Sonicbids offers our subscribers opportunities to build their craft, fan base and to advance their career. In today's music industry there are many hurdles to jump over, not to mention petty scams that prey on honest, hardworking artists. In order to facilitate transparency, we’ve created basic rules on what we will and will not post.
While these are guiding principles, we reserve the right to not post a gig we judge to be in conflict, consider offensive or inappropriate with our mission to help artists.
What Constitutes A “Good” Opportunity
Good opportunities are ones where both the artist and the business, venue, promoter, organization benefit from the relationship. Value to the artist can come in a few different forms:
- Financial Compensation - This can be achieved through a flat fee for the gig, a percentage of merch sales or a percentage of the fee charged for admission. Bands have expenses just like any other business (travel, recording, rehearsal space, etc.) so financial compensation is appropriate.
- Exposure / Fanbase - While not generally a substitute for financial, it is a mitigating consideration if playing a gig that offers a band exposure to a larger and/or new audience. Be up-front about the audience you expect to attend.
- Notability / Career Development - Some opportunities offer one-of-a-kind access to top-tier musicians and/or producers for mentorship. Some contests carry significant weight within the artist community. Opportunities like these give artists the opportunity to distinguish themselves and their work.
What We Won’t Post
- “Pay-to-Play” or “Required Attendance” models
- Opportunities requiring artists to sign-up to an additional product/service
- Opportunities requiring artists to download or use an outside platform
- Anything requiring artists to conduct business on a 3rd party site
To contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any concerns or questions before continuing.