Beginning in 2020, Juicebox will undergo some substantial changes in order to create a better final product for everyone involved. Bands are no longer geographically restricted by where they are based, although NEPA talent will still remain an important part of the series. Additionally, the entire session will premiere as a single video with new visuals and segments. Individual tracks will be released to YouTube after the premiere.
Juicebox is a series offered free of cost to artists and venues by Ionic Development. We release the full session once per month, with each of the tracks released individually after the premiere.
Ionic started Juicebox to support the local music scene in Northeast Pennsylvania, but found that we could help promote other local venues and businesses in the process. To that effect, we pair each artist with a local location in NEPA to serve as a venue for each session.
For each session, our team will schedule a time when the artist, venue, and our team is available. Our team will produce the session and run a promotional campaign. For the release, we’ll create some graphics, post on social media calling attention to the venue and artist, and possibly some more unique tactics.
Juicebox isn’t just for bars and theaters—we try to accommodate a variety of locally owned locations including attractions, stores, restaurants, and institutions. While acoustics and lighting are factors, we’ve found that ample space with an interesting backdrop is the most challenging requirement to choosing a great location for a Juicebox. When you host a Juicebox, we’ll need access to electricity and at least 4 hours of time in the space outside of business hours, but we can work around these requirements in certain circumstances.
New in 2020, we will ask some local businesses to participate a bit more in the video. To better market your location, we have added a short scene to the beginning or end (depending on your business) in which the band and an interview host will interact with you. For example, we’d ask that they’ll bounce on the trampolines at Sky Zone or be served steaming bowls of ramen at Peculiar Slurp.
Contact us to host a Juicebox at your location. Send us a short bio/history, a link to your social media or website, and how best to get in touch with you. We’ll reach out as soon as possible.
We love local original music. All a musical artist needs to be considered for Juicebox is to have at least 5 original songs recorded. No exceptions. When choosing artists we also take into account the artist’s social media engagement, consistency in lineup, and experience playing live.
We want each session to reflect the artist. While we reserve the final say, please mention any ideas you might have for style, location, or release timeframe. For example, if you have an upcoming album, we can try to schedule your release window for the same month, or if you’re a doom metal band but have a sense of humor, perhaps you’d want to try for Chuck E. Cheese (they’re a chain though, and probably wouldn’t love that idea).
We ask that each artist perform each track twice during the recording session, but you may request additional takes if time permits. Audio from the session will be mixed and mastered by our team.
Status: Booking now for Season 3 (March – August 2020)
*Please note: the status is for the Juicebox series, a web video series curated and released by our team. Availability for our team outside of Juicebox is more flexible. If you are interested in hiring Ionic Development for a session video or other work, please get in touch by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at (570) 507-7290, or by Messenger at m.me/ionicdevelopment.