New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Workman Entertainment)
Seminar (NMS) announces the first ever NMS New York Music
Festival scheduled to take place in 17 venues throughout New York City and Brooklyn from June 17-20. NMS, along with their Partners: BMI, eMusic, Filter
Magazine, Folk Alliance, OurStage, ReverbNation and SESAC have brought together the best and brightest artists of the next generation for four nights of performances in venues ranging from Irving Plaza to clubs located throughout the Lower East Side and Williamsburg.
To see the full schedule of events, visit: www.newmusicseminar.com/NMSNewYorkMusicFestival
Beginning with the invite-only, red carpet Opening Night Party at Webster Hall on June 17 and continuing with open-to-the-public shows through June 20, NMS New York Music
Festival will feature over 100 of the hottest breaking artists.
Artists scheduled to perform at the festival include: The Dunwells, Soul Khan, Alice Smith, Yonas, Ca$h Out, This Good Robot!, The Dirty Pearls, Brian Lopez, King L, Ariana
and The Rose, The Black
Box Revelation, The London Souls, Garland Jefferies, Hilary Hahn, Mingus Big Band and many more.
In support of the artists on NMS' Artist On The Verge (AOV) Top 100 Chart, the Festival will include more than 30 AOV performances. Artist On The Verge Top 100 Chart is the most comprehensive chart for emerging new artists in the US. On June 18, the top 3 AOV finalists - Maren Morris, Black
Cobain, Ninjasonik - will perform at Santos
Party House for a chance to win over $150,000 in marketing, promotion, services, and music equipment and consultations from some of the top industry leaders in their respective fields. NMS delegates will choose the winner from the three finalists through live SMS voting at the Seminar on June 19. For more information on Artist On The Verge Top 100 and the Top 3 Finalists, visit: https://newmusicseminar.com/aov2012/chart/
One of the highlights of New Music
Seminar and New York Music
Festival will be the panel and showcase focused on YouTube Sensations. With over 652,267,053 collective YouTube impressions, Tyler Ward, Alex Goot, Noah and Christina
Grimmie have each created a buzz and excitement around their music by fully utilizing YouTube's community energy. The YouTube Showcase is scheduled for June 18 at Gramercy Theater and the panel "Video Innovators: Big YouTube Hit Makers Talk about the Art and Science of Making Successful YouTube Videos" is taking place on June 19, 1:00-2:15pm at Webster Hall.
All NMS New York Music
Festival events, aside from the Opening Night Party, are open to the public with admission prices varying at each venue. Selected events are free, on a first come, first serve basis. NMS Delegates (registrants) are invited to the Opening Night Party and can gain entry to all festival shows at no extra charge, space permitting, with their NMS badge. To register for NMS, taking place in NYC on June 17-19, visit: www.newmusicseminar.com
"Throughout our 30 years we've seen many generations of music fans and artists alike. It's been an exciting journey to see the evolution of live performance as well as witnessing the growth of artists who've gone on to play major arenas. NMS has played an important role in pop culture by being on the forefront of introducing exciting talent to music lovers. It only makes sense to continue the NMS tradition here at SOBs."
- Larry Gold, Owner and Director
of SOB's on the rich history of working with the original New Music
Seminar and the new, revamped NMS.