Later this month, New Music Seminar returns to New York City with its annual New Music Nights Festival! Kicking off Sunday, June 21st with the Opening Night Red Carpet Event at Webster Hall, attendees will be treated to a special headlining performance by Atlantic Records performing artist, Melanie Martinez. Martinez is best known from her stint on season 3 of The Voice, where her raspy, signature sound carried her to the top 6. Since then she’s been working on original music and her wildly dramatic single, “Dollhouse,” landed at the top of the Billboard charts. To add to the Opening Night excitement, guests will get a taste of some of the best up and coming acts from the Artist on The Verge Top 3 Showcase featuring Belmont Lights, Fictionist, and Grace Weber and in the Marlin Room the rising stars; Alessia Cara (Def Jam), Bad Veins, and Jay Stolar. The following two nights will be filled with performances from NMS’ A&R Committees carefully curated Artist on the Verge (AOV) Top 100 list at iconic venues DROM, Cake Shop, The Delancey, and Pianos.
This year there will be a lottery for free wristbands for The New Music Nights Festival. Wristband holders will have access to the Opening Night Party and official NMS music showcases throughout the Lower East Side. To apply for your FREE wristband to NMS’ New Music Nights, click here. And for more information on all performers and showcases head to NewMusicSeminar.com now!
Artist on The Verge is an annual curated list of the Top 100 artists on the rise. The first five years of the AOV Top 100 classes have included current successful artists such as Macklemore, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Banks, Action Bronson, Schoolboy Q, Joey Bada$$, Meg Myers, Thee Oh Sees, and Fitz and the Tantrums. Below is a list of this years 2015 Artist on The Verge class:
Ace Cosgrove, AJ Smith, Alessia Cara, Animal Years, AYER, Bad Veins, Beecher’s Fault, Belmont Lights, Bizzy Crook, Chaos Chaos, City of the Sun, Dear Rouge, Dinner And A Suit, DJ SANiTY, End of an Era, Fictionist, Fort Lean, Frances Cone, Frances Rose, Grace Weber, HIGHS, IN THE WHALE, Janita, Jay Stolar, Julia Weldon, Lewis Lane, Lilly Wolf, Little Racer, Lovebettie, ONWE, Paper Fleet, Phosphene, Shirley House, SPZRKT, Summer Heart, SYKA, the Collection, Tribe Society, Twiceyoung, Valerie Orth, Whyte Planes, XNY
Just last month, New Music Seminar unveiled their programming and speaker highlights held at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel. For more information on programming, speaker highlights, and to purchase a badge head to the NMS website now!