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Ariel Newsletter #99: Looking to Promote Your Site?

posted Jul 1, 2009, 9:58 AM by Vu Nguyen

July 01, 2009

Newsletter #99

Hello from Ariel!

In This Week's Issue:

  1. How To get featured in Pre-Cleared and Podsafe?
  5. New Media Pioneer: The Dallas Gay Pod

How To get featured in Pre-Cleared and Podsafe?

I’ve gotten a few emails here and there asking how your site can be featured in our Pre-Cleared and Podsafe newsletter.

The process of getting featured is pretty easy! Once you have featured/included an artist on your site:

1. Login to the Cyber PR System

2. Go to the “All Clients” tab

3. Just click 'Leave Feedback' at the right of each client under 'actions' or use the 'Review Clients' tab

That reports back to the client and us when you have featured an artist on your site.

Our Clients want to know what you think and love your feedback!

Everyone who reports back to us and leaves feedback/reviews is automatically featured in our newsletter!

Our newsletter is also an excellent way to promote your site to other social media makers as well!



Michael Whalen – New York, NY
Genre: Pop, Rock, AAA, Adult Alternative


For Michael Whalen, the passionate pursuit of music represents his life story, not merely the contents of a resume. The evocative works he composes and produces have become a part of our lives too, through his remarkably diverse ventures in television, films, theater, multi-media and on his own recordings. So far, Michael has more than 500 television scores and dozens of feature and short film credits to his name.


Why you should pay attention: He has created the uplifting opening theme to the ABC News morning show “Good Morning America”, music for the “Oprah Winfrey Show”, Martha Stewart and the news magazine “Inside Edition”. He is a two-time Emmy® award-winner and a multiple Emmy®-nominated composer, music supervisor and sound designer. His most recent Emmy was in 2008 for PBS’ acclaimed 8-hour “America at a Crossroads” series.


You’re invited to the CD release party for Michael Whalen’s "The Road of Ghosts" with Kristin Hoffmann & David Andrew Smith


July 21 – 9:30pm


Caffe Vivaldi

New York, NY 10014.



"Hands On Top Of The Wheel" by 8 Ball Aitken
Americana, Rock, Blues, Country, AltCountry, Roots


Coming from a farming community in Far North Queensland, 8 Ball Aitken is the oldest son of an impoverished family of twelve children. 8 Ball spent his adolescence on a banana plantation, living in a rough tobacco shed with resident rats, bats, snakes, and spiders as his sleeping companions. He started work as a farm labourer aged fifteen, doing back-breakingly hard work on the mango and banana plantations of the Atherton Tablelands, a man's work for a boy's pay. He had to help support his family with these wages.



Featured Blog:
Cincy Groove Magazine


Blog showcasing CD reviews, artist interviews, and concert show updates. Join their yahoo group and get in the conversation:


Featured Podcast:


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:
XY Rocks!


XYRocks Digital Radio Show is hosted by Markus. It's about promoting Independent Artists and helping put control back in the Artists hands. You'll here music from Artists signed to Fueled By Ramen, Saddle-Creek Records, Flame Shovel Records, S-Curve Records, Alley Kat Records, Sarathan Records and many more Indie Artists/Labels. Let's come together and change the way the Music Industry operates.

New Media Pioneer: The Dallas Gay Pod


DallasGayPod Podcasting for over 5 years, Captain (Gay) & Fonda (Straight) discuss in a blunt, raw fashion, sex from both the gay and straight perspectives. You’ll also experience good debates on current events and politics. Of course they wouldn’t be a classic queer variety without trashing-talking pop culture and those who grace the presence of the headlines. Though many miles separate the two, no distance will keep them from bringing you an entertaining show! The combined talents of Captain and Fonda guarantee to enlighten and entertain!


Q: What are your favorite blogs/audio blogs featuring new music do you like to visit?


A: Currently I subscribe to The Big Gay Sex Show, Idiot Box Radio and the G Spod.

Q: What inspired you to start the site?

A: Our podcast has developed over a 5 year period and is a combined force to two separate shows. I was podcasting under the title of The Cox Cast and featured mostly political banter. I joined forces with Fonda Cox and Michael Glenwick of DallasGayPod tw years ago. Michael has since retired from the podcast, but Fonda and I continue to chat it up weekly. Even though the podcast is titled DallasGayPod, we feature both Texas and southern California. Our show focusses mostly on our personal lives, as there is never a dull moment between Fonda and myself. We also feature talk on sex, LGBT community, pop culture, and a little splash of news and politics.


Q: What do you think is the impact of blogs, internet radio, and podcasts on independent music?


A: I believe that independent music can greatly benefit from blogs and internet radio. Over the last 5 years, we've seen a pretty incredible movement of increased popularity of blogs and podcast in venues from politics, independent music, and news information. Joining forces with independent blogs and podcasts, independent music artist can reach more people within a reasonable budget.


Q: When you started your station, did you anticipate that blogs would have such an upscale trend as it does now?


A: No. My first blog/podcast was simple and sweet, well not too sweet. The explosion of information that is available via blogs and podcast is mind-blowing.


Q: What are the ultimate goals you wish to achieve through your site?


A: Our goal is to entertain and enlighten. We want to make a positive impact in our community and set an example of true pride in who we are, unlike some of the blubber-heads out there today. Sure we talk about some dirty things, but overall I feel like we have a responsibility to be an example for our younger LGBT family. It's a scary world out there especially for some of our listeners who live in very closed off communities. I love the e-mails from listeners who tell us how they live their dream of being an accepted member of the LGBT community through Fonda and I. I take very seriously the enlightening part, but of course, our sass and lack of class bring the entertaining.





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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