The New Music Seminar (NMS) is dedicated to helping artists navigate the rough waters of today’s music business, giving them the tips they need to stand out from the competition, keep up with the latest technology and equip them with the tools to help build their musical empires. NMS is teaming up with OurStage to send one lucky artist to Los Angeles to perform at the NMS closing party at The Roxy on February 16, 2011. The winning artist will have the chance to perform in front of some of the new music industries pioneering personalities, including Michael Doernberg (ReverbNation), Pete Edge (President A&R Jive Records), Courtney Holt (President of MySpace Music), Tim Westergren (CEO of Pandora), Megan Jacobs (The Roxy LA), Jay Frank (CMT), Kelly G (BET), Chris Vinson (Bandzoogle), Jason Floom (Lava Records), Ian Rogers (Top Spin Media), Tony Van Veen (Discmakers & CD Baby), Edward Donnelly (Aderra), Ted Cohen (TAG Strategic), Craig Kallman (CEO of Atlantic Records) Brian Carpizo (Eventric) and OurStage CEO Ben Campbell!
The competition opens today, December 13th, and is open to all singer-songwriter, rock and pop artists. The competition will run throughout December and January, giving artists a full month and a half to get their tunes into the ears of the folks at NMS 2011. A panel of music experts at OurStage will choose the winning artist from the Top 20 ranked artists in the channel at the end of January. For official rules and competition information, click HERE.