Roadtrip Nation - Licensing Opportunity 2009

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  Booking 10 Sonicbids bands

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Entering its sixth season on PBS, Roadtrip Nation is a documentary series featuring the summer journeys of twenty-somethings as they roadtrip across America, seeking words of wisdom from people who have defined their own paths in life. Past roadtrip participants have interviewed a variety of people from the CEO of Starbucks, Manny the Lobsterman in Maine, film director Craig Brewer and comedian Wanda Sykes.

Music has always played a key role in the films of Roadtrip Nation, and this year will be no exception. RTN is committed to supporting independent artists by exposing their music to wider audiences and showcasing it on the RTN website . All music is indpendent - no major label music!

Last year, 31 of 35 songs used on the series were from Sonicbids members. Here is a sample of previously featured artists featured on the show: Caribou, Jack Johnson, Sufjan Stevens, Xavier Rudd, White Buffalo, Brett Dennen, Of Montreal and many more. This year, there are minimum of 10 slots, specifically for Sonicbids artists.

Roadtrip Nation continues to expand from just a PBS documentary series to include a broadcast in Australia on SBS, a video hub on, an online exclusive series, a nationwide college campus tour (where participants distributed over 3,000 soundtracks featuring their favorite musicians from the 2008 series), and more.

The amount of exposure this opportunity provides around the world is invaluable. Your music will also be financially compensated for airplay on PBS through your Performing Rights Organization of choice (ASCAP, BMI, etc).

The documentary will air on PBS and other formats in the fall of 2009, and the DVD release will follow.

Roadtrip Nation welcomes all genres of music, but are looking specifically for independent music that follows the same principles of their subjects, music that follows its own road.

No explicit lyrics please.