Sonicbids To Introduce Program That Financially Rewards European Festivals Who Book Emerging Talent

Sonicbids Founder And CEO Panos Panay Will Present The EuroSonicbids Program At Eurosonic Noorderslag’s “The Festival Meeting” On Friday, 14 January.

Online PR News – 14-January-2011 – – Sonicbids, the leading matchmaking site for bands and music promoters, announces its participation at Eurosonic Noorderslag, Europe's main conference and showcase festival. Sonicbids Founder and CEO Panos Panay will present the EuroSonicbids program at “The Festival Meeting” on Friday, 14 January.

Who: Panos Panay, CEO and Founder of Sonicbids

What: The Festival Meeting at Eurosonic Noorderslag serves as an introduction to the event for talent buyers and festival representatives.

At the start of the meeting, Panay will introduce the EuroSonicbids program, a joint venture between Sonicbids and Eurosonic Noorderslag that financially rewards European festivals who book emerging European talent. Festivals who book a band playing this year’s Eurosonic Noorderslag through the EuroSonicbids program will receive €500. Those who open a new gig listing on Sonicbids and book a second band will receive an additional €1,000. This program will create as many as 800 performance slots across 400 festivals throughout Europe.

When: Friday, 14 January, 2011 3:00 – 5:00PM

Where: Grote Zaal @ De Oosterpoort (Trompsingel 27, 9724 DA Groningen, Netherlands)

How: To register for the festival see here and to learn more about the EuroSonicbids program, please visit:

About Eurosonic Noorderslag
Eurosonic Noorderslag is Europe's main conference and showcase festival for European music. With more than 260 European acts performing in more than 40 venues and over 3,000 music professionals attending, Eurosonic Noorderslag is the ultimate place to be for music lovers and professionals. Organizer the Noorderslag Foundation wants to create a platform for the European music industry and promote the European repertoire. To achieve this, the foundation offers a platform for the presentation, exchange and promotion of music talent. Methods used are two festivals, a conference, a talent exchange program and presentation of seven music awards.

About Sonicbids
Sonicbids is the leading matchmaking site for bands and music promoters. 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