Starting out as a musician is difficult, and that's without even considering all the time and effort it takes to learn to play your instruments and sing your vocals. I created this blog to help aspiring musicians in Florida learn how to make a living while pursuing their passions. From how-to guides on everything related to the business of music, to resources on promoters and local events where you can get your first exposure. My hope is to create a community where people can network with each other and provide the support that everyone needs to get started.

Upcoming Events

AURA Music and Arts Festival: a yearly event started in 2010 by AURA Music Group that runs for three days in the early part of the year. It is mostly focused on music, with some visual art mixed in, especially on funk, rock and jazz. It is a great festival for upcoming local bands from a variety of genres, so it is a great oppurtunity for local Florida acts to get exposure to large audiences.
  • Date — February 14 to 16, 2014
  • Venue — Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park, Live Oak FL
9 Mile Music Festival: an annual event started in 1993 by the mother of Bob Marley, now organized by her son under 9 Mile Entertainment. Also known as Marley Fest, this reggae music festival is about helping your community, which is why admission is paid in canned goods rather than cash payments.
  • Date — February 15, 2014
  • Venue — Miami Dade County Fair & Expo Center, Miami FL
Florida Folk Festival: an annual three day music festival that has been going on for years. It focuses on Florida's traditional style music and culture, of all types. The length, variety, and focus on Florida's culture allows for local Florida bands to have some big exposure to a diverse audience.
  • Date — May 23 to 25, 2014
  • Venue — Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs FL

Local Resources

Music Labels in Florida:
  • 8522 Music in Tampa Bay
  • Beloved Recordings in Orlando
  • Big3 Entertainment in St Petersburg
  • Blue Storm Music in Chiefland
  • BMG U.S. Latin in Coral Gables

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Event Promoters in Florida:

Eraser Farm — a marketing and advertising agency based out of Tampa Bay that works with every type of media. They can help you promote your music event or festival.

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