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APPLY TO PLAY SAMW VIRTUAL FESTIVAL
SAMW attracts artists and industry from around the world to gather virtually for three days of music, learning, and making new connections. Now is your chance to take part in it! Spend your days attending panel discussion, one-on-one meetings and more at the virtual music conference before you head out for the night to showcase in front of new fans, fellow musicians, and industry friends.
Videos links submitted for streaming at the Festival must be performances of original material (No covers).
Showcase slots are 10 minutes for up to two songs and 5 minutes for one song.
YouTube Embed videos are for promotional purposes only and will appear on your artist page. (Can be concept videos with storyline)
What do I get with my application?
Access to see panelists and speakers that will help guide you in your career, but you have the opportunity to network directly with those speakers and panelists, as well as agents, managers, talent buyers – both local and international, music supervisors, and many more. As an attendee will have the ability to put your business contact information into a database accessible to other industry professional. Likewise, you will be able to view others’ contact information.
How long can our set be?
As a showcase festival, our focus is on promoting artists within the music industry. We strongly encourage our delegates to watch the curated showcases. We have chosen to keep showcase slots to 10 minutes so that you’re able to submit your absolute best material to gain the attention of our industry delegates. With a virtual festival this year, artists are at an advantage because after their showcase is streamed as part of our festival, it will remain up on the SAMW festival site for a period of 6 months with permission.
Who is going to see this festival?
We have made the festival entirely free for everyone to attend this year and removed any sign-up requirements, so we expect to have a large international viewership without the limitations of time, place, and cost for the attendees that can be a barrier with live shows.
That means that instead of playing to a room of 50 people your showcase will be promoted and viewed globally and can be watched at any time. With this virtual model, fans, as well as our buyers, agents, and other delegates will be able to view all showcases instead of only one or two per night as with live events.
How does the new virtual format benefit us?
We are supporting musicians and providing them with an opportunity to further their careers and we felt that we had to pivot to a new model and create a free global festival event. We have worked hard to provide as much added value to artists as we can, and as many opportunities for musicians to learn from and network with industry leaders.