Coffee Music Project NYC 2017 applications are open

The Coffee Music Project will be returning to NYC for a third year in October 2017.


36 contestants will be selected to go through to the preliminary rounds, which will take place at Pianos NYC on October 8, 9 and 10 2017.


3 contestants from each of the preliminary rounds will be selected to go through to the finals. All 9 finalists will perform at The New York Coffee Festival from October 13-15, 2017 before competing in the finals on October 17, 2017.


Proceeds from the live rounds directly support Project Waterfall, a charity initiative to deliver clean water and sanitation to coffee growing communities.


The Competition
The Coffee Music Project is a high profile music competition showcasing the creativity and talents of emerging musicians while engaging a deep spirit of community among those who share a passion for great music and coffee culture. New York City is notorious for it's great coffee culture and a wealth of incredible up and coming musicians. We couldn’t be more excited to bring the Coffee Music Project to the Big Apple for a third year running.


Artists at all levels can submit two YouTube videos of performances, which the judges will assess. The top 36 contestants will be chosen to perform during the competition and required to submit an original song with some relation to New York City.


The winner of the competition will receive $1,000 cash, a trip to London to perform at The London Coffee Festival 2018 and The Coffee Music Project London 2018, and a professional recording session. All eight finalists will also receive guaranteed slots to perform at The New York Coffee Festival, along with having one song featured on The Coffee Music Project NYC 2017 album.


The Cause
The Coffee Music Project supports Project Waterfall, which is committed to bringing clean water and sanitation to the communities which grow our coffee. All profits from the live shows will directly support this valuable cause.


How to Enter
Applications are now open and artists can fill out the application form here.


Key Dates
September 15, 2017: Deadline for applications at 23:00 EST

September 22, 2017: Top 36 contestants will be announced

September 08, 09 and 10, 2017: Qualifying round performances, Pianos NYC

September 17, 2017: The Coffee Music Project Finals, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St, New York, NY 10002


Annalyn Kumar