Sparking Collaborations Among Indie Musicians


Our Events

What’s Coming Up?

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Jan 25, 2020
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Carnegie Hall
April 22, 2020
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The Basics

Tickets to Attend or Perform
Every person needs a ticket, including performers, accompanists, managers, spouses, friends, etc. We don’t have any comp tickets available except for members of the press that we invite.

Performance Slots
Due to the fast-paced nature of Indie Collab showcases, only solo, duo or trio acts are allowed. Setups must be accomplished within your entire 5 minute time slot, which means that bands are out of the question - we simply don’t have enough time for that. Backing tracks and video/multimedia are also not possible. The idea is to show your peers in an intimate and supportive setting what you are all about, and what you can do by yourself. Note - certain types of artists and industry professionals don’t (or can’t) perform alone or with only an accompanist or two. In those cases you can use your time slot to talk to the room and tell them what you do. This might apply to lyricists, for example, or music publishers, or orchestrators, etc. You can use your 5 minutes however you like, within the constraints mentioned above.
Exceptions to the above can be made at the discretion of the Indie Collab. Certain venues and even structures may allow us to have one or two bands performing, because the setup time can be done without interfering with the fast-paced nature of our events. These slots are available by invitation only and are extremely limited due to the nature of our events.

Five Minutes Is Really The Limit
No matter how many times we say it, performers (aka “headliners”) have 5 TOTAL minutes to do their thing. That includes setup, tuning your guitar, adjusting your piano bench, describing the song you’re about to play, etc. If it takes you four and a half minutes to do all of that, you will have exactly 30 seconds left to play a song. Think about that! Please practice your presentation with a stop watch or timer, so that you can get your whole presentation in within the 5 minutes. This is not a concert… it’s a short showcase of what you can do, for a room full of your peers.
Ticket Cancelation / Refund Policy
Please see the TICKETS page for details

Latest Event…

Grant Maloy Smith
Jerome Brooks, Jr.
Lili Haydn of Opium Moon
The Indie Collab at the El Portal Theater in Hollywood • Event 14

Past Events…

Event 15 2019 NYC The Bitter End
Event 14 2019 LA El Portal Theater
Event 13 2018 NYC Carnegie Hall
Event 12 2018 San Francisco Phoenix Theater
Event 11 2018 NYC The Bitter End
Event 10 2018 Feinstein’s 54/Below
Event 9 2017 LA Kulak’s Woodshed
Event 8 2017 LA Kulak’s Woodshed
Event 7 2016 Atlanta Smith’s Olde Bar
Event 6 2016 Philadelphia Puck
Event 5 2016 Chicago The Jam Lab
Event 4 2016 Nashville The Factory
Event 3 2016 LA Kulak’s Woodshed
Event 2 2015 LA Circle X Theater
Event 1 2015 NYC The Drama League

Note - Indie Collaborative events are in no way associated with the Recording Academy or The Grammys®
We do not have events when Grammy voting is going on
We do not allow FYC posts or commercial posts in our Facebook group
There is no requirement to be a member of NARAS or LARAS in order to join the Indie Collaborative
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