JBTV is searching for talented artists to break new music on our historic HD sound stage in downtown Chicago. JBTV’s New Music Now mission carries on as we host the best, brightest; breaking bands all year long. Originating in the heart of the Windy City, JBTV is sixty minutes of energetic free form music television including live performances, videos, and interviews with big and breaking artists.

Since 1984, JBTV has been credited for jumpstarting the careers of many seminal musicians by giving Radiohead, the Dave Mathews Band, Green Day, Oasis, Jeff Buckley, 30 Seconds From Mars, The Smashing Pumpkins, and No Doubt their first North American television debut; and bands like Arctic Monkeys, Fitz and the Tantrums, Hozier, Cage the Elephant, The Orwells, Tove Lo, The Districts and many more have been guests at JBTV.

There is a $10 submission review fee for all bands. Once the form below is filled out and submitted, you will be redirected to a page where you can pay via PayPal. After payment is received we will process your application. We appreciate your interest in playing a live session on JBTV Music Television.

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