Making a Scene has teamed up with Reverbnation to create a “Opportunity” for the purpose of conducting an international search to find artists that best define what “INDIE BLUES” is or could be. The search is not restricted to those who categorize themselves as “Blues” artist but is expanded into all genres of music. Those chosen will be invited to be part of an “INDIE BLUES” compilation that will showcase the The best in “INDIE BLUES”. These are artists that are out there touring and creating NEW ORIGINAL music that has it’s roots in the blues, but have the potential to attract a new fan base to the genre.
1. You must be a currently touring musician. We are looking for artists that are serious about their music and are actively working towards making music their career.
2. You must be creating ORIGINAL music that has a foundation in Blues. We are looking for good songs, not songs that are written as excuses for guitar solos. It does not have to be a traditional blues form, though those are not ruled out, but it’s not a bad thing to be outside the box.
NOTE: What is Indie Blues Music? – for the purpose of this compilation, Blues is defined as music that conveys “Truth” and communicates that Truth in such a way that it connects your listener, at an emotional level, with a common human condition.
What you get if chosen:
1. You will become part of the “Making a Scene-INDIE BLUES Vol 1” Compilation CD that will be digitally promoted to radio stations, record companies and media outlets throughout the world as the best in New “INDIE BLUES” artists. Included will be a one sheet that will have your bio, links to your website and contact info.
2. A special Compilation page that will allow people to stream your song with links to your “interview” page
3. A Banner for your website that identifies you as “The Best in Indie Blues” with a link to the Compilation page on Making a Scene.
4. You will receive an Exclusive interview opportunity on Making a Scene – with a showcase page that will contain your exclusive interview (with 4 of your songs), bio, links to purchase your music, your music videos(2), and a stream of the song chosen for the compilation.
5. 90 days large “Skyscraper” (250×900) Banner add in rotation(with links to your webpage/itunes page) on the front page of Making a Scene (a $300 Value). This ad location will be marked as “The Best in Indie Blues”.
6. 90 Days Music Video Placement in rotation on the front page of Making a Scene (a $150 Value) also marked as “The Best in INDIE BLUES” ..
7. Your song will be put in rotation on “LIVE from the Midnight Circus” Voted by Blues Matters magazine as one of the Top Internet Blues Radio shows internationally in their writers poll. The show airs on www.peachtreeradiofm.com and www.deepjams.net and reports to the RMR Blues Charts.
What does it Cost?
IT IS FREE!!
How do I submit
If you have a Reverbnation account (it’s free) just log into your account and click on the link below and submit your song to be considered for the compilation.
If you do not have a Reverbnation Account, then go to www.reverbnation.com and sign up for one. Remember it’s 100% free and you will be able to take advantage of some great tools that won’t cost you anything to use. Once you have made your account click on the Link above and submit your song to the “Making a Scene – INDIE BLUES Vol 1″. If you are not familiar with Reverbnation check out the exclusive interview with Lou Plaia Co-founder of Reverbnation and learn first hand the advantages that ReverbNation can give you.
NOTE: All applicants will be evaluated by the Making a Scene staff and all decisions will be final. We will be taking into consideration the Song, Quality of the recording, Performance, the artists tour schedule and other factors to determine who will be chosen. If you are not chosen, this does not mean you were not worthy, but instead there were many other artists that we felt better represented our view of what “Indie Blues” is and could be.
Not sure what “INDIE BLUES” is or where it started? You want to read more about it? Check out the article “Selling the Blues”