Artist Submissions Accepted Now Through September 30th
New York, NY. MPress Records, a nationally distributed label founded a decade ago by 2005 Independent Music Award Winner Rachael Sage, has begun production on “New Arrivals: Volume 2” – the second in a series of rising artist compilations. Vol. 1 was released this past February to retailers nationwide, and raised funds for Gulf Coast Recovery.
“New Arrivals” is a compilation project aimed at increasing exposure for exceptional self-released material. As such, artists will receive free marketing to MPress contacts (i.e. Radio, Press and Internet), as well as cross-promotion at live events presented by MPress Records, including 6000+ pieces distributed at various label-attended industry conferences throughout 2007. Wider plans to service the disc to press and college/AAA formats are in the works. Says Sage, “When I performed at Lilith Fair I experienced first hand how powerful it could be…for artists at all different levels in their careers to perform together for an equally diverse group of music-lovers.”
For the second year, Sonicbids.com will be the exclusive online platform for “New Arrivals: Volume 2” and will be accepting submissions through September 30th. AAA, Singer-Songwriter, Americana, Rock and Pop submissions are highly encouraged, but all styles of music are welcome and will be considered. MPress Records, which has released seven albums of Sage’s keyboard-driven art/pop, has produced numerous showcases and festivals highlighting DIY musicians (i.e. “MPressFests”) throughout the country, and plans to present several “New Arrivals” concert events in 2007 to promote the compilation and gain greater exposure for featured artists.
A to Z Media will be partnering with MPress as the official CD duplication sponsor for “New Arrivals”. In addition, Musicians Atlas, Scribbleheads.com, Hidden Drive Productions and a wide range of music, media and lifestyle companies will be donating products/services toward prize packages for selected musicians. Vol. 2 will also include a Bonus Track by Right On Records recording artist/CEO, Melissa Ferrick.
I reviewed the New Arrivals first volume [here]