New Music Seminar’s Class Of 2014: Top 100 Artists On The Verge

New York New Music Seminar today announced this year’s Artist on the Verge “Class of 2014” – a list of 100 trailblazing acts, with the opportunity to perform as part of this year’s event, June 8-10 in New York City.  The organizers call AOV the place to experience tomorrow’s superstars before they break.  (See the special registration discount below.)

The Class of 2014 is hand selected by a committee of New Music Seminar partners, A&R Scouts, talent buyers, booking agents, media tastemakers, and other industry experts including Planning Editor Kelly Knapp, who have their finger on the pulse of tomorrow’s superstars, along with Next Big Sound analytics to curate the best of the best. Previous NMS Top 100 Classes have featured artists like Fitz and the Tantrums, Macklemore, MNDR, White Arrows, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Cold Cave, Porter Robinson, Milo Greene, Danny Brown, Ali Isabella, Joey Bada$$, Shinobi Ninja, Mike Del Rio , and French Horn Rebellion before their break out.

NMS debuted its New Music Nights in 2011, and over the course of these 3 nights NYC will be abuzz with these, and other established artists performing across venues packed with prominent media, music industry executives, and fans. readers can receive 20% off the current online registration rate by entering code NMSMDE14 when clicking on the link below:

Peter Schwinge, General Manager for New Music Seminar stated, “This time every year I am always excited to see what our A&R team puts together, and every year the list gets better and better. These artists are truly deserving of the attention and opportunity to perform in front of industry and fans alike…they should be on everyone’s radar.”

Three finalists are given the opportunity to perform at the AOV Showcase at NMS, where they are critiqued by leading A&R scouts and voted on during the “A&R Young Guns Movement” conducted by Ron Fair (COO, Virgin Records).  One of these artists will win thousands of dollars in consultations, promotions, marketing, music equipment, and more.

During NMS days, the exposure and networking resources available to artists are invaluable.  The conference has over 24 movements including 160+ speakers, with CEOs and executives from Atlantic, Republic, RCA, Virgin, Warner, Sony, Universal, Glassnote, Columbia, Razor & Tie, Robbins, Island, Clearchannel, BMI, SESAC,and SoundExchangeamong others.

About NMS:

The New Music Seminar is New York City’s quintessential Music Business Conference.  Everything they do is about belief in building the music business, facilitating change, and lasting success for artists and businesses alike. They provide a platform for discourse led by the voices that disrupt the conventional, tackle key issues, and provide a stage for trailblazing artists to shine. NMS is the place to network, engage, and discuss the future of music and business.

From 1980-1995, NMS established itself as one of the most influential Music Business Conferences on a global platform.

In 2009, NMS was revived by Tom Silverman and Dave Lory to bring all sectors of the industry together to open a global dialogue to rebuild, and find new revenue streams.

NMS is for anyone looking to further their career in any and all facets of the music industry – from networking with movers and shakers to discovering fresh talent – NMS is the place to unlock your inner rock star and set you on a path of lifelong achievement.

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