Groups or solo musicians of all genres from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia are encouraged to submit original material for consideration in MoPOP’s Sound Off! 2018.
Now in its 17th year, Sound Off! supports the region’s music scene by giving young artists from different backgrounds an opportunity to showcase their work, connect with the larger artistic community, and perform live at one of the top venues in the Northwest.
Organized by MoPOP, Sound Off! has paved the way for some of today’s freshest talent including The Lonely Forest, Sol, Cosmos, Manatee Commune, Fauna Shade, Emma Lee Toyoda, Fame Riot, Tomten, Brite Futures, and many others.
2017 Sound Off! winner Jason McCue will take the stage at Seattle’s Bumbershoot festival this Friday.
Sound Off! participants are eligible to win valuable prizes including recording time, gear, radio airplay, festival performances, and exposure in front of influential members of the music community.
Musicians and bands interested in entering Sound Off! can apply online now at MoPOP.org/soundoff. Applications are due November 6, 2017.
A panel of music-industry professionals will review all applicants and select 12 bands to perform live at MoPOP. Musicians will be scored on song composition and arrangement, creativity and originality, and technical ability and musicianship. All categories will be equally weighted. Semi-finalists will be announced in December 2017.