How To Get Your Band Publicity: Tracking Down Writers Part 5

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Last time, we told you about finding review writers who may like your music. If you got to work at this over the weekend, you may have encountered some resistance. On some websites/blogs the writers don’t make their contacts readily available. This doesn’t always mean they don’t want to be contacted as much as their web design may be flawed. As well, if you want to get your music to one of the print magazines that still exist, you may have even more trouble finding a writers contact. Suprisingly, it is actually pretty simple to find them. Type their name into that Google machine and odds are you will find another site the person writes for, if not try type the words “Blog” or “Twitter” after their name. Before you do this, make sure you do some investigative work, read some of their reviews (this helps you understand the music world anyway and can be helpful getting you head around the industry), find something you liked about a review and start off contact with them commenting on that. After you have done your sucking up it is time to be a total creep and ask if you can send your music. Trust me, everyone does this these days and there isn’t a writer who does reviews who isn’t used to it. Like we said before, writers are huge music fans and are looking for new music, just make sure you are giving it to someone who seems like they really will like your band. As long as your aren’t carpet bombing everyone who ever wrote a review on the Internet you should get good results if you have a great record!

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.