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How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck on Sonicbids

Over the past decade, I’ve had the opportunity to use Sonicbids as an artist, manager, and now as a promoter. I’ve seen the Sonicbids platform evolve over time, and I believe it has reached one of the most advantageous stages for artists to connect to new opportunities.

We all know the term “starving musician” has some truth to it! Every penny counts when it comes to you or your band’s expenses. Playing music is definitely an investment, and you can rack up some serious spending between your gear, websites, travel, promo materials, and everything else that comes with being in a band. If you’re looking to maximize what Sonicbids has to offer you, here are a few tips to help you get the most bang for your buck:

Features, epk, Marketing & Promotion

Jun 6, 2014 01:24 PM

Marc Secoy

Here’s What Sonicbids Promoters Actually Care About in Your EPK

Guest post by Marc Secoy of Your Town Entertainment, which organizes Paper City Music Festival and books entertainment for several other organizations' events.

Having a complete and well put together electronic press kit (EPK) plays a vital role in landing gig opportunities, but the truth is that many promoters can determine within just a couple of minutes whether an artist would be a good fit. Just like in real life, it’s all about first impressions – and there are certain things that promoters are specifically looking for when making band selections and rejections.

This doesn’t at all mean that you should leave parts of your EPK incomplete based on the information I’m about to give you. Remember that you’re competing for a select few slots against dozens or even hundreds of other artists, so if parts of your EPK are incomplete, you’re probably going to lose out to another great artist who has every section filled out. Instead, use this information to help prioritize your time by focusing your efforts on the aspects of your EPK that could make or break you in a promoter’s eyes.