NOVUS Music Incubator'17

After a greatly successful first year, NOVUS music incubator is back – more mature, more curious, and recently-turned-international, it’s now looking for the most exciting acts from the BALTIC countries. Yes, you got that right – this year Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians are going to compete for the best band title at NOVUS.

Starting from the April 4th the competition will commence for two months every Tuesday with performances from 3 to 5 acts per night until the grand final on the 30th of May.


    The project is searching for a new talent and provides an opportunity for musicians to perform on a professional setting at Art Factory LOFTAS. Contest participants, evaluated by music industry experts, will receive various prizes, honour and opportunity to attract and captivate huge audiences.


    NOVUS competition for up and coming bands seeks not only to discover, but also to encourage the most promising music talents. Starting from April 4th, a competition step event will take place every Tuesday, with performances of 3 to 5 acts; only 1 of the acts will continue competing in NOVUS semi-finals.


    8 free educational seminars about music industry. The seminars consists of interviews and discussions were music industry professionals will help bands to search for the inspiration, knowledge and information regarding various relevant topics.


    CONTEST: Benas Aleksandavičius, "ba." band leader

    SEMINARS: Ramūnas Zilnys, music journalist

    JUDGE PANEL: Victor Diawara;

    Jonas Lengvinas - professional drummer who is constantly working with the biggest Lithuanian acts as SEL, D. Montvydas, etc.;

    Giedrė Kilčiauskienė - lead vocalist of bands such as Empti and Milky Lasers, Best Female Act of 2014 awarded by M.A.M.A Lithuanian music awards;

  • TERS

    Dovilė Filmanavičiūtė - singer Miss Sheep;

    Anatolijus Chudoba - music manager;

    Vaidas Stackevičius - CEO of M.P3 Music Agency, representative of Lithuanian Music Business Association;

    Justas Čekuolis - music manager, representative of Lithuanian Music Business Association

    And many more.


    I Place:

    8 hours at a professional Xoo Rec recording studio;

    A proffesional music video;

    An opportunity to play at “Loftas Fest”;

    II Place:

    Song recording at a professional Muzikinis Cechas recording studio.

    Also, an opportunity to be the opening act for popular bands at “Loftas”;

    Kudos and attention (not only from fans, but also from the industry professionals!)


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    WHEN: Every Tuesday from the 04/04/2017 to the 30/05/2017
    WHERE: Art Factory Loftas, Vilnius
    STATISTICS: 3 to 5 bands every night
    STAGES: 6 act selection stages, 2 semi-finals, 1 grand final.
    SEMIFINAL: 1 act from each selection stage (selected by the music industry experts), 2 audience favourites (decided by the public vote)
    GRAND FINAL: 1 act from each semifinal (selected by the music industry experts), 1 audience favourite (decided by the public vote), 1 best local act (selected from the highest vote of jury), 1 best foreign act (selected from the highest vote of jury).


    Every act has no more than 15 minutes to perform their music.

    Participants must perform only their original material.

    Every Thursday competing acts will announce their invitation video to their Tuesday performance on the Facebook event page. The act that gets the greatest number of Likes will perform the last, while the act with fewest Likes on their invitation will perform first.

    NOVUS music industry experts team will vote according to the quality of the performance, musical creativity, stage presence, and self-promotion before the event.

    The competing will be recorded and a video of one song by every act will be shot and uploaded to NOVUS Youtube channel every week; the songs will be chosen by the acts.

    The acts will be contacted personally regarding their transition to the following steps of the competition.


    Goda Pereckaitė

    Project Manager

    +370 650 57 529