Helping bands get gigs and people book bands.

How a New Band With No Fanbase Can Start Building Local Buzz

pencil icon Dylan Welsh

date iconSep 23, 2014 12:30:00 PM

tag icon Features, Promotion & Booking

Photo via Roashina

Every band has to start somewhere. Many groups playing the world’s largest stages today started in small clubs in and around their hometowns. But sometimes, it’s difficult to even get that far. When you're at the very beginning, with no fanbase or connections whatsoever, how do you cut through the noise and get people to notice you? Social media is a great way to stay in touch with friends and fans you already have, but it’s becoming harder and harder to access new fans through it with so much oversaturation. Here are my tips on how a band with no fans or connections can get moving and start building a career.

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Start Getting Press: Top 5 Niche Blogs for Rising Electronic Artists

pencil icon Jhoni Jackson

date iconSep 23, 2014 11:30:00 AM

tag icon Features, Promotion & Booking

Good Music All Day champions up-and-coming electronic artists.
A quick, basic search will show you that there's absolutely no shortage of blogs focused on electronic music – dubstep, drum and bass, glitch, and more. But, that abundance makes it harder to separate the mainstream-minded from those that champion up-and-coming acts. Here are five well-read sites that reliably promote the latter, and feature just about every subgenre of electronic music. Nice, right?

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This Week's Top Music Gigs: Hop on an East Coast Tour, Play in Chicago, and More

Perform at the Hard Rock Café in Toronto

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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Why (and How) to Shape Your Performance Like an Action Film

pencil icon Lee Duck

date iconSep 23, 2014 9:30:00 AM

tag icon Features, Performing & Touring

Image via rotaryaction.com

It’s not a secret that human beings are inherently attracted to productions, right? We like stories. We like watching things develop and ultimately meet a resolution. While this may seem like it only pertains to film and TV, storytelling is also extremely prevalent in music. This shouldn’t come as a surprise – from classical and opera, to lyric-driven folk songs and hip-hop, songs have always had plots.

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How to Create Your Own DIY Recording Studio

pencil icon Farah Joan Fard

date iconSep 22, 2014 11:30:00 AM

tag icon Features, Recording

Photo by Andrew Schwartz

Recording takes a lot of time. It takes a lot of patience. And, for some, it can cost a lot of money. While some artists may spend thousands in studio time before hitting on a tune that stuck, others prefer to gain popularity before spending that sort of money. Today’s technology, mixed with an understanding of acoustics and engineering, can save you lots of time and dough. So if you're ready to create your own DIY recording studio, follow these four steps to make it happen:

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