This Week's Most Read Articles on Sonicbids

Posted by Sonicbids Staff on Aug 15, 2016 10:00 AM

We here at Sonicbids are committed to delivering expert music advice, inspiration, and more in a convenient location. That's why we've put together this nifty list of the most read articles this week on Sonicbids so you can sit back, relax, and discover all you need to know about what it means to be a DIY musician.

1. 10 Traits That Prove You Were Born to Be a Musician

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If any one of these 10 behaviors describes you, you just might be in this whole music thing for life.


2. 15 Reality Checks Young Artists Need to Hear (From People Who Know What They're Talking About)

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You might be tempted to buy into these popular myths for young artists, but take it from these music industry professionals: don't.


3. Why So Many Talented Musicians Will Never Be Successful

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If you're after a successful music career, it takes more than just talent to achieve your dreams.


4. The 3 Types of Performance Mistakes Musicians Make (And What to Do About Them)

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Use this system to gauge your onstage mistakes and find out which ones are actually worth freaking out about.


5. The One Thing Most Musicians Don't Understand About Getting Press

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If you're reaching out to music journalists and blogs about your band, keep this one essential element in mind.


6. The Sneaky Way to Promote Your Music Without Actually Talking About Your Music

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This has become a really powerful way to make a name for yourself by bypassing the crowded indie-musician market.


7. 4 Crucial Things Festival Programmers Want You to Know Before Submitting to Perform

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Take these insider tips from festival programmers to heart and you just might find yourself on a future lineup.


8. How to Work That 9-to-5 and Still Be an Inspired Musician

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You don't need to feel like you're compromising your passion for music for a steady paycheck.


9. Sticking to the Beat: 4 Tips to Improve Your Timing

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If the metronome is your enemy, try these easy tips to improve your timing in... dare we say... fun ways?


10. Try This Scientifically Proven Method to Prevent Psyching Yourself Out Before a Big Show

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Replacing those negative thoughts with positive ones will make all the difference in your music career.

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