NEXT MUSIC ICON has become the premiere online platform for independent artists. This is the only website that provides artists with a unique opportunity to expand their fan-base, sell their music, and participate in head-to-head battles with other musicians around the world in any of 267 genres.


Join for free! Expand your fan base by sharing your Battles via social media, selling your music, and ultimately becoming the NEXT MUSIC ICON!

What is Next Music Icon

Next Music Icon gives Independent Musicians a platform to gain exposure, develop and grow their fan base, and even the chance to win money by entering online battles! Choose your genre, download your song to the weekly Battles, and share your Battles through Social Media Outlets to get your fans to come and vote for your song. Gain enough votes in the qualifying rounds to be placed in the “Top 16” per genre each week and go head-to-head against other musicians for the chance to win!

WIN BIG! The more musicians who enter a battle the better! Simply put, more musicians means more fans hearing your music! Not only that, but the more musicians who enter, the bigger the winnings! What will you do with your cash winnings? Build your studio? Book a session in a top tier studio? Maybe pay off those college loans? Just create your free profile, upload your songs to sell on your profile, become a “Featured Artist”, and enter the weekly Battles to gain new fans, exposure, money, and become the NEXT MUSIC ICON.

Next Music Icon also gives music fans a platform to be heard and to win money! That’s right, fans too can win! Fans simply create a free profile and vote for your favorite Musicians each week to be entered into the “Fan Cash Giveaway”, where there is “No Purchase Necessary” to win. Each week will produce two winners per genre...The winning Artists(s) plus a fan! Track your favorite bands through your profile, buy their music, and hear from the “Featured Artists” via email each week when they enter a new Battle. Share your voice and choose “The Next Music Icon”.

How It Works

Choose a Genre, upload your song, and share your Battle Song via social media to gain support from a new fan who will vote for you. The “Top Sixteen” will be placed in a bracket where the #1 musician in the qualifying round will go head-to-head against other musicians! Every day from Wednesday to Sunday fans will vote for their favorite song in each battle, until the “Weekly Battle Winner” is chosen on Sunday at 2:00pm. The “Battle Winner” will receive the winnings, a spot at the top of the Genre Page they won for a week, and even more importantly: new fans!

The winnings are determined by how many songs are entered per genre, so the more musicians entered; the bigger the winnings!

All times for Battles are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)

  • Pay to enter “Battles” in your genre which begins 3:00 pm Sunday. This is the qualifying round.
  • Reach out to family, friends, and fans (Share via All Social Media) for votes from Sunday 3:00 pm until Wednesday 3:00 pm.
  • Vote totals get calculated and displayed with each vote cast. Fans may vote as much as they want to in the qualifying rounds. During the “Battle Rounds” fans may vote only once per Musician per Battle.
  • Fans must listen to a song for at least 15 seconds before casting their vote (we want to make sure you get heard).
  • Musicians in the “Top Sixteen” will again need to reach out to family, friends, and fans for voting during each round, as votes will not accrue from one round to the next.
  • Qualifying Round is Sunday 3:00pm – Wednesday 3:00pm
  • First Round is Wednesday 4:00pm – Thursday 4:00pm
  • Second Round is Thursday 4:00pm – Friday 3:00pm
  • Third Round is Friday 3:00pm – Saturday 2:00pm
  • Final Round is Saturday 2:00 pm – Sunday 2:00pm
  • Voting begins again for each “Battle Round" ...voting does not carry over.
  • Winnings for each genre will be listed at the top of each genre page and will increase with each musician entry!

Pricing Info

  • Battle of the Bands$0.00/song/genre
  • Featured Artists$39.99/month
  • Sell your MusicReceive 85% of Sales

Live Battles

Are You Ready to Become the Next Music Icon? “BATTLES” are currently underway so select your Genre, download your song, and get ready to battle it out with your music! You might be sitting on the next big hit so here is your chance to get your music heard in a format that can push you to the next level!

Get your fans to vote for you by sharing your Battle Song via Social Media. The Musician(s) with the most votes by Wednesday at 3:00pm will be placed in the “Top Sixteen”, where they will go head-to-head, and have a chance to grow their fan-base, win the cash, and become The Next Music Icon.

Upcoming Battles

Next Music Icon gives Independent Musicians a platform to gain exposure, develop and grow their fan base and even the chance to win money by entering online battles! Choose your genre, upload your song to the weekly Battles, and share your Battles through Social Media Outlets to get your fans to come and vote for your song. Gain enough votes in the qualifying rounds to be placed in the “Top 16” (those with the most votes between Sunday at 3 pm & Wednesday at 3 pm) per genre each week and go head-to-head against other musicians for the chance to win!

Join A New Battle

Are you ready to become the Next Music Icon? Then choose your genre, upload your tune and get your fans to vote by sharing your battle song entry via your favorite social media sites. The musician with the most votes by Wednesday at 3:00 pm will be placed in the “Top Sixteen” where they will battle head-to-head and have the chance to grow their fan base.

Win the cash and become the Next Music Icon! You’ve got the idea...

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