Advertisements

Don’t Play That Song: press kit faux pas

One time this band sent us a press kit and the CD they sent with a label on it was the clear plastic disc they put in CD-R spindles. We found out when Brent passed the CD onto his friend and they tried to play it in the van. The CD player kept spitting it out and they turned it over lo and behold…It didn’t really matter though, the band was terrible.  I could tell by their photos but that’s another post.

But seriously…As a general rule I prefer digital files/downloads over standard press kits. Radio stations don’t  have storage for all the your 8X10’s and shiny paper with press quotes on it.  If you do send a CD to a station, I am pretty sure they will be happy if all the paperwork is inside the CD case. Make sure to include all the ways to contact you or your management (read: your buddy who thinks your band rulz) including email addresses, phone numbers and links to your website/social media sites you’re on.

If you must have a press kit, make an EPK.  Sign up for Sonicbids, Reverbnation or Purevolume or add an EPK section to your web site.

You’re welcome,
Randy

Advertisements

About WXRY Unsigned

Every Sunday Randy and Brent feature the best and awfully decent local and regional unsigned music on WXRY 99.3 FM, The Independent Alternative

Posted on September 17, 2011, in Don't Play That Song. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: