How Can I Make My EPK Stand Out?

  • Daniel Melnick
  • General Manager
    of Sonic Bids
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Your EPK is your main tool for pitching your act to gigs. It needs to make you set you apart from the hundreds or even thousands of other artists submitting themselves for the same gigs.

In this video, Dan Melnick, the General Manager of Sonicbids, explains what to include in your EPK (electronic press kit) and how to make it stand out in the crowd.


What Dan Discusses In This Interview

Purpose of an EPK

Know what the real purpose of submitting your EPK is and tailor it accordingly.

What to Include

Learn exactly what you need to put into your EPK to make it effective

Component Details

Learn the important details of each component that you put into your EPK.

Your Live Video

Learn the importance of having a strong live video and what will make it stand out.


Learn some of the mistakes that artists make with their EPKs.

Various EPKs

Learn the various kinds of EPKs depending on who you are submitting it to.
About The EXPERT

Dan Melnick

Daniel has more than 17 years of experience in the music industry. His expertise lies in growing revenue, establishing partnerships, and executing successful events. Currently serving as General Manager at Sonicbids, a music technology platform based in Brooklyn, NY, Daniel has been instrumental in expanding relationships and overseeing the company's growth strategies and partnership initiatives.

Prior to his role at Sonicbids, Daniel founded and served as CEO of TurnStyle Music Group, a live music agency operating in New York City, Boston, San Francisco, Long Island, and Philadelphia. Under his leadership, TurnStyle Music Group produced over 1,200 events in various venues, captivating audiences across multiple cities. Daniel's exceptional talent for building relationships and executing partnerships led to successful collaborations with renowned brands, including MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch, resulting in years of sponsored concerts and branded events.

As a musician, Daniel has showcased his own talents with his band "Buy The Sky."

Daniel has also actively contributed to the academic community as a conference panelist, guest lecturer, and most recently as a professor at the Roc Nation School of Music & Sports at LIU Brooklyn, where he teaches a class on Concert Promotion. He looks forward to sharing his expertise and teaching the students at NYU about concert management.

Outside of his career, Daniel is deeply involved in volunteer work, coaching football teams, and contributing to community outreach programs.

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, with a minor in Music Studies, from Quinnipiac University.

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