Sunset Sessions: San Francisco

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Sunset Sessions is offering the chance to perform in front of a captive audience of top industry tastemakers from radio stations, music supervisors from film, TV, commercials and video games, along with record companies, managers, publishers, and the press. One showcase slot has been reserved with all performance fees waived for a Sonicbids artist. All other artists and labels (whether independent or major) contribute $2300-$8500 performance fee for their spot, which goes to flying in all the radio and music supervisors for a guaranteed influential attendance.

The 2012 Sunset Sessions events hosted 122 bands and over 3000 people. The selected Sonicbids artist will get a once in a lifetime opportunity to showcase for the people who can truly make a difference in their career. Performing at Sunset Sessions will give an artists the exposure that touring for years can not give them!

2011's selected artist, Bushwalla had the following to say about his experience at Sunset Sessions:

My experience at Sunset sessions was amazing. Michele Clark and her crew are the ambassadors of cool. They treat their performers great and as a performer you also get the opportunity to witness amazing acts. I was in the front row for Sia, Black Dub and k.d. lang. Such an amazing time! Also on a networking standpoint I left SS with a slew of new contacts. From music supervisors to radio personalities that came from all over. Through my first SS experience I started to get played on local San Diego radio along with an opportunity to open for Fitz and the Tantrums. SS is well worth the time and there's great food!!

Recent attendees at the Sunset Sessions events included:

  • Livia Tortella – Co-President and COO, Warner Brothers Records

  • Gene Rumsey – President, Concord Music Group

  • Kevin Lyman – Founder, Warped Tour

  • Bill Armstrong – Co-Founder of SideOneDummy

  • Peter Katsis – Manager and Partner at Prospect Park

  • Kevin Zinger – Co-Founder, Suburban Noize Records (Saigon, Mickey Avalon, La Coka Nostra, Glasses Malone)

  • Danny Goldberg - Manager, former president of Atlantic Records, Warner Brother Records, Mercury Records, and discovered Nirvana

  • Daniel Glass - President fonder of Glassnote Records

  • Alexandra Patsavas - founder of Chop Shop, music supervisor of Twilight, Grey's Anatomy and countless others

Artists who perform at Sunset Sessions have the opportunity to be interviewed, streamed, and broadcast by the various radio, internet, press, and media outlets who attend and cover the event each year. This year's events was already covered by CBS, San Francisco Chronicle, The Recording Academy, Citybeat,, The San Diego Tribune and radio stations across the country, with live and recorded broadcast feeds on KPRI, 91X and NBC. See for more media coverage and information.

Past performers include: Stevie Nicks, Chris Isaak, Jimmy Cliff, Stephen Stills, Billy Corgan, The Black Keys, Richie Sambora, Jack Johnson, Serj Tankian, Ryan Adams, Jewel, The Zac Brown Band, Melissa Etheridge, Unwritten Law, Jason Mraz, k.d. lang, Eve 6, Joss Stone, Toots & the Maytals, Pete Yorn, Ziggy Marley, Everlast, Roseanne Cash, Everclear, The John Butler Trio, Five for Fighting, Third Eye Blind, Rick Springfield, P.O.D., John Waite, Ozomatli, Needtobreathe, Carlos Santana, Susanna Hoffs, Steve Earle and many, many more.

Check out more on the Sunset Sessions from the San Diego Tribune, Grammy365, and FMQB.