Sunset Sessions Rock! 2012

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Sunset Sessions and Sunset Sessions ROCK! are music industry-only conferences that bring together professionals from all branches of the music industry to expose them to the freshest new talent and treat them to some legendary favorites. Its alumni include The Black Keys, Jason Mraz, Jimmy Cliff, Third Eye Blind, Stephen Stills, Dead Sara, Stevie Nicks, Everlast and many, many more.

One showcase slot has been reserved with all performance fees waived for a Sonicbids artist. All other artists and labels (whether independent or major) are required to pay a $2,500-$8,000 fee for a performance spot. Selected Sonicbids artists will also qualify to be included in future Sunset Sessions events.

Sunset Sessions and Sunset Sessions ROCK! offer the chance to perform in front of a captive audience (they literally take attendance before each performance) of top industry tastemakers from radio stations, music supervisors from film, TV, commercials and video games, along with record companies, managers, publishers, and the press. The 2011 Sunset Sessions ROCK! was attended by over 600 industry professionals and 2012 Sunset Sessions was attended by over 1600 industry professional!

Artists who perform at Sunset Sessions have the opportunity to be interviewed, streamed, and broadcast by the various radio, internet, press, and media outlets who attend and cover the event each year. This year coverage was provided by The Recording Academy, NBC, The San Diego Tribune, The Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Edition and radio stations across the country, with live and recorded broadcast feeds on Sophie and NBC.

Past performers include The Black Keys, Unwritten Law, Eve 6, Jason Mraz, Jimmy Cliff, Third Eye Blind, Stephen Stills, Dead Sara, Stevie Nicks, Everlast, AWOLNATION, Jim Lindberg and hundreds more.

Past attendees/panelists include Livia Tortella (Co-President and COO, Warner Brothers Records), Kevin Lyman (Founder, Warped Tour), Daniel Glass (Founder, Glassnote Records; Phoenix, Mumford & Sons, Two Door Cinema Club), Danny Goldberg (President, Gold Village Entertainment; Steve Earle, The Hives, Tom Morello), Bill Silva (Bill Silva Entertainment, Hollywood Bowl), Bill Armstong (Co-founder, SideOneDummy Records; Gaslight Anthem, Gogol Bordello, Flogging Molly), Ben Fong-Torres (Journalist for Rolling Stone Magazine) and many, many more.

Check out the video below for a history of Sunset Sessions, and the artists it has helped to break and launch over the years. Also check out more about Sunset Sessions from the San Diego Tribune, Grammy365, and FMQB.