This month's newsletter features the listings that were submitted to me this past month. |
The contacts listed are sorted into FIVE sections.
1. Publications that will REVIEW your music
SECTION ONE: SITES/PUBLICATIONS WHERE YOU CAN GET YOUR MUSIC REVIEWED|
8 The Thorn, Guestling Thorn, East Sussex, TN35 4LU UK
Shane O'Leary firstname.lastname@example.org
Honest reviews of everything we receive. All genres, signed, unsigned, major or indie.
Kamakaze Music Blog
12351 Marshall Ave. #20, Chino, CA 91710
Keith Kehrer email@example.com
If you wish to have your CD/MP3s reviewed, please send them my way. Just email me an let me know to expect the package.
Indie Rock Cafe
We strongly encourages musicians, bands and labels to submit music for possible review. Although we make no promises too, we do our best. IRC's philosophy is that we act as a conduit between indie music fans and new and established indie musicians and groups.
LPM Voice Digital Rock MAGAZINE
Jeremy Elkins firstname.lastname@example.org
Features Rock reviews, interviews and a "Band of the Month."
Tom Fahey email@example.com
If you want to submit a CD for review and possible airplay please contact us for a mailing address. Americana music only!
PO Box 5041, Victoria, BC V8R 6N3
Jeremiah Sutherland firstname.lastname@example.org
Comprises reviews of indie releases in Jazz, Blues, Folk, Pop, Early Music and Opera. Affiliated with BullFrogMusic.com.
PH: 800-227-2425 x110
Diane Singer email@example.com
America's College Music media for 11 years! Distributed on 600 college campuses and 100 indie music stores nationwide! Features artist spotlights, CD reviews, artist interviews, streaming, podcast interviews & more!
2.1 RADIO - STATIONS AND SHOWS
An online radio station where millions of listeners create their own radio stations. We offer your independent band the opportunity to get your music played alongside the artists you pick Packages start at $30. If our listeners like your songs you will be included for free in general rotation. Get played to 6 million listeners. 1,000 plays for only $30!
The Bald Guy Show
PO Box 25945, Woodbury, MN 55125
AJ & Suny firstname.lastname@example.org
Get played on my show, hear what I think about your CD on my "Artist Review" show and get exposed to 30,000 listeners worldwide. Please add all tracks, cover art as well as your bio and where to buy your CD.
Tom Fahey email@example.com
If you want to submit a CD for review and possible airplay please contact us for a mailing address. Americana music only!
Dedicated to providing an alternative channel for independent artists to get their music heard by nearly 100 million listeners each day. And, best of all, GetUPlayed pays you every time one of your songs is played; similar to how we pay other artists like The Rolling Stones, U2 and Norah Jones.
The SoupyGato Show
210 Fitzhugh, #419, Bay City, MI 48708
Daniel J. Harris firstname.lastname@example.org
Bands and artists can either send an MP3 or CD. I try to do more for bands that send a CD considering the time, money, and consideration it involves. All styles and flavors of music or sound are welcome. Please, no cover songs. No more than two MP3s please.
Kimmi & The Metal Deli
PO Box 851, Highland Park, IL 60035
I wanted to host a podcast that can showcase the metal and rock musicians out there who may not be signed to a major label but still deserve to be heard.
Upper Room with Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault
PO Box 3481, Bridgeport, CT 06605
24 Hours/ 7 Days a week. Interviews, creative music and studio performances.
PO Box 35476, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Annette Conlon email@example.com
Bringing you the best in independent women's music from around the world since 2001! From Piano to Punk, from Harp to Hip Hop we play it all! Every submission must be accompanied by a signed Artist Release form. You can print out the release form from this web page: www.netteradio.com/NetteRadioArtistRelease.pdf
New York City based show that brings in musicians, bands, music industry insiders, and all forms of entertainers. RewBee interviews them, plays their music and just lets the viewers and listeners know "what the goings on is." The main format of music is Rock, baby!
PO Box 50322, Nashville, TN 37205-0322
Anthony Bates firstname.lastname@example.org
Our goal is to bring you the best music from today's independent artists. We focus on music in the Americana, Alt. Rock, Bluegrass, Blues, and Alt. Country genres.
Ryan Smith email@example.com
The best free music from unsigned artists from around the globe. We require all artists to register online and sign a release form before submitting. Visit online for details.
2.2 RADIO - PROMOTERS
Creativity in Music
Joe Kelley firstname.lastname@example.org
We promote your CD to specifically-targeted radio stations. From our years of experience and contacts, we introduce your music to radio stations that will gain you new listeners. We do extensive follow-up with music directors with phone calls and emails. Let's us do the work for your music!!
Kate Smith Promotions
1413 Dobson St. #100, Evanston IL 60202-3717
Bill Morton Bill@KateSmithPromotions.com
Jazz marketing and radio promotion service.
1100 18th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37212
PH: 615-364-5145 FX: 615-321-2244
We have a personal relationship with the 1300+ stations that collectively comprise the secondary Country radio marketplace.
Howard Rosen Promotion
5605 Woodman Ave. #206, Van Nuys, CA 91401
PH: 818-901-1122 FX: 818-901-6513
Since 1985 We have been helping artists reach their goals of obtaining radio airplay, expanding their fan base, and creating awareness throughout the industry.
261 5th Ave. #1F, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Peter Hay TwinVision@aol.com
Offers radio promotion services to artists and labels with proven strategies that create exposure and awareness with national audiences. We are specialists in working with independently created projects, from artists putting out their own recordings to major independent labels, as well as foreign labels looking for a niche in the American market. For the last seventeen years, Twin Vision has provided promotion services to artists, managers, publishers and labels whose projects required special attention at radio formats that embrace new and emerging artists.
SECTION THREE: SERVICES/VENDORS/LABELS THAT WILL HELP SELL YOUR MUSIC
3.1 SERVICES - PROMOTION/PUBLICITY
Absolute Pitch Public Relations
122 W. 27th St. 12th Fl. New York, NY 10001
PH: 347-527-2196 FX: 928-563-2196
Beatrice Bugnosen email@example.com
The PR resource for independent musicians, providing PR, promotions, and personal service.
34 E. 23rd St, 6th Fl. New York, NY 10029
Promotes your music to the decision makers at Internet radio stations, music blogs, online music magazines and more, AND we give you a full report of everything we do for you!
Nina Denny Public Relations
PO Box 1248, Ogdensburg, NY 13669
PH: 315-323-1058 FX: 877-349-0225
PR with a personal touch, affordable rates and music expertise.
Big Noise Management
11 S. Angell St. #336, Providence, RI 02906
Al Gomes firstname.lastname@example.org
We do artist development, A&R, music marketing, and film and TV licensing. We work with Pop, Rock, R&B, Hard Rock, Metal, Jazz, Acoustic, Dance and Blues artists. Currently seeking new artists. Please call or email first. We also run Big Noise Records.
Miles High Productions
6622 Delongpre Ave. Hollywood, CA 90028
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. MHPís 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.
Ariel Publicity Artist Relations and Cyber Promotions
325 W. 38th St. #505, New York, NY 10018
PH: 212-239-8384 FX: 212-239-8380
Ariel Hyatt email@example.com
Professional promotional services for indie artists. Ask about our discount for Indie Bible customers!
PO Box 1096, Agoura Hills, CA 91371
PH: 805-231-3182 FX: 818-292-8996
Mona Loring firstname.lastname@example.org
We provide music publicity services to unsigned artists, music labels and anyone else in the music industry.
3.2 SERVICES - VENDORS AND LABELS
810 Charlotte Way #202, Enola, PA 17025
Scott Rudnick email@example.com
A label that features Country, Easy Listening and Oldies music. We are always looking for new artists that want to get some exposure in the music industry.
Parliament Records Group
357 S. Fairfax Ave. #430, Los Angeles, CA 90036
PH: 323-653-0693 FX: 323-653-7670
Ben Wiseman firstname.lastname@example.org
Record companies that specialize in R&B, Rap, Hip Hop, Soul and Gospel.
1602 17th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37212
Chris Sevier email@example.com
Artist development and A&R outsourcing. We help deserving artists make a record and build their team for success.
SECTION FOUR: SITES WHERE YOU CAN UPLOAD YOUR BAND'S MP3s OR VIDEOS
The most rockiní spot to promote your music, create mobile content, and make money. We offer you (the artist) the ability to make ringtones, full-length tracks, wallpapers, and other types of mobile content. You can then market your ringtones and wallpaper from your social networking profile, personal blog, bandís website, or any other webpage of your choosing. Every time you get a new fan to sign up for MyMojo, who pin confirms their cellular phone number, and downloads a piece of the your contentÖ YOUíLL MAKE COLD, HARD CASH!
Spencer Simonsen firstname.lastname@example.org
A free service for independent artists and their fans. We pay artists when their music is downloaded
An online store for digital downloads with strictly independent music. We focus on providing talented independent artists with a high quality marketplace for their products. Each song costs only $0.59! And the best thing is - 75% of each sale are paid to the artists!
Scottish based company that pays bands, artists, DJs and songwriters when they give their music to fans for free!!! Kerchoonz gives you everything you could ever want from a social community.... and more!!
Our storefront can be placed on any website, blog, or social network enabling the artist to potentially reach a global audience of more than 300 million people. No other tool on the market provides a streamlined, web-based alternative to custom promotion, manufacturing, and distribution specifically created for musicians and artists with no up-front costs to the user.
Unlike other music download sites, we are a worldwide digital download subscription club. Subscribers enjoy the benefit of purchasing music at discount prices, sending voucher credits to relatives and friends, and many more without being tied to any contract or fees. Subscribers only pay when they purchase download music. In the same way, artists and labels receive royalties when their music is downloaded. There are no upfront setup or maintenance fees.
People's Music Store
An independent company set up to give music fans the power to champion and promote the music they love. In an industry dominated by corporate music download services, we offer a friendly alternative which puts music-lovers at the forefront. If you own the digital rights to any music that youíd like to make available for download on Peopleís Music Store, please send an email with all the details and weíll consider it.
A new way for fans and artists to interact by allowing Fans to redeem, download, and enjoy free content that Artists upload for them. Think of volumMonster as a Fan's virtual backstage pass. Sure, Fans will be able to download free music, but volumMonster doesn't stop there. Fans can also redeem videos, pictures, exclusive content and much, much more!
PO Box 1796, Voorhees, NJ 08043
Mic Q email@example.com
Music distribution and markting online for artists.
130 Shaftsbury Ave. London, W1D 5EU UK
PH: 020-7031-4288 FX: 020-7031-4302
Mark Sando Mark@corp.rawrip.com
A music distribution service making history as the first to give artists 100% of royalties earned from every downloaded track. In addition to pay as you go downloads, fans can stream music for free, store songs in their own personal music library, and explore new music using the 'The Rippler.' Artists can also sell their tracks through portable 'Raw Stores', a widget that allows them to earn 100% from sales to fans on websites such as their own band site, blogs, MySpace or Facebook.
The new face of music discovery! Gives artists and fans a chance to work together to decide the future of the music.
Indie music reviews, music charts, indie radio & free music downloads!
A brand new and exciting way for you to succeed as an artist. Our site is designed to leverage the power of the Internet to connect fans to emerging artists. You get exposure to new fans through our ranking and judging system. You can track fans with a fan club and comments. There is a monthly cash prize of $100 for the top entry in each channel and a $5,000 grand prize for music and a $1,000 prize for video. You may also get additional exposure and prizes through our partners, such as NEMO, CMJ, Noisepop, Paste, the DV Show and many others.
311 Montford Ave. Asheville, NC 28801
Will Cumberland firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Advanced Jukebox Player protects your music from being digitally downloaded, yet allows fans to hear your music online. This creates exciting possibilities for you to present yourself to new audiences without being ripped off.
SECTION FIVE: HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR YOUR BAND
5.1 RESOURCES - GENERAL
Radar Music Videos
86 Liddell Gardens, London NW10 3QE UK
Caroline Bottomley email@example.com
We matchmake bands and labels with music video directors worldwide and promote videos extensively.
Spill the Blood
Your resource for all things Metal. Here you will find all the up-to-date Metal news, features, MP3s and more in a massive collection of the best Metal blogs on the Web. See a blog (or two or twelve) that you like? Please visit them, check out new (or old) artists and buy their albums, because if you don't, then the bands stop making music, the blogs stop featuring them and then we end up sitting on our hands wishing there was more music. It's a vicious cycle.
Bandit A&R Newsletter
68-70 Lugley St., Newport, PO30 5ET UK
Helping ambitious bands target their demos to labels, publishers etc.
5.2 RESOURCES - CD DUPLICATION
OASIS CD Manufacturing
7905 N. Crescent Blvd. Delair, NJ 08110
PH: 540-987-8810 FX: 540-987-8812
We help you manufacture your CD or DVD project. We also help you package it creatively, promote and distribute it so it doesn't become just more clutter in your apartment.
Progressive Media & Music
2116 Southview Ave. Tampa, FL 33606
PH: 813-251-8093 FX: 813-251-6050
For over a quarter of a century we have been manufacturing the highest quality duplicated media available. From compact discs, cd rom, audio cassettes, dvdís to vhs tapes we have been your trusted, one stop solution. If you can play it, hear it, or see it Progressive Media & Music has always been the first choice when the project really matters. Ask about getting a free custom printed full color t-shirt of your album art!!!
Crystal Clear Disc and Tape
10486 Brockwood Rd. Dallas, TX 75238
PH: 800-880-0073 FX: 214-349-3819
Need CDs? For over 30 years, thousands of artists across the country have trusted Crystal Clear to take their Audio CD duplication, DVD replication and cassette tape manufacturing projects from concept to finished product. We can do it all - from full-color art design and digital mastering and editing to professional "retail-ready" duplication and packaging. 1000 CDs for $999. 1000 Promo CD Pack for $599. 1000 DVDs for $1499!
2113 S. 48th St. #103, Tempe, AZ 85282
PH: 602-438-4848 FX: 602-438-2929
A CD DVD duplication and replication company that works closely with the customer to fulfill his or her individual needs. We offer high-quality, professional services with some of the fastest turnaround times in the industry. If CD replication or DVD replication is what you are looking for, we have your solution. With our state-of-the-art facility we can handle any size job, from one to a million or more.
Media Replication Services (MRS)
1 Woodborough Ave. Toronto, ON M6M 5A1
PH: 416-654-8008 FX: 416-654-3663
For customers seeking an end-to-end replication services company, Media Replication Services provides dependable, complete replication services on all media platforms.Our services include pre-mastering, graphic lay-out services, packaging, fulfillment and distribution. At Media Replication Services, our mandate is to provide a very high level of service to our client-base, which includes companies from a range of different sectors including corporations, software developers, and the audio industry. Our process is fully documented and we are in the process of completing our ISO registration in compliance with ISO 9001:94 standards.
4001 Pacific Coast Hwy. #104, Torrance, CA 90505
PH: 310-791-7624 FX: 310-406-2109
Mike Naylor firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer CD and DVD replication, manufacturing as well as a wide range of services to market and promote your project. It's our "one-stop-shop" convenience that sets us apart from other companies.
259 W. 30th St. 3rd Fl. New York, NY 10001
PH: 212-695-6530 FX: 212-695-4304
Founded in 1990 to provide local musicians and other content owners with a one stop solution for all of their duplication and graphic needs no matter the size of the project.
5.3 RESOURCES - MASTERING
Sound Bites Dog
We are now offering high-quality and affordable mastering via the internet with minimal lead-time and great customer service. We deliver red book CD audio as well as the highest quality MP3/MP4s for internet sales and downloads. Whatever your needs, we are a reliable second pair of ears and a budget-friendly mastering solution.
20 Vine St., Peterborough, NH 03458
PH: 603-924-2277 FX: 603-924-4384
David Torrey email@example.com
Delivers a fat, high-impact sound, created with custom-built analog mastering gear. Recording artists and record labels worldwide rely on this competitive edge for their CD releases. Our website offers extensive commentary and techniques for artists recording their own albums.
1020 N. Delaware Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19125
PH: 215-423-1022 FX: 215-423-6020
Albert Oon firstname.lastname@example.org
We have been providing professional high resolution mastering services to major labels and artists of every kind for nearly three decades. Although weíve seen tremendous changes in the music business and recording technology during that time, weíre still doing what weíve always done well Ė delivering results. In our business, that means a superior mastering experience, and superior product.
5.4 RESOURCES - MERCH
3133 Chester Ave. Cleveland, OH 44114
PH: 216-622-6360 FX: 216-622-6361
We continually strive to help each and every customer big or small, to expand and promote their passion with the highest quality service and merchandise. Take $50 OFF any order of $199 or more by using Promo Code ND2BBLE9WMB.
Since 1995 our goal has been to provide our clients with quality custom merch, fast service, knowledgeable assistance, all at competitive prices. Twelve years later, and 3500 clients worldwide, our goal remains the same. Thank you for stopping by and visiting us. We hope to be part of your next custom imprint project. We will be featuring talented bands here on stickersandmore.com so look out for some fresh new artists! If you are a young or veteran band and would like to be a featured artist on stickersandmore.com please subimt an image (JPG, PNG, GIF, PSD), contact information and a couple of MP3s to the above e-mail address.
PO Box 3137, Bellingham, WA 98227
Django Bohren email@example.com
High-quality custom t-shirt screen printing and Rock n' Roll promotional items for your high-, medium-, low- or no-budget project.
Sinergy Merchandising Concepts (SMC)
PO Box 1908, Spring Hill, TN 37174
PH: 615-261-8592 (Nashville, TN)
PH: 714-989-8008 (Orange County, CA)
SMC began as a distributor of merchandise for the entertainment industry in 2000. We targeted the music industry and specialized in the design and production of band & artist merchandise. SMC has always kept the end user in mind and never compromised our goal. This goal being: To provide the best product for the best price and deliver it on time. We have come a long way since February of 2000, but one thing has and will always remain the same, our passion for good design, excellent customer service, and most importantly, our attention to detail and superior quality.
Sam Ash Music
PH: 800-472-6274 FX: 800-818-9050
The only online musical instrument website backed by over 80 years of experience servicing the needs of musicians - from beginners to professionals. Every one of our sales associates are pros that can answer any question about the gear we sell. Yes, we actually have musicians, producers and DJs working in our call centers.
13027 Brittmoore Park Dr. Houston, TX 77041
PH: 713-466-6414 FX: 713-466-5803
America's premier guitar and bass parts supplier.
The Hook Studios
Mike Frenchik firstname.lastname@example.org
Featuring one of the industry's premiere inventories of classic & comtemporary microphones, The Hook offers affordable rental packages for tracking drums, guitars, and vocals. We cater to engineers, producers, labels, and production companies whose projects have limited budgets, yet demand the highest standards. Contact us today, and put "The Hook" in your recordings.
17 Dolly Bridge Rd. Randolph, NJ 07869
PH: 973-895-1874 FX: 973-532-0821
A company founded on a basic mission-to provide indispensible tools for musical creation. We believe that today's powerful array of computer-based software aimed at writing and recording music could be made much more powerful and useful if only musicians had the right tools. In our experience, and as with many things, having the right tool makes all the difference.
3611 Mavis Rd. Mississauga, ON L5C 1T7
PH: 905-279-4000 FX: 905-279-4006
We have expanded over 25 years into a six studio powerhouse, and today ranks as Canadaís consummate world-class studio facility. Recognized for an unprecedented Eleven consecutive years as "RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR" (1998 Ė 2008) at the CMW Canadian Music Industry Awards, Metalworks has become the undisputed leader in the recording studio business in Canada. It is little wonder that Gold & Platinum record awards line the corridors at Metalworks. Prince, Tina Turner, David Bowie, The Cranberries, D12, Guns and Roses, Bruce Springsteen, NíSync and Christina Aguilera chose to make themselves part of the Metalworks legend, as well as film stars Catherine Zeta Jones, Rene Zellweger, Steven Segal, Richard Gere, and Denise Richards, to name a few.
534 S. Honeysuckle Ln. Gilbert, AZ 85296
Sandy Lamont email@example.com
Striving to provide cutting edge sound and service at affordable rates. Specializing in Country, Rock, Jazz, Old R&B, Gospel & New Age. Custom & vintage equipment. 30 years experience in recording and production. The studio provides digital, analog, and midi recording in a laid back relaxing setting.
Virtuo Sound Studio
4894 Farm Valley Dr. Woodstock, GA 30188
Audio recording, mixing & mastering, post-production/film audio (suitable for projects at all levels).
Indie Week Toronto
Giving Indie artists a chance to participate, be seen and be discovered, it's as simple as that. Additionally chances to meet and learn from industry professionals are also abundant. I have seen so many great bands that deserve attention and success; INDIE WEEK is just one more opportunity for bands to get a leg up. The best way to apply is online through Sonicbids www.sonicbids.com
118 Sherbourne St., Toronto, ON M5A 2R2
PH: 416-367-0178 FX: 416-367-5534 firstname.lastname@example.org
A leader in music industry education since 1989. Students have come from over sixty countries and every province in Canada. A 68 member award winning faculty teaches the private college's 100 students.
5.8 RESOURCES - TOOLS
927 Broad St., Wadsworth. OH 44281
PH: 330-620-5754 FX: 330-334-2187
Doug Jenkins Diz@proinstrumentals.com
A website, that helps producers sell and showcase instrumentals, and also helps independent artists meet producers. Built by producers, engineers and artists!
An online service that automatically generates websites for bands and artists and gives them their own domain name. Although Moozim sites are based on templates do not think that everyone will have the same website as you. Think of the templates as a starting block to work from. Moozim sites can be customised in a number of ways through simple user interfaces in your siteís dashboard. This is how you make your site unique! You can even add your own CSS to really change things up!
Offers your band a professionally designed website and content management service so you can easily update your band's website from anywhere in the world using only a web browser. Add, delete and edit news postings, tour dates, blogs, links, band bios, pics, mp3s and more! ebandLive was built specifically for bands, artists, band manager / management companies and record labels. It includes all of the elements that make a music website kick ass AND it's super easy for anyone to update.
19049 Janisse Ln. Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-6212
Michael Borges michael [at] licensequote [dot] com
Provides you with the tools you need in order to license your music from your own website, blog or other pages. Tap into the growing worldwide music licensing business with our professional tools. This widget provides you with a simple and effective means for providing standardized license price quotes, accepting quote requests or bids.
Compare all the best quotes to manufacture vinyl records CDs, & CDRs. One click to email thousands of companies and announce your new music. Promo Page for secure distribution of your high resolution promotional materials. Mailing labels with cover letters for companies that don't respond to your email. Connections log of companies you contact so you can follow up with a call or fax. Radioactive widget to make fans an active part of your radio promotion.
A user-friendly, feature-rich, online newsletter management program for novices and professionals alike.
5.8 RESOURCES - ONLINE COMMUNITIES
PO Box 293, 2502 Bienne, Switzerland
Independent, non-profit and free social network dedicated to artists and professionals of the arts and entertainment industries.