Pop Montreal 2010 (extended)

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  Booking 20 Sonicbids bands

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Don't miss your LAST CHANCE to submit to POP Montreal, a grassroots festival delivering a bold cross-section of music and art over 5 days in 40+ venues across the city. At least 20 Sonicbids bands will be selected and all artists will be paid for their performances.

In 2009, more than 45 Sonicbids bands showcased at POP Montreal./n/nPOP Montreal is a grassroots festival created and supported by people who love music and live performance. Founded in 2002 by fans and supporters of music, it has expanded in scope and vision every year, and will celebrate its 9th anniversary from September 29th to October 3rd, 2010.

Each year, the five-day festival presents more than 400 musicians. Delivering a bold cross-section of art forms and events, the festival includes symposium discussions, artisan and visual art exhibitions, workshops, fashion shows, film screenings, and, of course, a few all-night parties. For musicians, artists, fans, curators, critics, record labels and industry, POP Montreal is the North American festival that provides a dynamic introduction to the next generation of musical talent and independent art forms.

The 2010 festival will take place September 29th to October 3rd in over 40 venues throughout Montreal. There will be at least 20 slots reserved for Sonicbids artists. Selected artists will be compensated for their performance(s). In 2009, more than 45 Sonicbids bands showcased at POP Montreal.

Past festival performers include Patti Smith, Fever Ray, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Bun B, Fred Wesley, Butthole Surfers, Malajube, Tokyo Police Club, A-Trak, Gonzales, Beck, Blonde Redhead, Interpol, Diamanda Galas, Os Mutantes, Devin The Dude, The Arcade Fire, Ratatat, Thee Oh Sees, Stars, Tapes n' Tapes, The Dears, Burt Bacharach, Nick Cave, Joanna Newsom and Socalled.

POP Montreal remains firmly entrenched in the ethic and aesthetics of the Montreal music community. They are committed to providing opportunities for independent musicians, promoters and fans to participate in this world-class event. Because their initiatives began from grassroots efforts, they remain open to all, willingly engaging all ideas and inspiration. They will not become some compromised showcase for untried bands and the big record execs that feed off of them. POP Montreal challenges this linear equation and strives to be provocative and encourage artists to involve themselves in making this happen.

Please note: POP Montreal will stop accepting submissions once they've received 2,000 submissions on Sonicbids. This may happen prior to the stated deadline.