May 06, 2009
Hello from Ariel!
In This Week's Issue:
was about to embark on a 2-week journey to Los Angeles & to Chicago
for conferences galore but a very severe case of bronchitis kept me
here in New York (doctor’s orders). So Brooklyn is where I’ll be for
the next few weeks and I must admit it feels nice to be home where I
have been planting a garden, cooking for friends and catching up on the
joys of spring.
THIS WEEK'S FEATURED ARTIST
Steadily rising to international superstardom, the R&B, Pop and now Electronica songstress known as Janid (pronounced jah-NEED) has been an amazing vocal talent since the first time she steppedinto the music scene back in 2005.
Now with her third album and many milestones under her belt, Janid has proven to be one of the few artists who remain consistent—she’s always managed to deliver a fresh sound, an optimistic perspective and continues to charm her audiences with infectiously catchy hooks and distinctively enchanting vocals while remaining balanced in the reality and rawness of the female human emotion.
Her magnetic persona and charisma captures the hearts of thousands of fans from around the globe as she continues to push the envelope and raise the bar—inspiring fans, critics and industry peers alike
Why you should pay attention: You're Invited!
EVENT: JANID TWISTED RECORD RELEASE PARTY AND ASYLUM-J TOUR KICKOFF
Join us as we celebrate the release of Janid’s newest CD Twisted and the kick off of her Asylum-J Tour. Live Performances by Honorary Guest JANID featuring Vogue Legend Benny Ninja of America’s Next Top Model, The Legendary House of Ninja and Female Impersonator Appolonia Cruz. Special DJ Sets by #1 Arbitron Rated MixMaster Tony Rocca, formerly of Mix 102FM and Remixer and DJ Chip Chop.
If any social media makers will be in the NYC area and would like to cover this event, please RSVP to email@example.com. You will get added to the press list and you'll get exclusive access to everyone and you won't have to pay to get in!
THIS WEEK'S FEATURED VIDEO
"Freak (Like Me)" by Underwhelmed
THIS WEEK'S FEATURED RESOURCES: A BLOG, A PODCAST, & A STATION
Wildy's World is a blog dedicated to identifying INDIE/Unsigned/up-and-coming musical talent through album reviews and discussion. Starting in January 2008 we have already grown to more than 250 distinct hits a week coming primarily from the US and Canada, but have traffic from more than 25 different countries besides.
Tunes for running, jogging, and working out exactly to the beat of your music. The best running music, workout songs, a podcast, playlists and mixes, iMixes, and links to iTunes Music Stores and Amazon/MP3. And we determine the BPMs (beats-per-minute) so you don't have to!
Featured Internet Radio:
Blockhead Radio is an independent internet radio station. Our shows are centered around independent/self representing artisans. From the artist, to the musician, to the author, to the crafter: our shows help bring the talent and work of these artisans to the collector and consumer. Blockhead Radio is a child friendly environment.
We stream live 24/7. For our indie musicians when your song is playing, on the player there is a link to your website and a link to buy your cd/mp3. We only play indie musicians on Blockhead Radio.
New Media Pioneer: Peter Kearns of Snob’s Music
Snob's Music writes music news, reviews and opinion with a particular focus on what's happening in Canada and Toronto specifically.
Q: How long have you been broadcasting/blogging?
A: I've been blogging for about 3 years now. I started it as a way to keep in touch with my now wife while she was living in Florida. It sort of snowballed from there.
Q: In your opinion, what does a good song need to consist of?
A: What a good song needs really depends on the genre. But generally a song should be either fun, emotional, or meaningful. Without one of those elements you've really got nothing.
Q: What is your favorite band or favorite genre of music and why?
A: I've always been a huge Replacements fan. There's something about their ramshackle approach that's easy to relate to. It doesn't hurt that Paul Westerberg writes killer lyrics either.
Q: What changes in content laws, broadcasting rights, etc. have affected you most?
A: I really haven't been impacted so far. I do my best to make sure that I have the okay to post whatever content goes up
Q: A recent study found blogs to be more effective than MySpace in generating album sales, do you feel that that is a true statement?
A: That doesn't surprise me one bit. There are hundreds of thousands of bands on Myspace, so the odds of stumbling across one you like enough to buy are pretty low. With blogs people know someone else has done the vetting and thinks the artist is worthwhile.
Ariel Hyatt is the founder of Ariel Publicity & Cyber PR, a digital public relations firm that connects clients to the new media including blogs, podcasts, Internet radio stations and social networking sites. Over the past 13 years she has represented over 1,435 musicians and bands.
Educating musicians is her passion and several times a year, she leads workshops teaching her strategy of combining social networking with Internet marketing to help clients grow larger fanbases and earn more money.
Her first book Music Success in Nine Weeks was released in June 2008. "Sound Advice," her bi-weekly ezine and Internet TV series currently reaches an audience of over 10,000 music professionals. She is a contributing blogger for Music Think Tank, and Know The Music Biz.
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