Congratulations to New Music Seminar’s 2015 Top 100 ‘Artists on the Verge!’
NEW MUSIC SEMINAR ANNOUNCES ITS ARTIST ON THE VERGE CLASS OF 2015
100 ARTISTS. READY TO BREAK THE SPEED LIMIT.
NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2015 – New Music Seminar (NMS) has announced its anticipated list of the Top 100 artists about to break through today’s market: The Artist on the Verge (AOV) Class of 2015. To qualify for the list, artists must demonstrate positive career momentum and cannot be signed to a major independent or major label. These artists will be given the opportunity to perform as a part of NMS New Music Nights Festival June 21-23rd in New York City.
Hand-selecting these artists is the NMS A&R committee comprised of NMS partners, A&R scouts, talent buyers, booking agents, media tastemakers, and other industry experts. NMS curates a powerful pool of talent to present the industry and fans alike with the latest artists about to break through. The AOV Project has featured artists before they broke such as Macklemore, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, BANKS, MisterWives, Action Bronson, Schoolboy Q, and Joey Bada$$.
Peter Schwinge, General Manager for New Music Seminar said, “I am extremely proud of what our team puts together each year. The mission of New Music Seminar is to provide a platform to help artists break through the noise to achieve the notoriety and success they deserve – and this list should be on the radar of everyone in the industry.”
All AOV performers are invited to showcase their talent during the New Music Nights Festival, and a Top 3 will be chosen to perform a special event where they will be exposed to leading and influential industry reps. One winner will be announced during the closing remarks of the Seminar on Tuesday June 23rd and will walk away with thousands of dollars in studio time, consultations, promotions, marketing, music equipment, and more.
Registration prices start at $299, which gives access to the conference, opening night red carpet event and New Music Nights showcases. Special group packages and sponsorship opportunities are also available.
“Winning Artist on the Verge 2014 has been really significant for us. What we learned from New Music Seminar, combined with the doors that have been opened from winning AOV, is leading to a very organic elevation of our brand. We have the tools and connections now to position ourselves on a national and international stage. We are very grateful to everyone at NMS for all the opportunities we have been given.”
– VanLadyLove (Winner of the 2014 Artist on the Verge)
Do you love to say you heard them first – or you saw them in that tiny venue before they were big? We can help! Subscribe here and we’ll make sure you’re always up to speed on new and emerging artists.
Artists from this year’s AOV Top 100 will be performing at New Music Seminar in NYC June 21-23, 2015, as part of New Music Nights. Don’t miss your opportunity to check out the top breakthrough artists performing live while standing among the top visionaries and leaders of the music industry at NMS 2015!
Get to know 2015’s Top 100 below, guaranteed you’ll be seeing a lot more of them in the upcoming year!
Like what you hear? Let us know in the comments below!
Artist Location Genre Social Submitted By: Ace Cosgrove Gaithersburg, MD Hip-Hop INDMUSIC All Get Out Charleston, SC Rock Next Big Sound American Aquarium Raleigh, NC Country NMS Team Belmont Lights Los Angeles, CA Pop / Rock NMS Team Bizzy Crook New York, NY Hip-Hop Next Big Sound Brika Miami, FL Pop NMS Team California Honeydrops Oakland, CA Soul / Rock NMS Team Cam Meekins Boston, MA Hip-Hop NMS Team Caroline Smith Minneapolis, MN R&B Next Big Sound Cayetana Philadelphia, PA Rock / Punk NMS Team Chaos Chaos Brooklyn, NY Pop / Indie NMS Team Cheers Elephant Los Angeles, CA Rock / Indie NMS Team City of the Sun New York, NY Rock NMS Team Con Bro Chill Portland, OR Pop NMS Team Dangermuffin Folly Beach, SC Americana Next Big Sound Darlingside Cambridge, MA Folk / Indie NMS Team Desert Noises Provo, UT Rock / Indie Relix Dinner and a Suit Nashville, TN Rock / Alternative NMS Team Dorothy Los Angeles, CA Rock Label Recruit, The Deli Dreamers Brooklyn, NY Rock NMS Team, Piano's Elliot Moss New York, NY Electronic INDMUSIC Fictionist Provo, UT Rock / Indie NMS Team Frances Cone Brooklyn, NY Folk / Pop NMS Team Ghost Loft Los Angeles, CA Electronic / Producer NMS Team GoldLink Virginia Rap / Hip-Hop Label Recruit Grace Weber Brooklyn, NY Singer-Songwriter Label Recruit, INDMUSIC Great Caesar Brooklyn, NY Rock / Indie NMS Team Great Good Fine OK Brooklyn, NY Pop / Rock INDMUSIC Hippo Campus Minneapolis, MN Pop / Rock NMS Team In The Whale Denver, CO Rock / Rap NMS Team Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Detroit, MI Indie / Pop Label Recruit John Fullbright Bearden, OK Singer-Songwriter NMS Team Julia Weldon Brooklyn, NY Folk / Pop NMS Team Junglepussy Brooklyn, NY Rap / Hip-Hop Label Recruit Kehlani Oakland, CA R&B NMS Team Kelsea Ballerini Knoxville, TN Country Next Big Sound Kevin Garrett Pittsburgh, PA R&B NMS Team LANY Nashville, TN Electronic / Pop NMS Team LEAGUES Nashville, TN Rock / Alternative NMS Team Lera Lynn Nashville, TN Americana Next Big Sound Letters From The Fire San Francisco, CA Rock / Metal Next Big Sound little hurricane San Diego, CA Blues Next Big Sound Love Inks Austin, TX Pop / Indie NMS Team Lovebettie Pittsburgh, PA Pop / Rock Label Recruit Lowly Spects Costa Mesa, CA Folk NMS Team Magic Giant Los Angeles, CA Pop NMS Team Mansions on the Moon Los Angeles, CA Rock NMS Team Max Schneider Los Angeles, CA Pop NMS Team Megosh Baltimore, MD Rock Label Recruit Mesita Denver, CO Electronic / Producer NMS Team Mick Jenkins Chicago, IL Hip-Hop NMS Team Milkman San Diego, CA Electronic INDMUSIC Misun Washington D.C. Electronic / Pop NMS Team Modern Baseball Philadelphia, PA Rock / Punk The Deli Monophonics San Francisco, CA Soul / Funk NMS Team Moon Hooch Brooklyn, NY Rock NMS Team Moon Taxi Nashville, TN Rock / Indie Next Big Sound Mosco Rosco Los Angeles, CA Pop / Indie NMS Team Mother Feather Brooklyn, NY Rock / Indie NMS Team MOTHXR Brooklyn, NY Rock / Indie Piano's Nick Hakim Washington D.C. Singer-Songwriter INDMUSIC Niia New York, NY Pop / Indie Next Big Sound Old Dominion Nashville, TN Country NMS Team Oyinda New York, NY Soul / Electronic The Deli Parker Millsap Purcell, OK Country Relix Parlours Des Moines, IA Pop / Indie Relix Perfect Pussy Syracuse, NY Punk Label Recruit Phosphene Chicago, IL Rock Label Recruit Potty Mouth Northampton, MA Rock / Punk INDMUSIC Prinze George Brooklyn, NY Electronic / Pop The Deli Roadkill Ghost Choir Deland, FL Folk / Rock NMS Team Rome Fortune Atlanta, GA Rap / Hip-Hop INDMUSIC Sango Grand Rapids, MI R&B / Hip-Hop NMS Team SHEL Nashville, TN Pop / Folk NMS Team Shirley House New York, NY Electronic / Pop NMS Team Shook Twins Portland, OR Folk / Indie Next Big Sound Siya Brooklyn, NY Hip-Hop NMS Team SPZRKT San Antonio, TX R&B / Hip-Hop NMS Team The Collection Greensboro, NC Folk Independent Clauses The Family Crest San Francisco, CA Pop NMS Team The Hotelier Worcester, MA Rock / Emo NMS Team The Oh Hellos San Marcos, TX Folk NMS Team The Shadowboxers Atlanta, GA Pop / Soul NMS Team The Stone Foxes San Francisco, CA Rock / Blues NMS Team Tony Castles Brooklyn, NY Rock / Indie NMS Team Torches Los Angeles, CA Rock / Alternative NMS Team Tunji Ige Philadelphia, PA Rap / Hip-Hop INDMUSIC Turkuaz Brooklyn, NY Funk Relix TWICEYOUNG Nashville, TN Rock Label Recruit Twin Peaks Chicago, IL Rock NMS Team, The Deli VÉRITÉ New York, NY Pop NMS Team Vinyl Pinups Los Angeles, CA Rock / Alternative NMS Team Vinyl Thief Nashville, TN Pop / Indie NMS Team Waterstrider Oakland, CA Pop NMS Team Wild Adriatic Albany, NY Soul / Rock NMS Team Wild Child Austin, TX Rock / Indie Next Big Sound, Relix Wildling Los Angeles, CA Rock / Alternative NMS Team Young Oceans Brooklyn, NY Pop / Rock Next Big Sound Young Summer Washington D.C. Pop / Electronic NMS Team Zella Day Pinetop, AZ Pop Next Big Sound
Thank you to our NMS Artist on the Verge Team:
Jeff Lanier – AOV Director
Danielle Cocchi – AOV Coordinator
Rob Figarola, Mike Fordham, Christina LaRocca, Arshan Sadri
Luigy Chery, JonniQue Dale, Laura Ho, Isabel Imperatore, Julius Jones, Kate Makai, Meghan McGovern, Margaret Ntim, Edward Pierre-Paul, Quinn Slattery
And our submission partners: