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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.

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Jul 11, 2018 06:00 AM

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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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Jun 21, 2018 03:13 PM

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How One Local NYC Band Rocked Governor's Ball Alongside Headliners Eminem, Jack White, and More

For emerging or unsigned bands, scoring a major opportunity at a massive music festival alongside legendary, chart-topping artists feels like a dream — a step that could potentially “change everything.” And, for many bands, it seems like something that’s just out of reach. One local band, however, got just that chance at New York City’s Governor’s Ball earlier this month as part of our Sonicbids Presents series.

Video: Why Mixing to Reference Tracks is So Important

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Have you ever thought, "I really want this song to sound more like the Beatles?" or even something more esoteric like, "I wish this song sounded summer-y?" By using reference tracks — inspirational guides that help you illustrate the sound you're going for — you'll be better able to help your engineer pinpoint and figure out how to create it.

Video: The Basics of EQ: How the Professionals Use It

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As a musician, EQ is an important ingredient in any recording process. As with any skill, the more hands-on training you have with it, the more you'll be able to use it to make your tracks that much more professional.