Expert Music Career Advice For DIY Musicians
4 Times You Shouldn't Take the Gig
The Number One Mistake Bands Make Right After Booking a Gig
The Ultimate EQ Cheat Sheet for Every Common Instrument
15 Reality Checks Young Artists Need to Hear

sonicbids, office gig

Apr 20, 2016 05:00 AM

Sonicbids Staff

Robbie Maxx Puts on a High-Energy Performance at His Sonicbids Office Gig in Boston

Image via sonicbids.com

New Jersey-based pop/hip-hop artist Robbie Maxx hangs his hat on energy-filled, fist-pumping, exciting live shows that have crowds from SOB's to Webster Hall in New York City moving their feet. His new release, "I'll Show You," follows past tracks that enjoyed play on MTVU and Maxx's first film role in Kings of Newark, starring Clifton Powell and Omar Gooding.

sonicbids, office gig

Apr 8, 2016 07:00 AM

Sonicbids Staff

Boston Indie-Pop Band Marriage Material Plays a Sonicbids Office Gig and Gives Advice to Fellow Indie Musicians

Image via sonicbids.com

Boston's own indie-pop outfit Marriage Material recently achieved what many bands only dream of: they staged a successful Kickstarter campaign. As a result, they were able to get some killer recordings on tape, land larger gigs via Sonicbids, and nail opening slots for the Rare Occasions and Talisco.

The whole process has taught them a lot about being in the music business, and they were kind enough to share some of their insights with us during their recent office gig at Sonicbids in Boston. Here are three tidbits from Marriage Material vocalist Chelsey Reynolds to you. Use them and get your music out there!

sonicbids, Site Updates

Apr 8, 2016 06:00 AM

Sonicbids Staff

You Can Now Use Sonicbids to Find Band Openings and Musicians – Here's How

 

Sonicbids, the leading platform for bands to book gigs and market themselves online, is excited to announce the launch of a brand new suite of free musician tools that make it easier than ever to collaborate, join, and start projects with talented people.

Sonicbids Office Gig With Dutch ReBelle: The Importance of Creating 'Nonfiction' Music

Image via sonicbids.com

After her video for the song "Sunday Morning" was featured on MTV's RapFix Live, hip-hop artist Dutch ReBelle's career snowballed. Over the past few years, she's appeared at both SXSW and the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (opportunities she scored through Sonicbids), driven by her motto, "You gotta go there to know there."

What makes her such a unique artist is her commitment to creating "nonfiction" music. In other words, lyrics that are personal. "Start with something that happened to you, and go from there, and see what it becomes," she says. "Production is one thing, but what you're saying is supposed to be you. What you're saying is what makes it a record, and not someone else's sound with your voice on top. Start with your personal life and see what happens."

Dutch ReBelle recently stopped by the Sonicbids office in Boston and treated us to a performance of "Mix It Up." Check it out below!

sonicbids

Jul 15, 2015 04:15 PM

Sonicbids Staff

About the Sonicbids Blog

 

What is Sonicbids?

Sonicbids is the leading career platform for musicians. Over 25,000 music industry professionals search Sonicbids each day looking for artists to book for opportunities including live shows, licensing opportunities, press features, and more. Just by signing up and creating a free EPK, your band will be featured in those search results. You can message and network with promoters and other bands, apply to play gigs, and more – all right on sonicbids.com. Through our exclusive partnerships, thousands of Sonicbids members have been given the opportunity to play legendary festivals and venues around the world, have their music placed in major TV shows and commercials, and so much more.