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Live From Your Living Room: How to Use Concert Window to Make Money and Grow Your Fanbase

Sonicbids artist Seth Glier hosts Concert Window shows in between touring. (Photo by Tom Moore)

What could be better than making money while playing music from the comfort of your own living room? For musicians between tours – or those who are just looking for a new revenue stream that doesn't require a big time investment – Concert Window is a fantastic live performance site where you can play for and connect with your fans.

To help artists who are new to the platform, we've teamed up with Concert Window to put on the "Live From Your Living Room Acoustic Showcase" – which means that your performance will have the promotional support of both companies behind you to ensure that it's a success. Five Sonicbids artists will be selected for the showcase, and will be compensated based on ticket sales, merch, tips, and digital downloads.

Seth Glier, a Grammy-nominated Sonicbids artist and verteran Concert Window user, has witnessed firsthand what a huge impact streaming shows from his home has had on his career. Below, Seth gives some great insight on how the whole process works and what the benefits are:

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Sep 19, 2014 10:30 AM

Lisa Occhino

SXSW Veterans Gentlemen Hall Give Advice for 2015 Hopefuls

Photo by Matt Christine Photography

This article originally appeared on SXSW.

 

Wondering what the SXSW experience is really like for artists? Sonicbids band Gentlemen Hall  who has played the festival twice, in between landing a deal with Island Records and winning accolades from MTV and Billboard  opens up on the most unforgettable experiences, the biggest lessons learned, and gives solid advice for SXSW 2015 hopefuls.

4 Sonicbids Artists Share Their Favorite Musikfest Moments

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Over the past nine years, Bethlehem, PA's Musikfest has featured hundreds of Sonicbids artists. Exponentially expanded since its humble beginnings, Musikfest now attracts over a million attendees every year, providing many performers with a groundbreaking opportunity that helped push them to where they are today.

More than 300 artists are featured on the festival’s 13 stages, which stay constantly active for the entire 10-day run. This year, Musikfest is reserving at least 60 slots for Sonicbids musicians. We recently picked the brains of four Musikfest veterans about their favorite parts of the experience, and got their best advice for this year's hopefuls.

VH1 Save The Music Showcase in NYC to Raise Money for Music Education

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Remember picking up your first instrument? Maybe it wasn't a guitar, but a clarinet  and it was probably at school. Music education touches every part of a child's life, from studies to social skills, and VH1 Save The Music Foundation works hard to make sure all kids have a chance to develop their own sound. Six lucky Sonicbids bands will have a chance to perform at the VH1 Save The Music Showcase at Pianos in NYC on November 6. Partnered with Sonicbids, this special benefit concert raises money for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, supporting music education. Paul Cothran, vice president and executive director of VH1 Save The Music, spoke to us about the foundation and the showcase  and the unique opportunity for artists.

Executive Producer of Bring Your Own Board Gives Tips for Getting Songs on TV

Photo courtesy of Kenji Claudio

If you've been reading the Sonicbids blog lately, you're probably very familiar with how getting your music licensed can jumpstart your career. We love providing you with some of the coolest new licensing opportunities through Sonicbids, one of which is brand new TV series Bring Your Own Board. They're looking for 10 Sonicbids artists to license, and it might just be the break you need to get your music in front of an international audience!