PRS Guitars and Sonicbids Contest Gives Emerging Artists the Chance for National Spotlight

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Three talented, unsigned guitarists will be featured as Guest Reviewers on PRS Guitars' website and social channels.

“There are lots of great emerging guitarists out there whose voice and input about guitars would be helpful to other players. As a manufacturer, we’re excited to meet these up-and-coming players and add their unique viewpoints to our website.

PRS Guitars, the third largest US manufacturer of electric guitars, in conjunction with Sonicbids, has announced their first ever Guest Reviewer Contest. Designed to help launch the 2016 PRS Guitars S2 and SE product lineup, the 30 year old guitar and amplifier company is reaching out to unsigned guitarists through the Sonicbids social platform to find three players with that special knack for playing and demonstrating guitars for the public.

“There are lots of great emerging guitarists out there whose voice and input about guitars would be helpful to other players,” explained Jeanne Nooney, PRS Guitars Public Relations Manager. “As a manufacturer, we’re excited to meet these up-and-coming players and add their unique viewpoints to our website and social channels for all to see.”

The contest is open to all unsigned U.S. Sonicbids guitarists. Interested players will submit a short video utilizing an electric guitar. Players should tell about the guitar they are demonstrating and why they should be chosen to review the new PRS gear. Fifteen semi-finalists will be selected from all the entries by the PRS Guitars’ Marketing Team. The PRS Marketing Manager and Public Relations Manager will then choose three winners from the semi-finalists. Each of the PRS Sonicbids Guest Reviewer Contest winners will receive an S2 or SE guitar of their choice from the new PRS 2016 product lineup (valued between $629 and $1,579 USD) to keep and to use as the subject of a new guitar review for PRS’s 2016 model lineup. Reviews will be published on PRS’ website and social channels as well as the Sonicbids blog, giving these emerging artists an international audience of guitar players and music enthusiasts.

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About PRS Guitars:
Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high quality instruments in Stevensville, Maryland and has provided some of the world’s most renowned musicians with instruments since 1985. The PRS team of highly skilled craftspeople design and build a wide variety of musical instruments and gear for worldwide distribution, including electric, acoustic, and bass guitars as well as boutique-style guitar amplifiers. The PRS SE line of products complements the Maryland-made PRS line by offering highly approachable and more affordable electric and acoustic guitars and guitar amplifiers. Carlos Santana, Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge, Marty Friedman, Orianthi, Dave Knudson of Minus the Bear, Dustie Waring of Between the Buried and Me, Josh Mix of Casting Crowns, and Zach Myers of Shinedown are among the artists currently playing PRS instruments and/or amplifiers.

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About Sonicbids
Sonicbids is the leading career platform for musicians. Over 25,000 music industry professionals search Sonicbids each day looking for artists to book for opportunities including live shows, licensing, contests, press features, and more. On the Sonicbids blog expert contributors provide crucial insight on today's music business, tried-and-true strategies for success, and practical advice for honing your craft. With over half-a-million readers every month, Sonicbids has proven to be an essential professional development resource for independent musicians. Through our exclusive partnerships, hundreds of thousands of Sonicbids members have been given the opportunity to play legendary festivals like SXSW, Bonnaroo and CMJ, have their music placed in major TV shows and commercials, and connect with media and instrument brands. For over a decade Sonicbids has provided the industry-standard suite of tools and resources to help emerging musicians like Meghan Trainor, American Authors, and the Lumineers present themselves professionally and kickstart their careers.

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