Clinton, NJ's Black Potatoe Music Festival is the country's longest-running independent music festival, welcoming over 3,000 attendees and featuring more than 30 acts on two stages. Now in its nineteenth year, Black Potatoe is booking 15 Sonicbids artists to perform in July 2015. We spoke to Matt Angus, the founder of Black Potatoe, about the inspiration behind the festival and what they care about most in a band's submission.
How did you get involved in the music industry?
I'm from New Jersey originally, and I went to school at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. While there, I worked for the USC School of Business, helping them plan events, as well as holding down a full-time job at Ticketmaster and a part-time gig at A&M Records in its A&R department.
What was the inspiration behind the Black Potatoe Music Festival?
How has the Black Potatoe Music Festival grown over the years?
This is the twelfth year you’ve used Sonicbids to find bands for the festival. How did you initially decide to partner with Sonicbids?
What are the judges looking for when they review band submissions?
Why should independent artists apply?
Apply to play the Black Potatoe Music Festival by January 26, 2015.