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.
How Will bandsintown
support big break artists
In 2018, Bandsintown will promote these 50 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.
Interested in participating in the Big Break program?
Sign Up to Bandsintown Manager and and start growing your trackers!
FEB 14, 2018
Big Break @ SXSW 2018
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting our first-ever official showcase in Austin this year, spotlighting (and celebrating) Bandsintown Big Break artists.
Going to SXSW this year? Don't miss the artist turning the industry upside down,It’s all going down on March 14th, at Javelina on 69 Rainey Street from 8pm to 2am.
BIG BREAK SXSW SHOWCASE
MEET SOME OF OUR BIG BREAK ARTISTS
SARAH SHOOK & THE DISARMERS
Walking the line between vulnerable and menacing, Sarah sings with a conviction and hard honesty, as a new uncompromising voice to country music.