Sparking Collaborations Among Indie Musicians

 

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Upcoming Showcases

Showcases are not curated - they are open to play to all registered Indie Collaborative members. Each performer gets a maximum of five minutes to present their music in a stripped-down setting. If there are more applicants than performance slots we do a lottery to pick the performers. The application form is on the event’s page.
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Los Angeles
Event 18, Saturday, Jan 30, 2021
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Upcoming Productions

Productions are curated and produced by Indie Collab co-founders Eileen Sherman and Grant Maloy Smith. As such there is no application form for these. Each production is unique, and we look through our membership to see who might be best suited to fill the performance slots for that particular production.
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Lincoln Center
Event 17, Wednesday, December 9, 2020
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Carnegie Hall
Event 19, Thursday, April 7, 2021
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Indie Collaborative Showcase Basics

El Portal Theater 25-Jan-2020
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
 

Indie Collaborative Productions

Carnegie Hall 19-Nov-2018
Overview
Unlike our Showcases, our Productions are curated and produced by Indie Collaborative co-founders Eileen Sherman and Grant Maloy Smith. As such there is no application form for these. Each production is unique, and we look through our membership to see who might be best suited to fill the performance slots for each one.

Ticket Policy
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.

Cost to Participate
This varies dramatically with cost of the venue and other economic factors. Venues like Carnegie Hall, for example, are extremely expensive compared to other places. Each production is unique, and thus has unique requirements.

Latest Event…

Danae Vlasse and group
Suzanne Jamieson
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The Indie Collab at the El Portal, North Hollywood • Event 16

Index of Events…

Event 19 2020 NYC Carnegie Hall (Production)
Event 18 2020 LA (Showcase)
Event 17 2020 NYC Lincoln Center (Production)
Event 16 2020 LA El Portal Theater (Showcase)
Event 15 2019 NYC The Bitter End (Showcase)
Event 14 2019 LA El Portal Theater (Showcase)
Event 13 2018 NYC Carnegie Hall (Production)
Event 12 2018 San Francisco Phoenix Theater (Showcase)
Event 11 2018 NYC The Bitter End (Showcase)
Event 10 2018 Feinstein’s 54/Below (Showcase)
Event 9 2017 LA Kulak’s Woodshed (Showcase)
Event 8 2017 LA Kulak’s Woodshed (Showcase)
Event 7 2016 Atlanta Smith’s Olde Bar (Showcase)
Event 6 2016 Philadelphia Puck (Showcase)
Event 5 2016 Chicago The Jam Lab (Showcase)
Event 4 2016 Nashville The Factory (Showcase)
Event 3 2016 LA Kulak’s Woodshed (Showcase)
Event 2 2015 LA Circle X Theater (Showcase)
Event 1 2015 NYC The Drama League (Showcase)

CALLING INDIE MUSICIANS AND INDUSTRY PEOPLE! Please join us today for free - right here on the JOIN page. There is no cost to be a member! Members can have their profiles shown on this site, join our private Facebook group, and are eligible to perform at our showcases and productions.
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Additions
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