As most of you know Sonicbids has something of a monopoly over the world of EPKs. But with the recent grumblings from not only consumers, but from some Sonicbids employees (allegedly), there appears to be room in the world for another press kit platform.
Here’s what ReverbNation offers:
- Private Songs
- High Quality Media Photos
- Free Setup
- Detailed Tracking
- Fully Customizable kits
- Unlimited Versions
So your basic press kit plus some much needed accountability (tracking) and the interesting ability to send unique versions of your press kit to specific people.
Check out the value, for the $5.95/per month you get more features then the most expensive Sonicbids version.
BUT, I ask you this my friends; does any of that even matter?
If Sonicbids has a monopoly over all the festivals, conferences, showcases and other sweet gig opportunities, is there a point to paying for a ReverbNation EPK? In theory your getting a better service, but you have no one to shop it to.
How are you going to apply for CMJ, SXSW, WCMA, PoP Montreal, etc, when they all have exclusive contracts with Sonicbids? You’re not. That fact needs to change if ReverbNation wants to get into the EPK game. But if you were looking for a Sonicbids alternative (that wasn’t MySpace) you now have one.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMwpVF58c2c]
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