This Week's Most Read Articles on Sonicbids

Posted by Sonicbids Staff on Aug 8, 2016 10:00 AM

Oh hey, August, it's nice to see you again! Summer is heading toward its grand finale, but there are still some weekends left to squeeze in every last summer activity that you've been putting off. With all the last-minute stress aside, take a second to breathe and check out this week's most read posts on Sonicbids:

1. 4 Times You Shouldn't Take the Gig

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It might be tempting you jump at the chance to play any and all gigs, but there are times when it's just better to say no.


2. How to Make Yourself an Irreplaceable Musician

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Here's how to make sure your band can't imagine existing without your unique skills and talents.


3. 5 Signs You Have the Mental Toughness to Succeed in Music

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Can you truly handle a music career for the long haul and still keep your sanity?


4. How Much Does Social Media Really Play Into a Band's Draw?

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How much should you REALLY believe those "going" numbers on your band's Facebook invite?


5. The Best Time of Day to Practice Music, According to Science

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Believe it or not, there's no uniform best time to practice your music. Find yours by following this method.


6. The Brilliant Hacks Every Musician Needs to Know to Make Moving Gear a Breeze

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Lugging gear around for a show is the worst part, but you can make it easier with these simple hacks.


7. This Infographic Shows What Kind of Home Studio Your Budget Will Get You

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Use this infographic to figure out where you should really be splurging for your home recording studio.


8. How Real Touring Bands Stay Healthy on the Road

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Everyone could stand to be a little healthier on the road. Here's how real musicians make it happen.


9. What No One Tells You About Booking Gigs in Chicago

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Looking to book gigs in Chicago? Heed this sage advice from a talent-buying veteran who really knows the local scene.


10. Musicians: 6 Tips to Rapidly Grow Your Instagram Following

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Follow these super easy Instagram tips to becoming the most "liked" musician on the block.

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