2013 Florida Music Festival

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  Booking 50 Sonicbids bands

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FMF2013 welcomes musicians of all genres to submit for a chance to perform at the 12th Anniversary of the Florida Music Festival. Coming April 17-20th, 2013, FMF showcases more than 150 bands on 15 different stages, including past headliners like Flogging Molly, Third Eye Blind, The Dirty Heads, JJ Grey & Mofro, Minus the Bear, Buckcherry, Less Than Jake, Anberlin, Easy Star Allstars, Better Than Ezra, members of Matchbox Twenty, Creed and many more.

50 slots are reserved for Sonicbids artists on the Wall St Plaza Mainstages and other premiere venues.

All artists who submit before January 8, 2013 will be considered for a prize package that includes a main stage performance slot, VIP passes for all members, and a meet-and-greet with 2013 Florida Music Festival keynote speaker(s). There will be 15 prize packages reserved for Sonicbids artists.

Please note that there will be a token submission period beginning in January 2013 for general performance consideration at the 2013 Florida Music Festival. Artists who submit during that period will not be eligible for the aforementioned prize package.

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.

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:


  • Kevin Lyman • Warped Tour Founder

  • Melvin Benn • Reading & Leeds Producer


  • 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)


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

  • 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