SOCAN Billy Block showcase
Apply now for SOCAN Billy Block's live concert/TV show/webcast in Nashville
If you’re a SOCAN member who wants to showcase in Nashville, then the SOCAN-sponsored Billy Block Show might be just the opportunity you’re looking for. SOCAN has partnered with The Billy Block Show to provide members with an opportunity to showcase their songs before a live audience in Nashville, and have the performance broadcast throughout the U.S.
The Billy Block Show is a popular live music concert series held every Tuesday night at The Mercy Lounge in the Music Row area of Nashville. It’s also a successful weekly TV show. Each week, the concert series is broadcast on Nashville Comcast cable TV channel 9 five times per week, and it;s a worldwide webcast on the internet. Over the last 17 years, the show has produced more than 800 live concert broadcasts, showcasing more than 5,000 local, regional, national and international artists.
Artists are given 30-minute, full-band sets, which are streamed live online, as well as archived on Billy's YouTube and UStream channels. These shows are also taped to be featured on Billy's weekly TV show on channel 9 CATV in Nashville. (Five artists perform each Tuesday starting on the hour.) Full backline, PA system, lights and a sound engineer are provided, as well as VIP passes for backstage hospitality and drink specials courtesy of The Mercy Lounge.
If you’d like to be considered for this great opportunity, please e-mail us at email@example.com, indicating “Billy Block” in the subject line. Please include a little information about yourself and MP3 files of two of your songs – or a link to your MySpace page and/or website. Winning submissions will be chosen by Billy Block himself, and those selected will be invited to perform on his show. Please note that all SOCAN members wishing to perform on the Billy Block Showcase should submit their requests through SOCAN. Any direct requests to Billy Block will be redirected back to SOCAN for consideration.
If you’re selected for a showcase, and you choose to use The Billy Block House Band to accompany you, there’s a cost incurred by the member of $500 (USD) to pay the band, which includes both the rehearsal and the live show. You’re also responsible for the costs of travel and accommodation, but SOCAN does maintain two rooms in a Nashville House that can be booked by members free of charge.
For more information about The Billy Block Show, visit the show’s website.