Blog entries categorized as “sonicbids”
5 Reasons Why Your Band Didn't Break That Have Nothing to Do With Your Music by Janelle
You might be scratching your head asking yourself why your band hasn’t made it big yet. There are a lot of reasons why – many of which are out of your control.This article appears in the Green Light Grow blog.
5 Ways to Use Timeliness to Get Press Coverage for Your Music by Janelle
Timeliness is the most impactful coverage factor for your band. But how do you get a journalist's attention? Try these five newsworthy ideas to spark media interest and earn coverage for your music.This article appears in the Green Light Grow blog.
Less Is More: Why You Should Pitch Your Music to Fewer Publications by Janelle
Logic dictates that the more music bloggers you reach out to about your band, the more coverage you’ll receive. This is not necessarily true. Read on to find out why sometimes less is more.
Here's the Best Time to Release Your Album in 2017 by Janelle
There are a lot of ebbs and flows throughout the year, which can create chaos for a band attempting to release an album. How do you know the best time to set your release?
Creating Small Goals for Maximum Success in 2017 by Janelle
Are you looking towards the end of 2016 and wondering why you didn’t achieve more? Why didn’t your band get signed to a label? Why didn’t you get added to a major music festival? Why didn’t more fans support your music?
With the coming year around the corner, now's the time to reflect and plan your goals for 2017. Start with these five points.
7 Uncommon Tips to Lessen Your Musical Struggles by Janelle
Elizabeth Gilbert’s newest book, Big Magic, is a tough-love manifesto for the struggling artist. If you find yourself in that struggling artist category, and let’s face it, you’re probably in that majority, then I urge you to read on.
5 Questions to Ask Before Running Your Own Music PR Campaign by Janelle
If you’ve ever tried to run your own music PR campaign, you know how grueling and downright discouraging it can be. But there are a few questions you can ask yourself to determine if you really want to invest your time into what can be a challenging, but rewarding, experience.
4 Steps to Take When Music Bloggers Don't Respond by Janelle
Not sure how to get a blogger's attention? Use these tips to target your pitches and get responses.
Musicians: Here's a Cheat Sheet to Target the Right Contact at a Media Outlet by Janelle
Here’s a quick and easy cheat sheet of who you should email when faced with a long list of contacts and general confusion of where to start with our music publicity campaign.This article appears in the Green Light Grow blog.
Is It Really Worth It to Hire a PR Company When You Release New Music? by Paul Corsi
Most musicians dream of one day being on the cover of Rolling Stone, or having Pitchfork dub their album "Best New Music." Sonicbids spoke with Lauren Marsh, an award-winning, indie singer-songwriter from New Jersey, about her experience with DIY PR versus hiring a professional.This article appears in the Green Light Grow blog.
Maintain Media Relationships Between Releases by Janelle
Are you frustrated because all the music bloggers who loved your last record seem to care less about the new one you’re releasing? After repeated attempts to contact the writer, you can’t seem to get a response no matter how hard you try. Find out how to maintain your media relationships.
A Publicist's 6-Week Plan to Re-Engage Your Fans Before an Album Release by Janelle
You’re about to release a new album, but you have one small problem: it’s been a few years since your last release and you’ve lost touch with your fans. Inside is a six-week, step-by-step timeline to re-engage your fans leading up to the first announcement of your album or EP release.This article appears in the Green Light Grow blog.
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