In an unprecedented move, Skateboard Marketing Ltd, ReverbNation and Horns Up Rocks have teamed up for this year's CMJ Convention. They have launched a world wide contest for the opening slot at this year's Skateboard Marketing Ltd Convention Showcase. This year's convention showcase will be held at the legendary Webster Hall (formerly The Ritz) in New York City on October 18th, 2012. The headliner has been confirmed but has not been announced yet.
Skateboard Marketing Ltd, ReverbNation and Horns Up Rocks.com will each have input on deciding who gets the opening slot - it's going to be a very democratic process. The goal is to find a NEW developing artist that has the potential to sell records and cause significant impact in the Heavy Music scene. Something unique or something with a killer sound. It doesn't matter as long as it's heavy. Metal is alive and well and it's going to stay that way! The chosen band will need to "get to New York on their own". Skateboard Marketing Ltd, ReverbNation and Horns Up Rocks are not providing airfare or hotel accommodations.
Ticket holders and CMJ Convention badges will gain admission into the show after the private party. The artist who is chosen for the opening slot will get a 45 minute set starting at 7:15 PM. There will be a room full of music industry personnel to see what the band is all about.
Past convention showcases were held at Don Hills, The Bowery Poetry Club and Webster Hall. Some of the artists that have showcased include: Fear Factory, Warrior Soul, Brand New Sin, Beyond The Embrace, Between The Buried And Me, Misery, Sinai Beach and Texas Hippie Coalition.
The winning band will be chosen on September 14, 2012. Submit today and let the industry see what you're all about! Click here to submit your entry!
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