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Beyond the Gig: 3 Creative Ways to get your Music to the Masses

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Fair warning: this week’s Gig Roundup doesn’t include any traditional gigs. Instead, we’ve handpicked some of the best shots for Sonicbids artists to market their music through avenues like TV, Licensing and Songwriting Contests. With past Sonicbids Grand Prize Winners including Megan Trainor and a judges committee consisting of George Clinton, Natasha Bedingfield, 311, Switchfoot, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimmy Cliff, Sheila E., Bob Weir, Bootsy Collins and American Authors, The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (JLSC) is an unconventional star-power machine. Read on for more info on this and two other opportunities to launch your career into the stratosphere.


Get in On Brooklyn Night Bazaar and Beyond

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For this week’s Gig Roundup we are coming at you with some of our best New York gigs that make the transition from Summer to Fall. Like sun-soaked September days, these gigs won’t be around much longer, so get in while you can. First up in the set is the ever eclectic Brooklyn Night Bazaar. One of two opportunities this week sponsored by Defalco Presents, Brooklyn Night Bazaar (pictured above) welcomes Sonicbids artists of all genres to play at the 400 person capacity performance space. Check out this and three other can’t miss gigs below!


Accepting Applications: 2019 Noise Pop and More

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In this week’s Sonicbids Gig Roundup, we’re featuring longstanding favorites and fresh new faces each with multiple slots open exclusively for Sonicbids artists. Noise Pop, now in its 27th year(!) has featured the likes of the White Stripes, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, and the Flaming Lips. Find out how to join their ranks, and check out three other huge opportunities below.

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.

How to Get Selected as an Artist for SXSW 2017 (Last Chance to Apply!)

As the artist application deadline approaches in just a few days, there’s not much time left to apply for the 2017 SXSW Music Festival. As the music festival’s exclusive application platform for the tenth year in a row, Sonicbids has brought thousands of artists to Austin, including Royal Teeth, San Cisco, and Wild Cub. Last year, over 2,200 acts showcased for over 30,000 industry professionals, including almost 3,000 media representative and thousands of fans.

Do you know what it takes to get selected as a showcasing artist for SXSW 2017? Below are three tips from the experts.