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Music Gorilla Introduces A Major Label Showcase for Columbia Records A&R

Music Gorilla – A leading platform which connects artists with industry professionals in an innovative way, are proud to highlight their newest showcase submission. This being; ‘Major Label Showcase for Columbia Records A&R – NYC’ (Link). Music Gorilla feels this has significant importance and value to any band or artist.

Music Gorilla is now accepting submissions to showcase live for a Columbia Records A&R at, Piano’s 158 Ludlow Street New York City, on Jul 15 2016. Entries must be submitted via MusicGorilla.com by Jun 28, 2016. Pro artists, subscribed to Music Gorilla can apply Free. Basic artists must use 25 website Credits, which can be obtained on http://www.musicgorilla.com/

Selected artists will have the opportunity to play a 45 minute set, whilst a representative from Columbia Records takes written notes and gives feedback on their performance. In addition, musicians will be introduced to and network with the rep as well as, leave hard copies of their material to be screened by the rep.

With Columbia being one of the largest record labels around, the benefits could be endless. Many artists are desperate to get major label recognition, this opportunity provides an ideal way to get noticed and network.

Music Gorilla has many success stories, past and present. With varying success achieved by themselves and their artists, they allow them to upload music to their website. Artists create profile pages that can be easily submitted to label showcase opportunities. They also offer film, tv and songwriting opportunities for placement.

One of the many positive testimonials come from the band ‘Lost In Atlantis’

“Our band, Lost In Atlantis, were approached by Music Gorilla for the opportunity to perform at a NYC showcase for Columbia Records. We were surprised to see how many fans believed in us to get us all the way to and from NYC. Once we arrived to the famous Bitter End, we were greeted by a friendly personnel from MG. We received amazing feedback from Columbia Records, we’re looking forward on letting our relationship grow with them. MG has opened up a lot of doors! They’re a company that’s truly for the artist!”

Lost In Atlantis – Pro Artist Members.

Other Music Gorilla showcase alumni include: Rachel Platten – Signed to Columbia Records, The Beautiful Bodies –Signed to Epitaph Records, Royal Teeth – Signed to Dangerbird Records and many more.

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Music Gorilla aims to create and give opportunities to artists all over the world. Described as a ‘small company doing big things’ they have the contacts, driving force and power to connect artists with music professionals. This means their music can be heard by the right people, and music professionals can filter the best quality and type of music they specialize in.

To apply visit: http://www.musicgorilla.com/mg/showcase/details/major-label-showcase-for-columbia-records-ar-nyc

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