Resources for Aspiring Texas/Red Dirt Artists: Seminars, Workshops, Battle of the Bands, Songwriter Contests and more

We’ve created an email newsletter specifically for up-and-coming artists to keep them informed on events, opportunities, workshops and more!  Throughout the year we host, organize, or take part in, battle of the bands for festivals, songwriter competitions, seminars, workshops and other great opportunities for up-and-coming Texas/Red Dirt artists.  

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Here’s what we have in the works for the rest of the year (more to come) for up-and-coming artists:

 

July

Mini-workshop

Topics will include: Spotify, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, , Email-marketing, making contact with talent buyers, markets to hit outside of Texas/Oklahoma, strategies for getting in to venues and more.  

Duration: 4 hour workshop – open jam session afterwards

Location: TBD

Date: TBD

More details coming soon.

 

Texas Music Pickers Songwriter Contest

More info:  Artists will submit acoustic video performances.  Judges will select a top 20 to compete in the live performance rounds. Artist will perform 15 minute sets and will be judged on songwriting, vocals, music/showmanship, and audience engagement. Prize package to be announced. 

Dates:  July 14 (preliminary rounds) & July 21st (finals)

Location:  The Tap in College Station

Submission window will open in May. 

 

Sept-Nov

Chilifest Battle for the Band

More info:  Artists will submit full band performance videos. Judges will select 30 contestants to compete in the live performance rounds.  The winner will receive the opening slot on the Chilifest Music Festival 2019 lineup!

Dates : Sept – Oct

Location:  The Tap in College Station

Submission window will open this summer. 

More details to come

 

December

Texas Music Seminar

More info:  We bring in experts in the fields of artist management, booking, social media marketing, publishing, music streaming, distribution and more to help up-and-coming artists navigate their way through the Texas/Red Dirt scene. 

Duration: 9 hours- open jam session afterwards

Location: The Hilton in College Station

Date: TBD

More details coming soon.

Music addict, a sucker for heartbreak songs, and avid Houston sports fan! I’am also the Editor-in-Chief of Texas Music Pickers.

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Music addict, a sucker for heartbreak songs, and avid Houston sports fan! I'am also the Editor-in-Chief of Texas Music Pickers.
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