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Gigs

5 Ways to Take Advantage of Festival Season (Without Actually Playing One)

It’s officially festival season! With the first of the summer festivals having already kicked off, there’s only one thing left to do: sit back and enjoy the ride. Now, while it might not be possible to hit every single festival…

4 People Who Should Get Free Tickets To Your Show

For many musicians, whether they be amateurs just starting out or global superstars, playing live can be one of the best ways to make money in this business. In fact, for quite a few artists, it can be one of…

How to Prep for Your Summer Tour

So you have your big summer tour all booked, your route is planned, and you and your band are itching to get on the road. While everything seems exciting and shiny now, after a couple weeks of being crammed in…

5 Tips for Engaging Fans at Your Next Show

Let’s get real—most local shows are boring. I can’t tell you how many variations of bands standing in one spot on stage, rushing through their set, not talking to the audience, and leaving immediately after their set I’ve seen. In…

How To Book a Tour Using Spotify and Soundcloud Analytics

Having a great tour requires a lot more than Redbull and good vibes. It involves a lot of planning, promotion and strategic insight. Thankfully, booking a tour is becoming easier to pull off with the help of Spotify and SoundCloud…

How to Sell Your Very Own Artist Merch: Best Practices + More

Artist merch can be one of the most fun and profitable ways to get your name out there! You can sell merch online, at shows, at record stores and more. It may seem difficult to get started with selling your…

5 Tips for Independent Musicians on Booking International Gigs

The best way for an independent musician to ensure that they get a constant stream of gigs is to make sure that they set them up themselves. Sometimes it’s worthwhile to work with an agent, but you develop a better…

5 Mistakes Musicians Make With Their Live Shows

We’ve all been in the position of buying concert tickets and waiting weeks, or even months, to finally see the show. Most of the time, the concert is worth the wait, but sometimes, the concert is a complete letdown. In…

How to Attract a Booking Agency

Without a booking agent, it can be hard to find gigs on your own. Luckily there are tools like SonicBids that can help, but it can be very useful to have an agency on your side if you want to…

How to Plan a Release Party on a Budget

You’re about to release a project that you’ve been working on for months and you couldn’t be more excited, but you’re worried that with your indie artist budget, you won’t be able to afford a release party. No matter how…