TBAIMS LLC has come to Florida to help build the music industry in the Tampa Bay Area. Founded in 2013 as The Big Apple Indie Music Series in New York City, the Founder & CEO, Jon Landers, relocated to Tampa this past October to be near his new granddaughter and felt the need to bring the TBAIMS concept to Tampa. Each month TBAIMS hosts a music showcase at different venues where they invite up to six independent music artists of most genres to perform a live 20 minute set or 4 songs each. They also invite music, entertainment, TV and film industry executives including A&R's to connect with these artists and is open to the public.
This is not your typical music showcase as they have very strict requirements that they practice when vetting the artists that submit to perform for them. Working with ReverbNation, they have a submission page where they typically receive from 2400 to over 4800 submissions each month from music artists across North America including some other countries with their global reach on social media spreading the word about this unique opportunity.
They require all submissions to include video footage of live performances or they set up live auditions via Skype. What they look for is what their stage presence is like, how well they engage their audience, ability to sing on key without the use of auto-tune, how well they promote on social media and content of lyrical material. They accept no lyrical material that contains profanity, defames women or promotes violence. They like to consider their showcases to be the "Disney" of music for the masses.
Once accepted to perform for TBAIMS, they become a part of their growing family with over 132 family members and growing. The only thing they ask from the artist to perform for them is a review of their experience performing for the showcase and in return they provide the artist with their own personal landing page with links to their music and social websites along with their review. And they have a place on their landing page where a fan can fill in their email address so they can be updated on when and where they expect to perform next and if they have a new EP or Song coming out.
TBAIMS is also building collaborations with music festivals across North America like the Mid-Atlantic Music Conference & Festival, Launch Music Conference and Landmark Events in Canada where they share the artists that have become a part of their family to have the opportunity to perform in other venues. In addition, if the artists that submit don't meet their higher standards, they have also collaborated with some of the top artist development agencies in LA, Nashville, NY and FL to help them with their music careers.
It is TBAIMS intention to become a global platform for independent music artists to support and mentor their music careers in the most transparent way possible so they can actually support their music careers.