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Jan 9, 2015 09:00 AM

Amy D'Aureli

The Only Checklist You Need to Prepare for SXSW 2015!

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The New Year has arrived, and our countdown to SXSW has officially begun! With a little over two months to go, it's a great time to buckle down and make SXSW festival prep one of your top New Year's resolutions. As the official, exclusive application platform for SXSW for the eighth year in a row, we can bear witness to the fact that SXSW is a whirlwind of excitement and opportunity  with close to 30,000 industry professionals in attendance, and over 2,000 musical showcases, it's kind of a big deal. And we're here to help you make the most of it!

OPPORTUNITY: Play the Coors New Legends Concert Series in NYC This Winter

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The next stop for the Coors New Legends Concert Series this winter is Leftfield on Ludlow in New York City's Lower East Side. TurnStyle Music Group and Coors Banquet have teamed up to share original music from local independent artists in showcases throughout the city, and they've reserved 10 open spots for Sonicbids artists based in the New York metro area!

3 Australian Artists Share Valuable Tips on Playing Canadian Music Week

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Canadian Music Week 2015 is set for May 1 to 10 in Toronto, ON, and we've got three words for you: don’t miss this. CMW is one of the premier international networking opportunities in the music business with performances, panels, keynotes, workshops, and award ceremonies taking place in front of over 3,000 industry professionals and 700 media reps. And 300 performance slots are available to Sonicbids artists.

How to Get Selected for a Residency at the Original Mother’s Chicago (Last Chance to Apply!)

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The Original Mother's, located on Division Street near the north side of Chicago, has been one of the city's classic mainstay music venues since 1968. Bands like The Velvet Underground, Cream, and (of course) Chicago have graced the stage in the venue's earliest years. And yes, Mother's is that bar featured in the '80s classic About Last Night with Rob Lowe and Demi Moore.

Where Are They Now? 4 Sonicbids Artists Who've Rocked NXNE

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If you're starting to think about New Year's resolutions, make sure earning a spot at NXNE 2015 is one of them. NXNE boasts some of the biggest names and freshest thinking in music, culture, and tech, attracting international recognition. Over 250 Sonicbids artists will have the opportunity to play the 21st annual music festival in Toronto, Canada, from June 17 to 21, 2015. And artist submissions are open now.

The festival has been a jumping off point for many independent artists over the years. Check out these four Sonicbids artists and what they've accomplished since landing performances at NXNE.