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Introducing the New and Improved Sonicbids EPK!

We're insanely proud that Sonicbids has long been an industry leader in bridging the gap between promoters and bands with our professional EPKs. We have connected thousands of artists with opportunities across the globe – from premier local clubs, to major festivals, to career-making contests.

Not content to rest on our laurels, we're always looking for new ways to help our Sonicbids artists succeed, so we upped the ante and revamped everything about our EPK – making it cleaner, more efficient, and better than ever! Let us give you the rundown of its highlights.

6 Live Performance Tips for Drummers

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Make Terrible Music (It's Good for You)

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Yes, I’m saying we musicians should make crappy music. Let me explain. Obviously, we shouldn’t purposefully make bad music. I’m just saying it’s inevitable. If you want to get to a place where you’re making great music, you’ll find that you first must go through a season of making low-quality music.

But you should make the music anyway. Here’s why.

Honing Your Craft

Feb 6, 2019 06:00 AM

Cari Cole

15 Grammy-Winning Singer’s Secrets Revealed

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A version of this article originally appeared on Cari Cole's Standing in the Spotlight blog.

 

It’s Grammy time again. I already sent off the Grammy ballots for the nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards and it was a tough choice. There was sooo much amazing music this year, and I’m very interested to see how it turns out!

One thing is true: Grammy-winning singers and artists are badass. They have badass vocal chops, vocal techniques and killer vocal arrangements.  It’s important to know that in the entertainment industry, nothing is “natural.” Voices are worked on, worked over, and worked through, in every which way possible, to make them stronger, better, and shine greater.

Matter of fact, all big stars have a vocal coach at some point, if not on speed dial.

Here’s a glimpse behind the velvet curtain of the top 15 best-kept secrets of Grammy-winning singers from a behind-the-scenes view.

Recording, Honing Your Craft

Jan 9, 2019 06:00 AM

Rob Mayzes

10 Compression Mistakes That Will Destroy Your Mixes

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This article originally appeared on TuneCore.

 

Over years of teaching others how to mix, I’ve noticed 10 compression mistakes come up time and time again. These common mistakes can ruin your mix if you don’t know how to avoid them.

In this guide, you’ll learn what these common compression mistakes are and how you can avoid them to get clear, professional-sounding mixes.