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Members Only: Premium Competitions Make Way For Premium Opportunities

In the music industry, it’s all about who you know—and OurStage knows a lot of people. Over the last month we’ve hooked up some great OurStage artists with just a few of the industry veterans that we rub shoulders with. Having a pro with years of professional experience in the music biz in your corner is pretty sweet.

Just last week Premium Competition Artist Access Winner Dusty the Robodrum performed for Bruce Tyler, a music exec with over twenty years experience working with big name musicians and consulting for major labels and producers. Afterwards Dusty got some quality one-on-one time, an experience that proved to be invaluable.

By being a Premium Member on OurStage, artists are granted exclusive access to all Premium Music Competitions, and in turn move one step closer to opportunities like July’s Premium Competition Artist Access Series. This month, Premium Members have a chance at a mentorship with Don Ienner, the man who helped further the careers of Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd and dozens more. Sign up for a Premium Membership now and don’t miss another month of great exposure and opportunities.

 

Classifieds News: Artist Opportunities

OurStage Classifieds is a music-centric classifieds section designed to help music lovers, emerging artists and industry pros connect with one another on many levels. Think of it as your local classifieds section but on a music discovery site with over 4 million monthly visitors. The OurStage community lives and breathes musicwhat better place to fulfill all your music-related needs?

This week in Classifieds news, we’re tackling the Artist Opportunities category. Artist Opportunities features 6 subcategories: Collaboration, Contest/Competitions, Licensing, Live Performance, Publicity and Record Labels. Here are the details of each sub-group:

  • Collaboration – This category is for artists looking for other artists to collaborate with. Are you looking for an artist to sing the hook on your new song? Are you looking for a songwriting partner? Post your listing here! If you are looking for Musicians to join your band, then the best place for your listing is the Musicians Wanted category.
  • Contest/Competitions - This is the place for industry professionals to accept artist submissions for talent contests and competitions. Looking for contestants to take part in your battle of the bands? Post your listing here! Please do not post listings promoting contests or competitions in the Live Performance category.
  • Licensing – Here is the place for music industry professionals to post music licensing opportunities for artists. Need songs to feature in your movie, television show or commercial? Post your listing here! If you are in need of an agency to license your songs, the best place for your listing is the Services: Wanted category.
  • Live Performance – This category serves music industry professionals who need artists to perform live. Looking for artists for your venue, festival or coffee shop? Post your listing here! Artists who want to publicize their availability for live performance opportunities should post in the Connect: Avails category.
  • Publicity – A place for radio stations (terrestrial or Internet), blogs and other publications looking for new music, or any other opportunity that offers artists publicity. If you are looking to advertise your PR firm, the best place for your listing is the PR section under “Services.” If you are an artist looking to promote your upcoming concerts or releases, the best place for your listing is the Events category. If you are an artist looking to promote yourself to music lovers, the best place for your listing is the Personals: Bands Seeking Fans category.
  • Record Labels - This category is right for labels who are looking for artists to add to their rosters. Looking for new talent to sign or distribute through your label? Post your Listing here!

Click For Some Current Listings In Artist Opportunities

Marketplace News: Marketplace Tips – Email Followups

The OurStage Marketplace is temporarily closed for a site overhaul. Marketplace will re-open when the new version is ready in early 2010. Watch this space for the latest news concerning the re-opening of the OurStage Marketplace. In the meantime, Marketplace News will be offering artists advice on how to use the tools available on OurStage to secure opportunities and grow their fanbase.

An artist is booked to perform at a local venue. On the night of the gig, they show up on time, bring in some fans, play a great set and go home. But they’re not done yet. Savvy artists know the value of a followup email. After playing at a venue or working with a producer, photographer or any other industry professional, the artist should send an email indicating their gratitude for the opportunity, enjoyment of the experience and desire to work together again. This may seem like an insignificant detail, but an artist who is polite and easy to work with is much more likely to be asked back for a repeat performance than an artist with big talent and even bigger attitude. Remember, courtesy counts.

Be sure to tune in next week for more advice on how to get the most out of your OurStage experience.

Marketplace News: Marketplace Tips – Picture Perfect

OSBlog02_Marketplace_MASTERThe OurStage Marketplace is temporarily closed for a site overhaul. Marketplace will re-open when the new version is ready in early 2010. Watch this space for the latest news concerning the re-opening of the OurStage Marketplace. In the meantime, Marketplace News will be offering artists advice on how to use the tools available on OurStage to secure opportunities and grow their fanbase.

The focus of this week’s Marketplace Tips is how bands represent themselves through the pictures they use on their profiles and EPKs. Continue Reading Marketplace News: Marketplace Tips – Picture Perfect

Marketplace News: Marketplace Tips – What’s Your Story?

OSBlog02_Marketplace_MASTERThe OurStage Marketplace is temporarily closed for a site overhaul. Marketplace will re-open when the new version is ready in early 2010. Watch this space for the latest news concerning the re-opening of the OurStage Marketplace. In the meantime, Marketplace News will be offering artists advice on how to use the tools available on OurStage to secure opportunities and grow their fanbase.

Continue Reading Marketplace News: Marketplace Tips – What’s Your Story?

Marketplace News: Marketplace Tips – 3..2..1..Contact!

OSBlog02_Marketplace_MASTERThe OurStage Marketplace is temporarily closed for a site overhaul. Marketplace will re-open when the new version is ready in early 2010. Watch this space for the latest news concerning the re-opening of the OurStage Marketplace. In the meantime, Marketplace News will be offering artists advice on how to use the tools available on OurStage to secure opportunities and grow their fanbase.

Continue Reading 3..2..1..Contact!

MARKETPLACE NEWS: NEW GIGS & GIGS CLOSING SOON-SUBMIT YOUR EPK!

The OurStage Marketplace connects artists looking for gigs with venues looking for new talent. With amazing opportunities both around the USA and the world, the OurStage Marketplace is the place to be for up-and-coming artists!

This week, we’re spotlighting some new gigs in the OurStage Marketplace as well as some gigs with fast-approaching application deadlines. Take a look at the gigs below and find one that’s right for you! Want to make the most of the OurStage Marketplace? Here’s a Marketplace Tip: Follow OurStage on Twitter. New Marketplace gigs and gig deadlines are always tweeted about.

Keep checking the OurStage Marketplace, accessible via the “Marketplace” button on the main navigation bar, for the most up-to-date gig listings. Don’t see any gigs in your area? Tell your favorite venue about the OurStage Marketplace.

New Gig

l_0fb909c165a7ce8d437420685bdaed29Location: Simple Riot Productions at KC’s Music Alley, Fredericksburg, VA

Opportunity: Live Performance

Gig Date: January 16, 2010

Application Deadline: November 7, 2009

Gig Info: Rock band needed to open for Richmond’s JAIRA on January 16th. Also on the bill are two other local and unsigned bands as well as DJ A Watt out of Sterling. Submit your EPK HERE.

Gigs Closing Soon

IFPDCIQOHPXS-320x240Location: 2010 NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

Opportunity: Live Performance

Gig Date: January 14, 2010

Application Deadline: October 31, 2009

Gig Info: YOU MUST BE ENTERED INTO SESSION II OF THE JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY! The John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) are offering one lucky artist the chance to perform at the 2010 NAMM Show in sunny Anaheim, CA! The NAMM music show highlights the latest and greatest gear the music industry has to offer, from the most up-to-date recording software to handcrafted guitars. Not open to the public, NAMM is a hot spot for industry leaders and insiders. The winning artist will receive airfare from their home city to Anaheim, hotel accommodations, admission to the 2010 Winter NAMM Show, a showcase performance during NAMM, recording session on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and more! For NAMM, submit your EPK HERE. For the John Lennon Songwriting Contest Session II, submit your EPK HERE.

RQPLJOMWBWFS-320x240-150x1151Location: Amity Teen Center, Woodbridge, CT

Opportunity: Live Performance

Gig Date: November 14, 2009

Application Deadline: October 31, 2009

Gig Info: The Amity Teen Center is looking for local bands and bands with decent draw in the Woodbridge/Bethany/Orange area for a show with FLW, Beside The Burning Sea, We Came With Plague and Demolition Stereo. Each band will play a 30-45 minute set. Submit your EPK here.

RQPLJOMWBWFS-320x240-150x1151Location: Amity Teen Center, Woodbridge, CT

Opportunity: Live Performance

Gig Date: November 21, 2009

Application Deadline: October 31, 2009

Gig Info: The Amity Teen Center is looking for local bands and bands with decent draw in the Woodbridge/Bethany/Orange area for a show with Beneath The Gallows, Tuesdays With Morrie, Kali Ma, Black Regalia, A King Worth Killing, Distorted Paradox and Kaeliun. Each band will play a 30-45 minute set. Submit your EPK HERE.

For more info about the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, click here.

For more about the 2010 NAMM Show, click here.

For more info about the Amity Teen Center, click here.

For more info about the OurStage Marketplace, check out the Marketplace FAQ section.

 


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