BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sonicbids, the leading matchmaking site for bands and music promoters, and Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, today announced a partnership to bring new emerging music to House of Blues. The program - New Music Nights at House of Blues, Powered by Sonicbids - will launch in Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas to start, with plans to rollout nationwide.
“Our mission is to create a stage for emerging artists everywhere – from the world’s biggest festivals, to House of Blues, to local coffee shops,” said Panos Panay, Sonicbids Founder and CEO. “Partnering with Live Nation, the world’s largest concert promoter, to create opportunities for emerging bands to play their local House of Blues and to deliver fans in these markets great new music was a no brainer for us. We’re very excited to launch this program and watch it grow.”
Bands in Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas can apply to play New Music Nights at House of Blues for free on Sonicbids here. As one of Sonicbids featured Token Gig Listings, members can apply using a Token. Bands new to Sonicbids can also apply using a Token, which is part of the Sonicbids Supersonic one-month trial membership they’ll get when they apply.
To extend the reach of the program, Sonicbids and Live Nation have also partnered with local bloggers and tastemakers in the Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas markets to have them select the three bands that will play their market’s House of Blues.
In addition to playing House of Blues, these bands will be featured on a Sonicbids and Live Nation fan-voting microsite where a band’s fans can “pledge” to go see their favorite band. The band with the most pledges across all three markets will tour and play House of Blues in Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas.
About Live Nation
Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world's top five eCommerce sites, with over 26 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 20,000 shows annually for more than 2,000 artists globally. Front Line is the world's top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling over 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.
Sonicbids is the leading matchmaking site for emerging bands and music promoters. Since its launch in 2001, Sonicbids has become the de-facto standard for submitting music to events and opportunities around the globe, counting as partners thousands of prominent events and festivals in North America, Europe, and Australia. Today, the Company boasts a registered membership base of 300,000 bands from over 100 different countries, who use the site daily to connect with 25,000 music “promoters” – ranging from some of the world’s largest music festivals and music conferences, to clubs, coffee houses, cruise ships, colleges, advertising agencies, brand managers, podcasters, music supervisors and other people looking to book, license or broadcast music. In 2010, bands and artists using Sonicbids booked close to 80,000 “gigs” through the site. Sonicbids’ mission is to empower the Artistic Middle Class. Get a Gig or Book a Band at www.sonicbids.com.