For Immediate Release


[ New Music Seminar ]

Over 100 Of The Top Emerging Artists Confirmed To Perform


New York, NY (May 24, 2012)New Music 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:

Beginning with the invite-only, red carpet Opening Night Party at Webster Hall on June 17 and continuing with open-to-the-public shows though 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 and 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:

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 served 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:

“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.

 Confirmed 2012 NMS Sponsors

Title Partners: SoundExchange, BMI and iHeartRadio.

Diamond Partners: Pandora, AriZona Beverage Company and Jakprints.

Platinum Partners: HugeFan, OurStage, Spotify, eMusic, The Artist Brand, SESAC, ReverbNation, Section 101, TuneIn and MailChimp.

Gold Partners: Atlantic Records, Columbia Records, EMI Records, Epic Records, Island Def Jam Records, Sony RCA Records, Universal Republic Records, Cell Fish/Bands In Town, Kollector, Official FM and Simfy.

Silver Partners: Gibson, Bandzoogle, Top Spin Media, HD Tracks, I Love Music Gear, Jambase, CD Baby/Diskmakers

Media and Industry Partners: Billboard, The Aquarian Weekly, Filter Magazine, NARAS, Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Aderra, A2iM, NARM, Hypebot, Mozes, Music Connection, Folk Alliance, Musician Coaching, Music Registry, Yamaha, Sabian, Next Big Sound, Musicmetric, All About Jazz and Sag Aftra.

About the New Music Seminar: June 17-19, 2012, New York City:

From the co-founder and director of the original legendary New Music Seminar comes a conference for the Next Music Business.  Rapidly changing music creation, exposure and monetization opportunities coupled with music fans changing music consumption habits are transforming the old “record business” into an entirely new industry.  The New Music Seminar, with over 150 confirmed Players, is the meeting place of music visionaries, upstarts, and disruptors and where the old rules are broken and new ideas will hatch into a vital new music business.  For more information on this year’s event and the speakers attending go to




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