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How to Make Meaningful Music Industry Connections (Not Just Contacts)

pencil icon Christiana Usenza

date iconSep 2, 2014 2:00:00 PM

tag icon Features, networking

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In any field, "who you know" often counts more than "what you know." This is especially true in the music industry  an ever-shrinking pool of people that exemplifies the proverbial "small world." Now, more than ever, it's important to not only build your list of contacts, but also make true connections with fellow folks in the biz.

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This Week's Top Music Gigs: Electric City Music Conference, In Your Face Records Compilation, and More

Perform at the A3E Conference

Trying to find gigs for your band? We've got lots of Sonicbids promoters who want you to perform! Check out our top opportunities this week, and then submit your EPK to anything that sounds like a good fit for you.

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Ultimate DIY CD Guide, Part 2: Design

pencil icon Kathleen Parrish

date iconSep 2, 2014 9:30:00 AM

tag icon Features, DIY CD guide

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In part one of our Ultimate DIY CD Guide, we discussed looking for a printing house and packaging options. Now that you’ve decided on how your CDs will be printed and presented, it’s time to focus on album art, liner notes, and getting a UPC barcode.
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The Top 10 Highest-Paid DJs in 2014

pencil icon Lisa Occhino

date iconSep 1, 2014 10:30:00 AM

tag icon News, industry

Maybe it's time to start learning how to scratch records, because DJs are raking it in these days.

Statista made an infographic of the highest-paid DJs in the world based on data from Forbes, and it's pretty insane. Calvin Harris is untouchable with earnings of $66 million, and David Guetta is the runner-up with $30 million. Even coming in at 10th place, deadmau5 is sitting pretty with $16 million this year. Not too shabby.

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5 Key Elements of a Comprehensive Social Media Strategy

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If you've been keeping up with the Sonicbids blog lately, you already know that a strong online presence as a musician is crucial for gaining fans and exposure. Utilizing a smart social media strategy will help your band stand out, especially if you’re updating your pages regularly and connecting with your fans. With the various social networking sites out there, it can be overwhelming to find a plan and stick to it across all platforms. Here are five tips for creating and maintaining a comprehensive social media strategy.

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