October 15 , 2008
Hello from Ariel!
In This Week's Issue:
Cyber PR CMJ Media Meet-n-Greet
CMJ is approaching and once again Cyber PR will be having our Annual CMJ Digital Press Conference. We would like to invite all of our podcasters, bloggers and social media makers out to join us!
Tuesday, October 21, 5-7 pm
Press Badge or Guest List Only
Local, national and international media & bloggers, unite! CMJ is proud to present its first ever Media Meet-n-Greet for all badge-holding bloggers, journalists, writers and photographers! Presented by the Experience Music Project, The Bloom Effect and Ariel Hyatt Cyber PR, the mixer will feature performance by Sarah White and DJ set from the Beatards, plus tasty libations and an opportunity to meet your media peers. Get your groove on, get your interview on, get your blog on - Sutra has free Wi-Fi to help you capture all the action onsite. Complimentary drinks courtesy of Sparks, Pabst Blue Ribbon and more.
October 13 - 18 - You Are In Control Music Conference
Ariel is a featured speaker at the "You Are In Control" conference taking place in Iceland!
For details, visit: http://www.icelandmusic.is/conference/
October 21 & 22 - CMJ Music Marathon
Ariel will be speaking on a panel at CMJ called Everything PR Minus the Music on Tuesday October 21 from 2- 3:15 PM - If you are attending CMJ please come see me on this panel
October 23-25 - Hello Canada!
OCFF - Folk Festival Ottawa, Canada
I will be speaking twice during Canada's largest Folk festival in Ottawa, the OCFF conference is the key event for Ontario's Folk, Roots, and Traditional music community. This is the first of many Canadian visits scheduled.
For details please visit: http://www.ocff.ca/
Today is Stefan's Birthday! Stefan is in charge of all of our video promotions efforts, sports campaigns, and special projects. You can find him on Twitter to send your own well wishes:
THIS WEEK'S FEATURED ARTISTS
IN SEARCH OF MY ROOTS: AIT Records proudly presents the celebrated Ethiopian musician and arranger, Abiyou Solomon, and his latest CD, In Search of My Roots. This one-of-a-kind recording truly captures the soul and spirit of eight distinct Ethiopian tribes. The traditional songs and harmonized sounds demonstrate the beauty and diversity of the Ethiopian people, comprised of many tribes that have lived in peace and harmony for thousands of years. In Search of My Roots is Volume 1 in a series of CDs showcasing unique tribal songs from throughout Ethiopia. Enjoy!
Featured Cyber PR Video:
A BLOG, A PODCAST, & A STATION
Featured Internet Radio Station:
New Media Pioneer: Jimmy Tucker of Indie Radio Chattanooga
Indie Radio Chattanooga is a weekly podcast and FM Radio Show dedicated to the Independent Artist. We try to feature new artists every week, and we interview a different artist every show. We host the live show Saturdays at 10:00pm EST.
Preshow starts at 9:00pm EST and can be seen here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/indieradiochattanooga
Q: How long have you been broadcasting?
A: I have been Broadcasting since May of 2007, I got picked up on FM Radio in May of 2008
Q: In your opinion, what does a good song need to consist of?
A: A good song needs to consist of artist integrity, heart and determination. If the artists doesn't believe in what he/she is doing, it will quickly be apparent...oh yeah and a kick ass guitar solo. I recently had the privilege of interviewing Last November. Their lyrics are smart and witty, all put together in a sea of innuendo and double entendre. Luke, the lead singer, said that he doesn't go with the first draft, he like many others, work the songs to maturity before they are ready. I think this is what makes a band stand out and pushes them to that next level.
Q: What is your favorite band or favorite genre of music and why?
My favorite genre is metal, and I guess my favorite band/Artist is Ozzy Osbourne. Why? I guess it's a combination of smart lyrics and wicked guitar solos.
Q: What changes in content laws, broadcasting rights, etc. have affected you most?
No law changes have affected me really, As long as I have the artist(s) permission. I have yet to be threatened by a band because I helped promote them.
Q: A recent study found blogs to be more effective than MySpace in generating album sales, do you feel podcasts has the same power?
A: Yes as a matter of fact, I do believe podcasts help spur album sales, significantly. Listeners are starving for new music to listen to, not crammed down their throats by the main stream. With the internet, more and more music is readily available, and podcasters are the vehicle that make all that music make sense. We put it into a "playlist" and put a little context to it so that the listener can digest it more effectively. If it is an artist I like, chances are the listener will like it too, since they listen to my show.
Ariel Hyatt founded Ariel Publicity & Cyber PR 12 years ago and her firm has worked with over 1,000 musicians and bands of all genres. The Ariel Publicity mission states that all artists deserve to be heard and there is a place for artists of every level to receive exposure. Ariel Hyatt has managed to place tens of thousands of artists in countless outlets from national magazines and TV to the most grassroots online fanzines. Her company is now 100% digital and helps artists increase their online exposure. She is also the co-founder of Bandletter.com, a company that creates newsletters for musicians.
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