Sonicbids Helps South By Southwest Music Conference Find Emerging Artists

Submit To Play At SXSW By November 5, 2010

Online PR News – 05-November-2010 – – BOSTON, MA November 3, 2010 -Sonicbids, the website that helps bands discover and book gigs, and the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference are looking for the best independent artists out there. Every March, Austin, Texas plays host to the SXSW Music Conference where independent artists, music industry professionals, and fans meet for five nights of live shows, panels, parties and more. For the third year in a row, Sonicbids is the exclusive online submission platform of the 2011 SXSW Music Festival. Independent bands can submit through Sonicbids for the chance to play at the famed festival.

What: Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the SXSW Music Conference is one of the largest, most influential, and most anticipated music events of the year. In 2010, SXSW Music drew more than 13,000 music industry professionals for compelling panels, industry discussions, demo listening sessions, trade show exhibits, and - of course - five nights of music by nearly 2,000 bands hailing from 49 different countries, performing in 88 venues in downtown Austin, Texas.

In 2011, the event will showcase music from the best new talent and established artists alike to provide more opportunities to network, have more unique panels and artist interviews.
For more information on the types of bands SXSW is looking for, secrets of the festival planning, and tips from the SXSW promoters, check out the following blogs:

• The Top 5 Things SXSW Looks For From Artists -
• The Secrets of SXSW: How to Plan a Showcase -
• The Secrets of SXSW: Common Mistakes Bands Make at SXSW -

When: SXSWeek March 11-20, 2011

Where: Austin, Texas

How: To register for the event, please visit: Also, the deadline
to submit your band is November 5, 2010. To submit, please visit

About Sonicbids
Sonicbids is the website the helps bands get gigs and promoters book the right bands. Our community includes more than 280,000 bands and 24,000 promoters and licensors from all around the world. With festivals, clubs, colleges, music licensing and much more, Sonicbids offers a diverse range of gigs for every kind of musician. In fact, last year alone, more than 71,000 gigs were booked on the site. The company was founded in 2001 by Panos Panay and continues to focus on its core mission of empowering the artistic middle class. Get a gig or book a band at