NME launches ‘Emerging’ platform for new bands (Report)



NME is launching a new platform to showcase the best of the world’s unsigned artists.

NME Emerging not only helps new bands to get heard and get noticed, but they can also earn money while maintaining 100% of their royalties and rights.

Opening up NME‘s huge readership and millions of monthly users, this new initiative is a new way for unsigned acts to get featured on NME while also helping to combat some of the struggles emerging artists face. Oh and for you, the reader, it’s a great way to discover new bands

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“NME has supported grassroots talent for 65-years and NME Emerging is a new route for unsigned artists to get heard by the team,” said Time Inc’s head of New Product Development Richard Giddings. ” If they like what they hear they’ll be writing about them, putting them in the magazine or even inviting them to play a gig.

“Spending time with artists brought to light what their pressure points are, where the opportunities lay for them and where NME can help. We’ve built this platform out of those conversations to give artists what they need and the response so far has been really positive. It also provides another opportunity for our partners to tap into an audience of passionate music fans and work with artists.”

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Helping artists earn money acts can design, produce and sell t-shirts through NME’s Merch store or at gigs. It’s a print on-demand service so you won’t end up with lots of excess stock. A partnership with Tunecore gives artists an NME exclusive discount to distribute their music on over 150 streaming sites – including Apple Music, Google Play and Spotify – while maintaining 100% of their royalties and rights. With 10 million music fans visiting NME.com every month, plugging original tracks and videos into your NME Emerging profile gives acts the chance to boost views and downloads to generate more money from YouTube ads…

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