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.
Applications Open: June 4th, 2018
Check out the latest job openings to work on the Backline team!
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.
Schedule meetings and travel to music markets such as New York, LA, Chicago and Nashville to meet with industry leaders.
Quarterly workshops on music business topics featuring local and national industry professionals who will share their expertise.