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Calling All Musicians: The Coffee Music Project Taking Applications

Calling All Musicians: The Coffee Music Project Taking Applications
The Coffee Music Project is returning to New York City for the fourth year this October. Applications are now open and will close on September 14th, 2018. Musicians can now apply here.
The Coffee Music Project is the world’s most influential music competition, showcasing the creativity and talents of emerging musicians whilst raising money for coffee growing communities all over the world.

The Coffee Music Project celebrates diverse, authentic musical talent, providing a platform for self- made artists who believe they have what it takes to write and perform a winning song. Unlike reality TV talent competitions, the judging panel is made up of a broad spectrum of music industry leaders from top song writers to sync agents with prizes designed to help you kick start your career. 100% of the profits from the live shows will go directly to charity
Project Waterfall; providing clean water and sanitation to coffee growing communities. Make your music count!
“This year’s Coffee Music Project in New York is set to be the best ever. Following on from the successes in London, and the impending launch in Los Angeles, the entire program is gaining a lot of industry momentum. This provides an incredible platform for immensely talented, unsigned music artists to gain the high-profile exposure they need to launch their careers – and all for a great cause.” -Jeffrey Young, Founder of The Coffee Music Project.
Musicians at all levels can now apply online by submitting two YouTube video performances. The top 36 contestants will be selected to perform at the qualifying rounds, which will take place on October 7th-9th in the heart of the East Village at Pianos NYC. From the qualifying rounds, 9 contestants will be selected to perform at this year’s New York Coffee Festival on October 13th and 14th, before competing in the finals at The Mercury Lounge, on October 16th.

The winner of the competition will receive a number of prizes designed to kickstart their career in music. This includes $1,500 cash, $1,000 towards a trip to Los Angeles to perform at the LA Coffee Festival, a free studio recording session and more.

All nine finalists will also receive guaranteed slots to perform at The New York Coffee Festival, along with having one song featured on The Coffee Music Project 2018 album.

Applications are now open and artists may apply via The Coffee Music Project website,

September 14: Deadline for applications
October 7: First Qualifying Round, Pianos NYC
October 8: Second Qualifying Round, Pianos NYC
October 9: Third Qualifying Round, Pianos NYC
October 13 & 14: The New York Coffee Festival (all finalists will be guaranteed performance slots at this event)
October 16: Finals, The Mercury Lounge NYC

For the latest on The Coffee Music Project, please visit:
Official Hashtag: #CMPNewYorkCity

For the latest on The New York City Coffee Festival, please visit:
Official Hashtag: #newyorkcoffeefestival


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email:

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