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Hayley Kiyoko, Kacey Musgraves & Bebe Rexha Could Coach Your Music Fest Debut
Recently, Bumble Bizz, the professional networking segment of the Bumble app, announced an almost-too-good-to-be true contest allowing female artists the chance to be mentored by six-time GRAMMY winner Kacey Musgraves, recent Best New Artist nominee Bebe Rexha or indie electro-pop powerhouse Hayley Kiyoko. Oh, and those selected will also be given a performance slot at a major festival—Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Austin City Limits, Music Midtown or Voodoo Music + Arts Experience—in 2020.
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While women are burning up the music charts, they’re underrepresented on stage at music festivals. We’re working with our community to change that. Through Empowered by @BumbleBizz Music, we’re giving users the opportunity to be mentored by @SpaceyKacey, @BebeRexha, or @HayleyKiyoko — and the chance to perform at one of the top festivals next year. This competition is available to all women in the US! To enter, swipe until you see this profile in Bizz mode on Bumble. Submissions close June 30th, and winners will be announced later this summer!
Basically, you just have to upload the biggest bops you've created to Bumble Bizz by June 30 and pray to the music goddesses to be given such a golden opportunity. Bumble detailed the instructions in a post on their site:
"All you have to do is upload your music to the Bizz professional networking mode within the Bumble app for the opportunity to receive a performance spot. Simply open Bizz and swipe until you see the #EmpoweredByBizz application."
At the 61st GRAMMY Awards earlier this year, country queen Musgraves took home four wins, including for the prestigious Album Of The Year for Golden Hour, which also earned her Best Country Album. During her backstage speech that evening, she spoke to the importance of women's music getting a chance to be heard and celebrated.
"Women have a really necessary perspective to art, to music, and it's really nice to see that getting a chance to be included," she said. "I think it takes two to tango in that. I think it takes women having the balls to put out art that might not always be liked by everyone, but it also takes people on the other side of that to reach out and give those things a chance to be heard or seen," Musgraves said.
Entries for the Bumble Bizz contest must be submitted by June 30, 2019; they say they'll announce the winners "later this summer."