the first emerging artist program driven by fan data
WHAT IS BIG BREAK?
Bandsintown Big Break is the first and most ambitious data-driven emerging artist program, which identifies artists who have grown rapidly between 100 and 5,000 trackers within a 6 month period. 50 rising stars will be handpicked each year and will be provided with maximum exposure across our network over 12 months, giving fans everything they need to know about the fresh faces turning the industry upside down.
WHY EMERGING ARTISTS?
As the most trusted source for concert discovery (50% of users RSVP to a show they discovered through our recommendations), we're committed to helping emerging artists of all kinds grow their careers and connect with an audience made up entirely of passionate music fans.
WHat does data-driven mean?
With our touring data for more than 450,000 artists and 40 MM live music fans,
we have the inside scoop on who’s racking up trackers at warp speed. We're using these insights to help fans find new acts to obsess over, and with so many emerging artists to choose from, we're letting you know who’s going to be everywhere soon.
supports big break artists
In 2018, Bandsintown promoted these rising stars to our 40 million live music obsessed users. This promotion will include 12 months of editorial support, in-app features, brand partnerships, touring & showcase opportunities, and social media promotion.
Want to be a part of the Big Break family?
Fill out the form below, so our team knows your artist is interested!
Note: this is a data-driven program. Applying does not affect the artists we select, but rather gages interest in being on-boarded to the program.
MEET OUR BIG BREAK ARTISTS
Young, mad, and raring to go, an 18-year-old Dominic Harrison hit the scene last year as Yungblud, bearing with a clutch of feverish singles so explosive with unbridled anger and energy that they’re impossible to ignore. read more
Singing in front of a taco stand in her hometown of Sequim, Washington, the genre-bending newcomer has been generating major buzz and headlines on the back of her debut EP, So Far. read more
Despite what that moniker might imply, there’s nothing cautious about Joshua Karpeh’s music. The Cleveland native's nocturnal jams have boldly charted new, exciting territory through the waters of R&B, hip-hop, and indie-electronic. read more
Listening to Tamino’s breakout single “Habibi” off his latest EP is to be in the presence of a terrific songwriting talent, who boasts an octave-defying voice and a palette of diverse influences. read more
With his soulful sounds and his blend of English and Spanish lyrics, Omar Apollo creates an infectious vibe that is way more than 'Bedroom Pop' as people like to miscategorize it. read more
Harnessing the driving and dynamic flow of house and techno, the Leeds-based producer has been weaving sets and tracks that conjure moods and states, extending heartfelt moments as much as invitations to dance. read more
The musical strands of country and pop have found a fresh, robust voice in Jade Helliwell. Hailing from West Yorkshire, England, the singer-songwriter brings her contemporary updates to country’s signature sass and spirit. read more