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Todd Clouser and Erik Deutsch Crack New Music Seminar's 2012 "Artist On The Verge" Top 100 Chart


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Guitarist/Composer Todd Clouser and Pianist/Composer Erik Deutsch were selected for the New Music Seminar “Artist On The Verge" Top 100 Chart. All About Jazz participated in the nominating process and both Todd and Erik were included on AAJ's recommendation list.

About the NMS “Artist On The Verge" Program

NMS “Artist On The Verge" (AOV) project offers emerging artists the opportunity of a lifetime!

The New Music Seminar (NMS) presents the “Artist On The Verge" – Top 100 Chart, the most comprehensive chart for emerging talent from all musical genres. This chart is put together by NMS to promote artists who are already picking up steam in order to help them rise above the noise floor and receive the national recognition that they deserve. In order to qualify, artists must be U.S.-based and not signed to a major or major independent label. See full qualifying details here.

The AOV project is a closed project for nominated artists only (NMS does not take unsolicited artist submissions). These nominations come from the biggest names in the industry like iHeartRadio, SoundExchange, BMI, Pandora, ReverbNation, Spotify, eMusic, Next Big Sound, Musicmetric, SESAC, OurStage, and many more. Unlike other charts that only address social media metrics, AOV researches an Artist’s entire oeuvre: from music quality, to tour history, radio play (online & terrestrial), uniqueness of videos and current press coverage.

“Artist On The Verge" is designed to expose the Top 100 selected artists to influential media, tech and music industry executives at the New Music Seminar. Three (3) lucky artists will be selected from the 1000+ nominees to showcase at the New Music Seminar and be critiqued by a panel of industry experts. The grand prize winner from this showcase will be selected by the NMS attendees on Tuesday, June 19th at Webster Hall through live SMS voting and will walk away with over $200,000 in consultations, promotion, marketing and music equipment.

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