(DURHAM, NC February 13, 2017) For more than a decade, bands all over the world have tapped into ReverbNation for tools that help them build their audiences and for access to exposure opportunities, including spots on major music festivals, radio shows and in film and television. Ghost Ramp, the L.A.-based indie label founded by WAVVES frontman Nathan Williams and Patrick McDermott, took things to an entirely new level when they decided to tap into ReverbNation's talent pool to conduct a nationwide search for a new band for their roster.
Nearly 6,000 bands across the country submitted material to ReverbNation's curation team to listen to. The top bands were presented to Ghost Ramp earlier this year, and it was announced today that the label has offered Boston metal quartet Upheaval a development deal. Later this month the band will start tracking a new album at New Alliance Studios in Boston with producer Alec Rodriguez.
"As an indie label, we need to be able to use every tool at our disposal to be competitive in discovering new bands," said Ghost Ramp label head Patrick McDermott. "ReverbNation provides really focused curation on a massive scale, enabling us to look at the best bands in their system in a very manageable way. We're thrilled to have Upheaval join the Ghost Ramp roster and can't wait to get started with them."
Established in 2015, Ghost Ramp has released music from a diverse range of artists including WAVVES, Best Coast, Cloud Nothings, Weezer, Courtney Love, Sweet Valley and a host of video game original soundtrack composers.
"We are stoked to be on Ghost Ramp and are excited to get to work," said Upheaval vocalist/guitarist Justin Doucette. "It's a killer label and we can't wait to deliver some amazing tracks for them and are really grateful to ReverbNation for helping us make this happen."
ReverbNation provides more than 4 million artists with exciting opportunities and promotional tools to help them achieve their career goals. ReverbNation's curation-at-scale capability enables the company to identify bands among its members who are ready for high profile opportunities and empowers partners like Ghost Ramp to discover emerging talent, while tapping into the millions of music fans who regularly visit ReverbNation.com.
More information about Upheaval and Ghost Ramp can be found at the label's website ghostramp.com.
Boston-based metal band Upheaval recently signed a deal with indie label Ghost Ramp after the label conducted a nationwide search via ReverbNation's curation service.
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