Submission Criteria

AAPI Musicians is not currently accepting submissions for interviews/features.

When submissions are open, the candidate *must* be both:

1. A professional, established artist, studio and/or touring musician, composer, producer, audio engineer, backline technician, production manager, or music professor who has worked in the music industry for at least three full years.

 

AND

 

2. An AAPI (at least one-quarter AAPI heritage) who either is currently living and working (or has formerly lived and worked) in America. The candidate needs to have lived in the US for at least one full calendar year at time of the interview (US citizenship not required).

 

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE QUALIFICATIONS, CANDIDATE MUST ALSO MEET AT LEAST TWO OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • Make at least 60% of their income from music (teaching/performing/touring/etc.)

  • Have released at least 5 original songs/pieces on major DSPs (must include Spotify and iTunes) and have over 10,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.

  • Have a music-focused YouTube channel with at least 2,000 subscribers AND at least one (music) video with over 50,000 views alone; OR have a music-focused Instagram or TikTok with at least 2,500 followers AND at least one music/music-related video with over 100,000 views by itself; OR have a music-focused Twitch with at least 1,000 followers and over 50,000 total views

  • Recorded in studio or toured as a musician, music director, producer, composer, audio engineer, backline tech, or production manager for/with someone who has charted on the Billboard Hot 100

  • Composed, produced, or engineered the music for a TV series, film, or Netflix/Hulu/Amazon Prime/Disney+ show

  • Have been nominated for a Grammy or received Grammy Certificate for having worked on a Grammy-nominated project; have been nominated for a Tony or have performed in a musical on Broadway

  • Have performed as an artist, backing musician, or worked as audio engineer, production manager, or backline tech at one of the following music festivals: Coachella, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, EDC, Ultra, SXSW, Outside Lands, Austin City Limits, Summerfest, and/or Stagecoach

  • Be a Professor of Music at an accredited US university

  • Be recommended by someone who I have previously featured for APAHM