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The World Famous Gorilla Music Battle of the Bands!
The Battle of the Bands has become more popular than ever. It is attracting huge crowds and a mammoth amount of interest in local music scenes across the country. Our Battle of the Bands Concert Series is world famous! Gorilla Music works with prestigious concert clubs in over 65 cities nationwide. Gorilla Music helps to opens doors for local bands hoping to make an impact within their music scene. Through a battle of the bands, groups are able to gain experience, play in great venues for great crowds, and learn more about the music business itself. Groups recognize that a battle of the bands can help them build a fan base, improve their bio, and gain the respect of their fans, other bands, promoters, and club owners. Winning a battle of the bands is the fastest way to take your group to the next level. Seeing that crowd and hearing hundreds of people screaming your group’s name will make an incredible impact on everyone there the night of your performance. Gorilla Music events are some of the biggest local shows in the country and probably the world. After a battle of the bands, groups are cherry-picked for other gigs, concerts and other opportunities. Our regional and national music fests attract thousands of people including fans, record label reps, and talent scouts. Our weekend showcases help groups define their status in their market place and actually increase their value to clubs and fans alike. We work with some of the greatest venues across the United States, such as The Knitting Factory in Boise, World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, The Masquerade in Atlanta, The World Famous Agora in Cleveland, DNA Lounge in San Francisco, and The Curtain Club in Dallas, just to name a few. In addition to all our great shows and gigs we have an amazing Band Management Program and learning center, with literature and educational videos available online.
Gorilla Music Featured Events
The Once In A Lifetime Tour
Gorilla Music presents an exciting new concert event series coming to a city near you! Shows on The Once in a Lifetime Tour are not only opportunities to gain exposure and build your fan base, but also to work with Dan Cull (President of Gorilla Music) who will help write, record, and produce a song with the winning band. The band will also win a one-year management contract with Gorilla Music Management, during which time Dan will personally shop your song to record labels and reps across the country. The winner will be sleceted by Grammy Award Winning and Oscar Nominated Record Executive, Amir Windom. The Once in a Lifetime Tour dates will take place between April and November, 2014 with voting for the winning band starting in December.
UPDATE, FEBRUARY 5TH: CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ONCE IN A LIFETIME FINALISTS!
Grammy Award Winning and Oscar Nominated Record Executive, Amir Windom has narrowed down the competition to 2 lucky bands! Congratulations to Mike Bailer and The IMPS! The winning band will be announced soon!
Gorilla Music’s “Band of the Year” Contest!
Gorilla Music is proud to present THE BAND OF THE YEAR Contest 2015! Every month, our staff will be selecting bands and artists from our shows across the country to be featured in this online voting contest. Our staff will select their favorite bands from any Gorilla Music show based on talent, professionalism, performance – anything that makes that band stand out! Voting starts at the beginning of each month and ends on the last day of the month at midnight. The top bands from each month will be go into the BAND OF THE YEAR FINALS in January of next year, where the winner band will receive 3 months of management and coaching with Gorilla Music Management. Users must be logged in to GorillaMusic.com to vote. Vote Here.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FEBRUARY WINNER: Snyper (1376 Votes)
Congratulations as well to our February Advancing Bands:
Never Ending Fall
The Killer Becky’s
Theses bands will be entered into Gorilla Music’s BAND OF THE YEAR FINALIST VOTING COMPETITION in January. Thanks to everyone for participating in last month’s voting, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite band this month!
XHRD Hard Rock Radio
Proudly Presents: ‘the locals’
Listen and participate in the inter-active program “The Absolute Best EVER!” as local bands, some of the best undiscovered talent from all over the country, compete for Nationwide Airtime, National Exposure, and of course – A Radio Deal with XHRD Hard Rock Radio! Since Partnering with XHRD Hard Rock Radio in 2013, several bands from ‘the locals’ competition AND “The Battle of the Bands!”, brought to you by Gorilla Music, have signed Radio Deals with XHRD Hard Rock Radio. Broadcasting from Sunset Blvd. in the Heart of Hollywood, California, XHRD Hard Rock Radio continues to produce history-making, ground-breaking programs designed to promote local bands from everywhere AND carries exclusive interviews, stories, music and content of bands from Gorilla Music’s Battle of the Bands! At times carried on well known radio stations such as 99.3 FM KCLA – Los Angeles, Live 105.3 FM – San Francisco Bay Area, 107.7 The End – Seattle, and many more throughout the country, XHRD Hard Rock Radio’s Feature-Shows and content provide a number of ways for bands to breakout, go viral, and get attention from industry executives and programming decision makers at major labels and radio stations. Tune-in from any smart device or internet connection to www.xhrdhardrockradio.com for continuing exclusive interviews, music and more from bands performing at Gorilla Music’s Battle of the Bands AND feature content of bands from all over the U.S. as they are high-lighted in the current season of ‘the locals’!
The Cleveland Battle of the Bands Finals!
Here are some photos from The Cleveland Battle of the Bands Finals on April 6th, 2014
The Battle of the Bands is one of the best ways network, build relationships, and bond with your fans. After you win a battle of the bands, your group will gain the respect of friend and fans. You’ll create a stronger bond with your fans, while you add this great achievement to your group’s bio. Find out why the battle of the bands is more popular than ever!
Gorilla Music Festivals
Our local music festivals, which we book along with our sister company EagleOne Entertainment, range from 60 to 300 live acts, and attract thousands of people. This is your chance to be a part of something big! A Gorilla Music Fest is one of the best way to get your band noticed. But there are other great music fests taking place across the country as well! Also check out the 2013 Red Gorilla Music Fest; find more info about Red Gorilla Music Fest and their schedule of events.
Gorilla Music Management
Here at Gorilla Music Management, our staff has real world experience in the music industry and can help your band make a plan to advance to the next step in the music business. As band managers, we help groups to write songs that can get the world’s attention, while teaching and guiding them on how to become one of the biggest groups in their market. In addition to band management we also offer band coaching. Whether you just want to keep your dream alive or if you’re ready to get the world’s attention, Gorilla Music Management is ready to help get you where you want to go.
Gorilla Music is proud to announce its new book Rock Your City: 5 Steps to Becoming the Biggest Band in Town AVAILABLE NOW! Rock Your City is fueled by John Michalak and Dan Cull’s experiences in the music industry. The book is jam-packed with advice for bands on how to book and prepare for shows, how to effectively network and promote themselves, and much, much more. “You can’t make it in this business without being able to network and without being able to write great songs,” says John, “this book shows you how to do both.” John and Dan, co-owners of Gorilla Music and Rock X Records, have over 40 years of experience in the music industry. They’ve done it all, from performing their own music to running their own recording studio, owning and operating Peabody’s concert club in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, to running one of the most successful concert production companies in the country specializing in music festivals and battle of the bands. They have been booking and managing local bands across the country for the past 15 years. Rock Your City is the first book of its kind and a must-read for not only musicians, but also for managers, agents, talent buyers, club owners, and anyone plugged into the music industry.
You won’t want to miss this book release!
Order ROCK YOUR CITY today for only $19.95!
Gorilla Music’s Featured Artist Interview: Kaylee Rutland
Kaylee Rutland an 18-year-old Contemporary Country Singer/Song Writer from Texas, is scheduled to play on the 12th Annual Dallas Music Festival this year. Music has always been something that Kaylee has wanted to do, and it has been a huge part of her life ever since she was a child. Kaylee likes to focus a lot of her songs around material that she feels strongly about, such as her family and friends, faith, and love, and she says that all of her inspiration comes from Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, and Sarah Evans.
“If I hear someone say something that I think would work great in a song, I’ll take that knowledge with me and work with it to write my lyrics,” she says. When Kaylee is writing songs, she says she is hard on herself because she wants the lyrics and music to sound as good as they can. Once Kaylee has the basic lyrics down for a song, she takes what she wrote and her and her band meet up, jam through it, and bounce ideas off of each other.
It has been about a year since her first EP was released; she is just about done recording her second EP and plans on releasing it sometime very soon. Kaylee just finished recording a song and music video with country stars, Jamie O’Neal and Colt Ford. “It was a real blessing to record with such nice and down to earth people like Jamie and Colt,” said Rutland. When Kaylee was just starting out in music, she says her biggest challenge was getting on stage and being comfortable instead of feeling awkward. Other that that Kaylee says rarely has any trouble with her band, pointing out that they get along really well.
Her favorite show she has played so far has been the Pregame Party on the Plaza; she has played this show twice now and has loved it both times. It is a two-hour set that was before the Dallas Stars hockey game. “It was freezing cold but I loved every second of it!” she says. If Kaylee could open up for an artist of her choice, she would choose to open up for Reba McEntire because she is her idol.
Kaylee gave some advice for up and coming artists. Her advice is to not mind the skeptics but listen to loved ones. “Whenever you’re an up and coming artist, you will always have those people that will want to bring you down and want to tell you that your music isn’t good enough. Don’t listen to them, because they are just out to put you down. The ones you need to listen to are the ones who believe in you. Lastly, if you believe in yourself, then other people will start to believe in you. If you believe in yourself, you will succeed. “