From: Indie Contact Newsletter [indiecontactnewsletter_at_rogers_dot_com]
Sent: 27 May 2009 15:43
Subject: [Newsletter] 43 Places to Promote Your Music - May 2009

A monthly newsletter that helps Musicians, Songwriters and Labels gain valuable exposure for their music.

Every month we send out a fresh list of places where you can submit your music for review, radio airplay, distribution etc. All genres of music are covered. Monthly draws include a Shure SM58 Microphone and a copy of The A&R Registry.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Publications that will Review Your CD
3. Radio Shows that will Play Your Songs
4. Labels/Vendors/Services that will Help You to Sell Your Music
5. Sites Where You Can Upload Your Band's MP3s or Videos
6. Helpful Music Resources for Your Band
7. "Goals Shape the Present, Not the Future" by Derek Sivers

This Month's Newsletter Draw

A Shure SM58 Microphone
-  Randy Jacobson, Maple Valley, WA

This Month's Venue Bible Draw
                                                                           what's this?
A Shure SM58 Microphone
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2. Introduction

Welcome to the May Indie Contact Newsletter.

This month CD Baby Founder, Derek Sivers, presents a short
but thought-provoking article on how to determine whether
or not your various goals are worth holding on too. It's a very
interesting perspective. It will help you to focus your energy
towards the key areas of your career.

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As is the case every month, there is a large group of new
contacts that can help you to gain more exposure for your
music. So dig in and enjoy the May edition of the Indie
Contact Newsletter!

David Wimble
Editor, The Indie Contact Newsletter

To view May's music listings and this month's article,
visit the web address at the bottom of this newsletter.

I'll also place the address here. For some reason the address at the
bottom of this page has not been showing up for some of you.



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