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LJMA Music Industry Showcases are invite-only annual performance opportunities for songwriters and artists to perform 2 of their original songs to industry professionals for exposure, advice, and feedback. 


August 21st, 2024


6 pm - 9 pm


Laura Jean Music Academy, 1833 Stanford Street, Santa Monica, 90404

How are Performers Selected?

Selected Performers are Expected to:

  • Prepare two original songs to be performed acoustically.

  • Dress as the artist they are.

  • Give an introduction as to who they are including their stage name, style of music, recent musical achievements, and their music ambitions.

  • Supply the judges with:

    • Social media and online information (Spotify, Apple Music info, etc),

    • Printed lyrics of each of their songs

    • Promo material (not required)

Who will be the industry judges?

  • Music Managers

  • Publishers

  • Music Supervisors

  • Record Label Personnel​​

  • Independent Artist/Songwriter

Specific judges and their credentials will be announced closer to the performance date. 

What will the judges give feedback on?

  • ARTIST BRANDING - Music Managers/ Record Label Personnel

  • Marketability

  • Artist Presentation

  • Performance Quality

  • SONGWRITING - Publishers / Music Supervisors

  • Song Structure​

  • Song ​Form

  • Melody

  • Lyrics

  • Pitch ability for other artists

  • Pitch ability to sync

  • ADVICE - Independent Artist/Songwriter

  • Tips

  • Advice

  • Experience​

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