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Open Volunteer Meeting Thursday May 1st, 2014 7:00pm

2014 Compilation & Listening Committee!

05:17PM on Monday February 10, 2014

2014 Compilation Submissions Open Now!

Beginning February 1st, we will begin accepting track submissions for the 2014 compilation. Local musicians can submit one track each, and all genres are encouraged to apply. Each year we assemble over 40 tracks representative of Portland’s thriving music scene, for our annual two-disc compilation.

As a PDX Pop Now! production, tracks are narrowed down through a long established democratic process. Songs are attained solely through artist submissions, and are then anonymously run through a rigorous listening panel comprised of board members and over 100 volunteers. After progressing from the listening panel, final tracks are then selected with attention to diversity, representation and popularity.

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Interested in being part of the selection process? We are also accepting applications to be on the listening committee here:

Listening Committee Application.

Thank You!

05:17PM on Tuesday January 21, 2014

Thanks to each and every one of our wonderful donors, Biamp Systems’ very generous matching donation of $5,000, and Stumptown Coffee Roasters for their $500 prize for the most individual donors 35 and under in our category, we are pleased to announce that PDX Pop Now! made a total of $14,157 through Willamette Week Give!Guide.

Thanks to all of you we will be kicking off another year of in-school educational programs, and our annual three day, free and all ages festival this July. We truly couldn’t have done it without you!

It Feels Good to Give!

11:23PM on Thursday August 08, 2013

Whether you’ve attended one of our free, three-day summer festivals, benefited from one of our student outreach events or discovered a new favorite band from our annual compilation CD, there are many reasons to love PDX Pop Now!

Now it’s time to show that love! We have once again been selected from among hundreds of nonprofits to be part of Willamette Week’s Give!Guide campaign. Please consider making a donation to PDX Pop Now! through Give!Guide to help support our all-ages, free festival, local-music compilation, and schools outreach program. The minimum gift is only $10 and you’ll receive a postcard loaded with coupons good for discounts and free items all over town. Additionally, we have a number of amazing incentives this year as a way to thank you for your donation. Click here now to make your donation.

Giving to PDX Pop Now! makes music accessible to all people. It means free, all-ages summer music festivals. It means that hundreds of school children without music programming can experience a full day of workshops and live performances. It means annual compilation CDs and other platforms for local performers to share their talent. So give today and help us continue this good work tomorrow.

And a very special thanks to our amazing partner Biamp Systems for their generous $5,000 matching donation for this year’s campaign!

PDX Pop Now! 2013 Festival!

09:09AM on Tuesday April 09, 2013

Click Here to See the Full Festival Schedule Line Up

PDX Pop Now! returns July 19th-21st for a free and all ages festival showcasing Portland’s incredibly diverse musical talent. Bringing the festival to two outdoor stages for the very first time, the three day even will feature 45 bands, a food court, activity area, Rigsketball, street fair, and even more, making it the biggest and most interactive festival experience yet.

This year’s festival will feature sets by Ancient Heat, Billions and Billions, Blue Skies for Black Hearts, Cassow, Dangerous Boys Club, Dusu Mali, Fanno Creek, Gaytheist, Genders, Ghost Ease, Grammies, Hausu, Hot Victory, Like a Villain, Litanic Mask, Luck One, Magic Fades, Magic Mouth, Mattress, Memories, Minden, Mojave Bird, Natasha Kmeto, Orquestra Pacifico Tropical, Palo Verde, PWRHAUS, Ramona Falls, Richmond Fontaine, Satin Chaps, Shy Girls, Slimkid3 w/ Doo Doo Funk, Sons of Huns, Sun Angle, The We Shared Milk, Trio Subtonic, Unkle Funkle, Vice Device, Warm Hands, Witch Mountain, WL, Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Woolen Men, Y La Bamba, Youthbitch, and Special Surprise Guests!

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PDX Pop Now! 2013 Festival
July 19-21 @ Eastbank Lot (SE Water & SE Salmon) Map
W/ 45 Bands on two outdoor stages, street fair, Rigsketball, activity area, and food court! 

Please leave your pets at home! (Service animals OK.)

2013 Compilation Submissions are Closed!

01:13PM on Friday March 01, 2013

Compilation Voting In Progress!

The PDX Pop Now! Annual Compilation has been serving as a snapshot of the current and up and coming Portland music since 2004.

We will be releasing our 10th annual PDX Pop Now! Compilation this June to a larger audience than ever before. As national recognition for Portland music increases, we feel that it is our responsibility to represent our city in the best way possible.

2013 will mark the year of our first ever Digital Compilation to be sold online. We will still be producing our traditional, locally designed and manufactured CD compilations, and distributing them at our festival and events, as well as to local record stores. Physical copies will also be available in select record stores in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Philadelphia, and New York, and distributed to over 300 college radio stations in the United States and Canada.

Join us in celebrating our 10th birthday, and help us represent our wonderful city!

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