Tinderbox Music (Nov-Feb '14)

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Tinderbox Music is a Minneapolis based boutique promotions firm that has been representing bands for over a decade. The seven members of Tinderboxs staff collectively have over 70 years of music industry experience across almost every area of the music industry. Tinderbox pursues press, tour support, music licensing and distribution for a limited roster of acts each year. Fundamentally though, Tinderbox is hired as a promoter on behalf of bands to represent them to both college and community radio (The CMJ Format) on a national basis. Since opening for business in 2000, Tinderbox has charted 300+ bands in the highly coveted CMJ Top 200, with a majority of these bands being self-released. Notable artists have included Ingrid Michelson, Imagine Dragons, Margot & The Nuclear So and So's, and many more.

Additionally, Tinderbox Music has placed nearly 1,000 songs in the past seven years to these shows: Greys Anatomy, Chuck, The O.C., Men in Trees, Six Feet Under, The L Word, The Real World, The Hills, Bad Girls Club, BUCKWILD, and many others. Tinderbox also has several unique network relationships that they do whole album content music clearance for. The Discovery Network and NASCAR Productions are two current examples. Most of our licensing opportunities are non-exclusive and quite often we do not re-title the works.

In 2011, Tinderbox started a dedicated hip hop department. Last year at radio, it achieved 14 Top Ten CMJ chartings. If you are a Hip Hop artist and would like to submit to Tinderbox, please do so here.

Fully serviced campaigns and fees are be based on availability. Prices for promoting music at Tinderbox vary but typically it is based upon the volume and length of term of a given campaign. Tinderbox strives to maintains a limited roster on a monthly basis. Our Staff to Artist ratio is generous. If you submit your music for review, you can expect an honest and thorough listen for consideration and a timely reply.

Application Criteria

  • Front person gender requirement: Male

Terms And Conditions

Tinderbox is looking for artists with at least a completed EP or LP.