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SESAC is the most progressive and fastest growing performing rights organization representing every category of music including the best in rock. SESAC represents Bob Dylan, Mumford & Sons, Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains, The Crocodiles and The Joy Formidable among many others. SESAC pays performance royalties to songwriters when they perform their material live, which means when an act goes on tour, SESAC pays for those live shows regardless of how big or small the venue. sesac.com
The MuseBox is a unique, full-service music promotion agency with offices in the New York and Toronto, Canada. With a staff that combines years of varied experience in artist management, project branding, A&R, label management, publicity, distribution, marketing and more, this agency offers its clients a host of services that allows a versatile and customized approach. The Musebox has worked with such artists and companies such as Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Warner Brothers Records, Cage the Elephant, Sony, Universal Records, Royksopp, Crystal Castles, Morgan’s Hotel Group, and countless others. themusebox.net
Brooklyn Industries is a cutting edge design company that sells its innovative clothes exclusively through its 15 retail stores and online website. Founded by visionary artists Lexy Funk and Vahap Avsar in 1998, Brooklyn Industries’ stores engage the local community in art, clothing, music, design and style. Brooklyn Industries continues to grow every year as an innovative and creative vertical retailer, staying true to its Brooklyn roots. brooklynindustries.com/
ReverbNation.com is the leading online music-marketing platform used by over 1,370,000 artists — plus managers, record labels, and venues — to grow their reach, influence, and business across the internet. ReverbNation.com provides free and affordable solutions to individual artists and the music industry professionals that support them in the areas of web promotion, fan-relationship management, digital distribution, social-media marketing, direct-to-fan e-commerce, fan-behavior measurement, sentiment tracking, web-site hosting, and concert booking and promotion. reverbnation.com
For musicians, NYC is a rough town. That is unless you've got the right people and the right community supporting you. Brooklyn Industries, SESAC, Reverb Nation, The MuseBox are the people who can help support a local music community and help bring music, your music, to a bigger platform.
Among the finalists, the five that get the most votes WIN.
- Inclusion in NY Rising email, which will be our new NY based A&R tip sheet to industry only
- A 15% manufacturing discount at A to Z Media - a company that does CD, vinyl manufacturing
- A premium prizing package from ReverbNation including week long home page placement for each band, distribution package, 1 year of free press kit hosting.
- Artist profile on partnered sites The MuseBox, SESAC and Brooklyn Industries
- Assistance booking NY and regional shows
- Artist CD for sale on partnered sites, where appropriate or permitted