Submissions

Set Fire, Rumble 2019 champions | Photos by Coleman Rogers

Pictured: Set Fire, Rumble 2019 champions, at ONCE Ballroom, Somerville |  Photos by Coleman Rogers

 

All Rumble consideration remains directly related to Boston Emissions. In all fairness, Rumble submissions happen year-round by sending music to Boston Emissions and being in touch with the show. You must send music to be considered. Boston Emissions Submissions page

IMPORTANT:
RUMBLE 2020 did not happen as a direct result of Covid.

RUMBLE 2021 and 2022 did not happen because of the effects of Covid and the detailed planning needed. 

See you in 2023.

BAND/ARTIST 

must be from the New England region and playing in the Boston area regularly
-have released new music within the past year
-have a full band – this is a live music event with live bands
– receive airplay in advance of Rumble consideration – you must send music to Boston Emissions
-have active presence online via social media and must be making a valid attempt at promotion
– be actively playing live shows (more than once or twice annually)
-play original music, no cover/tribute acts
-may only appear in The Rumble once
-DOES NOT PAY TO PLAY — ALL BANDS ARE PAID TO PARTICIPATE (it has always been this way)
-are expected to PROMOTE The Rumble and their appearance(s); a full and detailed explanation will be provided. If you are not comfortable telling people about your shows, maybe this isn’t for you.

Things bands should have:

  • good high resolution band photos, landscape format, in color
    (we have many great and affordable photographers available to you. Email me for recommendations)
  • A coherent band biography – two paragraphs max. If you don’t want to write about yourselves, get someone to write one for you. 
  • Get band pages in order (website, social media pages,) and have some content 
  • Have new music streaming and ready to be listened to, downloaded, and purchased (bandcamp is great for this)
  • Merch. Have band merch to sell.