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Emerging Artist Showcase


Discovering the Future

88.5 FM actively supports and nurtures emerging artists and rising stars.

Give to the Emerging Artist Showcase

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88.5 FM brings listeners emerging and local musicians before they become household names. To stay ahead of trends, 88.5 FM meets artists where they are—clubs and coffee houses—and constantly communicates with labels, artist management and influential tastemakers.

Because we believe in the power of music, 88.5 FM provides a venue for budding local musicians to network with influential figures in recording and live entertainment. Each year, 88.5 FM gives select artists the opportunity to perform for the 88.5 FM audience and be heard by industry figures who can take their voice worldwide. The winning performer receives studio time to record a project, the mentorship of a major industry executive and on-air exposure on 88.5 FM.

88.5 FM amplifies the voices of local songwriters and musicians, supporting their careers and celebrating a diverse mix of talent in Southern California.

Your philanthropic support ensures rising stars are heard.