Not only will Wayne Coyne perform at Bonnaroo this year, the Flaming Lips frontman will help pick two unknown artists to play at the annual Tennessee festival. The contest is in conjuction with Billboard and Sonicbids, an online platform that helps bands get exposure, and both selected acts will get a $1,000 performance fee in addition to free publicity and two VIP tickets.
This is amazing. I feel like there is too little of this in the music business these days. Bands see the industry as a competition with other performers rather than a brotherhood and community to help each other reach the top. When the music industry works together, we all win. When they don’t, we get Justin Bieber.