NMF 2023 Open Call For Performers

Norman Music Festival

Applications are open from November 1 through December 4, 2022.

Norman Music Festival is a FREE 3-day 300+ act event dedicated to original music.
The 2023 festival format will be as follows:

Location: Downtown Norman, Oklahoma
April 27 - Mostly indoor locations, one large outdoor stage
April 28 - Indoor, outdoor, 4 block Main Street closure
April 29 - Indoor, outdoor, 4 block Main Street closure
Any and all genres are welcome and encouraged, but no cover bands please - original music only.
To apply for the 2023 Norman Music Festival, please fill out and submit the form below.
Deadline : This form will close promptly at 11:59 p.m. on 12/4/2022!
IMPORTANT Process Change for NMF 2023!
In the past NMF has booked and coordinated nearly all of our 300+ performances.
As the fest has grown, more and more downtown venues have expressed interest in joining the fun.
To simplify booking, and hopefully make things run more smoothly, we are making a minor change.
Beginning 2023:

1) NMF will book all outdoor stages and the Sooner Theatre, with few exceptions.
(Approximately 75 bands)

2) Most indoor venues will be booked directly by that venue.
(Approximately 300 more bands)
To make this work, we need your choice and your permission:
Which NMF booking category would you like to apply for? *
A couple final comments:
Contacting Bands:
With multiple entities booking bands, we can no longer contact every band if not selected.
But all venues will be required to complete booking by April 1st.
If you have not been contacted by April 1st, your act will remain on a list for cancellation offers but has unfortunately not been booked.
Paying Bands:
NMF will pay all booked bands and participating venues are also required to pay all bands.
If you are offered an NMF slot by anyone without payment associated, it is not an official festival offer.

Whew!... now, on to the form. :)
Consider submitting your music video (created since January 1, 2022) to the deadCenter Film Festival for a chance to be a contender (announced at NMF) and to be screened at deadCenter in 2023!
Regular deadline is 1/2/23 and final deadline on 2/15/23.
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Do you have a smoking limitation on the type of venue you're able to play? *
Do you have an age limitation on the type of venue you're able to play? *
What days are you available to perform?
(please select ALL that apply) *

Optional: Norman Music Festival is striving to serve our entire musical community and produce an event that is reflective of all of those who make it vibrant and vital. To help us, please select any of the following that applies to the makeup of your act. This is for internal use only; all answers will be kept confidential and, again, your participation is optional.
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NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the submission of your application and the consideration of the Norman Music Alliance, Inc. (the “Festival”), Festival and the Artist submitting this open call application hereby agree as follows: 

1) No Guarantee: Your submission of an electronic or other form of open call application to the Festival does not signify our acceptance of your band, nor does it constitute confirmation of a spot to play in the Festival. Festival reserves the right at any time after receipt of your open call application to accept or decline Artist to play at the Festival for any reason. 

2) Performance: Upon selection by the Festival, the Artist agrees to provide musical services to Festival on April 28, 29 or 30, 2022 as selected by the Festival in its sole discretion (the “Performance”). 

3) Indemnity for Copyright Infringement: Artist represents and warrants that Artist owns and controls all copyrights and other rights in and to the Performance to be performed and to any materials submitted to the Festival, and thereby has the right to enter into this agreement. Further, Artist represents and warrants that it is knowledgeable about the copyright laws of the United States as applicable to the performance, and that Artist shall not perform any copyrighted materials of others during the performance without full compliance with such applicable copyright laws. In the event that the Artist breaches this representation, warranty and covenant, Artist hereby agrees to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS Festival and its employees, guests and agents from and against all liability, loss, damages, claims, and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising out of such breach. 

4) Advertising: Artist agrees, whether the Artist is selected to play in the Festival or not, that Festival may, in its sole discretion, use the name, likeness, voice, biographical material of Artist and any and all other materials which Artist may supply to Festival in the selection process, all advertising and promotions and other exploitations of same in connection with the Performance, all royalty free. 

5) Recording License: Artist grants to Festival, its agents, subsidiaries and assigns, a NON-EXCLUSIVE ROYALTY FREE LICENSE record and/or film the Performance, including the necessary mechanical licenses, and the underlying musical compositions and to reproduce, transmit, retransmit, or disseminate the Performance in any manner or by any means whatsoever. Further, Artist grants to Festival a NON-EXCLUSIVE ROYALTY FREE LICENSE to use such recorded performance and to any materials submitted to the Festival in any format in any manner it deems appropriate. These licenses may be assigned at the sole discretion of Festival. All rights herein granted are throughout the universe. This license survives the termination of this agreement. 

6) Broadcasting License: Artist acknowledges and consents to the filming and recording of Artist's Performances at Festival. Artist hereby grants to Festival, the right to broadcast said Performances to the public over the Internet, radio, satellite or cable, live and/or as an archive performance available to the public. Artist hereby grants Festival permission to re-broadcast the Performance at any time for three years from the date of this agreement. All rights herein granted are throughout the universe for the period listed herein. 

7) Independent contractor: Artist acknowledges that Artist shall perform the obligations hereunder as an independent contractor and not as an employee of The Festival. The Artist shall have sole control and direction in the conduct of the Performance. 

8) Merchandising: If Artist is selected to play in the Festival, Artist shall have the option to sell both hard and soft goods during its performance. Artist shall retain 100 % of the proceeds of hard goods sales, and 100% of the proceeds of soft goods sales. Artist shall keep a proper sales ledger and provide an accounting to Festival upon demand. Artist shall have no right to any compensation for any merchandise sold by Festival or any other Artist. 

9) Cancellation: In the event Festival cancels any performance, Festival shall have no obligation to Artist and all parties shall be released from any further obligations under this agreement. Artist agrees that it will not cancel its performance if selected. 

10) Disputes: In the event any dispute arises under this Agreement that results in litigation or arbitration, the prevailing party shall be paid its reasonable attorney's fees and costs by the losing party. 

11) Assignment: This Agreement or any rights or obligations hereunder, except the license identified in Sections 5 and 6, may not be assigned by any of the parties hereto without the prior written consent of the other party. 

12) Governing Law: This Agreement and the relationships of the parties in connection with the subject matter of this Agreement shall be governed, construed and enforced according to the laws of the State of Oklahoma without giving effect to principles of conflict of laws. 

13) Consent to Jurisdiction: Artist consents to jurisdiction over him in the District Court of Cleveland County, State of Oklahoma, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, for any disputes arising out of this Agreement. 

14) Entire Agreement: This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all prior agreements and undertakings, whether oral or written. No promises, covenants, or representations of any character or nature other than those expressly stated herein have been made to induce either party to enter this agreement. 

15) Legality: If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable by any judgment of a tribunal of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this Agreement shall not be affected by such judgment, and this Agreement shall be carried out as near to its original terms and intent as possible. 

16) Non-Waiver: No failure or delay by any party in exercising any right, power or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise thereof preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege. 

17) Headings. The headings in this Agreement are for convenience of reference only and shall not control or affect the meaning or construction of this Agreement. 

18) Time is of the essence. 
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Thank you for applying!
We appreciate every application.