The rock paper scissors' Unofficial Guide to World Music at APAP has teamed up with the Classical and Jazz communities to offer the Unofficial Guide to Music at APAP and CMA. We are now accepting listings for showcases and concerts in New York City from January 9 to 19 2015. It takes a few minutes to add your showcase information. We appreciate any help spreading the word to other artists, managers, publicists, agents or NYC based presenters. The same form can be used for ANY genre of music. The guide's mobile website was produced by festival/conference app builders Rendezville.
You have until November 28 to submit your event for the guide that will be distributed in early December.
ABOUT THE UNOFFICIAL GUIDE 2015
WHAT IS IT? The Unofficial Guide aggregates music events at APAP and CMA in New York City in January 2015. It is widely distributed to attendees of both conferences and is the only document that lists all of the music events and showcases (both official and unofficial) happening in New York 1/8 to 1/19.
WHO IS THE AUDIENCE? This guide is meant to be a useful tool for presenters who are trying to plan what shows they see while in town. Started by rock paper scissors as the Unofficial Guide to World Music at APAP, it will now be known simply as the UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO MUSIC. It will be easy to filter so presenters can explore only classical, only jazz, or only world, etc. listings.
DO I HAVE TO JOIN APAP OR CMA, OR ATTEND EITHER CONFERENCE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE GUIDE? No.
WHAT EVENTS ARE APPROPRIATE? Any music showcase, concert or event happening in New York City area from January 8-19, 2015 is appropriate.
WHEN IS THE GUIDE DISTRIBUTED? The guide is distributed in the beginning of December 2014 and beginning of January 2015. Submissions received by Nov 21 will be included in the early distribution of the guide.
WHAT FORMAT DOES THE GUIDE TAKE? The guide will be available as a website you can view on your smart phone (see a modified version of last year's here: http://rps2014.rendezville.com). The experience of the guide will be very much like a phone app.
HOW DO I LOG MY EVENT INTO THE ONLINE RENDEZVILLE SITE?
1. Step one: log into the online form by clicking on this link:
2. Step two: enter in your email address. This creates an account for all of the listings you want to enter in.
3. Step three: Enter in your listings. You can edit them afterwards at any time.
WHO IS PUTTING THIS TOGETHER? This guide is the brainchild of rock paper scissors and the product of event app company Rendezville. For the past few years, the guide helped world music presenters cut through the noise to easily find relevant showcases for their programming needs. This year, for the first time, rock paper scissors is collaborating with classical presenters, agents, promoters, and advocates for classical music in coordination with the APAP World Music Pre-Conference (also produced by rock paper scissors), and the JazzConnect conference, as an unofficial supplement to the APAP and CMA conferences. This is not the official document of anyone or any organization, though we are grateful to the APAP Classical Connections Committee and Chamber Music America for helping to promote it, and Rendezville for building the app for free for the music community at APAP and CMA.