November 5 , 2008
Hello from Ariel!
In This Week's Issue:
Cyber PR Artist Val Emmich on Ugly Betty
Cyber PR Artist Val Emmich has joined the cast of Ugly Betty as a recurring character. Val will be playing "Jesse," Betty's love interest. In this week episode on Ugly Betty Val as "Jesse" will be serenading Betty. Watch below to see the preview for tomorrow's episode.
AT THE TAXI ROAD RALLY IN LOS ANGELES
If you will be at Taxi please stop by and say hi!
Friday, November 7th
Ariel - Panel Moderator: Fear Factor: Removing the Roadblocks to Your Success with Derek Sivers 5:15pm - 6:15pm Grand Ballroom
Saturday November 8th
Drivers Ed Course: Bob Baker's Music Marketing Q&A (with Derek Sivers and Ariel Hyatt) 9:00am - 10:30am Kennedy Room
Mentor Lunch: 12:30pm - 2:15pm - Concourse Ballroom
Drivers Ed Course: Social Networking + Internet Marketing = Success 2:30pm - 4:00pm - Lindberg B Room
THIS WEEK'S FEATURED ARTIST
Cyber PR wants to send out a big CONGRATULAIONS to out Cyber PR band Citizens of Contrary Knowledge for winning the New Jersey Nets' Battle of the Bands
Citizens of Contrary Knowledge
Citizens Of Contrary Knowledge will perform at the half of the New Jersey Nets' November 7th game versus Detroit, and lead singer Chris Barczynski will sing the National Anthem a cappella before tip-off.
A BLOG, A PODCAST, & A STATION
Featured Internet Radio Station:
New Media Pioneer: Brooke Grantham of the Get Up Rotation Podcast
The Get Up Rotation is a weekly music podcast featuring indie artists. We'll focus on under the radar and up and coming bands and give you a heads up on their upcoming live shows.
Q: How long have you been broadcasting?
A: The Get Up Rotation has been on the air for a few months now. The idea for the show was simple in that we felt like there were so many amazing bands that weren't getting enough exposure. We wanted to offer another venue to showcase great indie music and make people aware of the the artists' live shows.
Q: In your opinion, what does a good song need to consist of?
A: I have really simple requirements for a good song: a good hook and clever lyrics. Nothing turns me off to a song quicker that lyrics with unimaginative cliches that we've all heard a hundred times.
Q: What is your favorite band or favorite genre of music and why?
A: My favorite major label band is Tegan and Sara. I am in awe of their songwriting abilities and The Con is one of the best albums of this decade. My favorite unsigned band right now is Astro Firs. They have infectious hooks, solid musicianship, and are genuinely good guys.
Q: What changes in content laws, broadcasting rights, etc. have affected you most?
A: We have felt virtually no effects from the changes in content laws or broadcasting rights. We are very cognisant of copyright laws and intellectual property. The artists we feature are eager to share their music and Creative Commons licensing is becoming commonplace.
Q: A recent study found blogs to be more effective than MySpace in generating album sales, do you feel podcasts have the same power?
A: Yes, I absolutely agree with this. Blogs and podcasts are very similar in that regard. MySpace is impersonal self-promotion. Since the majority of podcasters (and bloggers) are making no money, there is no hidden agenda to the music being recommended. Blogs and podcasts should get people excited about bands which translates more effectively into album sales.
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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