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Last Chance! Perform at Folk Alliance International's 27th Annual Conference

Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen (Image via regorego.com)

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Top 10 Spookiest Music Videos of All Time

pencil icon Clare Lanaux

date iconOct 31, 2014 9:30:00 AM

tag icon Features, halloween

"Lullaby" by The Cure (image via YouTube)

The spookiest time of the year is upon us, which means dressing up in wacky costumes, binge-eating bite-sized candies, and watching as many horror movies as possible. But it's not only tiny tots and festive partygoers who get to participate in the All Hallows' Eve fun. From Ozzy to Marilyn (Manson, not Monroe), musicians have always had an ongoing relationship with the out of the ordinary. So in honor of Halloween, we've rounded up the top 10 spookiest music videos of all time. Take a look below  and don't forget to check under the bed...

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4 Approaches to Out-of-the-Box Marketing That Will Put Your Band Ahead of the Rest

pencil icon Alison Shepard

date iconOct 30, 2014 12:30:00 PM

tag icon Features, Promotion & Booking

Taylor Swift greets fans. (Image via imgarcade.com)

These days, there’s an extensive (and effective) list of best practices for marketing a band, including social media outreach, retail exposure, a strong publicity campaign, etc. But sometimes it takes more than these efforts to cut through the clutter. Out-of-the-box marketing campaigns can help to get your band recognized, your videos viewed, and your fans engaged. There isn’t, however, only one set of guidelines – a method that works for one band may not work for you. Instead, it’s all about building a unique campaign that’s specific to your band. Here are four tips to approaching creative marketing and challenging traditional methods for promoting music. 

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Live From Your Living Room: Meet the Artists Playing Our Concert Window Showcase on 11/4!

pencil icon Amy D'Aureli

date iconOct 30, 2014 11:30:00 AM

tag icon Features, concert window

Sonicbids has teamed up with Concert Window – an amazing online venue where artists can live-stream their shows (and collect some extra revenue while they're at it!) – for the first-ever installment of our Live From Your Living Room series. The online showcase, set for November 4, will feature four of our most talented acoustic performers. Let's meet the Sonicbids artists selected to perform a warm and cozy acoustic set live from the comfort of their living rooms!

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How to Get Your Music on Spotify

pencil icon Nick Moorhead

date iconOct 30, 2014 10:30:00 AM

tag icon Features, spotify, Tech

Image via thegreatrufus.com

Spotify is quickly becoming the place where big influencers in music go to check out the newest stuff. And with over 40 million active users, having your music on Spotify can be a phenomenal way to get your music in front of new fans. Outside of people who search directly for your music, you can pop up under the "related artists" section of bands with more exposure, or even end up on Spotify radio stations. But how exactly can you carve yourself a piece of the streaming pie? Here's a handy guide to getting your music spinning on Spotify. (Just make sure you don’t upload blank songs, okay?)

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