Applications for Backline’s spring 2020 class are now open

Applications for Backline’s spring 2020 class are now open

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Applications for Backline‘s spring 2020 class are now open. Milwaukee bands and musicians have until Feb. 3 to apply for the program, which will tentatively run March 23-June 19.

A collaboration between 88Nine Radio Milwaukee and gener8tor, Backline takes a startup accelerator approach to the Milwaukee music scene, providing selected artists with $20,000 grants as part of an intensive mentorship program tailored to each artist’s needs. The program provides coaching, mentoring and industry networking, and ends with a showcase where the Backline artists perform for music industry professionals, supporters and community members. 

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Zed Kenzo performs at the 2018 Backline Showcase

Musicians and bands of any genre may apply using this link. A panel of national music industry professionals will interview and select the participants.

Backline’s last program featured WebsterX, Immortal Girlfriend and Bravo.
Those artists had the opportunity to meet with representatives from Apple Music, Roc Nation, Tidal, United Talent, Universal, Genius, CAA and others.

You can watch a short documentary about Backline’s inaugural class below.

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