the first emerging artist program
driven by fan data


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. 20 rising stars will be handpicked 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. 


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.

We’re super excited to be part of the program. Bandsintown is really valuable in ensuring the group’s fans know about upcoming shows and it’s really awesome they’re supporting emerging artists.
— Peach Pit

WHat does data-driven mean?

With our touring data for more than 500,000 artists and 50 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

Bandsintown will promote these rising stars to our 50 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?

Here's what you need to do:

  1. sign up on Bandsintown Manager and import your artist

  2. complete your profile and add or upload your tour dates

  3. start growing your trackers by reaching out to all your friends and fans on social media

  4. fill in the form below to apply

We will review every application and will contact you if you are selected. Good luck and rock on!


Meet our Big Break artists

Past Big Break Artists