Jukebox The Ghost - Suite 268

Jukebox the Ghost performed the inaugural show of the new Indaba Music office at Foursquare HQ in Soho, NYC in June 2012. The piano-pop band performed their catchy original, “Somebody,” as well as a cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” The band’s new June 2014 single, “The Great Unknown,” is now available on iTunes. 

Janxx + We Are The Hits

Meet Janxx, also knowns as Lesley Pond, also known as 1/2 of The Eternal Hiccups. Yeah, she’s in a bunch of bands and we like to think she’s pretty cool. While planing a USA tour with her husband and 2 dogs, traveling and living in an RV (… uh, rad?) she took some time out to enter Indaba’s We Are The Hits contest. Her simple yet moving video cover of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” took home a win… and that was just the beginning. 

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Rachel Yamagata - Suite 268

Rachel Yamagata, an incredible Virginia-born singer-songwriter, stopped by our Suite 268 office on the Bowery in NYC back in April 2012. She performed two of her original songs live – “You Won’t Let Me” and “Dealbreaker” Her 2014 U.S. tour kicks off on October 2nd in Massachusetts, and wraps up in late November in Brooklyn, NY.

Don’t Spam – Keep The Boards Clean!


We love our opportunity message boards. They are a great place to meet, exchange thoughts, ideas and creativity. You can give feedback, teach, learn, encourage, critique and present your music.

Unfortunately, we have observed more and more members spamming this beautiful place with redundant self-promotion. We love and encourage you to promote your music on Indaba. But please don’t spam. We would like to clarify what Indaba considers as Spam and what not. Please make sure to keep the boards clean and Indaba Music an enriching and happy place.

Considered as SPAM:

  • Requesting votes for your submission on other contest boards. Keep it to the appendant opportunity.
  • Exaggerated large scale advertisement for anything that is not directly related to the opportunity like your Facebook-Page, Twitter Site, YouTube channel or website.
  • Excessive “Vote For Me”s, particularly when it contains no other constructive information.
  • Any non-music related advertisement such as selling your microwave or advertising your Dating Site.
  • Furthermore, please don’t post any links in wave-form-commenting.
  • All repetitive messages are considered Spam.
  • We also don’t appreciate any foul language.

You are welcome to:

  • Present your submission on the appropriate opportunity message board.
  • Comment, review, critique, give feedback, give your honest opinion and encourage other members.
  • Suggest other members to check out your web properties. Just don’t exaggerate by posting this 1000 times.
  • Announce your new album, single or video clip.
  • Advertise your Indaba Profile Page.

Please keep this place clean and fun. Thank you.

Submit for the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition

The Sarah Vaughan contest is still open for submission until September 2nd, so get on it!

The grand prize winner gets $5,000, an offer for a $20,000 full album recording contract with Concord Music Group, and a personalized plaque! A second place winner gets $1,500 and a personalized plaque, and a third place winner gets $500 and a personalized plaque.

To enter the contest, you need to submit 3 audio samples, with one in each of the following styles: Ballad, Medium Tempo Standard or Blues, and Up Tempo Standard including a scat portion.  One of these songs needs to be a cover of a song Sarah Vaughan herself performed.

Good luck submitting!

Balancer “The Age is a Gift” Remix Contest

There is a little over a week left to submit for the Balancer “The Age is a Gift” Remix Contest here on Indaba.  The contest for remixing their psychedelic indie rock song closes for submissions on August 21st so make sure to get your remixes ready!

The grand prize winner gets a one year membership to Groove3 and a feature on the band’s web properties.  One runner-up will also receive a one year Groove3 membership, and three popular vote winner will receive a Pro membership for Indaba.

Good luck submitting!