Paid 2 Play FAQ

Paid 2 Play is a submission based music experience that is open to independent artists looking to level up, beyond exposure. We transform artists small live performances into polished, top-notch productions by connecting them with award-winning music directors and production managers. We equip artists with proper rehearsal strategies, and give them a platform to execute a pro-level production and we pay them to do so.The goal is to motivate promoters and venues to begin offering adequate compensation to ALL of the artists they book. Once this scales, the intention is to develop the event into an annual music festival that rivals Lollapalooza and Coachella. Find out more about Paid 2 Play by clicking here.

The number of artists will vary from year to year. Every year we plan on adding more artists to our roster. In 2020 we hosted 6 artists.

Yes. No one plays for free.

Nothing. We will never ask artists to pay to play. Period.

No. Again, we consider this being asked to pay to play, we’re not doing that here.

Payment details will be disclosed to the artists selected to play.

No. There is a set guarantee for this event You are welcome to decline the offer but there’s no room for negotiations at this time.

Paid 2 Play will provide all of your audio needs. This includes microphones and cables. If you need backline provided we will connect you with a rental company.

Due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, this event will be shot at a private location in Nashville and live streamed. Selected artists will receive the venue details the week of the event.

No. Artists who are signed may not submit through our submission form. However, if you are signed you are welcome to perform at our festival just your manager or label contact us here for more details on booking.

Artists with publishing deals may submit. If you are signed to a management company, please have your manager contact us here for booking. If you have a single manager, you may submit through the submission form. 

If you are a member of different groups, all groups are welcome to submit. Solo artists may only submit once. If you are the leader of your group, you may submit as a solo artist and as a group but you will only be booked for one slot.

Yes. More details about this will be available upon booking.

Event ticket prices will be announced at the same time as the artist line up. 

Please send all non-artist related inquiries to

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