2012 Florida Music Festival

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  Booking 150 Sonicbids bands

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Don't miss your LAST CHANCEThe Florida Music Festival, showcasing more than 250 bands on 15 different stages. Confirmed acts for this year include Minus the Bear, Easy Star All Stars, Better Than Ezra and more.

FMF has reserved 150 slots for Sonicbids artists, and 2 artists who submit by February 28 will both get $1,000, a mainstage performance slot, and VIP passes for all band members.

Artists based in Florida and Puerto Rico will also be considered for the Florida GRAMMY® Showcase. 6 artists will perform in front of industry executives and be eligible for prizes like studio time, gear, and more./n/nJUST ANNOUNCED: Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour founder and President of 4Fini Inc.) will be the Keynote speaker at FMF2012. All submitting artists, whether selected or not, will receive free FMF2012 industry conference passes (worth $150). ***Selected artists will receive one pass per member, not selected artists will receive two passes.***

The 2012 Florida Music Festival welcomes musicians of all genres to submit for a chance to perform at the 11th Anniversary of the Florida Music Festival. Coming April 19-21, 2012, FMF showcases more than 250 bands on 15 different stages, including past headliners like JJ Grey & Mofro, Minus the Bear, Less Than Jake, Anberlin, Buckcherry, Flogging Molly, Third Eye Blind, Pras, Rusted Root, Everclear, Yellowman, Easy Star Allstars, Better Than Ezra, members of Matchbox Twenty, Creed and many more. 150 slots are reserved for Sonicbids artists.

Over a span of more than decade, the Florida Music Festival has helped gain industry exposure for then great unsigned artists like Taylor Swift, Flyleaf, Manchester Orchestra, Black Tide, The Academy Is, and There For Tomorrow to the who’s who of the music industry, and thousands of music fans in Downtown Orlando. Artists can now submit to perform on the same stages as national artists at FMF 2012.

In addition to the festival, FMF also includes a conference component that invites top players in the Music Industry to share success stories & tips, take part in panels and participate at workshops throughout the duration of the festival. FMF 2012 is a chance to further careers as an artist or industry representative. All submitting artists will receive passes to the Industry Conference that usually can cost up to $150 (performing artists receive one pass per member/Non-Performing artists receive two passes total).

Some past Keynote speakers include:

  • Monte & Avery Lipman • Universal Republic Founders (Taylor Swift/Jack Johnson/3 Doors Down)

  • Steve Robertson • Atlantic Records VP of A&R ( Shinedown/Paramore)

  • John Janick • Fueled By Ramen Founder (Fallout Boy/Gym Class Heroes/Paramore)

  • Richard Reines • Drive Thru Records Founder • (Dashboard Confessional/New Found Glory)

  • Rodney Jerkins • Producer • (Michael Jackson/Beyonce/Alicia Keys/Lady GaGa/Kanye West)

  • Jeff Fenster • Jive/Zomba Records • (Tribe Called Quest / Britney Spears)

  • James Wisner • Producer • (Dashboard Confessional/New Found Glory)

  • Ryan Murphy • No Idea Records • (Against Me!/Hot Water Music)

  • Dave Siegel • Producer • (TI/Soulja Boy/Christina Aquilera/Enrique Iglesias)

The Testimonials:

  • "Black Tide's ear seering showcase at FMF06 go them attention from A&R (Interscope) and the Prince of Darkness himself (Ozzfest 07 Tour)!"
    - SPIN Magazine/Feb Issue

  • "I had so much fun last year, saw a lot of great bands and added them to my column on Maxim.com! Can't wait for the 10th Anniversary" - Allison Hagendorf/FUSE TV Host/Maxim.com Music Columnist

***All artists from Florida and Puerto Rico who submit to Florida Music Festival will automatically be considered for the Florida GRAMMY® Showcase 2012 at no additional cost***