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Artist Spotlight: Residual Kid

pencil icon Belinda Huang

date iconJul 25, 2014 2:11:45 PM

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Image via Residual Kid

Sonicbids band Residual Kid got the opportunity to rock out at UTOPiAfest last year, an annual campout festival in Utopia, TX. The three-piece punk/grunge band features teenage brothers Ben Redman (drums), Max Redman (bass), and Devan Ivy (guitar/vocals). The band received travel stipends to play at the fest and had a video created for them to capture their experience. UTOPiAfest 2014 submissions are open now through August 1, with the same accomodations awarded to the selected band.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Studio Time [Video]

pencil icon Lisa Occhino

date iconJul 25, 2014 10:41:00 AM

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Do you know how to maximize your use of studio time? The trick is knowing what to do before you even get there.

In this clip from, music producer and teacher Robert DiFazio discusses the creative and financial benefits of planning, rehearsing, and arranging songs before setting foot in the recording studio.

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Music Rights 101: How Musicians Get Paid [Infographic]

pencil icon Lisa Occhino

date iconJul 25, 2014 9:30:00 AM

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Between labels, performing rights organizations, publishers, venues, syncs, and radio, it can get a little (okay, very) confusing for musicians to understand where the flow of money is coming from and how exactly they get paid for their work. Fortunately, The Current published a super helpful infographic to help demystify the process.

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Watch: Rachael Sage Performs "Happiness" at Sonicbids Office Gig

pencil icon Lisa Occhino

date iconJul 24, 2014 3:14:00 PM

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Photo by Shervin Lainez

Award-winning singer/songwriter and longtime Sonicbids user Rachael Sage recently stopped by our headquarters in Boston for an intimate Office Gig performance, presented by Olympus Audio. With 150+ shows a year under her belt, Rachael is one of the busiest touring artists in independent music, having shared stages with the likes of Marc Cohn, Melissa Etheridge, Judy Collins, Ani DiFranco, Shawn Colvin, and Sarah McLachlan along the way. Rachael has won numerous prestigious songwriting awards, including the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and was named one of the 100 most influential independent artists of the past 15 years by Performing Songwriter magazine.

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8 Steps to Building Your Personal Music Brand

pencil icon Clyde Smith

date iconJul 24, 2014 12:20:44 PM

tag icon Features, Promotion & Booking

Image via Hypebot

This article originally appeared on Hypebot.


Neil Patel freely shares his "Complete Guide to Building Your Personal Brand," which mixes notions of business image and personal identity in a manner that's quite relevant to musicians. Though some musicians would prefer to take a haphazardly organic approach to brand building that just leaves it up to others to decide who you are, building your brand doesn't have to be a superficial process. Patel advocates the perspective that "your personal brand is what separates you from everyone else in the world."

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