It is 2020. Hundreds of thousands upon thousands and thousands of persons are unemployed.  A worldwide pandemic has destroyed life as we all know it. And that’s to say nothing of the music business. Scores of music venues which have closed, by no means to reopen.

I can paint a tragic image of the valiant makes an attempt by venue small enterprise house owners, passionate musicians and followers to attempt to coerce authorities officers to point out some compassion and try to keep our culture going. 

However the reality is that the music business has been struggling for years, due to Massive Tech Overlords like Spotify devaluing music to the purpose the place one is unable to make a dwelling solely from their music.

Daniel Ek is definitely upset with musicians for not giving him sufficient “content material,” and desires to dictate how frequently you should be releasing music on platforms like his which have made him billions of {dollars}

Fortunately one other billion greenback firm, Vans, is partnering with Spotify (and trillion greenback firms like Apple) for Musicians Needed.

Should you submit your music between as we speak and October eleventh, you may simply win *checks notes* $2500 for music video manufacturing and promotion. And an opportunity to open for Aderson .Paak who can also be one of many judges, at Home of Vans pending COVID circumstances. So mainly someday between subsequent 12 months and 2022.

However that is not all!

Your music will  even be featured in Vans Spotify advertisements, though it’s unclear whether or not they pay you for this. In all probability not. However there’s additionally a customized Vans “Musicians Needed,” Fender guitar and RJC drumkit, too.

That is in case you are the grand prize winner.

Should you aren’t, don’t have any concern. You may be one of many prime 5 finalists who will get on Vans Spotify and Apple Music playlists, thereby incomes you a fraction of a fraction of a penny, each time somebody streams your music. You may additionally get a Fender guitar and accent pack, assigned a Fender regional rep (no matter meaning) and stroll away with some candy Vans gear.

In different phrases, one individual wins 2500 and a gap slot assuming we ever have exhibits once more, and 5 folks win a coveted spot on a playlist, a guitar and a pair of footwear.

I’m sure phrases and circumstances apply as a result of they all the time do. However Vans curiously is not letting what these phrases are except you register first. 

This is not fairly as dangerous as Specialty Information shopping for the publishing rights to Little Richard’s megahit “Tutti Frutti” for fifty dollars as a result of Spotify he made a half a cent royalty price per document, way over Spotify. However it’s nonetheless a extremely dangerous look.

Watch the promo video under. It got here out in August and has a whopping 200 views. Little question it is plastered throughout social media, too. However seeing as how the unique date to submit was September 2 to Septeber thirtieth, possibly the extension was on account of a low variety of entries.