This Week's Most Read Articles on Sonicbids

Posted by Sonicbids Staff on Jul 18, 2016 10:00 AM

Need a pick-me-up for your mid-summer Monday morning? We don't blame you. This week's most read articles on Sonicbids will surely distract you from your day job in a good way. Don't worry; your boss is totally not standing behind you right now. (You checked, didn't you?)

1. Be Your Own Record Label: Everything You Need to Know About Distribution

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If you're releasing a record yourself, make sure you've got your distribution strategy down pat.


2. The One Big Mistake Bands Make After Playing a Gig

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If you think the show's over when you walk off the stage, you're wrong.


3. 5 Common Questions From Aspiring Music Producers, Answered

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We guarantee these questions have entered your mind more than once when thinking about becoming a music producer.


4. How to Make a Low-Budget Music Video That Isn't Lame

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You don't need a multi-million-dollar budget to make a music video that looks and feels exciting.


5. Here's Exactly What to Say to Get IRS Tax Penalties Waived for Your Band

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Guess what, musicians? You don't have to pay that tax penalty after all.


6. Try These Dreamy, Shoegaze Chord Patterns for Alternate Guitar Tunings

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Add an ethereal vibe to your songs with these tried-and-true shoegazer chord staples.


7. Everything Musicians Need to Know About Audio File Formats

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Here’s everything you need to know about audio formats, and what the best use is for each type.


8. Musicians: How to Tell if You Practice Mindfully or Mindlessly

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There are more efficient ways to practice music than simply counting the hours and repeating lessons.


9. 5 Things You Should Give Away at Your Next Show to Turn Attendees Into Fans

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It pays off big time in the long run if you give fans a little somethin'-somethin' for free at shows.


10. 5 of the Greatest Music Producers of All Time

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These five producers are responsible for creating some of the most iconic music the world has ever known.

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