Fan Data Drives 5 New Bandsintown Big Break Artists
Concert discovery leader Bandsintown has named five new developing artists to its Big Break fan-driven emerging artists program. An early identifier of success, Bandsintown's live music insights identify acts who have seen a notable increase of trackers on the platform within a six month period.
Since launching in September of 2017, more than 25 emerging artists have joined Big Break in the earliest stages of their career, including Cautious Clay, Yungblud, Bailey Bryan, Omar Apollo, Noah Kahan, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Boy Pablo, and The Marias.
Continuing its mission to help artists build an active live fan base, Big Break artists receive free promotion across Bandsintown's digital platform.
"Big Break has given us a huge opportunity to reach Omar's fans in a way they've never been reached before," said Seth Nuddle, Tour and Digital Lead for Omar Apollo. "In a day and age where there are countless shows, and countless artists, Bandsintown's Big Break program has allowed artists to stand amongst the crowd."
Since joining the program in September of last year, Omar has signed to AWAL, headlined sold out shows nationwide, grown from 5,933 Bandsintown to 21,184 trackers (a 357% increase), and seen a 156% increase in monthly Spotify listeners.
The new spring inductees to Big Break include cinematic EDM multi-instrumentalist HazeyEyes, R&B songstress Herizen, LA rock duo KOLARS, Portland indie-pop group Reptaliens, and Los Angeles based R&B singer-songwriter AdrianJean. All five artists performed at Bandsintown's Big Break showcase during SXSW 2019 at Maggie Mae's in Austin, TX on March 13.
"We're thrilled to welcome such a diverse group of artists to the Big Break family and are honored to support them across multiple channels as they reach new fans on the road," said Fabrice Sergent, Managing Partner of Bandsintown. "Bandsintown refers 3.5 million music fans to ticketing sites weekly and specifically 1.75m for developing artists, illustrating a genuine hunger for new music discovery on the platform."
"Working with Bandsintown and being included in their Big Break program is an unreal opportunity," said Reptaliens frontwoman, Bambi Browning. "Bandsintown and Big Break are amazing resources that help to connect artists and listeners. We do everything we can to try and reach new fans, so this is huge for us!"