The United Skies is the solo project of singer-songwriter Will Sandnes.  Born in NYC, he moved at age 6 to the small farm town of Mt. Bethel. Then at age 16 moved to Minnesota, where he finished high school.  His parents are of Norwegian descent, so growing up Will spent every summer in Norway.  After high school he moved to Bergen, Norway’s second largest city, where he lived for 7 months. All of these different places have helped to form his musical core. It was at a young age that Sandnes first turned to songwriting, as a way to cope with his emotions.

In the last year and a half Will has dug deep into his craft and the result is The United Skies. He took songs that had been written on acoustic guitar and brought them to Los Angeles hooking up with producer Gemini.  A blend of alternative, indie, and eclectic sounds with raw, vulnerable lyrics complemented by catchy melodies. When he writes Will holds nothing back, which is made evident by his highly personal lyrics, taken from his life and experience. One lyric from his song “So Young” sums it up “All my memories fade to melodies.” While listening to The United Skies musical influences from Blink 182, The Early November , Death Cab For Cutie and Lydia can be heard.

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The Syndicate Acquires Sneak Attack Media

Sneak Attack is excited to announce that we’ve been acquired by entertainment marketing agency The Syndicate and will serve as the company’s digital marketing department. Read all about it in Billboard and please visit us at The Syndicate’s website: www.thesyn.com We look forward to continue to work with all of our amazing clients from within The Syn…

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The future of influencer marketing

Recently Sneak Attack prez Marni Wandner spoke at the Music Ally Sandbox Summit conference in New York. The conference brought music industry leaders, together to discuss the future of digital music marketing. One of the main themes of the conference was the rise in influencer marketing. Viral Nation co-founder Joe Gagliese described influencer marketing as “It’s like hiring your best…

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Sandbox Summit 2018 | NYC #MarketMusicBetter

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Drinking Data: Panel at SXSW

We’re pleased to present our panel at SXSW, Drinking Data: Principles of Human-Based Marketing on Friday March 16 at 5pm at the Austin Convention Center. Join Sneak Attack founder and president Marni Wandner, Jenni Sperandeo of Dangerbird Records, Aaron Ford of  The Orchard, and Graham Garner of Sphere Insight for their chat about how to make…

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Speakeasy: Music + Tech Mixer in Austin

Join this year’s Austin edition Speakeasy: Music + Tech Mixer with Sneak Attack Media and special guests Music Ally, Lucky Hound Music, DISCO and Endless Riff.  We’re pleased to join FLOOD Magazine‘s FLOODfest again at Cedar Street Courtyard. Come grab a beer with some incredibly awesome folks in the music + music tech industries. More info and RSVP here

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Free Artist Consultation for Indie Musicians!

Attention independent musicians located in NYC: our digital distribution friends at Tunecore will be hosting an Artist Consultation roundtable on March 1 in Brooklyn, and we’re super excited to be a part of it. Join Sneak Attack founder Marni Wandner alongside some phenomenal folks from Spotify, Chart Room Media , Momentum Worldwide and Audiomack for a great…

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