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January 20, 2010


Newsletter #128

Hello from Ariel!

In This Week's Issue:

  1. Where’s Ariel?
  5. FEATURE INTERVIEW: Daniel Wise – Songshooter

Where's Ariel?


How To Create A Grand Slam Music Marketing Plan

Co-sponsored by NARIP & The Music & Media Entertainment Alliance

Thursday, January 21, 2010 6:00 p.m. at Fordham University (Lincoln Center) in New York, NY

$20 for members
$40 Non members



David Homyk – New York, NY
Pop, Rock, Soul

Singer, writer, and producer all in one, David Homyk’s music can be described as a blend of Maroon 5 and James Blunt, often mixed with a Timbaland-style production. David is known to put on high energy live performances, juggling piano, guitar, and various instruments on stage. A producer by trade, David has made recordings for many well known artists including Beyoncé and her sister Solange.



Sound Advice TV!

Music Success in Nine Weeks v. 2 by Ariel Publicity
Category: Music, Business, Social Media

This is the third series of Sound Advice TV! In the upcoming weeks, I will be going over the lessons contained in the newly released 2nd edition of my book, Music Success in Nine Weeks. I've brought a few friends along with even better tips for musicians.

Check it out and Subscribe Today!

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Featured Blog:
The Painted Man

The Painted Man is a blog dedicated to promoting good music, movies, beer, and culture... with a strong focus on independent music. They write reviews, feature videos, and so much more!


Featured Podcast:

The first podcast dedicated to commentary, interviews and news related to Beauty Pageants in the U.S.A. They discuss the ever changing face of pageants in this country and give exposure to the wonderfully talented young women that participate in pageants.

Featured Station:
Indie Music Sampler Radio

A former DJ and musician from near Portland, Oregon presenting samples of independent music hoping listeners will encourage artists and buy their stuff. Musically, the program is centered on the Pop genre, wandering into folk, blues and rock territories as well.

Stats: Podcast receives 300 downloads per week

Daniel Wise – Songshooter

Join the Songshooter Revolution

Q) What is Songshooter?

A) Songshooter is a new way to promote your music to an audience you might not typically have the chance to be exposed to.  We have created a song of the day module that once you are selected and put in rotation, you are the only featured artist for an entire 24 hours.  We’re not talking online radio where you’re lucky to get heard once every 8 hours.  This is direct exposure to the music loving public.
Q) How does it work?

A) You submit music on the homepage at the top right.  After being submitted, your music goes through a review by a panel of industry professionals, AND plain old music aficionados with great ears.  Once everyone gives the thumbs up, we let you know that you’ve been chosen.  We usually pick between 4 and 6 songs per artist to feature, so please submit everything.  The reason we choose so many is because the site population typically comes every 3 to 4 days.  With that many songs, you are bound to hit everyone at least once or twice.  We then ask for some stories to go with each song, and some inside stuff for Billy Thin’s joint (blog).  Billy is the online “host if you will.  If he knows you, he will know what to write, but if not, he will need some things to talk about, about you or your band.  That way, there is someone other than you advocating for you on the site. This is proving to be very powerful and a great way to help you build fans.  Your songs are then placed into a random rotation with 3 other artists.  When you come up, you have the attention of the entire population for a whole day.
Q) Why did you create this?

A) I felt like this site would be fun since it has a social networking aspect, and a great new way to build fans for great music that typically gets unnoticed out there.  It started out as a hobby, but is now quickly developing into a full time thing.
Q) What makes you an authority on music?

A) Actually, nothing.  No one really is.  I know what I like, and have been producing records for over 20 years.  What i love is great songwriting.  Even after all the years in the music business, since starting this site, I am surprised just how much is out there that goes unheard.
Q) Who have been your favorites on the site so far?

A) Some of my favorites have been (and in no particular order):  Holly Beth Vincent, Finding Fiction, Libby Johnson, Free Range Overground, Big Moves, Mark Stuart and the Bastard Sons, Jones Street Station, these United states, and so many more that it’s impossible to name them all.  We love great music, great songs, and great artists.  If you’re one, please come to the site and get involved.  It will be good for you and us, and for the music industry in general.


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.

The Second Edition of Music Success in Nine Weeks is now available and has helped hundreds of musicians navigate the new music marketing landscape. "Sound Advice," her bi-weekly ezine and Internet TV series currently reaches an audience of over 20,000 music professionals. She is a contributing blogger for Music Think Tank, and Know The Music Biz.

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