The Northwest’s premier 21 and under battle of the bands.
Now seeking applications for 21 and under bands and solo artists for Sound Off! 2018!
Semifinal rounds will take place Fridays, February 9, 16, and 23, culminating in finals on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
An annual event since 2001, Sound Off! supports the all-ages scene by giving artists an opportunity to showcase original music on a large platform, launch their music careers, and connect with peers, industry leaders, and other members of the artistic community.
Sound Off! has paved the way for some artists including The Lonely Forest, Dyme Def, Sol, Kithkin, Schoolyard Heroes, Tomten, Brite Futures, as well as members of Beat Connection, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, La Luz, Kairos and more. Northwest musicians playing all genres of music are encouraged to submit original material for consideration.
Sound Off! judges, partners, and mentors include major music festivals, journalists, DJs, venues, bookers, alumni, record labels, recording studios, community organizers, and more. Through its partners, Sound Off! has been able to connect artists with bookings at high-profile venues and partnerships across the region such as Bumbershoot, Sasquatch! Music Festival, KEXP, and the Capitol Hill Block Party.
Sound Off! finalists win a slew of awesome prizes such as recording time, gear, radio airplay, festival performances, and more. Finals take place in MoPOP’s Sky Church and will be broadcast live on KEXP’s Audioasis.
All Semifinalists receive a professional photoshoot, an opportunity to connect with professional music industry mentors, a MoPOP membership, professional videos of their performance at Sound Off! 2018, a tour of KEXP, passes to Timber! Outdoor Music Festival, and more.