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How to Target Radio Stations That Will Actually Play Your Music

If you’ve been following the Sonicbids blog, you already know the three things you need to be “radio ready.” But after you’ve met those prerequisites, how do you determine which stations or music programs you should submit your music to for airplay consideration? Radio stations come in a few specific types, and it’s not only AM/FM and […]Read More »

How to Stretch Out Your Song's Lifespan on YouTube

You might be surprised by this, but the half-life of a YouTube video is only six days! This means that, on average, a YouTube video will have received 50 percent of its views in the first six days on the site. After 20 days, that video will have gotten 75 percent of its views. The lifespan […]Read More »

5 Tips For Making The Most Of Your On-Air Radio Interview

5 Tips For Making The Most Of Your On-Air Radio Interview Congratulations!  A radio station has taken a liking to your music and wants to bring you in for an interview and on-air performance!  This is a huge opportunity to win new fans and gain valuable online content—just look at how one NPR Tiny Desk […]Read More »

The 5 Most Annoying, Ineffective Ways That Bands Seem to Always Promote Their Music

We wholly recommend promoting your band on social media (duh). It’s easily the best way to maintain and grow your following, and it’s arguably eclipsed flyering as the most reliable way to announce a show and reel in a crowd. What we can’t advocate, however, is being obnoxious about it. We’ve all had our nerves […]Read More »

Top 3 Things Every Band Thinks Impress Music Journalists, But Actually Don't

As a music journalist, I receive a plethora of emails from artists pitching themselves hoping for a feature. One major issue I’ve seen with these pitches is that a lot of artists don’t have a great understanding of what would make them an interesting person to write about. Instead, they have a habit of hyping […]Read More »

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