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Fun Way to Earn $50 Every Week

The Weekly Brief is a brand new program we’ve launched to test and reward your music-making skills. Every Wednesday we will announce a new creative brief, so if you’re not interested in this week’s, just wait 7 days!

Plus, if your submission is selected, you get $50 and your track will automatically be accepted to the Indaba Music Licensing Catalog.

This Week’s Brief: Compose a blood-pumping score for this snowboarding footage.

If your composition is one of the 10 selected, you could put your $50 toward a 1-Year Pro Membership (so you can enter all the Opportunities you want).

How to Enter:

  • Create an instrumental score that fits the video posted above.
  • You may download the video from the “Source Tracks” for reference.
  • Submit an audio file of your score. You do not need to submit a video file.

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Listen to Indaba Tunes on Android

Want more people to listen to your remixes from our Opportunities?

Well, now your submissions are available to stream on MixZing, one of the most popular media players in the Android market. Some amazing developers used our API to connect to so they could share your music with the +250,000 people who have downloaded their app.

Click here to learn more or download the free MixZing app:

Live Opportunities that are on the MixZing app:

Take the Night – “Bring This Party Home”

Lalah Hathaway – “My Everything”

Nenna Yvonne – “We Came to Rock”

Mashup the Loft

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Employee Interview: Getting to Know Ryan

Ryan Roberts is the savior of the Indaba office…partially because he makes the coffee every morning. But in all seriousness, we’d be lost without Ryan as our Operations Manager. He’s in charge of lots of things, including getting prizes from the people who launch Opportunities to the people who win – so you’d be lost without him, too! Like many of us here, he’s also a musician. Click to learn about Ryan and read his tips for launching a successful gigging band. Continue reading

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WHOOZNXT Winner Discusses Warped Tour Experience

Aaron James Eckardt‘s band The Growing Room was the Grand Prize Winner of the WHOOZNXT Opportunity. This San Francisco Bay Area band played at Warped Tour in Carson, CA on August 10th and had the chance to visit the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus where they filmed and produced an acoustic set. Continue reading to hear about Aaron and his band’s experience first-hand. Continue reading

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Indaba Music Presents: Emily Greene

As you may know, the Indaba office is located in New York City – a city that is filled to the brim with spectacular musicians. So we’re taking full advantage of our location and interviewing local Indaba members to get some of their best musician-to-musician advice on topics ranging from getting gigs to songwriting. Along with these interviews, we’ve also asked them to perform live in our office, but don’t be jealous — we caught it on film to share with you.

Our first video features Emily Greene, an artist we have featured on our Grooveshark Breakthrough Radio Playlist (submit here). Watch to learn about her experiences with Indaba as an independent musician, plus a performance of her original song “Oceans and Waves”.

If you’re in the NYC area and would like to participate in this series, email us at

See below the jump for 2 bonus performances. Continue reading

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