LICENSING: National TV Series Roadtrip Nation

Posted by:  Roadtrip Nation

  Booking 25 Sonicbids bands

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Roadtrip Nation is looking for the music of 25 Sonicbids artists to be featured in their nationally televised program.  Selected artists will be compensated through their PRO. 

The Opportunity

Entering its twelfth season on television, Roadtrip Nation is a documentary series following the journeys of young people as they road trip across America, seeking words of wisdom from leaders who have built their lives around what lights them up. Past Roadtrippers have interviewed a variety of leaders, including the CEO of Starbucks, CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien, actor Craig Robinson, musician Amir Questlove Thompson, and Rep. Barney Frank.

Roadtrip Nation is dedicated to supporting independent musicians and uses music in a variety of platforms: a television documentary series, exclusive online content, a nationwide college campus tour, an interactive educational curriculum, soundtracks, and more.

Over the years Roadtrip Nation has featured hundreds of artists from Sonicbids through their TV series. To check out indie artists the show has featured in the past, visit their music page:

The Band

  • Wide variety of genres encouraged to submit
  • Most interested in hip-hop, dance, pop, alternative, electronic genres
  • Instrumental tracks are welcome
  • No explicit lyrics
  • No music from artists signed to major labels

The Gig


  • The series will air on public television in the fall of 2015 with DVD release to follow
Additional Compensation Details:
  • Artists compensated for airplay on public television through Performing Rights Organization (ASCAP, BMI, etc)
  • Artist name/song title listed in credits
  • Artist profile built on Roadtrip Nation site to promote bands