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If youíre struggling in your effort to generate
publicity for yourself or your band, stop by Arielís place and see what she can
do for you. Arielís web site and credentials are most impressive. The list of
bands sheís worked with is as long as your arm and includes some big name acts. In addition to her PR services, be sure to visit her excellent SoundAdvice blog. Updated 10/07/2010.
Buzzplant is an Internet marketing and promotion
company focused on the Christian Music industry. It makes use of grassroots
promotion as well as partnerships with Christian and music marketing web sites
to promote its clients via the web, social networking, mobile marketing, viral video marketing, publicity and more. The emphasis at Buzzplant is to invest in developing relationships
with potential buyers and then offering them the music they are looking for. Clients
include some huge names; Sonic Flood, Delirious, John Tesh, Mercy Me, Michael
Card, Ginny Owens, Charlie Peacock and many others. Visit the web site for
examples of current promotions and case studies. Updated 10/07/2010.
Concerts in Your Home
There's nothing quite like a house concert - especially as a performer. They're simple to play, easy to set up, and the intimate setting makes an audience very enthusiastic about your music. "Concerts
in Your Home" is a place you can go to find local house concert venues, or venues in areas where you'll be touring. House concert hosts are always looking for new talent to bring in, and unlike many venues, they're just normal folks who like good music. Check out the site to sign up as a house concert performer or to browse the house concert host listings. Membership is $148/year. Updated 10/07/2010.
Sting, R.E.M., Steward Copeland, Jane Siberry - these are just a few of the many artists who have made use of one
of the many services provided by Evolution Promotion. Services include radio promotion, tour promotion, film and TV music placement, direct
consumer marketing, Internet radio and marketing, web design and consulting. The Evolution Promotion team creates
custom campaigns for clients designed to achieve breakthrough success at radio, on the net and in the market place.
The founder of Evolution, Karen Lee, was a national promoter for Elektra and IRS Records, where she promoted The
Cars, Motley Crue, Metallica, 10,000 Maniacs, The GoGo's, Concrete Blonde, and others. Need a promoter? Get one
with experience. Here's one place to start. Updated 10/07/2010.
Dr. Eugene Foley of Foley Entertainment offers numerous services for musicians, including consulting, CD shopping,
marketing and promotion. Foley's clients have contributed to projects involving most of the major record labels
and his clients have earned dozens of gold and platinum records as well as three Grammy awards. Foley has contributed
to music-related features on NBC, MTV, VH-1, PBS, Fox and others. The company is licensed and a member
of the Better Business Bureau. We worked with Foley Entertainment several years ago and it was a very pleasant
experience. Check out the 'endorsements' for a few examples of his contacts. U pdated 10/07/2010.
Goodnight Kiss Music
Songwriters, check out Goodnight Kiss Music, a music publisher based in Hollywood, California. GKM specializes
in placing songs within the film, television, and recording industry and they have a very impressive list of credits.
Goodknight Kiss is open to considering material from unknown songwriters for their projects, but they do have a
strict list of requirements for submissions. Interested songwriters should check the web site to see what they are currently working on, and then contact them directly before submitting any material. A subscription
based newsletter is also available which outlines their current projects. Check out their excellent
Critique Checklist. Updated 10/07/2010.
a job on a cruise ship! Holland
America Entertainment books
showbands, string ensembles,
lounge bands and pianists to
entertain their guests. Once
you get the job, the provide
some great benefits including
medical covers, deck meals and
accomodations and free cruises.
Contracts are generally 3-6
months in length. Updated 10/07/2010.
Star: Music Publicity, Marketing and Management
Moxie Star creates customized PR
programs that position their clients
in the marketplace and help establish their identity among target audiences. Services
provided include press release
writing and distribution, CD
review solicitation, interview/feature
solicitation, Internet promotion,
tour press, CD release campaigns
and more. Updated 10/07/2010.
Music SUBMIT is a service that, once
you sign up, will match your
music to genre-related blogs,
Internet radio stations, web
resources, online music magazines
and podcasts and submit your
music and information to them
in a bulk email blast. It's
a nice, clean way to instantly
publicize your music to a large
number of people who might potentially
be interested in you. ou can pay for one bulk submission
(starting at $34.95) or opt
for a monthly approach, where
your music is submitted to 25 or 50
resources a month. Updated 10/07/2010.
Over the past 30 years, managers, record company personnel, producers,
booking agents, employers and production companies have used Musicians Contact to locate replacement musicians
and singers. Complete acts and solo artists are also offered to these same talent seekers. Clients
using Musicians Contact seeking fill-in musicians include such big names as Glen Frey, Tom Waits, Warrant, Dishwalla,
Herbie Hancock, Neil Diamond, Ozzy Ozbourne, Billy Joel, and others. Sound too good to be true? Check out their
testimonials. Available to independent musicians for a small subscription fee. Updated 10/07/2010.
Want a job playing
music on a cruise ship? Oceanbound Entertainment Inc. is looking for solo
musicians, 2 to 4 piece bands, string ensembles, individual musicians to be a
part of the ships orchestra, and variety entertainers such as jugglers,
magicians, comedians, instrumentalists and singers. Don't miss Oceanbound's informative
an artist on a cruise
ship. Visit the website for more
Are you a musician looking for some adventure? If so, Proship Entertainment might be just the "boat"
you're looking for. Proship provides entertainment for over 50 luxury cruise ships - with each crew ship able to
accomodate up to six or seven bands at a time. Proship is looking for a variety of musical styles to entertain
their guests. There are a number of "perks;" You'll get to visit exotic locations (Hawaii, the Caribbean,
Alaska...), and all airfare, accomodations, and on-board meals are paid for by the cruise line. Proship provides
work year round, and all contracts run from 1- 6 months. Updated 10/07/2010
If you're in the market to license your music to TV, film, video
games or other advertisers, check out Pump Audio. With your permission, Pump Audio
will include your music in their database for promotion and possible licensing to their clients. You keep all copyright,
ownership and publishing rights, and receive 35% of the licensing fees billed to their production clients if your
music is used. There's
NO submission fee, it's non-exclusive,
and you retain 100% ownership
of your songs. Based on feedback
we've heard from artists, this
is one of the best, most effective song licensing
agencies around. However, the turnaround time to receive a response from your initial submission is quite long. Even so, well worth investigating. See also, Radio and TV. Updated 10/07/2010.