Websites: The most interesting new music related website I’ve heard about over the past year has to be What.cd, an invite-only community for sharing music over bittorrent that sprung up after OiNK was shutdown. What makes What.cd interesting is that they call attention to bands that encourage P2P sharing of their music. According to TorrentFreak, the most active download on What.cd is a compilation cd featuring bands that posted albums to the site.
The Past and Future:
An unprecedented 60,000 gigs were booked last year by artists using Sonicbids for some really cool opportunities like Scarlet Sins opening for Motley Crue, and Vicki Genfan being selected by Steve Vai, and Joe Satriani, in Guitar Player Magazine's 2008 Guitar Superstar Competition to name a few.
We also launched an exciting new tool based on member feedback called the Submission Tracker to give artists more transparency and control with the submission process. Before the end of 2008 we should also have a new look for Gig Listing pages that will provide more detailed info about each gig.
- Lou Paniccia
- Product Manager
When not rocking out on the drums in one of his bands, Lou is hard at work in the Product Team, helping to develop cool new features for Sonicbids members. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Lou puts his formal music training to good use as the drummer for the Frank Zappa cover band The Brain Police as well as several other Boston area bands. If you enjoy cyberstalking, feel free to follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SonicbidsLou.