Want to be the next Northwest sound? The Museum of Pop Culture is now accepting applications for Sound Off! 2022!
Now in its 21st year, MoPOP’s Sound Off! is the premier 21-and-under music showcase in the Pacific Northwest. Participants get the opportunity to showcase their original music, connect with peer musicians, and are mentored by industry leaders and an artistic community invested in welcoming them as full-fledged members of one of the nation’s most vibrant music scenes. Sound Off! takes place annually at MoPOP in Seattle in February and March.
MoPOP’s Sound Off! is designed to support up-and-coming musicians and set them on a path for community building and professional growth. Over the course of three weeks, 12 artists are selected to work with and perform for a panel of industry veterans.
All 12 artists selected to participate receive professional development from industry veterans, take part in a professional photoshoot, play in a world-class venue, and join the growing community of Sound Off! alumni. Sound Off! community partners select artists from the cohort for other opportunities beyond the Sound Off! performances, such as live recording in KEXP’s performance studio, mentorship from industry professionals, and radio play. Sound Off! alumni have gone on to perform at top Northwest music festivals, including Timber! Music Festival, Northwest Folklife Festival, and Bumbershoot. They also receive promotions via MoPOP events, collaborations with local producers, and studio sessions.
If you are considering applying to Sound Off! 2022, we recommend you watch videos of past performances to get a feel for the diversity of genres and styles that have been represented in the showcase. There are also plenty of other resources available at MoPOP.org/SoundOff to catch up on all things Sound Off!