Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hello Music seeking unsigned artists for CMJ showcase in NYC in October

Hello Music, one of Billboard Magazine’s Top 10 Startups of 2010, is seeking unsigned artists to play its official showcase at October’s CMJ Music Marathon, the annual New York City conference where the music business discovers scores of emerging bands.

“The artists we pick to perform at our showcase event will have an opportunity to make the connection that could change their careers,” Hello Music President John Boyle said. “Over 120,000 music aficionados looking for up and coming artists come to CMJ every year.”

Artists interested in playing at the showcase must upload music and prequalify at www.hellomusic.com by September 10. It is free to sign up and submit.

Hello Music will also be exhibiting in the NYU Kimmel “Loft Lounge” as part of the festival.

Hello Music does much more than help musicians get gigs. With dozens of opportunity partners, the company has placed songs in video games, ad campaigns and on Internet radio; pitches tracks to music supervisors and record labels; and even gets artists discounts on services like digital distribution.

Joining the Hello Music community is simple and free, and the Hello Music A&R team sends comprehensive feedback to every artist who uploads a release. It’s a win-win: musicians get feedback and opportunities, and Hello Music partners hear the best unsigned music in the world.

The CMJ Music Marathon will take place in venues around New York City October 19-23; for more information about the event, go to www.cmj.com/marathon.

About Hello Music
Launched in January 2010, Hello Music is an online music company that combines technology resources with the art of A&R to identify talented musicians and connect them with career opportunities. Independent musicians can upload their music at www.hellomusic.com for review by the evaluation team, who will then determine if the music is appropriate for Hello Music’s many partner opportunities. Hello Music opportunities come from partners AudioMicro, Getty Images, GigMaven, LyricFind, MediaNet, Nevada Wild Fest, Next Big Sound, PlayNetwork, Slacker, Spider Studios, The Record Shop Studio, Tesla Studio, Topspin, TuneCore, Yahoo! Music and others. Hello Music was conceived and incubated by Wilshire Media Group, a digital music product design and development firm founded by Zack Zalon and Brendon Cassidy, and additional $4 million in private equity funding was provided by KVG Partners. www.hellomusic.com

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