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Spotlight On: Satori Ananda, Chief of Staff at W.A.R. Media

pencil icon Kathleen Parrish

date iconSep 18, 2014 11:30:00 AM

tag icon Spotlight, Promoter

Photo courtesy of Satori Ananda

Between her roles as chief of staff at W.A.R Media, personal assistant to CEOs Guy Routte and Pharoahe Monch (for whom she booked an opener through Sonicbids), and artist operations lead under the W.A.R. Media roster, Satori Ananda is one busy woman. Still, in spite of all of her daily obligations, she found a spare moment to give us social media advice for rising artists, why she thinks every artist should have a Sonicbids EPK, and how she nurtured a career in artist development.

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Think Outside the CD: 3 Simple Steps to Releasing Your Album on USB

pencil icon Neil Simmons

date iconSep 18, 2014 10:30:00 AM

tag icon Features, Promotion & Booking, Tech

Image via customusb.com

This article originally appeared on Performer Magazine.

 

Let’s face it: the game done changed. Nobody expects to pay for music anymore, and if you want people to buy your stuff, you better offer them something great. So, unless you’re content with just your mom and Uncle Jimmy buying your new album, step it up. Offering the same old CD as every other band on the planet has become stale, but if you’re still interested in putting out a physical product in this digital world, there is an interesting hybrid: the USB thumb drive. By creating a unique packaging experience (while still providing music in a format that everyone can access), you’ll be one step ahead of the game.

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4 Sonicbids Artists Share Their Favorite Musikfest Moments

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Over the past nine years, Bethlehem, PA's Musikfest has featured hundreds of Sonicbids artists. Exponentially expanded since its humble beginnings, Musikfest now attracts over a million attendees every year, providing many performers with a groundbreaking opportunity that helped push them to where they are today.

More than 300 artists are featured on the festival’s 13 stages, which stay constantly active for the entire 10-day run. This year, Musikfest is reserving at least 60 slots for Sonicbids musicians. We recently picked the brains of four Musikfest veterans about their favorite parts of the experience, and got their best advice for this year's hopefuls.

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4 of the Most Iconic Music Videos of All Time (And What You Can Learn From Them)

pencil icon Kathleen Parrish

date iconSep 17, 2014 11:30:00 AM

tag icon Features, music-videos

Image via HitFix

Creating a music video that stands the test of time is tough, but not impossible. (In fact, narrowing this list to only four is almost as difficult!) Having a hit music video can sometimes make or break a song, so it's helpful to study legendary videos for inspiration. Here are four distinctly different styles of iconic music videos, and how you can apply the same winning techniques to your own videos.

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Last Chance: Win $25K in the International Songwriting Competition!

Kimbra and Gotye are both previous winners of the International Songwriting Competition. Could you be next? (via the Herald Sun)

The deadline is fast approaching for the International Songwriting Competition – and with over $150,000 in cash and prizes for 68 winners, this isn't a contest you're going to want to sit out of!

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