By King Sukii • FEB 21 2019
To all the upcoming artists out there trying to get your music heard, there’s a new opportunity on the horizon and it has the potential to change your life. Today, TIDAL announced TIDAL Unplugged, “an unprecedented million dollar artist grant program dedicated to building emerging artists’ careers,” funded by Mark Lampert (BVF Partners L.P.) & Robert Nelsen (ARCH Venture Partners). While the first go ’round will only accommodate local Detroit artists, TIDAL plans to expand the program into other markets moving forward.
So, what are the details?
“TIDAL Unplugged will kick off in Detroit, where Lampert’s grandfather started his musical career. Local artists will have the chance to submit their music through TIDAL to receive part of the million dollar grant,” the subscription-based streaming service stated via press release. “The artists chosen will each work with the TIDAL Unplugged team to create a personalized program aimed to cover resources needed to further their musical career. The grant can cover living expenses, equipment, studio time, and more as well as access to expertly guided recording and creative resources. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity allows aspiring musicians to chase their dreams as well as dedicate more time and energy to pursuing a career as an artist.”