The New Music Seminar Selected Maren As NMS Artist On The Verge Finalist Based on Music, Merch, Concert Ticket Sales and Overall Media Buzz Factor.
Maren Morris’ Release Live Wire nominated by Fort Worth Weekly for “Best Album” and “Best Song”
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX _ Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 — The New Music Seminar (NMS), taking place in New York City June 17-19, 2012, has selected 22 year-old Maren Morris (www.marenmorris.com) as one of the Top 3 NMS’ Artist on the Verge from a pool of thousands of artists.
Maren’s selection as NMS’ Artist On The Verge was based on more than analytics of digital and traditional music sales. This comprehensive Top 100 chart assessed touring history, merchandise sales, media and social media activity, as well as qualitative factors determined by the NMS Music Committee. Artists were further evaluated by using an arsenal of analytics from Musicmetric & Next Big Sound. The original pool of thousands of artists were nominated by Music industry experts, tastemakers and NMS Partners such as iHeartRadio, SoundExchange, BMI, Pandora, ReverbNation, Spotify, and many more.
Maren relates to folk musicians/singer-songwriters like Patty Griffin, but it doesn’t stop there. Maren’s country roots and indie spirit have forged a unique alchemy of sound beyond the confines of preset genre molds. No wonder Fort Worth Weekly, who called Maren a “tiny Texas hurricane of blue-eyed soul,” awarded the diminutive songstress “Best Female Vocalist” 6 years in a row and for 2012 the Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards nominated her for “Best Album” for Live Wire and “Best Song” for “Best Of Me.”
Maren has stretched her wings playing France’s Equiblues Festival in 2008 & 2010. She’s toured the UK, worked alongside David Foster and Paul Williams to assist musically inclined youth hone their songwriting skills for the Grammy Foundation’s Grammy Camp. She played Summerfest, America’s largest outdoor music festival, along with Heart, Social Distortion and Roger Waters.
Maren Morris will perform a special showcase on Monday, June 18th at Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette Street, New York, NY. The Top 3 AOV artists will perform in front of visionaries and leaders of the NEW music business, media and the music industry at the first ever NMS New York Music Festival. The Grand Prize Winner will then be selected the following day on Tuesday, June 19th at the New Music Seminar at Webster Hall, walking away with close to $150,000 worth of promotion, marketing, consultations and music equipment.
About the New Music Seminar: June 17-19, 2012, New York City:
From the co-founder and director of the original legendary New Music Seminar comes a conference for the Next Music Business. Rapidly changing music creation, exposure and monetization opportunities coupled with music fans changing music consumption habits are transforming the old “record business” into an entirely new industry. The New Music Seminar, with over 150 confirmed Players, is the meeting place of music visionaries, upstarts, and disruptors and where the old rules are broken and new ideas will hatch into a vital new music business. For more information on this year’s event and the speakers attending go to www.NewMusicSeminar.com.