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Dec 22, 2014 12:00 PM

Sonicbids Staff

This Week's Most Read Articles on Sonicbids

We know how crazy the last few weeks of the year can be. Traveling, shopping, cooking – there just aren't enough hours in the day. Lucky for you road warriors and mall rats, we've compiled the top 10 most read articles published on the Sonicbids blog last week, just to make your life a little easier. Take a break from the hustle and bustle and catch up on what you might have missed.

What Your Social Media Posts Say About Your Band

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It's really no secret that social media is an integral part of your voice as an artist. While this should be a good thing – you can show off your stunning and bright personality to your adoring fans  sometimes this can be dangerous. So, let's take a look at your social posts. Are you buttoned up, fun, and inviting? Or are you giving off a different vibe? Here's what your social media posts are saying about your band. 

The 5 People You Meet on Tour

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A version of this article originally appeared on the CreativeLive blog.

 

It really isn't that small of a world. You can drive across America for weeks and weeks with new scenery every night. But no matter what direction you head, or what kind of music you play, you can almost always expect to run into these five types of people.

6 Resolutions All Musicians Should Make for 2015

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The end of the year is upon us, and that means it's time for resolutions! We've all made the typical resolutions before – get in better shape, stop eating junk food, quit smoking, spend less money – but what about those specific to you as a musician? There are plenty of things you may want to do in 2015, but we'd suggest starting with these six resolutions to really kick your music career into high gear. Don't forget to customize them (e.g. "I'm going to release one new song a month," or "I'm going to attend at least three music conferences by the end of the year") to align them with what you personally want to achieve!

Reality Check: Why Musical Talent Isn't Enough to Achieve Success

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As musicians, I believe we all exist in varying levels of our own narcissistic paradise. We are, by nature, some of the most self-absorbed people on the planet, and must be in order to achieve many highly desired benchmarks of commercial musical success. Yes, we all care about making "music for the people," but let's face it – we've got to look out for "number one" in order to get to the top of our cutthroat industry. And anyone who wants to be romantically involved with us better buckle up, because our hearts have already been taken by our first love a long, long time ago. Music is our heart. Music is our life. And for some of the lucky few, it is also our livelihood.