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There Is A New Performance Artist In Town

Dear Matthew Stein
Read your inspirational email and thought I could make you a promise too.

I promise to continue avoiding Sonic Bids. I lost interest in Sonic Bids years ago for a few reasons – the biggest one is the fact that many Music Festivals now reject packages from artists unless those artists spend money on Sonic Bids as a gate-keeper. Kind of stinks to cement a system where people at the bottom of the ladder have to keep bleeding, ensuring a filtered list of who can be “discovered” based on who can pay.

I would be more excited if you wrote to confess you realized your efforts have led to unnecessary classism and you decided to abandon it. Shit Matt, I might have considered befriending you on Facebook.

Thanks and good luck


On 2013-07-30, at 5:50 AM, Matthew Stein wrote:

Hi Bob,

I’m writing to you specifically to tell you about some new Sonicbids improvements. Our most popular email is The Daily Gig Guide. You can see a sample there. This email highlights shows and opportunities, in a variety of genres and regions across the world.

But, that’s not the important part.

The important part is what we have done to improve it. We now only send you an alert about the gigs you want to receive. We segment these gigs into 16 different genres, and 11 regions across the world.

Our awesome promoter team has doubled the number of open gigs we have. That’s right, compared to last year, we now have two times as many open gigs at any time. We need bands and musicians LIKE YOU to play these shows. There have never been more opportunities available for bands and musicians than right now. We’re doing our best to bring them to you, so you can do what you do best, delight your fans.

Here’s what we need you to do today: Tell us which gigs you want to hear about. It takes less than 1 minute to update your preferences, and we’ll only email you with relevant offers and gigs.

Please update your preferences Today.

Here’s a promise from me: We will continue improving our emails and better tailor then to what you are looking for. This is the first step towards helping your musical career.

Thanks and good luck,

-Matthew Stein