Rock Biz

Disc Makers To Offer Free Sonicbids Electronic Press Kits To Artists

(Press Release) Disc Makers, the nation’s largest disc manufacturer for independent artists, is partnering with Sonicbids, the leading provider of online communication solutions for independent musicians, to provide customers with FREE access to Sonicbids’ web-based Electronic Press Kits and exclusive network of promoters, contest organizers, and booking agents. With this exclusive deal, Disc Makers’ customers will receive a FREE six-month membership to Sonicbids with any new replication order.

"We literally lie awake at night thinking of even more ways to help our customers create a buzz, sell more CDs, and succeed in the music business," explains Tony van Veen, Disc Makers’ Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "With over 22,000 member artists and 2,500 registered music promoters, events, festivals, and songwriting competitions, Sonicbids’ service will provide tremendous value and opportunities for our customers to get girls and secure showcase and festival slots."

Sonicbids’ key product is the Electronic Press Kit (EPKä). Created as an alternative to bulky and expensive hard copy press kits, the Sonicbids EPK will let Disc Makers’ customers create their own easy-to-use, web-based graphic interface that contains all of their basic information, music clips, photos, and tour dates. The EPK can either be e-mailed to a club, contest, company, or event with a click of the mouse, or submitted directly to online promoter "drop boxes." EPKs mean no more late night trips to the local copy shop and any more postage, express mail, FedEx, or UPS. EPKs save time and money.

"With this partnership, we are bringing together two of the leading service providers for independent musicians," explains Panos Panay, CEO and Founder of Sonicbids. "There is no better way to promote discs made by Disc Makers’ artists than with a Sonicbids EPK. Their customers are serious musicians who will be a welcome addition to our growing online community of artists."