Sunday, September 25, 2011

Is your band newsworthy?

Are you doing all you can to help your musical project stand “above the noise”?
Features and reviews are awesome, However, most bands miss opportunities for extra exposure. 

Look at  opportunities you have for obtaining additional press,
Themes that tie into current events, local or national news or your favorite  causes.

  • Your band or company name?
 Pomplamoose The name derives from the French word pamplemousse,[5] meaning grapefruit.

Steeley Dan is named after a adult toy in the William Burroghs novel
“Naked Lunch”

Green Day- If you smoked pot and goofed off all day you had “a green day”

  • CD  or song name- do you have any significant meaning in the name?

Nirvana’s, Smells like teen Spirit: Kathleen Hanna, the lead singer of the group Bikini Kill, gave Cobain the idea for the title when she spray painted "Kurt Smells Like Teen Spirit" on his bedroom wall after a night of drinking and spraying graffiti around the Seattle area. In his pre-Courtney Love days, Cobain went out with Bikini Kill lead singer Tobi Vail, but she dumped him. Vail wore Teen Spirit deodorant, and Hanna was implying that Cobain was marked with her scent.  The Deodorant sales went through the roof when this song became a hit.

  • Highlighting a band members noteworthy deed (It doesn’t have to be musically related)
Bob Geldof, Activist and founder of the band  boomtown rats who's Band-aid efforts have raised millions for anti poverty relief for Africa.

Chris Owens' background would take the spotlight when his band “Girls”hit the scene in 2009. With a story like his -- a childhood spent in the controversial religious cult Children of God (now known as the Family International)

  •  Subject matter of songs- do you have tie in’s to current events or trends?  
We are the world- Led by Michael Jackson & Lionel Ritchie with 45 other artists led the way with USA for Africa to raise awareness and fund famine relief for Africa.

Look to you local news for information about current events, even causes that you are passionate about.

        Share the name of your band with readers in the comments below, or how you have used the idea’s above to obtain press for your band or creative business.

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