An Example Of A Successful Music Blog Pitch Letter

Yesterday, we posted some guidelines for a successful music blog pitch and were asked to see an example of this formule Below is a letter from our new book: Get More Fans: The DIY Guide To The New Music Business. It shows that the letters look like that Todd sends for his band, Sensual Harassment.

Hey Joey,

I recently discovered your site Peacock Rock through Hype Machine and really enjoyed it. Saw you’re into Sexy Vampire Tooth’s new single “The Magic Is Happening” so I thought I’d send you some of my band’s new singles, since a lot of our fans like them too. We’re a relatively new act out of Brooklyn, called Sensual Harassment, but we’ve had some pretty good responses to our stuff so far. Below is a link to two of our new singles. Recorded with Jesse Cannon (The Misfits, Animal Collective) and mastered by Alan Douches (Chemical Brothers, Mastodon). We’re pretty happy with how things came out. Our info is below if you’re interested in checking us out.

sensualharassment.com

cheers.

Todd

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“The dance floor has just found a new hero…” - XLR8R

“It’ll make you feel like you’re in Tron, but in a Don Johnson suit…” - Junk Magazine

“They water board their idols with layers upon layers of nostalgic noise that one can only

imagine would amount to a deluge of monolithic tones heard live.” - Impose

Sensual Harassment is a Reptilian Humanoid alliance utilizing sonic mind control through beat-driven psych-pop. In their debut broadcast, the scaly Brooklyn trio seamlessly shape-shifts from reverb-drenched post-Apocalyptic new wave to epileptic space disco.

Recorded at their clandestine headquarters in South-side Williamsburg, the band wisely recruited Jesse Cannon (Animal Collective and The Misfits) to help engineer the cerebral revolution.

Bold yet subdued, “Soldier” is an electrified symphony soaked in icy analog synths concluding in a melodic crescendo that is reminiscent of Flaming Lips and Pet Shop Boys.

Cut with razor sharp synths, “Daddy Long Legs” is a cosmic dance party that combines grimy Moroder arpeggiators with the the throbbing funk and aggression of Afrika Bambaataa.

Listen, Download & Post: ‘Soldier’ and ‘Daddy Long Legs’ from sensualharassment.com

Please note that this is not something you’ll want to copy and paste, but a good place to start. Add your own flair and ideas to this and make it your own. And most importantly, make it honest and personable.

Jesse Cannon is the editor of Musformation. He produces records at his studio Cannon Found Soundation. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseCannonMusF. For more info please visit his website.