This is a unique moment in time for Milwaukee.
You can feel the energy, the sense of momentum. And that extends to our music scene.
There’s more talent than ever...on the verge of breaking out.
Backline will help lift our most talented artists to the next level —
and help Milwaukee while doing so.
Backline is a funding and educational initiative to help Milwaukee musicians achieve greater success and establish Milwaukee’s reputation as an emerging music city.
Individualized coaching and mentorship from the Backline team during weekly, one-on-one meetings.
Exclusive reception where Backline musicians will play for an audience of mentors, community members and music industry professionals.
Opportunity to build relationships with fellow musicians and the broader music industry.
A $20,000 grant and office space
provided to Backline Fellows.
One-on-one meetings with mentors including musicians and industry leaders.
Meetings and travel to music markets such as New York, LA, Chicago and Nashville to meet with industry leaders.