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Enter the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubador Competition Today!

Troubadours have long been a central figure in preserving stories of heroic deeds and entertaining travelers in taverns. Today we have Twitter and laptops for that. If you want to move beyond the coffeeshop scene, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Competition could be the break you're looking for. 

Opportunities, UBERSession, Uber

Apr 9, 2014 03:59 PM

Matthew Stein

The Field Effect Plays Uber Session & So Can You: Apply Now!

Riding in style, Boston band The Field Effect just rocked out another #UberSession. We present it to you for your listening and viewing pleasure, and tell you how to apply to be the next featured act!

rap, hip-hop, gigs, Opportunities

Apr 4, 2014 02:47 PM

Matthew Stein

Open for Pharoahe Monch, Build Your Fanbase, Reputation and Cred

Growing your career as a muscian requires practicing your craft, building your fanbase, and branding yourself so that fans remember your name. One way to grow your fanbase is by opening for bigger-name acts. SonicBids artists have a chance today to do just that by opening for rapper Pharaohe Monch

How To Play the Boston Calling Music Festival in May


Although still relatively new, the Boston Calling Music Festival is already one of the most buzzed-about events in the region. The first one drew 40,000 of the happiest (though rain-soaked) people I've ever seen. After this year's Boston Calling lineup was released with artists like Modest Mouse, Decemberists, Phosphorescent, Tegan & Sara, Kurt Vile and tons more, you probably thought to yourself, “Dang, Self, how can I play Boston Calling too?”

Don't worry—there's a way to add your name to that lineup. Here’s how.

Songwriters Hall of Fame Launches Inaugural Song Contest

For the first time, the Songwriters Hall of Fame is holding its own song contest. This inaugural event will have one grand prize winner, and four second place winners. That'll be one crowded podium step, but it'll be an exclusive group. Here's why you should enter.