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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

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You Can Now Pay Important People To Listen To Your Music

By Ari Herstand It’s always been one of the biggest difficulties for an independent musician: how to get their music heard by ‘important people.’ Influencers. Industry people. Celebrities. Bloggers. Radio DJs. Music supervisors. Promoters. Booking agents. Managers. Labels. The issue… Continue Reading

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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

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How to Nail Your Audition

By Christine Occhino Photo by Romanus Dolor Auditions are often a big part of the performer life cycle, and unfortunately for many musicians, the skills needed for them tend to be overlooked. Much of what I’m about to discuss might… Continue Reading

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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

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5 Video Etiquette Tips for YouTube and Beyond

By Bobby Borg Image via fastcompany.com Online etiquette, also called netiquette, is the concept of behaving well and simply being more socially aware online. Previously, I introduced five tips to online etiquette when using emails and social networking; here, I’ll… Continue Reading

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You Complete Me: 4 Tips for Finding a New Band Member

By welsh.dyl@gmail.com (Dylan Welsh) Queen searched for a new lead singer and found American Idol’s Adam Lambert. (Photo via hollywoodreporter.com) Being in a band is hard work. I often equate it with running a small business where all of your… Continue Reading

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Understanding and Getting the Most out of the Artist/Manager Relationship

By Sari Delmar It is easy to forget as a busy artist or manager the large and very important differences that make artists artists and industry industry. We work together closely every day, but to truly maximize the greatness of… Continue Reading

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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

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5 Van Etiquette Tips to Ensure Sure Your Bandmates Won’t Hate You on Tour

By Shonali Bhowmik Image via Shonali Bhowmik Being cramped up in a van loaded with gear, multiple bandmates, and random personal belongings for hours at a stretch is one of the most difficult of all rock ‘n’ roll challenges. With… Continue Reading