30 Reasons Your Band Isn't Getting Press

We’re gonna tell you a lot of things that you might not want to hear (especially if you’re doing or NOT doing some of these items). A lot of mags and industry professionals (mostly those who want your money) don’t want to hurt your feelings, so they patronize you and talk to you like children […]Read More »

The Experts Weigh In on Press

  MEET THE EXPERTS: Name: Lily Golightly Company: Effective Immediately PR Prominent Clients: Paper Garden Records, sami.the.great, Nightmare River Band, XNY Website:   Name: Kaytea Moreno Elst Company: xo publicity Prominent Clients: Paper Tongues, The Memorials, White Orange, The Winter Sounds Website:   Name: George Corona III Company: Terrorbird Media Prominent Clients: Tycho, […]Read More »

Best Practices for Following up with Press

A Quick List of Do’s and Don’ts [Editor’s note – at Performer, we receive countless CDs each month, and even more digital submissions. And as advocates for DIY and indie artists, we believe in honesty. We’d rather not sugarcoat topics for our readers, even if it means some things you might not want to hear. […]Read More »

Create The Perfect One-Sheet

We all know that the days of bulky press kits have passed – no longer do musicians need to send 8.5”x11” glossy headshots and multi-page biographies in order to book a gig or get press.  Still, there are occasions where musicians need to use good ol’ snail mail for promotion.   In today’s landscape of social […]Read More »

Download the New Music Business Handbook from Berklee

FREE DOWNLOAD FROM BERKLEE: MUSIC BUSINESS HANDBOOK VOL. 2 Go inside the music industry with this brand-new handbook from Berkleemusic, the online extension school of Berklee College of Music. This free PDF collects some of the college’s essential knowledge in one easy-to-navigate guide. Topics include music publishing, concert touring, marketing, and entrepreneurship.  Read More »

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