Alright, that’s a bit much on the aliteration but you get the point. We got another pair of festival passes for you – this time they’re for the prestigious Liverpool SoundCity in Liverpool, UK.
Liverpool SoundCity is fast approaching (the festivities start May 17) and we’ve got your hookup. For all our friends in the UK, this ticket is where you need to be this May. With over 100 bands performing like headliners Temper Trap, White Denim and James Vincent McMorrow or buzz bands like D/R/U/G/S, The Jezabels, Clock Opera, Charli XCX, and Django Django – this lineup is chock full of can’t miss acts.
Enter to win by May 4th to win a pair of delegate passes for you and a friend. The winner will also walk away with two pairs of iSport headphones from Monster, Inc. These suckers will make your everyday listening sound like a masterfully mixed live show. And, their design is . . . → Read more
Since launching in 2007, Sled Island has taken the festival scene by storm, inviting the who’s who in music to shred faces all over Calgary. From Deer Tick to Kurt Vile and Jeff The Brotherhood to Zola Jesus – amazing music is what they are all about.
This year, they’re giving you a chance to win a pair of passes to join the festivities. With headliners Feist, The Hold Steady, Archers of Loaf and Andrew W.K., there’s something for every music lover. Head here to enter to win a pair of passes in our Sonic Summer Sweeps.
One lucky ticket winner will land 2 pairs of Turbine pro gold headphones from Monster, Inc and $100 from Sonicbids to sweeten the pot.
Sonic Summer Sweeps ends on Friday May, 4 so don’t delay! Pick from 5 awesome festivals (Bumbershoot, Sled Island, Catalpa NYC, Liverpool . . . → Read more
Time is quickly running out to submit to perform at PrimaveraPro 2012, taking place in Barcelona this summer. Three Sonicbids artists will be on hand to perform, and better yet, they’ll be receiving travel stipends to get them to Spain.
We checked in with Primavera Sound’s own Abel Suárez for some insights into their selection process, the history of PrimaveraPro and Abel’s favorite performers.
Can you tell us a bit more about the history of Primavera Sound? When did the Pro conference get added?
This year will be the 11th edition of the festival, and the third year in a row that the pro area is happening. The festival started in 2001 at another site and was smaller, but step by step we started growing in days and artists. We changed location in 2005 and moved to the current site, Parc Del Forum, and the festival kept growing until now. Nowadays we hold eight stages and some artists that have played over the years include . . . → Read more
We’re on the road again! After a chaotic/fun week in Austin, our ceo Panos is heading up north to Toronto for the 30th Annual Canadian Music Week. On top of checking out the close to 350 Sonicbids artists performing this year, Panos is moderating a panel called Brands and Music in Partnership: Social Music Marketing. These days brands are stepping in where the labels left off, helping bands get discovered. Join the panel to understand how emerging music has proven to be an effect way to reach young consumers through authentic and engaging relationships.
Panel: Brands and Music in Partnership: Social Music Marketing
Date: Thursday, March 22nd
Time: 3:20PM – 4:10PM
Location: Concert Hall
Brennan Loh, Head of Business Development, Shopify
Kerry Cockrill, Brand Entertainment, Research In Motion
Brenden Mallette, Manager, Corporate Sales, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Inc.
Trent Fulton, The Hive Inc.
Brad Josling , . . . → Read more
“SXSW is undoubtedly one of the greatest music festivals in the world, and last year’s SXSW crowd can attest to that: 16,000+ festival attendees, 2,900+ media reps and 2,000+ performing bands! With upwards of 10,000 bands applying every year, and “only” 2,000 performance slots to fill, what does it take to be a SXSW performer? And who gets to decide that and how? Elliot Usrey, SXSW’s Music Festival Administrator explains all that and more in the interview below. Don’t forget; if you want to apply to SXSW, submitting by Oct. 7th will save you $10!
Tell us a bit about yourself. What’s your musical/professional background?
My name is Elliott Usrey, and I’m the SXSW Music Festival Administrator, but like the rest of my fine colleagues, I also wear some other hats. I’ve been into music since I was very young–when my parents owned a dinner theatre, where they brought in many fine national . . . → Read more