Creating an awesome music experience that resonates equally with local scenes as well as music fans everywhere is always something we’re excited to support.

The Awesomeness Behind the Organization

    Listen Local First (LLF) is DC’s newest local music initiative and artist development incubator. They are forming some valuable partnerships between the local arts and business communities and have been working with some of the city’s most talented musicians. LLF creates alternate avenues for local music exploration and performance collaborations through partnerships with local venues, businesses and arts organizations, as well as works to build awareness and promote opportunities for local musicians and businesses in order to raise the profile of DC’s vibrant local music scene.

    Listen Local First has launched a Kickstarter Campaign to take a Mobile Music Venue down to Austin to spend a week documenting and creating additional performance opportunities for DC’s most talented musicians while they attend SXSW.

Grooveshark Users Making a Difference

    Here’s where Grooveshark comes in: If enough philanthrophic sharks out there donate a total of at least $500 dollars before March 5, Grooveshark will become an official sponsor of the Mobile Music Venue. Be sure to mention Grooveshark or this blog post next to your name or in any message/note that you submit with your donations so we can track which donations come from the sharks.

    Check out their Kickstarter page to see the Kickstarter Video they put together and to donate. There are several different perks associated with the different donation levels so be sure to scope those out (minimum donation is $1; the rewards for donating begin after a $5 donation).

Love & local scenes,