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How to get publicity to promote your music

Getting publicity is a crucial step in promoting yourself as an artist and promoting your music.
You will need to get publicity for many things such as performances, CD reviews and more.
First thing is you need to get to know the local news reporters. Look through all the local newspapers in your area and find the entertainment sections. Get the names and emails and phone numbers of the people that deal with music, CD reviews and music interviews.
Next you need a reason to get them to want to talk to you. Reasons can be you have a new CD, you have a performance coming up, you are doing a charity show and more.
Get a press kit together to send to these people and send them a press kit and a CD.
Do not just send it unsolicited! Make sure you email or call them first to see if they will accept your CD or press release and make sure you are sending it to the correct person and address.
Now you will need a good press release. A press release should be formatted as follows:

For Immediate Release (Date goes Here)

Contact info here, to include name, address, phone, email

Who, What, When, Where, Cost will go here.

All the specifics should be right up top in the release.

There are a ton of sites where you can send your press release online. Google them.

You can also send your press release through email.

If you get a reporter to review a CD or announce a show coming up always send them a thank you email. This will show your appreciation and professionalism.

Promoting your music is a ton of work but worth it if you keep up at it.

Artists and bands submit your music to
www.hardcorejamz.com (Hip-Hop)
www.hardcoremix.com (Rock,Pop,Country,Jazz,Electro,Gospel and more)
Submit music on either site

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