SOURCE: Music Gorilla

February 24, 2009 21:00 ET

Music Gorilla Is Still Accepting Submissions for Their Upcoming Live Label Showcase Series to Take Place March 18th - 21st in Austin, TX; These Dates Coincide With a Major Music Festival

Music Gorilla Wants You

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - February 24, 2009) - Songwriters, artists and bands, listen up! There's a dynamic 800-lb. gorilla in the room and he wants to hook you up with the folks in the industry that can take your career to the next level. Gearing up for its next Live Label Showcase Series, Music Gorilla, a powerful website devoted to "playing it for the labels," is quickly revolutionizing the process by which up and comers connect with A&R Reps from Indie and Major record companies, Film And TV Music Supervisors, publishers and distributors.

Since its launch, the site has showcased more than 100 artists in Live Label Showcases for A&R reps from Hollywood Records, RCA, Epic, Capitol, Virgin and more. Each artist that plays at one of the showcases receives feedback on their performances from the attending A&R rep. They get notes on what's working, what's not and how they can improve -- priceless information for up and coming artists.

Music Gorilla is still accepting submissions for their upcoming Live Label Showcase Series to take place March 18th - 21st in Austin, TX; these dates coincide with a Major Music Festival. This year, the shows will take place at the popular venue Spill (212 E. 6th street, Austin, Texas). Unlike other shows during the festival, these shows are open to the public. Artists wishing to be considered to play at one of these shows can submit by signing up for membership at Music Gorilla, or paying a submission fee to be considered. Submissions will be accepted until February 27th, 2009.

Since the Gorilla took over the once hard to negotiate jungle in 2004, hundreds of artists have enjoyed the incredible array of benefits of the site. First, Music Gorilla exposes their original material via personal website pages to reps from Fox, Disney, Hollywood, Epic, Type A Records, J Records, American, RCA, Velour, Geffen, Reunion/Essential, Capitol Music Group and others. All artists who join the site will be considered by its music editor and co-founder Lawrence Erlichman for placement in MTV's catalog -- which gives them the opportunity for placement on MTV's original programming. Artists can also submit tracks for film, TV and video games as well as to established artists currently seeking material.

"When we launched, we asked reps from majors, indies and film studios to commit to using as a resource," says site co-founder Alexia Erlichman. "In return, we would build individual pages for them that would automatically display artist material they are specifically looking for. They agreed, as long as we would not ask the artist or themselves for a percentage of their deals. We built it, they came. From that point on, we dedicated ourselves toward providing artists worldwide with a once in a lifetime series of opportunities."

"Music Gorilla rocks. They gave us the opportunity to play in a foreign country for the first time ever. They sorted out everything for us so all we had to do was turn up and play. We truly owe them lots and I hope we can achieve what we want through them!! Keep rocking!" - Wayne - Void

"Music Gorilla is a highly organized group with an obvious focus on a wide variety of music. The showcase ran flawlessly, and the sound was the best on our entire tour! I look forward to doing other showcases in the future with Music Gorilla... a real class act!" - Steve De Jacimo - Manager Someday Never

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