Expanding Connections and New Artist Opportunities
Beginning as a weekly song contest in 2009, youbloom has expanded its organization to connect artists with fans and promote new music content from emerging/independent artists. Our mission is to deliver quality-controlled music and make live music experiences more accessible to all music lovers.
Within a few years after its creation, youbloom had quickly expanded its platform. youbloom’s roots began to grow in 2010 with an annual song contest held by The Boomtown Rats frontman, Bob Geldof. Three years later, the song contest morphed into youbloomDublin, an emerging music showcase festival and conference in Dublin, Ireland, with 91 artists/bands from 11 countries. In 2014, youbloom expanded further with the launch of youbloomLA, a parallel music festival and conference held in Los Angeles, USA.
In 2017, the company started working on youbloomConnect with a focus on increasing the access to live music for more people. Founder Phil Harrington came up with this unique concept while working with music therapy and recognized the powerful connectivity and inspiration that came from working with music. He believes that music allows expression and creativity, so he developed youbloomConnect to create a creative platform where new and emerging artists could perform.
What makes youbloom so important for these new and emerging/independent artists?
75% of music-business revenues go to the few hundred big-name acts. That’s a lot of percentage missing for a large group of emerging/independent artists! youbloom aims to tackle this discrepancy. We champion the concept of connectivity by using our unique algorithm to match independent artists. We then facilitate ways for matching artists to promote each other on their social media accounts. The concept is that over time, artists’ fanbases will combine to create a huge network of fans who can request these artists to play in their cities, or on virtual tours.
Fans, want to see a particular emerging artist in your city? Sign up today to request your favorite independent artists on youbloom!
Artists, you can sign up too: start building your network today by visiting the Artist Match page!
Read our blog to learn more about each of our amazing artists who have been matched and how they see youbloom working for them to connect and grow their fanbases.