September 10 , 2008
Hello from Ariel!
In This Week's Issue:
FREE DOWNLOADBLE MUSIC FOR YOUR SITE!
For all Bloggers, Podcasters, and Internet Radio sites we've got 90+ PODSAFE artists that have free downloadable music for your site available for you!
All music from each of our Cyber PR artists is made available to all of our Cyber PR New Media resources (i.e. bloggers, podcasters, internet radio, webzines etc.) FREE to download for promotional use on their site.
We also have been contacted by a few podcasters and bloggers who had no idea that ALL of our now 90+ (and growing) bands are also AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS!
Here is how you can interview any of our artists:
1. VIA EMAIL
2. VIA PHONE
DRINKS WITH CYBER PR
Christina will be in DC and since her stay will be very short, she would love to meet up for a drink!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Nellie's Sports Bar
Green Line to U St or Shaw
She’ll be on her mobile phone (718) 877-5605
Thanks and looking forward to meeting you all in person!
Please email her at Christina@arielpublicity.com and let her know you will be coming so we know who to expect!
THIS WEEK'S FEATURED ARTIST
The Pimps of Joytime
Featured Artist Video:
A BLOG, A PODCAST, & A STATION
Featured Internet Radio Station:
New Media Pioneer: Michael Butler of Mevio and the Rock and Roll Geek Show
As the premier social media community, Mevio is the only network providing single-click access to the best in new media in audio, video, podcasts, and music to be delivered to your computer, iPod, mobile device, or television.
Q: What is the background story of how Mevio came along?
A: Mevio was originally Podshow. The company was founded by former MTV VJ Adam Curry and his business partner Ron Bloom.
In 2004 Adam had been messing around with audio blogging, before the term podcasting existed. He and Dave Winer were experimenting with adding enclosures to rss feeds and podcasting was born. Soon, podcasters were starting shows and shortly after, Podshow was started. They signed some of the early producers including my show (The Rock and Roll Geek Show), Dawn and Drew, Yeast Radio and some others.
Back then, people were playing whatever music they wanted on their shows. Then people started getting worried that the RIAA may not like that so Adam and some other creative minds started a place for bands who actually wanted to be heard on podcasts to post their music and The Podsafe Music Network was born. Shortly after, Adam and Ron asked me to quit my job as a house painter and work with artists on the network. 4 years later, it is THE place for bands, record labels and content creators to connect.
Q: What do you see the future of Mevio being?
A: I can't speak for the entire company, since I only work on the music network but my goal is to have every record label, band and aritst on the network. I want independent content creators to have as much power in the music business as radio stations had in the good old days. It is my dream to have back catalog available to podcasters. I can't speak for everyone but as a content creator, I want to play not only up and coming independent artists but also bands that were a part of the soundtrack of my life.
Q: What is your favorite band or favorite genre of music and why?
A: I am partial to 70's rock and punk because that is what I grew up listening to. My favorite bands are still Cheap Trick, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Ramones and Joan Jett.
Q: What changes in content laws, broadcasting rights, etc. have affected you most?
A: When I reach out to some of the major labels to try to get their artists on the Podsafe Music Network, some of them still think that posting an mp3 on a website is piracy. The indies have been posting mp3s on their own websites for a few years not but the majors are a little harder to convince. That being said, the majors are now starting new media departments so there may still be hope for the dinosaurs.
The Podsafe Music Network now deals with some of the largest digital music distributors and independent labels in the world and I am really proud of that.
Q: A recent study found blogs to be more effective than MySpace in generating album sales, do you feel podcasts has the same power?
I think the labels are slowly realizing that by releasing a song from
their artists to blogs and podcasts does more good than harm and can
actually help break a band. For example, last year, there was a band
from Australia called Airbourne. No one in the US or Europe had ever
heard of them. I started playing them on The Rock and Roll Geek Show
and listeners seemed to really like them. They emailed the band and let
them know they discovered them from my show. Soon after that, got a CD
from the band's management and offered an interview with the band. I
interviewed the band and continued to sing their praises. Now that band
has taken the country by storm and has released one of the best selling
independent hard rock records this year.
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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