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Caitlin Harnett Dishes on Her NXNE Experience

pencil icon Nick Moorhead

date iconNov 28, 2014 10:00:00 AM

tag icon artist, nxne, Spotlight

Image via caitlinharnett.com

You wouldn't expect the sounds of Laurel Canyon in the 1970s to come from someone born and raised in Sydney, Australia, but Americana singer-songwriter Caitlin Harnett defies the norm. In the past month, she released her debut album The River Runs North to a flurry of praise for her soulful vibes and rustic folk stylings. A NXNE veteran, Harnett shares her tips for playing the festival and how Sonicbids can accelerate the process of becoming part of it all.

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What 4 Sonicbids Artists Think of the Great American Song Contest

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The deadline for submissions to the Great American Song Contest has been extended! Amateur songwriters, lyricists, and composers from around the world: Don't miss this opportunity to get your work in front of top music industry judges and earn recognition and prestigious awards (including $10,000 in prizes)!

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This Weekend: Boston Band Leo*Leo Gives Thanks by Giving Back

pencil icon Amy D'Aureli

date iconNov 27, 2014 10:00:00 AM

tag icon Features, boston, nonprofit

Leo*Leo (above) and The Dejas (below) will be playing the Animal Rescue League Benefit Concert this Saturday.

It’s not every day that a band celebrates their upcoming tour and Pandora radio rotation by donating funds to a local organization. Boston-based duo Leo*Leo, aka long-time friends Sarah Hope and Vanessa Wheeler, are making big moves in the "nova rock" (bossa nova-inspired rock 'n' roll) world, and are about to embark on a tour with Boston’s own Chadwick Stokes of Dispatch/State Radio.

This Saturday, November 29, they’re headlining the Animal Rescue League Benefit Concert at The Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain, Boston. “Now that our music has been chosen for Pandora, we wanted to do something for the ARL – because that’s where our band bird, Meegs, was adopted from,” says Wheeler.

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MUZU to Give One Sonicbids Artist $5,000 in Promotion

pencil icon Kathleen Parrish

date iconNov 27, 2014 9:00:00 AM

tag icon Spotlight, Promoter

Image via muzu.tv

MUZU features the largest legal music catalog available online including music from all major and independent record labels, reaching over 12 million users a month in North America, Central Europe, Latin America, and Australasia. Currently, MUZU is searching for one emerging Sonicbids artist to be promoted across its website with a homepage editorial, blog interview, and music readily available to millions of listeners.

MUZU's European business development manager, Robert Sharp, who's been working for the company since its beginning stages in 2007, dished on the details of the #MUZUUnveils campaign and why it's a great opportunity for Sonicbids artists.

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5 Ways to Impress Music Journalists With Your Promo Photo

pencil icon Jamie Ludwig

date iconNov 26, 2014 12:00:00 PM

tag icon Columns, ask a music journalist

Radiohead. (Image via blogs.houstonpress.com)

Promotional photos serve many purposes for music journalists beyond just being something to feast our eyes upon. They introduce us to the people behind the music and help create or reinforce a narrative of a band, which can aid us in our writing process. They grab readers' attention and can make more people inclined to check out a story. They sometimes even make our articles easier to read by breaking up otherwise dense chunks of text. We love promo photos and who can blame us?

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