fast growing artist-to-fan initiatives. Audiokite has already been integrated into ReverbNation’s existing Crowd Review product, a popular service for artists on ReverbNation.com.
“We believe that adding Audiokite’s world-class research platform to our industry-first Curation-at-scale capability positions ReverbNation at the cutting edge of both artist identification and new music discovery,” said Simon Perry, Chief Creative Officer and Head of A&R at ReverbNation. “Artists love getting feedback from music fans on their work, and now that Crowd Review is being powered by Audiokite, we expect the product to continue to grow. Simultaneously, we look forward to engaging the millions of fans who come to ReverbNation.com each month to provide feedback for our artists.”
Tyler FilippiReverbNation Acquires Music Research Platform Audiokite
Contest Highlights Best Emerging Country Artists on ReverbNation’s Deep Roster
NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — ReverbNation has helped thousands and thousands of emerging artists over the years by providing unique opportunities for them to build their audiences. From playing festivals like Summerfest and Bonnaroo, to getting the end title of a major motion picture (POINT BREAK) or a spot on a television commercial, ReverbNation can open doors for bands that can be career changing. And now, with the first-ever Marriott Rewards Credit Card from Chase Battle of the Bands Contest, a national brand is tapping into the energy that a ReverbNation opportunity creates.
Tyler FilippiReverbNation Announces Finalists in Marriott Rewards® Credit Card from Chase Battle of the Bands Contest
Two Bands will be Picked to Perform on Bonnaroo’s World-Class Stages
MANCHESTER, TN — Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and ReverbNation announced today an exclusive multi-year relationship that will harness talent from ReverbNation’s enormous catalog of new artists to play Bonnaroo’s world-class stages this summer in Manchester, Tennessee June 9-12. This year’s Bonnaroo headliners include Pearl Jam, Dead & Company and LCD Soundsystem.
Two talented bands will be selected by ReverbNation’s curation team and Bonnaroo’s organizers for this incredible opportunity. There is no submission fee, and bands can submit starting today through May 1, 2016 right here.
Tyler FilippiBonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and ReverbNation Join Forces to Offer Free Artist Submissions to Perform at the 2016 Festival
AUSTIN, TX, Mar. 13, 2016 — ReverbNation’s artist development incubator CONNECT, and purveyors of noise for branded content and visual media, SHOUT IT OUT LOUD MUSIC, are bringing their emerging music series PURSUIT from NYC to Austin.
ReverbNation CONNECT and SHOUT IT OUT LOUD MUSIC are taking over both stages at Cheer Up Charlie’s for an Official SXSW Showcase on Friday, March 18th. Headlining act PORCHES recently snagged Best New Music on Pitchfork, which means the line will extend down Red River and around the corner of 9th Street before you finish reading this.
Tyler FilippiReverbNation CONNECT + SHOUT IT OUT LOUD MUSIC Present PURSUIT @ SXSW 2016 with PORCHES, LENA FAYRE, CHAD VALLEY & More
CHICAGO, IL, Jan. 22, 2016 — Coming off a successful 2015 season, the Art Institute of Chicago will tap ReverbNation for the second consecutive year as the exclusive talent curator for the 2016 season of “After Dark” – the Art Institute’s late night event for young professionals. The series, which has taken place 6 times per year since its inception in 2007, will take place 8 times in 2016.
“The support for After Dark has been tremendous over the years. We’ve sold out every event – that’s 1200 tickets – since 2009. Since partnering with ReverbNation CONNECT last year our level of musical talent has really taken the event to new heights,” said Matt Woodburn co-Founder of After Dark and owner of ESP Presents, who produce the event for the Art Institute.
“After Dark is a truly special event and one of the most exciting projects I’ve had the pleasure of working on in my career,” said Matt DuFour, A&R Director of ReverbNation and Co-Founder of After Dark. “The ability to showcase the best emerging talent from around the US to a receptive audience of over a thousand people at each event is a dream come true for both the bands that play and ReverbNation CONNECT. Our 2016 line-up is shaping up to be the best yet.”
Tyler FilippiReverbNation, Art Institute of Chicago Team Up Again For Monthly Music Series, “After Dark”
STURGIS, S.D., Jan. 19, 2016 — The Sturgis Buffalo Chip, which is celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year, has tapped ReverbNation to provide 10 bands for its stages during the annual motorcycle and music festival Aug. 1-13, 2016. ReverbNation bands will join headliners such as Kid Rock and Miranda Lambert on the Buffalo Chip’s stages for “The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling.”
ReverbNation is now the preferred submission platform for The Sturgis Buffalo Chip, which over the years has featured performers as diverse as Aerosmith, Social Distortion, Jason Aldean, Stevie Nicks and The Allman Brothers. Established in 1981, the popular entertainment destination for motorcyclists is one of the world’s most televised and longest-running independent music festivals. ReverbNation artists interested in the chance to perform at The Sturgis Buffalo Chip can submit beginning January 19, 2016 at www.ReverbNation.com.
Dave MarcelloThe World’s Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Plugs Into ReverbNation for Bands
MILWAUKEE (January 4, 2016) – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. and ReverbNation launch year two of a three year agreement that provides interested Artists the opportunity to take the stage at Summerfest, one of the largest and most successful music festivals in the world.
Since 1968, Summerfest has brought some of the biggest names in music, along with local favorites and emerging talent, to play for more than 850,000 music fans annually along the shores of Lake Michigan. This 11-day festival features more than 800 Artists spanning all genres, from alternative rock to country, hip hop, Top 40, classic rock, indie and everything in between. Artists interested in the chance to perform at Summerfest can submit at Reverbnation.com now through March 31, 2016 for free.
“As we continue our efforts to provide the best and most diverse music to Summerfest fans, we are thrilled to be partnering with ReverbNation for a second year,” said Bob Babisch, Vice President of Entertainment, Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. “Last year, ReverbNation connected us with up and coming Artists that helped us build one of the strongest and most unique lineups we’ve seen in years and we’re excited to keep the momentum going.”
Dave MarcelloSummerfest and ReverbNation Partner Again to Offer Free Artist Submission Platform for “The World’s Largest Music Festival” in 2016