Submissions Open for Seventh Annual 'Your Big Break' Competition

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Submissions Open for Seventh Annual 'Your Big Break' Competition

It's that time again! Heading into its SEVENTH year, the Gold Coast Arts Center, Love Revolution Org., and the Rick Eberle Agency are getting ready for another outstanding year of searching high and low for the NEXT BIG THING in music as the "Your Big Break" (YBB) Showcase Series returns in 2019! With SUBMISSIONS OPEN NOW THROUGH SUNDAY, JANUARY 6TH, 2019 those who think they have what it takes to be the newest act the music industry has been waiting for should submit!

There is an OPEN CALL for submissions for all musicians ages 15 to 25 living on Long Island and in all five boroughs, and who do not currently have a recording or publishing contract to submit for the showcase events; interested artists must perform with a band or solo with an acoustic guitar or sing to a backing music track. Though artists are judged in areas from stage presence to overall musicianship, YBB is largely a SINGING COMPETITION. There is NO FEE to submit!

Those Interested Can Email the Following Information to gnacbigbreak@gmail.com:

  • One MP3 Song

  • One Photo

  • A Short Bio

OR

ENTER AT REVERBNATION HERE:

https://bit.ly/2G8quOb

Earlier this year, YBB crowned All Types of Kinds the 2018 champions! ATOK play a wide variety of music ranging from rock to pop, folk, punk, funk, hip-hop, blues and country - even sometimes all at once. The members come from diverse backgrounds that make for an amalgamation of musical textures and vibes. Their EP, "Love Songs (Or Songs For Your Ex)" debuted earlier this year, and they are currently performing dates all over the country.

Past winners Paris Ray, Youth Be Told, Katie Zimmer, Annika and Matt Grabowski and finalists SEE and Zofolk have gone on to work with major producers, managers, and agents! Past artists who have performed in the headline slots have included: Brooke Moriber, Lem Payne Jr, Iridesense, John Hampson of Nine Days, The Brady Brothers, Sir Cadian Rhythm - all of whom are local musicians who have had success in the business to hopefully further inspire the next generation of New York stars presented at YBB each year!

Judges are major players in the competition, with past years having included some of the music industry's elite such as: ReverbNation.com's Lou Plaia, All Music Inc.'s Guy Brogna, songwriter Tara Eberle Drouin, producer David Caggiano, producer Richy Petrello, and label executives Stephen Marcuccio, Jerry Lembo, Linda Ingrisano, and Mark Ambrosino. 2019 judges are soon TBA.

There will also be mentors assigned to the finalists. These mentors will work to help them hone their craft before performing at the finals. 2019 mentors are still TBD - while this past year's have included American Idol's Robbie Rosen, Dream Recording Studio's Jason Melker, Sojourn Record's Mark Ambrosino, producer/songwriter and former VP of A&R at Atlantic Records Jimmy Bralower, singer/songwriter John Hampson of Nine Days, singer/songwriter Ryan Star, and songwriter/producer Donnie Klang of MTV's "Making the Band", songwriter/producer Ido Zmishlany, and others.

Prizes Include:

  • The chance to open for national acts at Revolution Bar & Music Hall in Amityville, New York (Tom Angenbroich, Loaded Concerts)

  • Recording Time at The Loft Sound Studio (Donnie Klang, Matthew LaPorte, The Loft)

  • PR and social media campaign including management, booking, and label services consultation with the Rick Eberle Agency (Host)

  • Musical equipment from All Music Inc (Guy Brogna, Judge) and ZOOM North America (Stephen Marcuccio, Judge)

  • Feature on ReverbNation.com (Lou Plaia, Judge)

  • Feature article in Good Times Magazine (Rich Branciforte, Judge)

Each evening is capped with a special headlining performance. Past artists who have performed in the headline slots have included: Buddhist Priest, Iridesense, John Hampson of Nine Days, The Brady Brothers, and Sir Cadian Rhythm - all of whom are local musicians who have had major success in the industry, with hopes to further inspire the next generation of New York stars presented each year.

For More Information on Upcoming Classes/Exhibits/Activities at the Gold Coast Arts Center, VISIT: www.GoldCoastArts.org or CALL (516)-829-2570



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