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5 Holiday Ideas for Thanking Fans This Year

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Your fans deserve a little something for sticking by your side and being your number-one supporters all this time, don’t they? With the holidays fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to show them what they mean to you through a little holiday-lined cheer and creativity.

Check out our top five ideas for wowing fans this holiday season and giving them a little something to look forward to in their digital (and physical) stockings.

3 of the Best Fests: Play Musik Fest 2019 and More

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This week, check out three of the best fest opportunities accepting submissions from Sonicbids artists. Get onto the same stages as Ray Charles, Stone Temple Pilots, Ludacris, Sublime, the Dixie Chicks, the Beach Boys, MGMT, Young the Giant, Carrie Underwood, Maroon 5, Sheryl Crow, and more at Musikfest 2019 and two other festivals with major industry exposure.

Read on to find out how you can land these opportunities of a lifetime.

What the Industry Wants You to Know About Marketing Music with Social Media

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Let’s talk about marketing. If you’re a frequent reader of the Sonicbids blog, you already know that social media plays an important role in your music career. From building your brand to interacting with fans, so much of your growth and opportunities to connect come from these spaces.

But what about using them as marketing platforms? In a way, you may already be doing this. After all, every successful interaction you have with your fanbase is a chance to further any marketing goals.

If you’re feeling stuck, check out these tips for how to market your music in a way that’s sure to grab the attention of not only your fans but the music industry at large.

Mastering Isn't a Dark Art, It's Just Misunderstood

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This article originally appeared on TuneCore.

 

At Sage Audio Mastering, we realize that, for years, mastering has been viewed as "mysterious." It has been described as a “Dark Art,” and some think of it as the “Wizard” behind the curtain. Most people within the music industry don’t know what actually happens in the mastering stage, even though every single song that ever gets heard has likely been deemed “mastered” and ready for release.

A Look to the West: 4 Great Gigs Open Now

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This week our Sonicbids Gig Roundup looks to the West for only the very best gigs to take you from Fall to Winter. Gather fans off the slopes and the streets with these four opportunities you won't want to miss. First up, just down the mountain from the best ski slopes in the world, Silver City searches for the perfect band to play their Aspen New Years Eve Party. Hosting the best talent locally, regionally and nationally, Silver City is Aspen's premier food, drink and music destination for their local and international clients. Read on for more on this op and three more to warm your toes when the days get cold – the mountains are calling.