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Beyond the Gig: 3 Creative Ways to get your Music to the Masses

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Fair warning: this week’s Gig Roundup doesn’t include any traditional gigs. Instead, we’ve handpicked some of the best shots for Sonicbids artists to market their music through avenues like TV, Licensing and Songwriting Contests. With past Sonicbids Grand Prize Winners including Megan Trainor and a judges committee consisting of George Clinton, Natasha Bedingfield, 311, Switchfoot, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimmy Cliff, Sheila E., Bob Weir, Bootsy Collins and American Authors, The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (JLSC) is an unconventional star-power machine. Read on for more info on this and two other opportunities to launch your career into the stratosphere.


Get in On Brooklyn Night Bazaar and Beyond

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For this week’s Gig Roundup we are coming at you with some of our best New York gigs that make the transition from Summer to Fall. Like sun-soaked September days, these gigs won’t be around much longer, so get in while you can. First up in the set is the ever eclectic Brooklyn Night Bazaar. One of two opportunities this week sponsored by Defalco Presents, Brooklyn Night Bazaar (pictured above) welcomes Sonicbids artists of all genres to play at the 400 person capacity performance space. Check out this and three other can’t miss gigs below!


Accepting Applications: 2019 Noise Pop and More

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In this week’s Sonicbids Gig Roundup, we’re featuring longstanding favorites and fresh new faces each with multiple slots open exclusively for Sonicbids artists. Noise Pop, now in its 27th year(!) has featured the likes of the White Stripes, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, and the Flaming Lips. Find out how to join their ranks, and check out three other huge opportunities below.

Why Your EPK Matters: 6 Insights from the A3C Selection Process

This past week, A3C [All 3 Coasts] Festival & Conference went live with MICXSIC (pronounced Mike Sick), of Savage Fam Productions,and Marc Gianni, A&R Consultant with A3C, to check out Sonicbids submissions and share their insights on what makes for an effective Electronic Press Kit (EPK). Here are some of their insights on a great EPK and how to make your submission for A3C in October stand out.


Jul 11, 2018 06:00 AM

Sonicbids Staff

How Two Local Bands Landed the Ultimate Opening Slot Through Sonicbids Presents

Although every artist's journey is unique, many look back on major milestones as turning points, earmarking the moments where "it all changed." Sometimes, those come in the form of sharing the bill with music's biggest superstars. And, recently, as part of our ongoing Sonicbids Presents series, two Sonicbids bands got that very opportunity as they opened for international touring act Fitz and the TantrumsX Ambassadors, and Mikky Ekko at Thompson's Point in Maine.

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