Bands, you probably already know about and use Sonicbids. So you'll know that the site is also a gateway for local bands to score slots at big-deal events and festivals. Recently, local act the Mission Veo submitted a demo through Sonicbids and scored a gig at the local stop of the Warped Tour.
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So, time is running out to submit material through the site to win a spot playing an official showcase at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York this October. Like SXSW, it's a big-deal industry shebang that's super-competitive, and puts bands in front of bloggers, journalists, publicists, label people, and so on.
So get to it. The absolute final deadline is midnight on Wednesday, July 15. Visit www.sonicbids.com/cmj. All submissions will get a review and response.