2010 Florida Music Festival

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Don't miss your LAST CHANCE to submit to the Florida Music Festival for a chance at an exclusive ASCAP Industry Showcase PLUS a 3-day/1-song demo session at Paint It Black Studios (Paramore, Alter Bridge). The festival is set to break records again with over 200 industry companies, 250 performers, and over 25,000 music fans expected in attendance.

The Special ASCAP Showcase has been added for 6 artists who submit prior to the March 10th deadline. One of those artists will also receive the Paint It Black Studios package, valued at $1500./n/nFMF2010 has officially extended their deadline through March 10th in order to offer 6 brand-new exclusive ASCAP Industry Showcase slots and a chance for a 3-day demo session at Paint It Black Studios!

  • 6 bands will receive an exclusive ASCAP Industry Showcase at The Social on Saturday, April 24th during the Florida Music Festival.

  • 1 of these 6 bands will be selected to receive a Three Day/One Song demo session at Paint It Black Studios, the same studios utilized by bands like Paramore and Alter Bridge (Universal).

Please note: All bands already submitted are automatically entered for consideration.


The 9th Annual Florida Music Festival is very excited to welcome Co-Presidents/Founders of Universal Republic Records: Monte & Avery Lipman Universal Republic Records is a record label subsidiary of The Universal Motown/Universal Republic Group.

Formed in 1995 by the Lipmans, today Universal Republic is responsible for numerous breakthrough and mainstream chart topping artists, including a diverse array of groundbreaking imprints and ventures encompassing new and established platinum and multi-platinum acts, including Amy Winehouse, Anberlin, Chamillionaire, Colbie Caillat, Jay Sean, 3 Doors Down, Alter Bridge, Mika, Florence & the Machine, Godsmack, Rehab, Jack Johnson, Owl City and Lil Jon, among others. Gossip Girl star Leighton Meeser recently signed as well.

As the largest music networking event in the southeast, the 2010 Florida Music Festival is set to break records again with more than 200 industry, 250 bands and solo artists, and over 25,000 music fans expected in attendance. FMF is held each Spring throughout Downtown Orlando at more than 15 state of the art indoor/outdoor venues, stages and theatres. This year's FMF will be held April 21st-24th, 2010. The Festival offers submitting artists the unique opportunity for all members to attend the Industry Panels & Conferences with access to major industry players. They will also have the chance to perform on sold-out stages from 500 capacity indoors, to 5000 capacity outdoors.

Submit now: Six selected artists who submit prior to the March 10th deadline will receive an ASCAP Industry Showcase performance slot.


Past unsigned artist Festival performers include Taylor Swift, Flyleaf, The Academy Is, Manchester Orchestra, There For Tomorrow and many others. Mainstage headliners have included Third Eye Blind, Flogging Molly, Buckcherry, Filter, Everclear, Less Than Jake, Yellowman, Blue Man Group, Pras of the Fugees, and members of Creed and Matchbox Twenty.


The music industry saturates the event with past Keynote speakers and attendees including names like John Janick (CEO: Fueled By Ramen: Panic! At The Disco/Fallout Boy), Richard Reines (CEO: Drive Thru: Something Corporate/New Found Glory), Steve Robertson (VP of A&R: Atlantic Records: Shinedown/Paramore), Matt Pinfield (VH1), Ron Burman (VP Roadrunner: Nickelback), Rodney Jerkins (Producer: Michael Jackson, Beyonce) as well as reps from Atlantic, Capitol, Epic, CAA, APA, WMA, ASCAP, BMI, Activision, Myspace and Purevolume to name just a few.

Gibson, The Florida Grammy Association and BMI are also returning again this year with prize opportunities during the Submission Period including a brand new Gibson Les Paul and an all expense paid Mainstage Showcase!

"I have attended every year since the beginning, FMF is so much easier to check out bands and meet and network with people than it is at SXSW or CMJ."

- Steve Robertson (Atlantic Records VP of A&R: Shindeown/Paramore)


The FMF weekend includes two other significant aspects- the Indie Film Jam and Rock Walk art exhibition. The 6th annual Indie Film Jam will feature a juried competition of music videos and music inspired documentaries. Past IFJ presenting speakers include Flogging Molly screening Whisky on a Sunday, Pras of The Fugees showing Skid Row and Thomas Ian NIcholas(American Pie, Rookie of the Year) presenting independent videos.


"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

"That was Taylor Swift's first industry showcase, it was impressive to see a 14 year old perform with such confidence for more than 150 industry reps!"

- David McKenna/Bonded Records

�Festivals like this are necessity to bring the music fans together with great unknown and unsigned bands that they might otherwise never take a chance on..."

- Stephen Jenkins/Third Eye Blind

"I can't wait to attend and host the conferences at the Florida Music Festival, it's a great time and very productive!"

- Allison Hagendorf/FUSE TV Host

*Please note* All submitting artists will receive a laminate for each band member to attend the conferences panels and artist only events. Artists that have submitted and are selected will receive passes for all 15 venues for the day of their showcase only.

*Please note* that artists from Florida or Puerto Rico that submit to FMF prior to March 4, 2010, are automatically entered into the Florida Grammy Showcase, to be held April 21, 2009. Do not make a separate submission if you qualify.