Starting today, we’ll be gradually rolling out a new initiative that we call No Cost Gig Listings, which we bring to the community courtesy of our friends at Musician’s Friend. This is the biggest change we’ve introduced to the way that you experience Sonicbids since I founded the site almost 10 years ago.
So, what is this exactly? Well, over the next few weeks, you’ll be seeing more and more Gig Listings launched on the site that carry absolutely no cost to submit to them. That’s right. No submission fees. It will all be part of your Sonicbids membership.
On average, it takes about ten or so tries for a band to get their first gig on Sonicbids, and after that, we know that our members get the hang of how to interact with the promoter community and are able to multiply their success exponentially.
By gradually rolling out what we anticipate will be thousands of no cost Gig Listings (in addition to exclusive Premium Listings that carry fees like, say SXSW or CMJ), we believe that this will encourage more experimentation from our community, increase booking success, and, more importantly, offer even more value to our members.
We know that submission fees have been effective filters, so we’ll be taking the next several weeks to test out how our community interacts with these Gig Listings that have no fees before we roll out the whole lot of them in the fall/autumn.
Also, be on the lookout for ArtistData features being slowly incorporated into Sonicbids Artist Accounts in the next few weeks. More soon. You can read more in our FAQ section.
And, don’t forget to check out Musician’s Friend for all kinds of deals on instruments and goodies.