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Mar 12, 2014 12:19 PM

Jeff Israel

Get Your Music in Front of 800+ Concert and Festival Bookers at WOMEX

Each year, the 2014 World Music Expo (WOMEX) in Spain selects dozens of Sonicbids artists to play. They're accepting submissions exclusively through Sonicbids from now through April 18th, with the special early pricing discount ending on March 31st.

Sonicbids Bumbershoot Artists to Appear in Billboard Magazine

Could being selected to play one of the country's most loved music festivals get any better? Why yes, it could.

In addition to receiving a travel stipend, the four artists selected to play Bumbershoot through Sonicbids will appear in a full-page spread in Billboard magazine!


Nov 20, 2013 10:35 AM

Jeff Israel

Artist Spotlight: The Burning Of Rome

Twice a month, we feature Sonicbids members who are releasing albums, videos, EPs or other cool things.

The Burning Of Rome is a band that was once described thusly; “as if The Jesus and Mary Chain did a Spaghetti Western produced by Todd Rundgren.” Honestly, we could stop the profile right here because that is probably the best description of a band that’s ever been conceived. However, we continue, because when we chatted with frontmant Adam Traub, we learned a lot.

Marketing & Promotion

Nov 11, 2013 02:31 PM

Jeff Israel

How To Perfect Your EPK

Andrew Choi, better known by his stage name St. Lenox, was recently selected to play the CBGB Festival in New York City. It's easy to see why someone would fall in love with St. Lenox's music, but it's about catching a promoter's eye as much as it is catching a promoter's ear.

Andrew spent some serious time tailoring his EPK to make the best impression to CBGB Festival promoters. 

We spoke to him about the process.

Marketing & Promotion

Nov 7, 2013 04:29 PM

Jeff Israel

Coming To America: How Your Government Can Help You Tour


You may remember that we recently published some tips on how to tour internationally with help from the US government.

Well, it works both ways.

Mark Wilkinson is currently killing it in Australia. His new album Let The River Run hit #2 on the Australian singer-songwriter charts and the Australian Independent Record Charts. A few weeks ago, he took his talents to CMJ Music Marathon in New York City, thanks to the Australian Government.

We talked to him about the experience.