Backline Announces Fall 2019 Program Participants

Bravo, WebsterX and Immortal Girlfriend with Backline Program Director Enrique “Mag” Rodriguez

Last night, Backline, the artist development collaboration between 88Nine Radio Milwaukee and Madison startup accelerator Gener8tor announced their fall 2019 group of artists at an event in the MillerCoors caves. Milwaukee singer Bravo, rapper WebsterX, and synth-pop duo Immortal Girlfriend were all named as the eighth, ninth, and tenth Milwaukee acts to take part in the program. Nearly 300 Milwaukeer artists applied for this year’s fall program. As is the case for the two previous groups, the selected artists take part in a 12-week music business crash course, and will also receive a $20,000 grant, courtesy of community partners and donors.

The Backline program is continuing to grow, with offshoot programs in Cleveland and Detroit now up and running as well. In addition to the grant program, Backline also hosts free artist workshops, and their next one will discuss women in music on Saturday, November 2nd at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s studios. Another spring program has already been announced for Milwaukee in 2020, with the submission window opening up in January. For more information on Backline, visit their website here.

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