Bands, musicians, artists – promote your music – leave a comment

A few years ago before the internet was as BIG as it is now, I remember thinking about all the bands that were out there playing music that I had never heard of. Bands that I would never hear. I felt out of control.

DIY Band Promotion

A few years ago before the internet was as BIG as it is now, I remember thinking about all the bands that were out there playing music that I had never heard of. Bands that I would never hear. I felt out of control.

Sure, there were bands that I loved listening to on mainstream radio and seeing play live in my area, but I was fully aware of the fact that there was no way that I was even getting a fraction of what was really going on musically around the country – or the world for that matter.

Fast forward to the present, and luckily the internet has been a key to helping solve my quandary. I can now easily access bands’ music online, however, the amount of music seems infinite and overwhelming at times, which can also hinder the process of discovering new bands.

I started because I wanted a place online where I could help myself and others discover new music and to spread the GOOD word about bands, musicians and artists – established and new. Signed and unsigned. All genres. Everywhere. I love receiving emails from bands and artists wanting to share their music. I also enjoy publishing their information on

There has been a large volume of news, music and review requests coming into my inbox as of late, and it frustrates me that I can’t publish all of it, as there’s only one me here, and only so many hours in the day.

At this point, my solution to this problem is to ask unsigned, signed and/or indie bands, musicians and artists to please leave a comment (not too long) with information about your music along with a couple links, so that readers can learn about you, listen to you – and hopefully buy your music.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

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By: Jenny May

Broccoli Music exclusive interview + Bollocks To Poverty campaign

Broccoli Music

Since 2005, Broccoli Music has been helping to establish new bands and Djs in the live music scene, with their promotions team putting on monthly band nights around London …

Broccoli Music

Parka - Bollocks to Poverty
Parka – Bollocks to Poverty

Since 2005, Broccoli Music has been helping to establish new bands and Djs in the live music scene, with their promotions team putting on monthly band nights around London and occasionally other cities around England.

Not only is Broccoli Music helping bands and Djs through their own events – with some of the unsigned bands that they’ve worked with going on to get record deals – along with Myspace, they’re also actively supporting ActionAid’s Bollocks To Poverty campaign.

I raise a toast to Mikee and Katie for supporting live music – and for taking the time to answer a few questions in this exclusive interview for

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Signed and unsigned bands promote music and submit news

It’s great to see that so many new Guest Music Bloggers have been submitting news at Band Weblogs. Guest Music Bloggers so far have included band members, solo artists, management, entertainment companies, pr companies, record companies and more who have come here to promote bands and music. Signed bands, unsigned bands and indie bands are all welcome to submit their music news at Band Weblogs.

I have quite an interest in knowing what’s going on in the music industry as well as keeping up with band news and new releases that are coming out.

Bands and artists – please read: Promote Your Music and leave a comment

It became difficult for me to keep track of all that is going on in the music world, so I figured the best way would be to have guest bloggers submit their own music news for not only me to read but for their fans and potential new fans to read as well.

There is quite a mix of information here, but the good thing is that it’s all music all the time. By reading some of the music news that gets submitted, new releases and gig dates, I’ve discovered quite a few new unsigned bands and signed bands that I really like (whether signed to an obscure indie label or a well known record company) that I would never have heard of otherwise.

If the guest blogger entry or news submission catches my eye, it’s easy to follow the included links to hear the band or artist. With the easy accessibility of the internet and band websites, this has become the most convenient way ever to listen to music. Pretty cool!

Bands and artists – please read: Promote Your Music and leave a comment

By: Jenny May

10 reasons why music blogs are great for bands

I could talk all night about music, blogs, bands and musicians. Rather than chew your ear out, instead, to save time I thought I would add a condensed version of my thoughts about music blogs. I’ve written before about band blogs and promotion, but now feel that this is a good time to bring up music blogs and how beneficial they are to bands and artists.

A quick sum up of what a music blog is: a blog about bands and music.

Comments are welcome if you have additional ideas and thoughts.

Okay, let’s get started:

1. Promotion
Music blogs are amazing promotional tools for bands. They are their own mini buzz machines. If the blogger likes the band they’re writing about great, if not they’ll still probably link to the band for readers to check out for themselves and at that point, readers and potential fans can make their own minds up.

2. Links
As the population on the internet continues to grow, it becomes more difficult for new up and coming bands and artists and their music to be ‘found’ by potential fans. When a music blogger adds links to bands either in a blog entry or on their sidebar, this helps expose the band more to the public eye.

3. Music
Music bloggers writing about music on a daily basis will most likely be linking to the band website and/or adding mp3s for readers to hear first hand what the blogger is writing about. If they are adding mp3s to their blogs, hopefully they’re getting permission from bands to do so.

4. Videos
For bands with videos, websites like Myspace and YouTube have made it easy for bloggers to embed video codes onto blogs. Videos are excellent on music blogs as the reader not only gets to read about the band, but can also hear the band and watch their video.

5. Fans
If a particular band is being written about favorably by influential, popular and/or trusted bloggers then there is a great chance that new fans will be made from readers of music blogs. As mentioned before, even if what the blogger is writing isn’t favorable, then there is the chance the reader simply won’t agree.
6. Community
There are quite a few music bloggers out there who dedicate blogs to specific bands and music styles ranging from jazz, blues, rnb, country, folk, punk, rock and more as well as blogs with various music topics. This can create a community of dedicated readers, subscribers and commenters who visit the blogs frequently.

7. Sales
Numbers 1-6 above could all lead to sales of music for bands and artists. Whether music blogs have direct links to artist downloads and online CD stores or if a reader decides to go out to a music shop to buy a CD after learning about a new band or album/single release after reading about it on a blog, then the music blog was indeed influential to the sale!

8. Live Show Dates
Fans are always interested to know when their favorite band will be playing live in their hometown. Music blogs help to keep the reader informed and reminded of tour dates, shows, gigs and live music events.

9. Opinion
Music blogs are great places to go for readers to find out what other people are thinking of a certain band, musician, singer. A blog search in Google or Technorati for “music blogs” can result in hundreds of current conversations taking place.

10. Easy Access
It’s so easy to find music blogs by doing a search on Google or to go to blog directories and browse their music categories. Music blogs also tend to link to and recommend other blogs on their sidebars.


11. Free
For now, most music blogs are free (hopefully it stays that way). The information about bands, opinions, music, videos and podcasts are free for music lovers to devour!

Bands who want to request a review from a music blogger can usually get in touch by contacting them via an email address provided on the blog or a contact page. adds a twist to all that is written above. Bands and artists can come here to promote themselves, in their own words as Guest Music Bloggers. PR agencies, record companies and band/artist management can also send in formal press releases and news of bands for publication on Band Weblogs. I also like to write about bands and music here, from a singer/musician point of view.

By: Jenny May

Music publicists and record companies submit band + music press releases for distribution

Music publicists, pr agencies, record companies, band/artist management, bands and artists that have music press releases and music news to distribute online, can submit entries to Band Weblogs.

When submitting press releases & music news (including band links, music, videos links and more) just send an email with the entries and images ready for publication.

Please note: not all entries will be published, and accepted submissions may be edited.

Independent, signed and unsigned bands and musicians are also welcome to submit entries with press, gig dates, tour schedules and more.

Adding guest music blogger entries is free, quick and easy. Please include an image with the press release or news item. All guest blogger entries and press will be reviewed and will only be published if approved.

Entries and articles on Band Weblogs receive a wide range of distribution and have appeared on websites such as Reuters, Austin American Statesman, Fox News, USA Today, Virgin Radio and more.

Established in January 2005 by Jenny May, Band Weblogs features band blogs + music blogs, Band Weblogs Podcast Show (with airplay on CBS’ KYOU Radio), free promotion for bands, commentary, band introductions, band interviews, press releases, music news, reviews, tour dates and new releases.

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