August 2012

The contacts listed are sorted into FIVE sections.
    1. Publications that will REVIEW your music
    2. Radio Stations/Shows that will PLAY your songs
    3. Labels, Vendors and Promotional Services that will help you to SELL your CD
    4. Sites where you can UPLOAD your band's MP3s or videos
    5. Helpful Resources for recording artists

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Performer Publications
attn. Reviews: 24 Dane St., Somerville, MA 02143
PH: 617-627-9200
A nationally distributed musician's trade publication, focuses on independent musicians, those unsigned and on small labels, and their success in a DIY environment. We're dedicated to promoting lesser-known talent and being the first to introduce you to artists you should know about. If you don't have a physical CD you can send, send a LINK (no attachments) to the above e-mail address. E-mails with attachments will be deleted!

3716 W. Fullerton Ave. Chicago, IL 60647
Features music news, downloads, CD & show reviews.

The H.Y.P.E. Magazine
Digital Hip Hop magazine. Operates as a web portal with limited edition print issues and a monthly mixtape magazine. H.Y.P.E. stands for "How You Perceive Everything." It is designed to provide its patrons with relevant entertainment, music news, eye-catching consumer ads, and music reviews of their favorite established entertainers; while spotlighting independent artists seeking to gain greater exposure.

Borderline Music
Carlos Pareja 4, 18002 Granada, Spain
PH: +34-958-52-24-55
Covers new releases, festivals and events.

Box 22001, Vernon, BC V1T 9L7
PH: 250-309-1299 FX: 250-545-4822
Our Vandala Ezine and blog brings top independent music, interviews, reviews, news, events and more to fans with a 100% unique honest spin! Check our website for Submission Guidelines.

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Sunset Island Music Radio Show
Helps indie and unsigned music artists worldwide by offering services, organizing events and promoting bands through our radio show. Broadcast on over 100 radio stations to more than 1.45 million listeners - and growing!

Music Choice
Attn: Unsigned Material (include music genre - such as Rock, Rap, Country)
328 W. 34th St., New York, NY 10001
Online radio station with 46 channels. To submit your music, please mail your CD, along with an artist profile to the above address.

Renman Music and Business
Steve Rennie, longtime manager of Incubus and a driving force behind the band’s multi-platinum commercial success, has launched this online gathering place for musicians and music professionals trying to ‘break in’ to the business. Full of exclusive content and video, the site is home to Rennie’s weekly web show Renman MB Live where aspiring artists gain “insider access” to the music industry. Each week, Rennie opens his office doors to aspiring artists from different musical genres, giving them his no-holds-barred feedback on what they are doing right - and wrong - on their journey to success. Guests on Rennie’s live webcast get the opportunity to tap into his 30+ years of music industry contacts from producers, to marketing executives, to signed bands who are calling in and dropping by the show.

Electric Cure Radio
3104 N. Armenia Ave. #2, Tampa, FL 33607
Nick Draeger
The nation's indie alternative!

1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
PH: 310-450-5183 FX: 310-450-7172
Through the years, KCRW has been known as one of very few stations that listen to and play music from anyone who wants to send it to us. We've been instrumental in helping start the careers of a wide range of musicians, from big name artists like Beck, who sent us a demo on cassette, to more recent breakout bands like Fitz and the Tantrums. We've pledged to continue this tradition by listening to as many submissions as possible, but we've created a new way to do it. Meet our friend Malcolm. Malcolm allows you to submit your three best tracks to our secure and private server. Upload your bio, photo, and link to your website and social media page too. Even pick who you want to listen to your work the most.

New Driven Radio
PH: 770-538-4744
Sherry Sabine
A weekly 4 hour radio show that features only independent Rock from across the US and around the world. It airs Tuesdays 8-midnight (est). We feature independent bands from Soft Rock, Hard Rock, Punk, Metal, Southern Rock, Americana, Pop and everything in between. The first 2 hours are called New Driven Cruise and we feature the softer stuff there. The second two hours is called New Driven Torqued and the harder stuff is featured there.

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CRW Radio Promotions
5350 N. Academy Blvd. #200, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
PH: 719-536-9000 x115
Jeff Koch
We'll promote your single to Christian radio.

Bryan Farrish Radio Promotion
1828 Broadway, 2nd Fl. Santa Monica, CA 90404
PH: 310-998-8305 FX: 310-998-8323
Indie airplay promotion to commercial, commercial specialty and college radio stations in the U.S. and Canada.

Howard Rosen Promotion
521 W. Channel Islands Blvd. #15, Port Hueneme, CA 93041
PH: 805-382-2200 FX: 805-201-7816
Since 1985 We have been helping artists reach their goals of obtaining radio airplay, expanding their fan base, and creating awareness throughout the industry. @Howiewoodpromo

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Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157, Hollywood, CA 90093
PH: 323-806-0400 FX: 323-462-0829
Created to bridge the gap of companies working directly with music artists and entertainment based projects who are in need of additional marketing support. MHP also focuses on non-music ventures such as corporate brand building, cosmetics, gaming, sports and other industries. MHP's goal is to elevate your product or artist to a higher ground in an expedient timeframe by exposing them to new and existing online audiences. MHP also focuses on taking our campaigns one step further by cross-promoting all traditional methods of marketing with online opportunities for further outreach. @MilesHigh

Working Brilliantly
PO Box 3457, Idyllwild, CA 92549
PH: 310-748-7560
Jennifer Thorington
A boutique agency that presents inspiring and engaging artists to press and public outlets. Not your ordinary PR company, Working Brilliantly specializes in many different forms of media - music, licensing, film, scoring, music video, EPK's and graphic design. In seeking out multi-talented bands, filmmakers and composers, we are able to introduce the public to multi-faceted artists that break boundaries.

Black Ink Management and Music Group
A full-service management firm, independent record label and distribution outlet based out of the Queen City - Charlotte, North Carolina. Our products are distributed by Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group Distribution. Our clientele includes independent labels, and both signed and unsigned artists of all genres. We're always looking for star singers and bands.

Fame Wizard
301 E. Carrillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
PH: 702-673-0125
Tony Delmercado
An artist career development company that empowers and educates those who are serious about their music. for aspiring artists, Fame Wizard is dedicated to providing the tools and training necessary to find, cultivate and capitalize on opportunities to grow their careers and gain traction with a broader audience.

Addition-L-Artist Management & Promotions
Ralph White & Dj Addition
Radio promotion, marketing and management for Electronic and Hip Hop artists.

Strzelecka 37, 62-050 Mosina, Poland
PH: +48-61-813-25-66
Dioni Piatkowski
One of the major Jazz/music companies in Poland. We will assist with promotion of your recordings.

The Musicians and Authors Media Group (MAMG)
1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
PH: 212-810-1151
Forrest Casey
Promotes the works of established and emerging musicians and authors through our custom promotional print and website programs.

Vandala Concepts
Box 22001, Vernon, BC V1T 9L7
PH: 250-309-1299 FX: 250-545-4822
A Unique Entertainment Company dedicated to servicing the needs of independent musicians worldwide. We also review artists with a unique honest spin in our Vandala Ezine! We have a wide range of services for every artist, drop us a line.

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LegendFactory Records
PH: 212-845-9079
Amanda M.
Our goal is to expand our listener’s taste for music. We want them to sample various genres of music through the songs of artists from different ethnicities. The uniqueness of our mixing pot of artist will tend to the cravings of listeners all across the globe. On the other hand, it will allow international and national artist the proper representation they deserve. We want our artists to be able to experience new things and reach legendary heights. These artists will be able to express themselves through their music and their listeners will be able to experience their culture without even getting on a plane. Our listeners will be able to sit back and enjoy the rhythms and scents of another world just by popping in a CD.

Morribi Records
UK independent label launched to better produce, manage and promote talented artists. We specialize in Hip PoP music. We work with different styles of music which vary from Afro Reggae to Pop music.

GarageDog Records
We feature artists from Singer/Songwriter to Hardcore. If you think you have what it takes to be part of the GarageDog Records family, please submit your tracks using our Dropbox.

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MUBUTV Insider - Featured Artist Series
PH: 424-245-0416
Featuring interviews with leading music industry pros. Some of the featured guests include Music Connection columnist Dan Kimpel; music supervisor John Houlihan (Austin Powers, Charlie's Angels), A&R exec and consultant Don Grierson (Celine Dion, Cheap Trick), and Kyle Bylin music sociologist and content manager at Live Nation. Also MUBUTV's "Featured Artist Series" will present videos from new and up-and-coming artists in every genre.

A leading daily online viral music show that features bands, musicians and other variety acts on balconies around the world. Please don't send us large attachments; we prefer links to where we can hear your music. Check our website for the contact in your city or region.

A B-Side television network that services the Hip Hop community by producing and exchanging Hip Hop videos & culture worldwide.

Music Choice On Demand
Attn: Asset Management (include music genre - such as Rock, Rap, Country)
328 W. 34th St., New York, NY 10001
Featuring Hip Hop, R&B, Latin, Rock and Country video channels. To submit your video, please mail your video, along with an artist profile to the above address. Submission Requirements for videos: BETA sp or Digi BETA format, must be Closed Captioned (CC), must include Lyric Sheet, no TV MA material accepted, no chyron embedded.

New DJ Central TV
Unit 20, #112 McEvoy St., Alexandria, NSW Australia
PH: +61-2-9086-9008 FX: +61-2-9310-0166
A new and exciting global Dance and House music TV show that features lifestyle segments on all things youth, Club, Dance, and House music culture, bringing Sydney’s Australia's clubbing nightlife to your TV screens on Foxtel’s heralded Aurora Channel. For all music submissions please e-mail our music partner Blue Pie Records. They will get back to you within 72 hours to let you know if your music has been accepted for future broadcasting on the show. We look forward to seeing your hot video clips on our show.

PO Box 182, Chelmsford, MA 01824
Fans rank (not rate) the best of the best. Every month one indie band or musician wins $5,000 in addition to exposure with industry tastemakers and influencers.

Not Just Country TV
PO Box 60775, Nashville, TN 37206
PH: 615-715-6015
Ricky Toran
The artists that appear on NJCTV have made a name for themselves in the industry by becoming famous or writing, appearing, singing backup, touring, opening, performing with known artists, or have just created a buzz that Team NJC has noticed.

311 Montford Ave. Asheville, NC 28801
PH: 828-232-0016
Will Cumberland
Our Advanced Jukebox Player protects your music from being digitally downloaded, yet allows fans to hear your music online. This creates exciting possibilities for you to present yourself to new audiences without being ripped off.

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Band Weblogs
Jenny May & Dave Tommo
Submit band press, reviews, links to MP3s, music videos, podcasts and more.

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PO Box 68842, Indianapolis, IN 46268
PH: 888-423-9222
Looking for new record sleeves, special mailing boxes for vinyl records, record cleaner, CD or record supplies of all types, Audio-technica turntables, headphones or...just want to take a peek at the latest retro-looking record players, radios, or jukeboxes from the old/new CROSLEY RADIO Company? We have it all! record & CD players and turntables, record cabinets & stands, headphones, jukeboxes for CDs, radios and CD & DVD supplies

International Songwriting Competition (ISC)
PH: 615-251-4441
Candace Avery
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has again assembled a diverse panel of judges that consists of some of the most iconic artists in the world coupled with influential music executives from all walks of the industry. Known for its high caliber of judges, ISC gives away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes (shared among the 68 winners) including an overall Grand Prize consisting of $25,000 (US) cash and $30,000 in prizes.

Open to both amateur and professional songwriters, ISC offers 22 categories to enter, representing all genres of popular music, from Rock to Jazz to Blues to Hip-Hop, and more. Past winners have included Grammy winners, chart-topping artists, hobbyist songwriters, and everyone in between. Winners have included Gotye, Kimbra, The Band Perry, Andrew Bird, Kate Miller-Heidke, Gin Wigmore, Missy Higgins, Carbon Leaf, King Charles, and many more.

Getting an artist's music into the hands (and ears) of the music industry's heavy hitters is one of the most difficult goals to accomplish, yet ISC provides this opportunity to all its finalists. All entries are carefully evaluated by an internal listening committee and narrowed down to approximately 350 finalists. These finalists then get sent to the ISC judges who select the winners.

ISC judges include Recording Artists: Tom Waits; Nas; Jeff Beck; Martina McBride; Bernie Taupin; Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks; Keane; McCoy Tyner; Wynonna; Mark Foster (Foster The People); Francesca Battistelli; Janelle Monae; Billy Currington; Tegan and Sara; Simon Le Bon and Roger Taylor (Duran Duran); Avicii; Bruce Hornsby; Anthony Hamilton; Brian Setzer; Ketch Secor (Old Crow Medicine Show); Anoushka Shankar; Los Temerarios; Suzanne Vega; Gerald Casale (Devo); Michael W. Smith; Alejandro Sanz; Jeremy Camp; John Mayall; Craig Morgan; Basement Jaxx; James Cotton; Sandra Bernhard; Robert Earl Keen; Black Francis (The Pixies); Robert Smith (The Cure); Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); Toots Hibbert (Toots & The Maytals); Billy Currington; and Matt Thiessen (Relient K).

For Our Country, Inc.
2801 West End Ave. B, Nashville, TN 37203
PH: 615-669-3621
Rogers Masson
Non-profit music project promoting current and former military members through their songs and stories.

Peerless Mastering
1085 Commonwealth Ave. #322, Boston, MA 02215
PH: 617-527-2200
Dedicated to providing the highest quality restoration. We offer the highest quality stereo and 5.1 pre-mastering, CD, CD Enhanced, and DVD-A authoring and full audio restoration. Our staff is exceptional at giving our clients the best quality and service, guiding them through the final phase of their sonic process with ease and expertise. We are uniquely equipped to provide the highest quality mastering available anywhere. We have the expertise, equipment, and skills to achieve the full sound potential of your album. As more and more artists are choosing to record in project and home studios, high-quality professional mastering in an acoustically accurate room has never been more important. Working at Peerless' state-of-the-art studios with our highly trained engineers, you can realize your sonic vision and make your recording sound as full, warm, punchy, and clear as possible. We will guide you through every step of this final phase of your project, and you will be truly amazed when you hear how incredible your music can sound. @PeerlessMaster

Festival Network Online
There's nothing like a live performance! FNO lists more than 7,000 events throughout the U.S. and Canada seeking performers, from local & regional to national & international. @_festivalnet Search by 22 different music genres, event attendance, zip code radius & more. Plug in festival dates with club dates.

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MUBUTV Insider Video Series
PH: 424-245-0416
Featuring interviews with leading music industry pros. Some of the featured guests include Music Connection columnist Dan Kimpel; music supervisor John Houlihan (Austin Powers, Charlie's Angels), A&R exec and consultant Don Grierson (Celine Dion, Cheap Trick), and Kyle Bylin music sociologist and content manager at Live Nation. Also MUBUTV's "Featured Artist Series" will present videos from new and up-and-coming artists in every genre.

Future Music Attorneys (FMA)
PH: 404-249-4327
A program designed for college students and law students across the country who aspire to become music attorneys.

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Advanced strategies, secrets, tactics and tips on selling your music online. @JohnOszajca

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1233 Howard #714, San Francisco, CA 94103
Join 500,000 other musicians using BandPage to manage your music, photos, tour dates, etc. across the web. Bandpage is a Facebook app that allows musicians to update their content from one place and publish to all their sites online. Managers can update the bio, music, photo gallery, tour dates and videos from one central place, keeping content up-to-date across the web.

Bulk Audio Watermark
PH: 877-778-8285
We add a second audio layer (i.e. your sound logo) over your music files. Keep your files protected when people listen or download. Our audio watermarking service is designed for music libraries, radio stations, record labels, independent composers and brands.
30 Compton Way, Hamilton Sq. NJ 08690
PH: 609-689-1711
Scott Clark
We manufacture our own line of CD boxes for artists to sell their music at shows or in stores.

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350 S. Fuller Ave. #365K, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Inspired, designed, developed, and made what it is today by people that can’t get through the day without music. When you listen to music as much as we do, you download hundreds, if not thousands of songs annually, and we recognize that it is not always paid for. When you buy music the “traditional” way through record labels you are not really giving the money to the artist, you are giving it to the sales site (iTunes, Amazon, etc) and to the record labels. The artists only see between 8-12% of the net sales. That’s not right!

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Kickstarter for the Average Musician: An Interview via PODCAST With Kat Parsons.

by John Oszajca, Music Marketing Manifesto
© 2013 All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission

The Indie Bible Recently I reported on Amanda Palmer's astonishing Kickstarter success, when the indie artist raised over 1.2 million dollars to help promote her upcoming album/book release.

However many readers pointed out that Amanda Palmer is by no means your average musician. She has a major label past, a huge following, managers, publicists, and a reportedly large mailing list.

Fair enough ...

So I thought it important that I let you hear directly from another musician who has had considerable success on Kickstarter, but who also perhaps shares more commonality with the average musician.

Her name is Kat Parsons'. Kat is a singer songwriter from Los Angeles, and also happens to be one of my favorite members of the Music Marketing Insider Circle.

Kat recently released her first album with much help from a successful Kickstarter campaign which raised over $20,000 in donations.

Kat does not have a record label, manager, or expensive publicist, or any highfalutin major label past. Rather she is a your average musician, making good music, working hard at the "business" side of things, and just generally kicking ass when it comes to her career.

CLICK HERE to listen to my interview with Kat Parsons.

John Oszajca is the creator of the Music Marketing Manifesto 2.0 - a multi-media course containing 9 modules, 23 videos, 2 PDF Manuals, 3 website templates, audio Interviews, e-mail swipe files, an interactive members area and a music marketing toolbox.

Using the methods found in the MMM, John recently helped an artist set CDbaby's all time single day sales record, and even make it onto the Billboard charts. This was an artist who had No radio play, No Video play, and No live performances to speak of.

For more information, visit

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