What can listen!NM do for you? Well take a look at what we’ve been doing.
Our goal is to promote the local music industry, the same support musicians find in places like Austin, Seattle and other music-centric communities. This means finding opportunities for musicians to play locally, in film and television and promoting New Mexico as a music destination. There are no fees for these services.
Each month, listen!NM features a New Mexico artist online and helps them to promote their music and performances.
New Mexico’s unique atmosphere benefits emerging and veteran musicians, audio engineers and producers. The cost of living here is modest, there is a robust film and TV presence and there are over four hundred live music venues in the Land ofEnchantment, numerous recording studios and the music is rich and diverse, ranging from country to new age.
Most of New Mexico’s municipalities contract with musicians year round. Casting agents reach out to listen!NM as a resource for finding musicians and composers. listen!NM has helped get musicians cast in the films like Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and The Space Between Us. We produce free workshops on topics like Copyright and Publishing Basics and Marketing Your Music.
First and foremost, listen!NM promotes you and your music.
List your music or music business on the listen!NM website. We are a resource for casting agents for film and television, live music venues like clubs, hotels, brew pubs, music venues, touring artists and music festivals. Every day on social media, we list your performances, projects, new releases and more. We share your posts we list all of the performance opportunities that are available through the city of Albuquerque and other organizations that are looking to hire you or your band. We keep you informed about educational and networking opportunities and each month, listen!NM features a local musician, songwriter or band on our website. To get your band or music service listed on listen!NM, email your info to us at email@example.com
Free music services for veterans.
Every Tuesday afternoon at the Albuquerque Veteran’s Administration Recreation Center listen!NM offers beginning guitar and music theory is presented to any veteran wanting to participate. Guitars are provided at no cost. Twice a year listen!NM co-sponsors day long therapeutic songwriting workshops offered for free for any veteran who wishes to participate. Veterans spend the morning in group sharing their experiences with songwriters and the afternoon paired with songwriters where they compose music to help them communicate those experiences.
Tech and creative workshops.
Every month listen!NM features a different artist or music industry professional presents a workshop on a different topic. In recent months we have featured workshops by Grammy award winning bassist Nathan East, guitarist and Grammy nominee Kevin Eubanks, Rascal Flatts drummer and music director Jim Riley, bassist and music director for LoCash Zach Fowler, NMMA Award winner Kito Peters, jazz saxophonist Greg Abate, NM Philharmonic Typanist Douglas Cardwell, New Orleans jazz guitarist John Maestas and session musician Phil Arnold. Twice monthly, listen!NM hosts the Albuquerque Songwriters Cooperative gatherings where new music is debuted and with co-sponsor Yamaha, produced the Songwriter Showcase where the winner was presented with a brand new Yamaha guitar.
Co-sponsorship of local music and film events, concerts and performances.
Concerts, open mic performances, CD release events and film festivals are just part of what listen!NM helps to promote. We have co-sponsored the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience, contracting all of the musicians for the event, the New Mexico Music Awards, New Mexico’s premiere music awards program, the New Mexico Film Conference, concerts by Richard Martin, Creed producer John Kurzweg, Anna Rudolph, Kerville Folk Festival winner Daniel Boling, Larry Mitchell and many more.
We collaborate with other national, state and local businesses and organizations like the New Mexico Music Commission, Full Battle Rattle, New Mexico Arts, Sennheiser of New MExico, New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts, Gibson Guitars, The New Mexico Jazz Workshop, The University of New Mexico, Film!ABQ, Rock & Brews, Guitar Center, the New Mexico Music Awards, ASCAP, BMI, Yamaha Music and more.