Your Big Break 2020

About The Competition

Join the Gold Coast Arts Center and Love Revolution Org.—and some of our friends in the music biz—as we look for Long Island’s next big thing!

Prizes to get the winner started on their musical journey include:

    • A show at Revolution Bar & Music Hall (Pauline Damiani, Judge)
    • Recording Time at The Sound Cellar (Dave Alini, Judge)
    • PR campaign with the Rick Eberle Agency (Host)
    • Gift Certificate from All Music Inc (Guy Brogna, Judge)
    • Equipment from ZOOM North America (Stephen Marcuccio, Judge)
    • discount (Lou Plaia, Judge)
    • Article in Good Times Magazine (Rich Branciforte, Judge)

Judges take on a major role in the competition, with past years having included some of the music industry’s elite such as:’s Lou Plaia, All Music Inc and Scatterbrain’s Guy Brogna, artist manager Randy Nichols, radio host and former pro wrestler Brimstone, songwriter and bassist Tara Drouin, producers David Caggiano and Donnie Klang, Good Times Magazine’s Rich Branciforte, musician Richy Petrello, club owner Pauline Damiani and label executives Stephen Marcuccio, Jill Morrison, Jerry Lembo, Linda Ingrisano, and Mark Ambrosino. Judges for 2020 will soon be announced.

Mentors are assigned to the finalists to help them hone their craft before performing at the finals. 2020 mentors are still TBD- while past years have included singer/songwriter Ryan Star, songwriter/producer Ido Zmishlany, American Idol’s Robbie Rosen, Dream Recording Studio’s Jason Melker, Sojourn Record’s Mark Ambosino, arranger/producer/songwriter/remixer and former VP of A&R at Atlantic Records Jimmy Bralower, singer/songwriter John Hampson of Nine Days, songwriter/producer Donnie Klang of MTV’s “Making the Band”, and others.

Each evening is capped with a special headlining performance. Past artists who have performed in the headline slots have included: Buddhist Priest, Iridesense, John Hampson of Nine Days, The Brady Brothers, and Sir Cadian Rhythm – all of whom are local musicians who have had major success in the industry, with hopes to further inspire the next generation of New York stars presented each year.


OPEN CALL NOW for submissions from all musicians ages 15-25 living on Long Island (or the five boroughs) who do not currently have a recording or publishing contract. Interested artists MUST be prepared to perform two original songs (with a band, or solo with an acoustic guitar/other instrument). Here’s how to enter:

-Email the following information to

  • One MP3 song
  • One photo of Contestant
  • A short Bio

– Enter on ReverbNation by clicking HERE 



LAST DAY TO SUBMIT: Sunday, February 23, 2020

Semifinals Round I: Saturday, March 14, 2020

Semifinals Round II: Saturday, April 25, 2020

Finals: Saturday, June 6, 2020