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Sonicbids Bands Open for Allen Stone at Brooklyn Bowl


Photo by Charles Myers

Almost 1,000 people were in attendance at a jam-packed house last November 8th at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New York, to watch world-renowned performer Allen Stone hit the stage. Stone’s (very friendly) fan base came out in droves on a beautiful fall Wednesday to watch his first NYC show in over a year. The doors opened and people filed in to start their night, hitting the bowling lanes and enjoying some of the Bowl’s famously delicious chicken. Smiles and great conversations were everywhere. They were a perfect crowd for an award-winning venue like Brooklyn Bowl, whose stage has featured acts the caliber of Guns N’ Roses, Kanye West and thousands more over the years.

How to Create an EPK and Exactly What to Put in It

What is an EPK?

Your electronic press kit (EPK) is your professional music resume that promoters, venue talent buyers, journalists, and music supervisors use to understand who you are as an artist, what you bring to the table, and ultimately why they should care about you. As such, the smallest details may make or break you, and in this competitive environment, crafting the perfect EPK is critical to your success in making connections and scoring gigs.

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Aug 26, 2016 09:00 AM

Sonicbids Staff

Drunken Logic Talks Balancing Life With Music at Sonicbids Office Gig

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They may have dubbed themselves Drunken Logic, but the feel-good, thoughtful, and wildly catchy tunes from band members Jake Cassman, Ryan Jordan, and Austin Wells are all but that. Recently, the Boston indie rock band graced the Sonicbids headquarters for an office gig. They caught us up on what's new, what's to come, and how they balance music with other work.

How to Find a Band to Join With Sonicbids' New Musician Tools

Sonicbids' new musician tools let you search for bands with openings as well as musicians looking to join them. It's a free and helpful service – but how can you help yourself make the most of it?

For musicians who want to join or form a band, perusing the listings is simple enough. You want a situation that works, though – a project that you really feel a part of, one you can be proud of. It's totally possible – and even more likely if you prep yourself with these three steps first.

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May 6, 2016 08:00 AM

Sonicbids Staff

Turtle Pond Union Plays a Sonicbids Office Gig and Shares Their Strategy for Releasing Music

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If you're getting sick of your smelly, annoying bandmates, take a page from Jamaica Plain, MA-based duo Turtle Pond Union and cut that lineup down to two. "Being that it's only two of us, it makes it easier to be really up front with what we need, what we're expecting, what we can't deal with," said vocalist Meghan Knowles at their recent Sonicbids office gig.