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Sorry Wu-Tang Fans, Neil Young Won Kickstarter

pencil icon Lisa Occhino

date iconApr 23, 2014 5:44:32 PM

tag icon News, industry

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Sonicbids Update: 4/23/14

pencil icon Sonicbids Staff

date iconApr 23, 2014 4:51:04 PM

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We've got some exciting things in the works for the new Sonicbids platform. As of today, we're one step closer to a completely revamped calendar! The old and new calendars have been integrated, so now you can view all of your show dates in one place, no matter which platform you created them on. Plus, we fixed a bunch of bugs and made several other enhancements to give you a better user experience. Check back here periodically for the latest Sonicbids updates.

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Ask a Publicist: What Goes Into a Press Kit?

pencil icon Alyssa DeHayes

date iconApr 23, 2014 12:30:00 PM

tag icon Columns, ask a publicist

I've received a few emails from readers asking what goes into a basic press kit.

For starters, host your press kit online. A clean, organized, self-serve electronic press kit (EPK) – be it a tab on your website or on the Sonicbids platform – will be far better received than a huge attachment on an email, especially if it's an unsolicited email.

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Boston Calling Co-Founder Mike Snow on Getting Selected for the Festival

Boston’s biggest music festival is back for its third installment, and we’re giving your band the opportunity to perform.

Boston Calling is a three-day, two-stage festival taking place from May 23-25, 2014. With headliners including Jack Johnson, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and The Decemberists, City Hall Plaza will once again be packed with tens of thousands of music fans from Boston and beyond.

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Pandora's in Trouble With the Labels and Rdio is Attempting World Domination

pencil icon Lisa Occhino

date iconApr 22, 2014 5:59:17 PM

tag icon News, industry

Who's winning the race to get their music streaming app integrated into car brands? Billboard breaks it down. [Billboard]

Several major labels, including Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group, have sued Pandora, accusing it of failing to pay royalties on pre-1972 recordings. [Digital Trends]

Rdio is making moves to expand globally. The streaming service has just announced its partnership with Brazilian media conglomerate Grupo Bandeirantes. [Billboard]

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