Panos Panay is founder and ceo of Sonicbids, a social music marketing platform that connects bands, promoters, consumer brands and music fans. Panos launched Sonicbids in 2001 with just $50,000 in startup capital and with a basic mission: great music should always find an audience. It has since grown into a global platform connecting more than 350,000 bands with 26,000 promoters from over 100 different countries. Sonicbids is the online launching pad for many of today's hot artists and has exclusive partnerships with many taste-making events and consumer brands like South By Southwest, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, CMJ Music Marathon, Red Bull GmbH, Marriott Hotels and Diesel Industry.
Panos is widely credited for spotting and capitalizing early on three distinct emerging trends in the music business over the last decade: the shift to a primarily online means of marketing; the emergence of an "artistic middle... See More