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Ask a Publicist: What Are the Top 5 Things Your Bands Have No Idea You Do?

This article originally appeared on Sonicbids.com. It has been re-posted here with permission.  As publicists, we do a lot for bands besides pitching and securing interviews, reviews, and media coverage. That’s the baseline, and it’s anything but basic. That said, the publicist does many things that a band may not even realize. Here are five of them. […]Read More »

The Reality of Being a Black Female Journalist in Today’s Music Industry

[Editor’s note – as with all the articles in this month’s social justice issue, the following is a first-hand essay. The author’s experiences and opinions are her own, and we encourage you to join the discussion in the comments section below or on our social media pages.]  Yes, there have been nights where the liquor flowed recklessly […]Read More »

You’re Not a Sellout: Why Independent Artists Should Advertise

I cringe a little bit inside when I hear people say, “Good music will get found.” Who knows how or where this myth got started, but even to this day it’s prevalent…VERY prevalent. I suspect it has something to do with the stories we pay attention to. When you think of Nirvana, you most likely […]Read More »

Top 3 Things Every Band Thinks Impress Music Journalists, But Actually Don't

As a music journalist, I receive a plethora of emails from artists pitching themselves hoping for a feature. One major issue I’ve seen with these pitches is that a lot of artists don’t have a great understanding of what would make them an interesting person to write about. Instead, they have a habit of hyping […]Read More »

6 Types of Artists Publicists Will Never Work With

[This article was originally published at Sonicbids.com. It has been re-published here with permission.] As a publicist with my own PR agency, I’m solicited daily by bands looking for PR services or for some advice/to be consulted about the wild, wonderful world of public relations and publicity, since it’s press and media hits that they […]Read More »

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