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How to Get Selected to Play CMJ Music Marathon 2015

Savages perform at Terminal 5 during CMJ 2013. (Image via facebook.com)

New York City is home to a high-profile, high-intensity marathon where individuals from around the world gather to demonstrate their talent, hard work, and endurance. Grabbing the attention of hundreds of thousands of people in attendance across some of New York's most notable landmarks is a top priority. And after 34 years since the marathon's inception, this annual event is a proven mainstay and not to be missed.

sxsw, festivals, Opportunities

Mar 6, 2015 05:06 PM

Amy D'Aureli

Congrats to All the Sonicbids Bands Selected to Play SXSW 2015!

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You heard it here first. Over 250 Sonicbids bands have been selected to play SXSW 2015. A huge congrats to everyone who was selected! If you're as excited as we are, you'll want to dig into this unmatched list of talented artists from all different genres, all around the world.

Get to know a few of the Sonicbids bands headed to Austin from March 17 to 22 below, and check back again after SXSW to learn all about what the festival experience was like, lessons learned, and much more!

How to Get Selected to Play Bonnaroo 2015

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Bonnaroo's 14th Annual Music and Arts Festival is officially on the horizon, taking place June 11 to 14, 2015 in Manchester, TN! This year's lineup is arguably one of the best yet, featuring Billy Joel, Kendrick Lamar, Mumford & Sons, Deadmau5, My Morning Jacket, Childish Gambino, Spoonand most importantly, two spots reserved exclusively for Sonicbids artists!

Interested in playing one of the biggest and most buzzed about music festivals out there? There are two ways to get on board:

SXSW 2015: The Ultimate Survival Guide for Bands

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Preparing for the unexpected is always a challenge, and when it comes to playing a music festival with close to 30,000 industry professionals in attendance and over 2,000 musical showcases, the devil is certainly in the details.

With SXSW 2015 just a few weeks away, now is a great time to go over all of your travel plans, show schedules, and festival guides, especially if you're performing at SXSW for the first time ever!

festivals, nxne, Opportunities

Jan 29, 2015 11:00 AM

Amy D'Aureli

Insider Info: 5 Things You Must Know About Playing NXNE for the First Time

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Still thinking about what it might be like to play the 21st annual NXNE Music Festival this coming June? With submissions closing this Saturday, January 31, we've compiled the ultimate guide to navigating NXNE with insider tips on what new performers and attendees need to know to make the most of their time in Toronto!