The contacts listed are sorted into FIVE sections: |
1. Publications, Review Websites and Music Blogs that will REVIEW your music
2. Radio Stations, Shows and Podcasts that will PLAY your songs
3. Labels, Vendors, Distributors and Promotional Services that will help you to SELL your CD
4. Websites where you can UPLOAD your band's MP3s or videos
5. Helpful Resources for recording artists
SECTION ONE: SITES/PUBLICATIONS WHERE YOU CAN GET YOUR MUSIC REVIEWED|
Substream Music Press
PO Box 1059, Delaware, OH 43015
A bi-monthly music and lifestyle magazine that focuses on discovering and sharing the best in new music, fashion and entertainment. By the time the mainstream media decides to cover it, Substream has already beat them to it! Features Pop Punk, Emo and Indie Music. Our magazines go to retailers all over the US. facebook.com/substreammagazine @Substream
Noise11 / THE NOISE NETWORK
Melbourne based website that produces daily video content featuring the day's music news, editorial, biography and artist interview features. THE NOISE NETWORK uses a team of music sources based in Australia, the USA and England to compile the most up-to-date daily music news service as well as producing video interviews with artists internationally. THE NOISE NETWORK is recognized internationally as a major source for breaking music news, reviews and features. Rock, Opera, Hip Hop, Rap, Soul, Funk, Blues, Alt-Country, Folk, regular Country, Indie, Electronica, Experimental, Techno, House, Pop, Disco, Punk, Metal, Post-Dubcore-Psychedelica, everything! facebook.com/Noise11dotcom @Noise11Tweets
East of 8th
Independent thoughts on Alternative music including band interviews, live show reviews, playlists and album reviews of today's best Alt-Rock. We love receiving new music from independent artists and signed artists alike! Some things to keep in mind if you want us to review yours: We do not review LPs or EPs that have already been released. Please send working LINKS to the music you are submitting. Please send LINKS to your socials in the same e-mail. Please know that if we pass on your music, it doesn't mean that we don't like you, that your music is "bad" or that you need to question what you're doing with your life. We want everyone to succeed! However, we get a lot of review requests, and our resources are limited. facebook.com/eastof8th
We invite bands, record labels, PR agencies to send Screaming Guitars your promos, press releases, announcements, upcoming events and new releases. Send all your social media details, Facebook, Bandcamp, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Soundcloud etc. Send us as much info as you can so we can publish a great article showcasing your band, press release, event ... Keep in mind that the main focus of Screaming Guitars is Metal (and its many sub-genres). While we do blur the lines occasionally, we would like to stay primarily in our current niche. Since Screaming Guitars started, one of our primary goals has been for great bands to gain exposure. Submit your band to be potentially featured in our Screaming" segment. Its goal is simple: a weekly feature spotlighting heavy bands that are new and up and coming. While we're more likely to feature unsigned bands, if your band is on a small independent or even a new band on a larger independent, we want to write about you! facebook.com/theScreamingGuitars @ScreamnGuitars
Blues Rock Review
Based in the United States with writers across the globe, our purpose is to promote the top acts in the Blues Rock genre. At Blues Rock Review, you will find reviews, interviews, videos and more about the best in Blues Rock. There are so many great artists out there and we believe it's our duty to bring them to you. facebook.com/BluesRockReview @BluesRockReview
SECTION TWO: RADIO STATIONS, SHOWS AND PROMOTERS
2.1 RADIO - STATIONS AND SHOWS
Progressive Positivity Radio
We are very proud to feature the best (and most positive) independent Progressive Rock. Submit your music via our ONLINE FORM.
The EDM Network
The world's foremost authority on Electric Dance Music, The EDM Network maintains a singular goal of 'evening the playing field' for talented artists across the length and breadth EDM and creating for them a means of generating revenue streams capable of sustaining their continued pursuit of music. One of the largest and most powerful platforms for independent music promotion in the world, The EDM Network generates over 2,600,000 plays per day for artists of all sizes and styles. With over 8 million loyal, active and highly engaged subscribers (now growing at over 300,000 new followers per month), The EDM Network has the ability to curate the hottest new material for a massive international audience, allowing for a rapid acceleration of artist growth and development on a truly unprecedented scale. facebook.com/edm @TheEDMNetwork
1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
Through the years, KCRW has been known as one of very few stations that listen to and play music from anyone who wants to send it to us. We've been instrumental in helping start the careers of a wide range of musicians, from big name artists like Beck, who sent us a demo on cassette, to more recent breakout bands like Fitz and the Tantrums. We've pledged to continue this tradition by listening to as many submissions as possible, but we've created a new way to do it. Meet our friend Malcolm. Malcolm allows you to submit your three best tracks to our secure and private server. Upload your bio, photo, and link to your website and social media page too. Even pick who you want to listen to your work the most. @jason_bentley @kcrw
LIVE from the Midnight Circus
5765 Lake Windsor Pkwy. Buford, GA 30518
Supporting touring Blues artists with interviews and features. Interviews are podcast on www.makingascene.org as featured artist interviews. The genres we feature are Blues, Bluesrock and Soul. Reports to RMR for charting. @midnitecircus
4246 Wightman St., San Diego, CA 92105
Are you unsigned, undiscovered and ready to be heard? Tired of radio stations playing the same song every single time? Join us, be heard, and represent your community! To submit your music, please download, print, sign, scan, our ONLINE release form. Once you do that, e-mail the signed release form to us. You can then submit your MP3s via our ONLINE form. Music submitted without a release form will not be considered for broadcasting. You may also submit your music in CD format by mailing it along with the forms to our physical address. facebook.com/89.3KOHL @KNSJradio
Metal Cock Radio - WUSC
RHUU Rm. 343, 1400 Greene St., Columbia, SC 29208
We play all types of heavy metal, from Power Metal, to Thrash, to Death Metal, to Progressive and beyond. Tune in and bang your heads! facebook.com/WUSC90.5FM @WUSC
2.2 RADIO PROMOTERS
Shine On Promo
College, commercial specialty & tastemaker radio promotions company. We're always looking to work with new artists. We work with artists, large & small, as long as we are passionate about them. We've brought several artists to #1 at College Radio. When sending submissions please include as the e-mail's Subject: "Submission - Artist Name." Please makes sure to include a stream or download of the release, release date, & how you heard of us. If we think you would be a good fit we'll get in touch with you! facebook.com/ShineOnRadioPromo @ShineOnPromo
Howard Rosen Promotion
521 W. Channel Islands Blvd. #15, Port Hueneme, CA 93041
PH: 805-382-2200 FX: 805-201-7816
Since 1985 We have been helping artists reach their goals of obtaining radio airplay, expanding their fan base, and creating awareness throughout the industry. @Howiewoodpromo
National Record Promotion
137 N. Larchmont #500, Los Angeles, CA 90004
We promote artists and groups at radio with an emphasis on independent labels and recording artists. Over the last five years NRP has worked with many major acts. NRP will assist you in weekly tracking reports...national chart activity & radio interviews. facebook.com/National.Record.Promotion
119 Bowling Ave. Nashville, TN 37205-2357
Our Radio Promotion work focuses on relevant radio stations (terrestrial and online), especially college radio stations, in the U.S., Canada and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Our staff works daily to build relationships with radio stations, regional promoters, music/entertainment publications and websites, and media outlets throughout North America as well as in eastern and central Europe. We work mostly with Rock, Pop-Rock, Americana and Alt-Country artists. facebook.com/cimgllc
SECTION THREE: SERVICES/VENDORS/LABELS THAT WILL HELP SELL YOUR MUSIC
3.1 SERVICES - PROMOTION/PUBLICITY
Our primary mission is to promote independent Rock/Metal artists but we also offer a big range of other services (some in-house, some outsourced) always at grates rates. We love attention to detail and we are very thorough with everything we do and we are always pleased to hear that we have met and surpassed our clients' expectations. So you can always expect 100% 'PRO' results from us! If you're an independent artist or label, please contact us with your needs and we'll get back to you ASAP.
10,000 Hours Music Group
3245 Peachtree Pkwy. #170, Suwanee, GA 30024
Offering publicity and PR for Hip Hop artists. We offer branding, PR, publicity, blog submissions and social media. Let our experts design a plan to get you the exposure you need to be heard. @atllocalbeat
Theodor-Heuss-Str. 4, Gebaude 44, 51645, Gummersbach Germany
PH: +49 177-7751086
Metal promotion service that will help you to get reviews, radio airplay and other promotion. Benefit from our contacts to over 200 radio stations in Germany. We bring your music to the editors and get you on the air. facebook.com/madhousepromotion
Yeah Nice Artist Services
An Australian music company, specialising within the areas of artist management, publicity & distribution, event booking / promoting and lastly, a sync agency. Our sole purpose is to get super hot new music into the ears of those with the power to further grow its impact on the world. If you would like to get in contact, submit your music or just simply say 'hello', hit us up via e-mail. Please do not send e-mails with large attachments. Send through LINKS to stream your songs/EPs/albums through Soundcloud, Unearthed, YouTube, Bandcamp etc. facebook.com/yeahniceartistservices @YeahNiceAS
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157, Hollywood, CA 90093
PH: 323-806-0400 FX: 323-462-0829
Created to bridge the gap of companies working directly with music artists and entertainment based projects who are in need of additional marketing support. MHP also focuses on non-music ventures such as corporate brand building, cosmetics, gaming, sports and other industries. MHP's goal is to elevate your product or artist to a higher ground in an expedient timeframe by exposing them to new and existing online audiences. MHP also focuses on taking our campaigns one step further by cross-promoting all traditional methods of marketing with online opportunities for further outreach. @MilesHigh
119 Bowling Ave. Nashville, TN 37205-2357
We provide Social Media Marketing and Social Commerce Solutions for our clients, in addition to Artist Management and Record Label Services. We work with artists, record labels, agencies, events, and brands of all kinds that want to effectively engage their supporters and fans via social media. Considering the global marketplace and international appeal, we offer our services in several languages as well, when appropriate to meet your goals. We work mostly with Rock, Pop-Rock, Americana and Alt-Country artists. facebook.com/cimgllc
3.2 SERVICES - LABELS, DISTRIBUTORS AND ONLINE VENDORS
Pitch Black Records
PO Box 28522, Nicosia 2080, Cyprus
A Rock/Metal label driven by love and passion! Worldwide distribution and promotion. New bands are encouraged to submit their work for consideration. Please know that we receive massive amounts of material every week so we might not always get back to you. Do visit our "About" section to see what we usually look for in music. facebook.com/pitchblackrecords @PitchBlackRcrds
[PIAS]'s Electronic imprint. Whilst we are proud of our roots in Club music, we are equally concerned with making music that sounds as good on the train as it does on the dance floor. We work with exciting, progressive album artists, across of a range of musical styles, all tied together under a simple ethos; forward thinking Electronic Music. Please send private Soundcloud links. We'll try to get back, but you know what it's like. facebook.com/differentrecordings @Differentrecs
SECTION FOUR: SITES WHERE YOU CAN UPLOAD YOUR BAND'S MP3s
Wiki is Hawaiian for "fast" or "quick." Each song has a story behind it. WikiTunes is a fast way for artists to share free music and tell their stories. Music lovers can quickly discover artists and genres new to them and enjoy free downloads from wonderfully creative individuals. Here at WikiTunes, we are passionate about helping artists - both new and more established - expand their exposure to more music fans. We have created a free-to-use platform for artists to share a free song, tell their story and drive new fans back to their own websites. Artists, upload your message and free music download today! Expand your visibility - by providing one song for free.
SECTION FIVE: SOCIAL NETWORKS AND ONLINE COMMUNITIES
Share, remix and collaborate with music makers all over the world. Allihoopa is a global community of music makers. Millions and millions of us are making music everyday, round the clock, all over this planet. Just for the love of it. We have to. It is just in us. Something unique for each of us compels us, something beyond any commercial drive, tool or technology - that pure joy of making, creating, working together. Allihoopa brings all of us, everyone, together for a free and open exchange of music pieces, ideas and people, all united in "doing music" just for the sake of it. facebook.com/allihoopa @allihoopa
SECTION SIX: HELPFUL TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR YOUR BAND
6.1 RESOURCES - GENERAL
2001 Wilshire Blvd. #302, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Provides music creators and owners with an intuitive, simple and free content management system where all of your music assets can be stored, discovered, curated and monetized. On Songtradr, you have complete control of your rights, as our mission is to empower creators and owners with the flexibility they need to run their business the way they want to! Music supervisors, brands, film makers and other creatives can now benefit from licensing and acquiring the music they want directly from our incredible selection of users who include some of the world's best composers, producers, songwriters as well as artists, bands, publishers, labels and rights estates. You can enjoy our simple licensing system which accommodates the way you need to work, not the way we need to! @songtradr
RAW natural born artists
Our mission is to provide independent artists within the first 10 years of their creative career with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. RAW ventures to provide the platform for these artists to be seen, heard and loved. RAW showcases indie talent in visual art, film, fashion design, music, performance art, hair and makeup artistry, and photography.
Every other month, our RAW Directors in cities across the world hand-pick and spotlight local artistic talent in visual art, fashion design, film,music, performance art, hair & makeup artistry, and photography through local eclectic RAW events. With artists from all genres in each showcase, RAW events come together to form an amazing one-night circus of creativity. You'll experience an independent film screening (usually a short, webisode or music video), a pop-up gallery featuring several independent visual artists and photographers, fashion shows from up-and-coming local designers, live musical performances, vendor booths featuring local artisans and accessories designers, and live performance art. SUBMIT via our ONLINE FORM. facebook.com/rawnaturalbornartists @RAW_artists
Your premier radio airplay broadcast monitoring service that tracks radio airplay of songs in the US and worldwide on more than 5000+ radio stations. These radio stations include Major FM Terrestrial, College, Commercial and Non-Commercial as well as thousands of streaming Internet radio stations. Some of the radio broadcasting networks Although there are many genres of music, DigitalRadioTracker.com specializes in monitoring radio broadcasters in the following formats: CHR/Pop (Top 40), Rhythmic, Urban/Hip Hop/R&B, Country/Americana, Rock/Alternative, Gospel/Christian/Inspirational, Adult Contemporary and Jazz/Fusion. DigitalRadioTracker.com gathers millions of songs being played each day and compiles DRT Reports for our clients. A DRT Report breaks down exactly who is playing a song, when it's played and how often it's played. DigitalRadioTracker.com also offers Historical 8 Week Reports which list the history of airplay detections on all of our monitored stations during the last 8 week period. In addition, we provide Comprehensive Reports which shows the exact time of day/night a song is played on each of our monitored radio stations. If you have a song receiving airplay on radio and want to know when and where it's being played, get your DRT Report today!
Festival Network Online
PO Box 18839, Asheville, NC 28814
PH: 828-658-2779 FX: 828-645-3374
Lists more than 10,000 events throughout the U.S. and Canada seeking performers, from local & regional to national & international. @_festivalnet
6.2 RESOURCES - EDUCATIONAL
Head Above Music
A community of musicians providing tips and advice about music, songwriting, gear, booking, touring, travel and health. facebook.com/HeadAboveMusic @headabovemusic
DIY Musician Podcast
13909 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97230
Join CD Baby's Kevin and Chris as they discuss current music news, interview artists and industry professionals, offer tips and tricks to help today's independent musician move their career forward and much more! Interviews about how to be a successful musician without compromising your art. It's a perfect time to take advantage of the many opportunities for Do-It-Yourself artists that are springing up everywhere. @cdbaby @kbreuner
6.3 RESOURCES - TOOLS AND APPS
Rajska 15, 811 01 Bratislava, Slovakia
A secure way to instantly share movies, music, pictures, games, software, articles or documents on a peer to peer, decentralized network without the hassle of middleman control. Join the digital content revolution with DECENT and experience full control of your creative content with no middleman. You can freely publish any authentic & legal digital content knowing that your information is safely stored in Blockchain???s heavily encrypted security network.
A user-friendly, feature-rich, online newsletter management program for novices and professionals alike. facebook.com/MyNewsletterBuilder1
6.4 RESOURCES - AUDIO
2841 Hickory Valley Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37421
Our mission: Maintain integrity throughout WTS while delighting our customers and clients. WTSmedia is the South's leading blank media source for CD-Rs, DVD-Rs, Blu-Ray BD-Rs, professional recording media, media storage, and accessories. facebook.com/WTSmedia
6.5 RESOURCES - ORGANIZATIONS
Music Producers Guild
Mill House, 103 Holmes Ave. Hove, BN3 7LE UK
PH: +44 (0)20-3239-7606
Conceived and is supported by producers and engineers who are passionate about all aspects of making and recording music. It is a not-for-profit company and is run by volunteers from the membership. The achievements of this creative community are celebrated through the annual MPG Awards event and we hope to stimulate development and evolution through the discussions and debate at our events and via the website. We see it as providing a community for us to share our collective experience and collaborate with other like-minded people. Membership is open to all producers, engineers, mixers, re-mixers, programmers, sound designers, mastering engineers, students, enthusiasts - everyone who shares our delight in the possibilities of music and audio. We have tried to structure membership to reflect this attitude of inclusion by offering a tier of membership to suit all levels of involvement and budget whilst respecting and honouring the commitment, dedication and creativity those at the top of the profession display. facebook.com/musicproducersguild @ukMPG
Bread & Roses Presents
233 Tamalpais Dr. #100, Corte Madera, CA 94925
Dedicated to uplifting the human spirit by providing free, live, quality entertainment to people who live in institutions or are otherwise isolated from society. Our performances enrich the soul and promote wellness through the healing power of the performing arts; create a sense of community for our professional performers, in a non-commercial setting in which they can donate their talents to inspire and be inspired; provide an opportunity for non-performing volunteers to contribute a variety of skills and resources that support our humanitarian services and increase the impact of donor contributions. In carrying out this mission, Bread & Roses Presents seeks to create a social awareness of people who are isolated from society, and to encourage the development of similar organizations in other communities. facebook.com/BreadAndRosesCA @BreadAndRosesCA
SECTION SEVEN: THIS MONTH'S ARTICLE |
Gigs You Should Be Playing
by Jeri Goldstein, Performingbiz.com
© 2017 All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission
Gigs you should be playing are the ones where the whole community comes out for a local event. Some events will have entertainment. Are you playing at any of these events? If not, then we need to talk.
What's so great about playing at community events or celebrations on special holidays? Well for one thing, you would be seen by your entire community, perhaps, some will be seeing you for the first time. An event like this could introduce you to some new fans. So if you are not playing any of these events, let's plan on researching these types of events for the rest of the year.
Think about each of the major holidays, special happenings unique to your area, business sponsored events, organization sponsored events, charitable events, tourist area events and destination events like conferences or family celebrations.
These are all events that may offer performance opportunities for crowds gathering for reasons other than paying for a ticket to specifically see you. But, see you they will.
Here's what you need to do in order to play one of these events at times throughout the year.
1. Get every newspaper that is put out in your community: the daily, the weekly arts paper and check online on your city's website or on the chamber of commerce website. Check during a month when there is likely to be special events occurring, such as around the 4th of July or Veteran's Day or any of the upcoming holidays, especially New Year's Eve. Many cities host First Night Celebrations, all with tons of entertainment. Look for all the community events happening in your area and make note of who is presenting the event. Often it might be the city or the county or some community group like the volunteer fire department or a department within a local government agency.
2. Make a list of all the gigs you see listed along with the presenting agency or organization.
3. Look up that organization online and get a contact name.
4. You may be in time for an upcoming event but if not then as soon as the event is over, get in touch with that person and ask if you may submit your information to be considered for next year's event. Start this process now so you don't forget and leave it until it's too late again next year.
5. Find out when they book the event and find out what other events they produce throughout the year, so you can be on the call list.
This is a great time to get familiar with some gigs you should be playing close to home. So if you want to do less traveling and still get out in front of a large audience, start doing this research now. Then, you'll no longer be hoping to play the gigs you should be playing, you'll be playing them.
Are you playing some large gigs in your community? How did you go about getting booked at those gigs?
Leave me a comment on the Performingbiz Success Strategies Facebook page.
I can't wait to hear about your success!
Jeri Goldstein is the author of, How To Be Your Own Booking Agent The Musician's & Performing Artist's Guide To Successful Touring. She had been an agent and artist's
manager for over 20 years. Currently she consults with artists, agents and managers through her consultation program Manager-In-A-Box and presents The Performing Biz,
seminars and workshops at conferences, universities, for arts councils and to organizations. Her book, CD-ROM and information about her other programs are available at are available at www.Performingbiz.com
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