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NME invites new artists to submit themselves for new Get Featured initiative

By | Published on Wednesday 9 November 2022


NME has announced a new initiative – competition perhaps – to give emerging artists and bands a whole load of promotion all over its website, which it’s calling – to save any confusion – Get Featured.

The whole thing is a partnership with BandLab – the social music creation platform also owned by NME parent company Caldecott Music Group – and is part of the BandLab Opportunities scheme. To be considered, artists of any genre must upload and submit music via the now also BandLab-owned ReverbNation.

Talking about Get Featured and the wider BandLab Opportunities programme, NME and BandLab say in a statement: “This is an ongoing opportunity that will see NME spotlight a total of four creators throughout 2023. [It] will also encourage artists to submit their music directly for festival bookings, film and TV sync opportunities, and brand deals”.

Winners will be selected by the NME Radar editorial team. Each selected artist will then get: a photoshoot for their NME feature (with global usage rights in ten of the photos also provided to the artist); one track featured on the NME’s New Bangers playlist for a month; and a BandLab-sponsored profile put on the front page of the NME website for 24 hours; plus some good old social media stuff.

To be considered, go and sign up here before 31 Dec.