157 Sonicbids Artists Selected to Perform at This Year's SXSW Music Conference

Sonicbids, the leading Web site that empowers emerging bands from across the world to find gigs, is proud to announce that 157 of its member artists have been selected by SXSW to perform at this March’s conference in Austin, TX.   In just its second year partnering with SXSW, Sonicbids’ artists now account for more than 10% of all the performing artists during the 5-day festivities.

“At Sonicbids our number one goal is to open doors for independent artists to events like SXSW that have previously been closed to them,” explains Sonicbids CEO Panos Panay. “There is no bigger showcase opportunity than SXSW, and we are thrilled to give so many of our members a chance to perform and shine this year.”

The SXSW Music Conference and Festival has become one of the largest and most influential musical events in North America and throughout the world. The 2007 event drew 11,750 music industry professionals for compelling panels, industry discussions, demo listening sessions, trade show exhibits, and - as always - five nights of top quality music by more than 1,500 American and international bands hailing from 33 different countries, performing in over 60 venues in downtown Austin, Texas. Established artists, agents, promoters, and talent buyers mix with media, managers, legal experts, and other professionals each spring, contributing to the fun and unique business atmosphere that SXSW brings to Austin.

"The SXSW Festival is a place where the industry from around the world gathers to hear the best up-and-coming musicians," says Brent Grulke, Creative Director of SXSW. "Sonicbids provided us with a tremendous pool of new talent to choose from. We are proud to have over 150 Sonicbids artists on board this year and look forward to presenting them live on stage."

To see the complete list of the Sonicbids’ artists selected to perform at SXSW and to view their online press kits, www.sonicbids.com/ItWorks/event_view.asp?event_id=1041.

For more information on Sonicbids, visit to www.sonicbids.com.