Helping bands get gigs and people book bands.

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.

Read More

5 Key Elements of a Comprehensive Social Media Strategy

Image via

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.

Read More

Watch Dwight & Nicole's Flawless Performance of 'Johnny Gets High' at Sonicbids Office Gig

If bluesy, powerhouse vocals get you every time, you're going to fall head over heels in love with Dwight & Nicole's flawless performance of "Johnny Gets High" at their Sonicbids Office Gig in Boston.

Read More

Spotlight On: Marty Marmor, Talent Buyer at the Famous Chase Park Plaza Hotel

The Chase Park Plaza Hotel (via

Playing with your band at a world-famous hotel, enjoying complimentary meals, and a nice paycheck. What could be better? For artists based in and around St. Louis, or those who might be passing through, the Chase Park Plaza Hotel is currently booking Sonicbids bands for the rest of 2014 and all of 2015. In an effort to provide guests and locals with live music each weekend, there are tons of opportunities to perform at the Chase.

We spoke to Marty Marmor, the Chase's talent buyer, about what he's looking for when booking bands.

Read More

Why You Should Enter the International Songwriting Competition

Whether you’re an aspiring songwriter or an established one, the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is known to be one of the most high-caliber competitions the music industry has to offer. Designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting, the ISC offers the opportunity to have your songs heard by some of the most influential decision-makers in the industry.

Read More