0

5 Ways to Impress Music Journalists With Your Promo Photo

By jamieludwig01@gmail.com (Jamie Ludwig) Promotional photos serve many purposes for music journalists beyond just being something to feast our eyes upon. They introduce us to the people behind the music and help create or reinforce a narrative of a band,… Continue Reading

0

4 simple steps to creating a killer press list

By Guest Blogger [This article was written by Janelle Rogers and it originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog.] When I built my first press list, I put every small town paper on there, including journalists who covered genres we would… Continue Reading

0

Have a Music Publicist? Never Hesitate to Make These 3 Requests

By Laura Goldfarb Image via melodyloops.com Every PR firm and publicist marches to the beat of their own drum, and as a result, your campaign is going to look different from your friends’. That being said, for the sake of maintaining… Continue Reading

0

How to Pitch Your Band When You Can't Afford PR

By Amy Sciarretto Drowning Pool after an interview. (Photo by Gino DePinto) As my recent “Ask a Publicist” article explained, having a publicist is an essential tool for your band’s growth and success. But not every band can afford the… Continue Reading

0

5 Surefire Ways To Piss Off Your Band’s Publicist

By Angela Mastrogiacomo A great way to piss off your publicist. (Image via rock967online.com) Look, I’m not going to lie, being a music publicist is a pretty amazing job. I get to listen to new music all the time, work… Continue Reading

0

The Cyber PR Guide to Creating an Effective Music Marketing Plan (Part 3 of 3)

By Ariel Hyatt In creating an effective music marketing plan, so far we have discussed building a solid and complete online foundation and outlined strategies for a successful new release launch. Now it is time to kick back and relax… Continue Reading

0

Ask a Music Journalist: 4 Things We Never Want to Read in Bios Ever Again

By Guest Post By Jamie Ludwig on Sonicbids.com A well-written bio is one of the best tools independent musicians have when it comes to making an impression on music journalists and editors. Before we even hear your song samples or… Continue Reading

0

8 Misconceptions About Music Publicity (and Why You Need it Regardless)

By Amy Sciarretto Unlocking the Truth giving an interview. (Photo by Amy Sciarretto) Publicity is indisputably something that all bands need. It’s one of the most essential tools in the kit, but it’s also one of the most confounding elements… Continue Reading

0

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Music PR Firm

By Janelle Rogers Image via communitytable.com This article originally appeared on the Green Light Go blog. “We hired a music PR company to promote our last album and were really disappointed in the results.” This is something we hear a… Continue Reading

0

Start Getting Press: Top 5 Niche Folk, Alt-Country and Americana Blogs for Artists On the Rise

By jhonijackson.atl@gmail.com (Jhoni Jackson) The focus of Brooklyn-based Grass Clippings is to feature under-the-radar artists in Americana and bluegrass, but folk and related genres are also regularly featured. There are so many incredible blogs championing independent folk, alt-country, Americana, bluegrass,… Continue Reading