Applications are open for the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation’s 2019 Bringing Down the House. The four city program helps emerging musicians navigate the music industry, learn music business strategies and develop the knowledge and confidence need to build a career in the industry, both on and off the stage.
The free program is open to emerging artists, ages 14-20, across four cities (Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New Orleans). Young artists from all backgrounds and all genres are invited to apply, and a select number will be chosen to participate in the Bringing Down the House Class of 2019. The application period closes Feb. 11, 2019; and selected participants will be announced March 11, 2019.
House of Blues talent buyers will screen and select the new class based on criteria including talent, originality and sound quality. Selected participants will gather to participate in a series of Saturday working sessions throughout spring 2019. During the interactive workshops, participants will connect with industry leaders to learn more about music marketing, music business, stage presence and live production. Experts who have participated as industry mentors hail from companies like Live Nation, Maverick Management, MGM Resorts International, The Marketing Arm, William Morris Endeavor and more.
The 2019 Bringing Down the House artists will then come together to apply what they’ve learned at free, all-ages showcases on legendary stages across the country including The Wiltern in Los Angeles and House of Blues stages across participating cities. Friends, family and fans are invited to attend and celebrate these rising young talents.
Bringing Down the House is entering its fifth year of workshops and showcases.
Visit Music Forward’s website (https://hobmusicforward.org/programs/bdth/) to learn more about the program, requirements and application guidelines.