Tom's Website of the Week - Sonicbids.com
When promoters, publishers, managers and broadcasters want to find out about an artist, there are five basic facts we like to know: who you are, what you look like, what you sound like, where you're playing and how to contact you.
But, as anyone who's spent any time online knows, most artists are extraordinarily bad at conveying this fundamental information in a clear and accessible manner.
You can update your EPK on Sonicbids anytime with your latest songs, press buzz and tour dates and use it to connect with people either within the Sonicbids network or outside it. Promoters on the other hand can find talent for local street fairs, international music festivals, songwriting contests, licensing opportunities, radio and more besides.
Since we live in a world where bills have to be paid, the site also offers corporate brands and indie bands a chance to get into bed with each other. OK, so sponsorship and endorsement aren't for everyone, but Sonicbids holds open the possibilty for those that do want it.
So that's why I chose Sonicbids.com as this week's Website of the Week on BBC Introducing - Fresh on the Net.
Tom Robinson presents BBC Introducing - Fresh on the Net on BBC 6 Music.