Helping bands get gigs and people book bands.

Music Royalties 101: What They Are and How to Collect

pencil icon Kaitlyn Raterman

date iconAug 27, 2014 3:03:00 PM

tag icon Features, Legal & Finance

Image via

This article originally appeared on Symphonic Distribution.


Being a musician is not as simple as writing a song, recording an album, selling it, and earning money from your sales. As an independent musician trying to make a living with your music, it’s vital that you understand what kinds of royalty streams are out there.

Read More

16 Must-Have Online Tools for Indie Musicians

pencil icon Andrew Hall

date iconAug 27, 2014 11:00:00 AM

tag icon Features, Promotion & Booking

Image via

With technology and the many resources available online, independent bands and artists have a greater chance than ever for success. You must, however, make sure all of your bases are covered – from social media to email, online streaming to your store. Here, we’ll go over the must-have online tools you need to survive in the music industry today.

Read More

5 Signs You're Not Ready to Go On Tour

Image via Ringo Productions

Touring is the bread and butter for acts both big and small, especially with the current climate of record sales. Direct fan interaction across countless cities – what’s not to love? However, committing to go on the road is no small feat. Here are five signs that you’re not ready to go on tour.

Read More

How to Make the Most of Twitter's Redesign to Promote Your Music

pencil icon Mary Thayer

date iconAug 26, 2014 12:05:36 PM

tag icon Features, twitter, Promotion & Booking

Image via The Daily Rind

This article originally appeared on The Daily Rind.


Twitter is a powerful platform and with over 645 million active users – there's really no need for an introduction. But with its recent redesign, are you using it in the most effective way to promote your music? Here are some quick and easy ways to improve your tweeting habits.

Read More

This Week's Top Music Gigs: Play Culture Collide in San Francisco, Perform Live on TV, and More

Perform at Pianos NYC

Trying to find gigs for your band? We've got lots of Sonicbids promoters who want you to perform! Check out our top opportunities this week, and then submit your EPK to anything that sounds like a good fit for you.

Read More