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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 an artist development program that delivers the best in new music. We work with tastemakers who curate artists from their local scenes, like Afropunk in New York, Fake Shore Drive in Chicago, and 22Tracks in Amsterdam. The program supports artists through 200+ annual shows and festivals, in-studio collaborations, music distribution and marketing.

What’s happens each month?

Each month, we host Red Bull Sound Select Presents nights in 18 cities around the world (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville, Austin, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Toronto, Twin Cities, Auckland, Sydney, Amsterdam, and more). Each show is curated by local music influencers and showcases great new music with a headlining act. 

What’s a curator?

A curator is someone who has their pulse on the music scene in the 18 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 discounted ticket to the show. If you haven’t already, you’ll be prompted to join Red Bull Sound Select through Facebook connect, Twitter authorization or with an email address. Once you’re in, you’ll be on the list at the door for a discounted ticket.

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

How can I create an account?

You can sign up with Facebook Connect, Twitter Authorization or a simple email address to create an account. Once you get started, you'll be asked to give info like your name and details including zip code so we can tailor content and shows for you. Don't want to create an account? 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's 30 Days in Chicago?

30 Days in Chicago is a month of 70+ can’t miss artists in venues throughout Chicago, exclusive to Red Bull Sound Select members.  All shows are in Chicago in November 2017. Get more details here.

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. We’d love 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 Red Bull Sound Select 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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