MUSEXPO 2014 Artist Showcases

Posted by:  MUSEXPO  | When:  –  | Where: Hollywood, California, USA

  Booking 10 Sonicbids bands

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Known as the "United Nations of Music", MUSEXPO is one of the most influential conferences in the music industry. From April 6th - 9th, 2014 a variety of industry professionals including label presidents, A&R and publishing executives, radio programmers, film/TV/interactive music supervisors, talent bookers/promoters, and press and new media executives from around the world will converge on the Roosevelt Hotel Hollywood and SIR Studios in Hollywood, CA, to learn about and discuss new trends and topics in the music industry, and to discover the hottest emerging artists. 

MUSEXPO is only accepting submissions though Sonicbids and will select at least 10 artists to showcase at MUSEXPO 2014. This is your chance to perform in front of an exclusive group of high-level international music and media professionals, some of which have included in the past:

  • Martin Kierszenbaum President of A&R (Pop & Rock) & International Operations, Interscope Records; Songwriter (Lady Gaga, Robyn, Keane, t.A.T.u.)
  • Steve Schnur Worldwide Head of Music & Marketing, EA Games
  • Michael Chugg Founder, Chugg Entertainment (Alice Cooper, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill)
  • Craig Kallman Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records Group
  • Neil Lawi General Manager, WWE Music Group
  • Ron Spaulding President, Fontana Distribution
  • Jody Gerson Co-President, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
  • Many more to be announced...

There will be only alternating showcases with none overlapping the other to ensure maximum impact and visibility for every showcasing artist.
All requests go through a rigorous selection process by the globally respected artist discovery and development firm, A&R Worldwide, and MUSEXPO staff members. Genres preferred include rock, alternative, pop, hip-hop and singer/songwriter.

Artists who have showcased at MUSEXPO since its inception back in 2005 that have gone on to secure recording, publishing, management and music placement contracts include: The Temper Trap (Infectious Records), Soshy (Sony Music Int'l), Evermore (Sire Records/Warner Music), The Dares (Jive Records), Pilot Speed (Wind-Up), Goldenhorse (FKP Scorpio, Germany), Skybombers (Worldwide Management and Booking Agent), Bloodpit (SonyBMG, Germany), Shifter (Boo! Management - Hillary Duff), The Infadels (Pontiac commercial in Canada), Andrew Paul Woodworth (Rodeostar, Germany), and Dead Letter Circus (Warner Bros. Australia) to name a few. In addition, U.S. and international major label buzz artists such as Katy Perry, A Fine Frenzy, Laura Izibor, Ida Maria, Embrace, Teddybears, FrankMuzik, One Night Only, Erik Hassle, and others have showcased at MUSEXPO.

Some of the world's most influential music, media and technology executives have participated at MUSEXPO over the last 7 years, including: Larry King (CNN), Tom Anderson (Co-Founder, MySpace), Chad Hurley (Co-Founder, YouTube), Will.i.Am (Black Eyed Peas), Jeff Smith (Head of Music, BBC Radio 2), George Ergatoudis (Head of Music, BBC Radio 1), Joe Belliotti (Director of Global Entertainment, Coca-Cola), Nick Gatfield (Chairman/CEO, Sony Music Entertainment UK & Ireland), Tim Westergren (Founder/CEO, Pandora Radio), Michael Rapino (Chairman/CEO, LiveNation), Randy Jackson (Musician/Producer; American Idol) Chris Barton (VP Development, Google/Android), Dave Navarro (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Janes Addiction), Richard Russell (Founder, XL Recordings), Perez Hilton (, and many, many more.

Organizations that have participated at MUSEXPO include: Napster, Electronic Arts, Yahoo! Music, Getty Images, International Music Feed, Instant Live, British Phonographic Industry, MUSICIP, Nokia, Starbucks Entertainment, The Recording Academy, Fontana Distribution, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Mediabase 24/7, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, PRS For Music, Mediaguide, The Music Business Registry, Music Managers Forum, Music Export Finland, MIDEM, Billboard, POPKOMM, The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Queensland Government, Government of Canada, Canadian Music Week, Western Australia, NARIP, themusicnetwork, Budweiser, Red Bull and BORU Vodka.

Application Criteria

  • Front person gender requirement: Male