JMWest LIVE! is a monthly live music showcase presented by independent record label JMWest Entertainment. Top, up & coming, new talent are hand selected by record producer/songwriter and label founder Jean-Michel Soupraya to perform for their fans, JMWest LIVE! regulars, and reputable industry insiders.
Soupraya decided to create a space where the attendees could be guaranteed nothing but quality music, across genres, and where new, aspiring artists could share their talent with a wider audience, without having to pay a venue for the opportunity to do so.
“I love music - good music,” says Soupraya. “I believe people can enjoy all kinds of music if it is really a good representation of that genre. It is fun to see a crowd come for a pop artist, stick around and really get into the country act, the reggae act – it is all about quality.”
Submissions go through a rigorous selection process, where Soupraya makes his determination based on talent, potential and readiness. When appropriate, he will offer production notes or set arrangement advice, with the goal of giving each artist the best possible chance to shine.
With JMWest LIVE!, new artists will learn how to promote their upcoming show and conduct themselves at an established music venue, all with the support of our dedicated staff, who work with each individual artist with the aim of helping them to promote themselves now and in the future.
JMWestLIVE! gives artists the promotional tools to be successful at the event, as well as future shows, by providing artists with a comprehensive PR package that includes flyers, edited bios, press releases, email blasts, performance photos, a fully edited video of their performance, and written reviews. JMWest LIVE! also offers ongoing promotional support to all alumni.
Since it’s inception in June, 2010 JMWest LIVE! has given the stage to hundreds of artists at renowned venues throughout Hollywood such as The Roxy, The House of Blues, the Mint, etc.