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Attention Music Critics

Music

I speak from a position of having spent years as an independent musician, and have suffered enough from the likes of fickle, fad-obsessed, wanna-be hip, pricks such as yourselves. I’m sure this note will only serve to entice you further into your egomania, and strengthen your resolve to curve the trends of music toward your own narrow field of interest, but nonetheless, I’ve kept my silence long enough through your prolonged, overrated display of public masturbation. If I sound bitter, that’s because I am, and because I’d like to see a day when integrity returns to the world of music. Maybe I’m too hopeful. »

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Money  Music

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Hugh Sung and Artist Works Promotion

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Dawson Hollow Has a New Name, Look and Sound

Advertising  Resources

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Deals  Gear

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Deals  promo

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Joe Hertler, Your Publicist and Upcoming Shows

Advertising  Marketing

To be blunt, find someone who likes your music; someone who believes in what you are doing. It’s easy for a publicist to charge a small band a lot money and not really doing anything, so make sure they dig your tunes, fit your style, and want to be a part of what you’re doing. »

Kristina Priceman of DICKIE Talks Age, Backing Tracks, Gear and Daytrotter

Gear  Marketing

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Brent Brown on Starting Today

Music

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