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Red Bull Sound Select FAQ

Red Bull Sound Select Presents Shows: Frequently Asked Questions

What is Red Bull Sound Select?

Red Bull Sound Select is a long-term initiative that celebrates local music and the people that push it forward: hard working artists, passionate fans, and tastemakers that shape scenes. It’s part artist development program, part event series, part digital product, part partner network, all working together to bring artists and fans closer together to break music.

How does it work?

We want to build something that’s valuable for both artists and fans, brings them closer and helps them understand what gets the other’s feet moving. For fans, this means providing a place where you can discover emerging artists, get tickets to local shows and exclusive content based on shows you’ve attended, bands you’ve listened to, tweeted about, and posted images of on your social channels. Over time, we’ll show how your efforts are helping make your favorite bands even bigger. We’ll also show artists which fans are really making a difference so they can give those fans the props they deserve.

What’s happens each month?

Each month, we host Red Bull Sound Select Presents nights in 14 cities around the US, Canada and New Zealand (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville, Austin, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Toronto, Wellington and Auckland). Each show is curated by local music influencers and boasts local artists and a headlining act. 

What’s a curator?

A curator is someone who has their pulse on the music scene in the 14 cities listed above. They come from a variety of backgrounds but they all know a thing or two about finding and supporting great new artists. At each show, we ask curators to handpick the talent for the bill. You can check out the full list of curators at 

How do I get into the show?

Each month we post new show details at Select the event you’d like to attend and click “RSVP” to get a special $3 ticket to the show. If you haven’t already, you’ll be prompted to join Red Bull Sound Select through Facebook connect or Twitter. Once you’re in, you’ll be on the list at the door for that $3 ticket.

Remember, the $3 ticket RSVP is first come first served, so get to the show early so you have no issues getting in the door.

 Why do I have to use Facebook Connect or Twitter to create an account?

We use Facebook Connect and Twitter to make it easier for fans to create and fill out their Red Bull Sound Select account. Presently, only people who sync with Facebook or Twitter can register an account. However, anyone who likes good music can hang out on the site, listen and discover new artists. Most Red Bull Sound Select events are open to the public at full price; just check the Terms and Conditions link on the event page for details.

What if I don't have a Facebook/Twitter or don’t want to use it?

No worries. Feel free to spend time on the site, check out the bands and show them support how you can. Remember, presently you can’t RSVP to an event, request tickets to a show or create an account without Facebook or Twitter. We use Facebook and Twitter for all of these things to make creating accounts easier and so we can better customize your music experience. 

I want to RSVP but I don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account. What now?

Most Red Bull Sound Select Presents shows are open to the public at full price. So if you don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can still attend without an RSVP. Just make sure to check the terms and conditions on the event page and get there early to guarantee entrance to the show. 

What do I do if I have problems?

If you have life problems, call a friend. If you have any problems with the website, or want to tell us about your epic night, let us know by clicking the support button on the home page. This isn’t just some marketing website – we want to work with you to create something cool that keeps going. Give us your feedback, let us know what to do next, and be a part of building this with us.

I like to write about bands / take photos of bands / make videos of bands, can I share it with the RBSS community? 

Yes please! We know that those who can’t rock create content of rockers (or at least that’s how we got our jobs). If you’re on the go, tag your pics with #SoundSelect so we can see what you’re up to. If you’ve got something you want to share with the community, hit us up at 

I’m in a band / I rep a band, how can I get on the site?

Presently, we work with curators to help select and book artists each month. If you’re interested in taking part, we suggest checking out one of the Presents nights to get a feel for the scene. If you’re still into it, reach one of the curators in your city about getting involved.

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