The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Valley Rising Compilation Album Vol. III

Valley Rising Compilation Album Vol. III
Are you a musician in the Pioneer Valley? Think your sound deserves to put on the national map? Well we at The Collective truly believe Western MA is a breeding ground for amazing talent right now, and we want to get you heard. We're also huge proponents of fan sharing, co-writing, cross marketing, and overall artist collaboration. We believe the Valley Rising Compilation Album is a perfect platform for the best local musicians to come together and do all of these things.

10 independent artists will be selected by a panel of judges across the music industry (radio, press, management, booking, etc...), and will be featured on this compilation album to be distributed for free to thousands of music fans throughout western MA, and to members of the music industry in LA, Nashville, and NYC. The album will be released on Sunday Sept 28th at The Iron Horse Music Hall, and all artists will be present to rock the house and share fans! The profits earned from the album sales and the release concert will be donated to the Northampton Community Music Center, an amazing non-profit where many local musicians get their start!
Want in? Answer the following questions and email two MP3s to
1. Band/Artist Name
2. Location
3. Website/Facebook/Twitter links!
4. What interests you about this project?
5. How many fans do you have on your email list?
6. Tell us one unique thing you're doing as an independent artist to get your music out there.
7. Are you available to perform on Sunday Sept 28th? Are you willing to sell 15 tickets to the show? Fan sharing is huge part of the mission for this project, so we want to pack the house with fans from each artist so you can all grow yourselves in the market and make new fans!

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