This Week's Most Read Articles on Sonicbids

Posted by Sonicbids Staff on Jun 13, 2016 10:00 AM

School's out for summer, but class is in session here on the Sonicbids blog! Get schooled in everything from social media to how to promote your local gigs with this week's top 10 articles!

1. 10 Things the Best Musicians Refuse to Do

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If you're a musician and you regularly do any of these 10 things, consider yourself sold short.


2. How to Sing Night After Night Without Straining Your Voice

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Bottom line? If you fight with your voice, you’ll always lose.


3. 10 Ways to Effectively Promote Your Local Shows

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If a killer performance is put on but no one is there to hear it, does the artist actually make a sound?


4. 4 Artists and Bands That Blew Up Without a Major Label

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Sure, some of these bands may have eventually signed a deal, but they created their own DIY success first.


5. 4 Rules to Live by as a Creative Musician

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Creativity is imperative to your success as a musician, so make sure you keep those juices flowing!


6. How 11 Famous Bands Got Their Names

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From wartime slang to public bathrooms, find out the surprising (and hilarious) ways these famous bands got their names.


7. 5 Touring Hacks Every Musician Should Know

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Next time you hit the road, make sure you remember these five pieces of sage advice from a touring veteran.


8. 5 Times You Should Use Facebook Live to Engage Your Fans

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Unsure how to make the most of Facebook Live? Here are five great ideas to get you started.


9. The Top 8 Social Media Outlets to Promote Your Music (And How to Best Use Them)

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You may already be using Twitter and Facebook, but you're probably not taking advantage of ALL their benefits.


10. A Quick Guide to Introducing Bass Chords Into Your Playing

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Follow in the steps of bass greats and incorporate some chordal elements!

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