The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is seeking experienced emerging NEO musicians to join our team this summer as Artists in Residence. This emerging artist program presented by the Kulas Foundation will allow songwriters to advance their careers by working with Hall of Fame professional staff and external partners and by regularly performing live sets on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s popular outdoor Local Artists Stage.
Thanks to the Kulas Foundation the Rock Hall is excited to enhance the inclusion and promotion of local musicians and deepen their involvement with the Cleveland community. The program has the power to shape artists, inspire new musical passions and grow the influence of contemporary music in Northeast Ohio.
As part of the residency, artists will:
Work with the Rock Hall team to create a road map for their music career development, and a plan to achieve their goals during the program
Learn from mentors in the field about performing, songwriting, audio production, contracts, performing rights organizations, and booking gigs in order to advance as artists, and then take actionable steps in these various areas
Play weekly sets on the RRHOFM over the course of the summer
Work with our dynamic and creative Marketing team to develop and elevate the musician’s social media, receive media training and learn other marketing techniques
Gain experience marketing themselves and a venue from digital/social to hands on grassroots direct marketing and points between.
Learn performance stage setup and gain hands on audio experience so they can confidently work with sound professionals in venues and studios
Work with artists to build on specific music skills, such as instrument proficiency or songwriting
Record tracks and a music video onsite in the Hall of Fame
Learn to augment solo performance with musicians that sit in and/or electronic enhancements.
Commit to providing 20-30 hours each week to the program either virtually or onsite for a minimum of 10 weeks
Present on the internship experience, including a live performance of music created during the program
Collaborate with the other Artists in Residence for an end of summer showcase concert.
Active musician producing original music that is commercially available
Proven experience performing full solo sets of primarily original music to a live audience in a night club, festival stage, or related venue
Proven songwriting experience
Experience moving from demo to finished tracks
Have graduated High School and are in the midst of pursuing your musical career, and/or in a related college level academic program
Prior customer service experience preferred
Prepare a cover letter that explains your journey as a musician, and what you will bring to this opportunity
Provide files or links to your original music
Discounts on Rock Hall merchandise
Additional training and professional development opportunities as part of the Rock Hall’s Summer Internship Program