If you’re a fan of hip hop, you have an understanding of the role New York City has played and continues to play in hip hop  culture. Between being the home of the genre and producing some of the finest artists to do it, everyone knows the Big Apple is a place to pay your dues and get heard. (Don’t worry – TuneCore knows that great hip hop can come from all corners of the world – that’s why we help you get it out there!)

Just as undeniable in terms of influence and importance are some of the institutions associated with hip hop in New York City, including the legendary HOT 97 radio station. That’s why we’re proud as ever to be partnering with HOT 97 in order to give TuneCore Artists a chance to perform at their “Who’s Next” monthly showcase concerts! Each month’s event will occur at the similarly legendary S.O.B.’s in lower Manhattan.

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Known as an event that can break upcoming artists, talent like J Cole, Drake and Ty Dolla $ign have graced the Who’s Next stage. Music Director TT Torrez is leading the re-launched showcase and we’re super excited to be able to offer TuneCore Artists the chance to be included. With TuneCore being a leader in the digital distribution space for independent artists, it only makes sense that we’d support a platform encouraging up-and-comers to get heard and seen by fans and industry folks.

Want to be considered? Log into Facebook, head over to HOT 97’s Messenger, and click ‘Get Started’. From there, you’ll have the option to submit a track – just follow the instructions and you’ll be good to go.

HOT 97’s music department will carefully listen to the top tracks rated by fans on the ‘Song Leaderboard’ and will select the artist to perform on the Who’s Next stage at S.O.B.’s.

Read more about HOT 97’s Who’s Next showcase series here.

If you’re in New York this month, be sure to check out TuneCore Artist Devvon Terrell performing at HOT 97 Who’s Next on Tuesday, October 24th. Tickets here.

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