February 4th, 2013
Hey Artists / Musicians – Are You Unsigned?
Check out Unsigned Only — a different kind of music competition, period.
2013 judges include Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Neon Trees, Iggy Pop, Of Monsters & Men, and many more.
Deadline: March 14, 2013!
To enter, visit www.unsignedonly.com
Unsigned Only is a unique international music competition geared toward solo artists, bands, and singers who are not signed to a major label record company.
Unsigned Only is looking for an outstanding, talented performer… the “gem” of an artist waiting to be discovered. Unsigned Only has a highly esteemed judging panel, including recording artists such as Carly Simon, Iggy Pop, Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Neon Trees, Eve and many more.
In addition to $10,000 and other great prizes, the Grand Prize winner will also receive one-on-one mentoring from high-profile music industry executives from some of the world’s top record labels including Universal Republic, Capitol, Atlantic Records, Word Label Group, and many more.
For more information and to enter, go to http://www.unsignedonly.com
August 21st, 2012
SeeJoeRock’s latest Featured Artist – MAdkins Music… That’s what ya get!
Our new featured artist is Morgan Adkins of MAdkins Music out of Northern Virginia/DC Metro Area.
Morgan has been playing music since he was 8 years old when he picked up an electric guitar and never put it down. For the past 10 years, Morgan’s musical passion had been playing Classic Rock and doing his best to master songs and riffs from bands such as Van Halen.
His talents on the guitar surpassed musicians beyond his years and his skills in ‘tapping’ and playing intricate riffs came easily to him as if the music had become a part of his DNA.
In the past couple of years however, Morgan migrated his music into a new kind of genre – the one called EDM (Electronic Dance Music).
Why such a dramatic change?, asked to him. He said he felt somewhat limited when just playing the electric guitar – thinking, unless he became a part of a band, a classic rock or metal band, that he wouldn’t get to utilize his skills like he would want to in the future, so wanted to expand his musical talents in more areas.
Well, EDM definitely seems to be right up his ally. Starting out with just a Mac computer, Ableton Live and a Drum Machine (Akai MPD32), and influenced by the sounds of Daft Punk and CyberOptics – he found his own niche and started producing his own new sound.
Looking to hopefully create, compose and produce his own music that would maybe one day be heard on video games to commercials, his journey began and hasn’t stopped!
Only 17 years old and already having Indie labels such as Dream Crusher Media knocking at his door awaiting his latest creations, Morgan Adkins is paving his own way and letting his style be known!
Happy to report however, that he still picks up his guitar when he can since it was his true love.
~ The SeeJoeRock Team – 2012
June 14th, 2012
July 12 – 14: Summer NAMM – Nashville, TN 760-438-8001 / www.namm.org
July 19 – 21: 3rd Annual Independent Gospel Artist Alliance – Chesapeake, VA 443-956-3429 / www.indiegospelalliance.com
July 23 – 25: GMA’s IMMERSE 2012 – Nashville, TN www.experienceimmerse.com/2011
Aug 13 -16: International DJ Expo – Atlantic City, NJ 516-767-2500 – http://djtimes.com/thedjexpo
Aug 27- 31: Womens Music Summit DJ Expo – Big Indian, NY 845-254-8009 / www.womensmusicsummit.com
Sept 5 – 6: NY Games Conference – New York, NY www.nygamesconference.com
Sept 5 – 7: Popkomm – Berlin, Germany 49-30-3038-2149 www.popkomm.de
Sept 12 – 15: Americana Music Conference – Nashville, TN, 615-386-6936 / www.americanamusic.org
Sept 20 – 22: Dewey Beach Music Conference – / www.deweybeachfest.com/dbmc
Sept 20 – 22: Reeper Bahn Festival – Hamburg, Germany www.reeperbahnfestival.com
Sept 26 – 30: Cutting Edge Conference – New Orleans 504.945.1800 / www.cuttingedgenola.com
Sept 27 – 30: Breakout West Conference – Regina Canada www.breakoutwest.ca
Sept 27- 29: MidPoint Music Festival (MPMF) http://mpmf.com
Oct 3 – 4:Digital Music Forum West / www.digitalmusicforum.com/west
Oct 3 – 6: Next Big Nashville Presents Southland / www.nbnsoundland.com
Oct 16 – 20: CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival – / www.cmj.com/marathon/conference
Oct 20th: 12th Annual World Soundtrack Awards – 32-9-242-8060 www.worldsoundtrackawards.com
Oct 24 – 25: Billboard Film/TV Music Conference – Los Angeles, CA 646-654-4660 / www.billboardevents.com
Oct 25 – 27: MaMa Festival & Music Conference Paris, France – www.mama-event.com
Oct 26 – 28: New Skool Rules – Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.newskoolrules.com
Oct 31 – Nov 4: Iceland Airwaves Music Conference – Reykjavik, Iceland 354-552-0380 www.icelandairwaves.com
View a List of 2012 Worship Conferences: (starting now!) / www.worshipconferencelist.com
January 6th, 2012
SeeJoeRock Gets a Spotlight on Mashable.com!
I know, we’re still pinching ourselves!
Mashable.com is the largest independent news source covering web culture, social media and tech.. and yup, we’re going to be on it!!
Can I get a whoop whoop!!
So starting tomorrow, (not sure what time), go here: MASHABLE STARTUP WEEKEND ROUNDUP and check out SeeJoeRock’s article!
We’ll be the FIRST of 3 features covered.
This so freakin’ Rocks!
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April 6th, 2011
Calendar of Events for:
- 6 – 9: Musikmesse – Frankfurt, Germany 49-69-7575-19412
- 6 – 9: Florida Music Festival - Orlando, FL www.floridamusicfestival.com
- 21 – 24: Launch Music Conference – Lancaster, PA www.launchmusicconference.com
- 26: LA Games Conference – Los Angeles, CA 310-855-0033 www.lagamesconference.com
- 26 – 28: Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards – Miami Beach, FL 646-654-4660 www.billboardevents.com
- 25-27: Rethink Music Conference – Boston, MA rethink-music.com
- 28 – 30: Norman Music Festival 2011 - Norman, Ok www.normanmusicfestival.com/2011
- 28 – 30: ASCAP Expo – Los Angeles, CA 323-882-1000 www.ascap.com
- 29-30: Worldwide Radio Summit – Los Angeles 323-782-0770 www.worldwideradiosummit.com
- 29 – May 8: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – New Orleans, LA 504-410-4100 www.nojazzfest.com
- 1 – 4: MUSEXPO – Hollywood, CA 323-782-0770 www.musexpo.net
- 2: Variety Entertainment & Technology Summit – Marina del Rey, CA www.digitalhollywood.com/VarietySummit.html
- 2 – 5: Digital Hollywood Spring – Marina del Rey, CA www.digitalhollywood.com
- 9 – 11: NARM – Los Angeles, CA www.narm.com
- 12 – 14: The Great Escape – Brighton, UK www.escapegreat.com
- 20 – 22: Music & The Moving Image Conference – New York, NY steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/scoring/conference
- 24 – 28: Nokia Music Connects/Music Matters – Singapore 852-2167-8040 www.musicmatters.asia*
- 25-27: IMS – Ibiza www.internationalmusicsummit.com email@example.com 34-971-399-276*
- 2 – 5: Sunset Sessions Rock – Carlsbad, CA sunsetsessions.org
- 6 – 7: Billboard’s Country Music Summit – Nashville, TN www.billboardevents.com
- 7 – 8: Advertising 2.0 – New York, NY www.digitalhollywood.com
- 10-11: California Music Industry Summit – Oakland, CA www.smbtb.com
- 15 – 16: Billboard’s Music & Advertising – Edison Ballroom, NYC www.billboardevents.com
- 13 -19: NXNE – Toronto, ON Canada nxne.com
- 22 – 26: C/O Pop Festival – Cologne, Germany www.c-o-pop.de
- 23-25: MOB Fest – Chicago – 773-227-8777 www.chicagomobfest.com
- 25 – 26: The A&R Power Summit 2011 – www.thearpowersummit.com
- 6 – 9: Latin Alternative Music Conference - New York, NY www.latinalternative.com
- 6 – 9: 8th Sound and Music Computing Conference – Padova, Italy smc2011.smcnetwork.org
- 21 – 23: Summer NAMM – Nashville, TN www.namm.org
- 27 – 30: GMA’s IMMERSE – Nashville, TN www.experienceimmerse.com
- 31 – Aug 5: ICMC 2011 – University of Huddersfield, England www.icmc2011.org.uk
- 15 – 16: Bandwidth Music & Technology Conference – San Francisco, Ca www.bandwidthconference.com
- 18-20: We R Indie & Indiegrrl Int’L Music Conference, Knoxville, TN www.werindie.org/conference.html
- 7 – 9: Popkomm – Berlin, Germany 49-30-3038-2149 www.popkomm.de
- 7 – 9: BIGSOUND – Brisbane Australia www.qmusic.com.au
- 9 – 11: Electro-Music Festival 2011 – Huguenot, New York event.electro-music.com
- 20-22: 3D Gaming Summit – Los Angeles, CA 203-713-1071 www.3d-summit.com
- 21 – 22: NY Games Conference – New York, NY www.nygamesconference.com
- 22 – 24: Reeper Bahn Festival – Hamburg, Germany www.reeperbahnfestival.com
- 22 – 24: Dewey Beach Music Conference – Dewey Beach, DE www.deweybeachfest.com/dbmc/
- 22-24: Midpoint Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH – mpmf.com
- 27-28: 3D Entertainment Summit – Los Angeles 203-713-1071 www.3d-summit.com
- 29 – Oct 2: Next Big Nashville – Nashville, TN www.nbnsummit.com
- 29 – Oct 1: Play Prague Music Conference & Concert – Prague, Czech Republic www.playprague.com
- 2 – 4: IEBA Annual Conference- Nashville, TN 615-463-0161, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ieba.org
- 6: Digital Music Forum West – Los Angeles, CA www.digitalmusicforum.com/west
- 12 – 15: Americana Music Conference – Nashville, TN, 615-386-6936, www.americanamusic.org
- 12 – 16: Iceland Airwaves Music Conference – Reykjavik, Iceland 354-552-0380 www.icelandairwaves.com
- 18 – 22: CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2011 – New York, NY www.cmj.com
- 20 – 23: Breakout West Conference – Whitehorse, Yukon Canada www.breakoutwest.ca
- 22: 11th Annual World Soundtrack Awards – TBD 32-9-242-8060 www.worldsoundtrackawards.com
- 27: Digital Media Conference – San Francisco, CA – www.digitalmediaconference.com/west
- 27 – 28: Billboard’s Film & TV Music Conference – Los Angeles, CA www.billboardevents.com
- 3 – 4: Billboard’s 7th Annual Touring Conference & Awards – NYC, NY www.billboardevents.com
- 17: Hollywood Music in Media Awards – Hollywood, CA http://www.hmmawards.com
2011 Worship Conferences
September 30th, 2010
Promotion 101: Getting People To The Gig
Post By Mike King
If you or your band are just starting out, playing out can seem like a pretty daunting process, especially if you’re the sensitive artist type. While some folks feel perfectly fine playing to the handful of locals at the pub down the street, you can be sure that the folks that booked your show booked you for a reason: to bring people in the door. If you’re playing to an empty house, the club’s bills aren’t getting paid, and the chances of you being invited back to play are about the same as the chances the townie sitting at the bar will buy your record. There are certain unavoidable events (competing shows, acts of God, etc.) that every performing artist has to deal with, but there are also a number of very basic grassroots-type things that you can do to publicize your show, get people in the door, and make the club happy to have you.
As this is Promotion 101, we’re going to assume you haven’t really played out yet, and that your local market is what you’re looking to conquer. Which is great, as the first rule of thumb for a successful show is to INVITE YOUR FRIENDS.
It may sound too sales-ey, or disingenuous, or presumptuous, or whatever, but this is the music industry, and no matter what role you play in it you’re going to have learn that no matter how distasteful it may seem, self promotion is the key to success.
The number one thing you should do is to invite everyone you personally know to your show, twice – once a week or two before the show, and again the night before. Preferably through e-mail as well as a personal call. Before your music has a chance to speak for itself, the people that are going to go see you play are there to see you, personally. Hopefully you’ll pull off what you’re trying to pull off on stage, and your friends will turn on their friends to what you’re doing, and you’ll have the beginning of a little fan base. And of course these friends will mark the beginning of your mailing list, which you will keep up religiously.
September 30th, 2010
The Importance of Connections
Post by George Howard
While it is fine (and often refreshing) for a manager to have a low-key persona, they must be able to sell themselves and, more importantly, the artist. In so doing, they will build connections.
The record business is one where you live and die by how connected you are. You can make the greatest music in the world, but unless you can get it heard, it doesn’t much matter. Simply put, at all stages in your career—from getting an A&R person to listen to your demo, to getting your video played on MTV, to getting a gig to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Extravaganza—it is often connections that make the difference.
The reality is that the strength of the connection is frequently as powerful as the strength of the music. There are many examples of someone who makes mediocre music but is well connected getting a record deal before an artist who makes the most amazing music in the world but has few connections.