PropertyOfZack is excited to be debuting a new Stellar Young music video for “We Own Nothing.” The band has been putting up all of their music via a Pay What You Want model, so you should get familiar with it here. Watch the video premiere below!
Hello, everyone. Today we are continuing our efforts to advise current and future musicians by sharing a guest post from our friends at Behind The Curtains Media focusing on the importance of understanding the ins and outs of music publicity. The person behind this feature has spent years in a band themselves, and it’s because of the lessons learned through those experiences that we are able to share this information today. If you have any questions about the content of the blog, or if you would like more information regarding the distributional services offered by Haulix, please email email@example.com and share your thoughts. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.
Since 2006 I’ve been on the artists’ side of the publicity world. I’ve worked with amazing publicists such as Raybee, Stunt Crew, The Cornerstone Agency, Big Picture Media and The Catalyst Publicity Group, to name a few. My job at the time felt like nothing other than reading up on features and occasionally doing interviews (which even then I needed numerous reminders). Thinking back and being in the position I’m currently in, I feel we were all spoiled brats and never truly understood the work that was being done behind the curtains.
I just quit my job and am diving back into independent publicity, with the experience of working directly with artists like 3 and Weerd Science for 9 years taking on responsibilities ranging from merch girl to street team coordinator to social media director to distribution consultation to day-to-day management to tour promotion to booking, and finally to PR. Mike Abiuso, The Venetia Fair, Switchbitch Studios, Switchbitch Records, and Behind The Curtains Media are a major inspiration. This is an excellent read.
That’s right, 3 is back! Today marked their first release since November 2011’s The Ghost You Gave To Me. The band has parted ways with Metal Blade Records and embarked on a truly DIY journey. A good majority of their 7 full-length albums were self-recorded, but “Sugarlife” is the first experiment with self-release for the band. They plan to continue releasing songs directly to their fans, on the 3rd of every month. Incredible!
Sales of “Sugarlife” will go right back into funding more recordings (I’ve got my fingers crossed for a full-length debut vinyl release) and into touring. 3 performs in the area around their hometown, Woodstock, New York, but have not gone on a full U.S. tour since their 2011 run with The Dear Hunter and Coheed and Cambria.
Check it out, and support!
P.S. The next chance to catch 3 live will be on Saturday, April 19th at Olive’s in Nyack, New York. They’re no strangers to the town, having performed at all-ages shows back in the day with Shabutie at spots like The Backdoor. It will be their first time ever performing at the legendary Olive’s, and their first Nyack show since 2008.
"Thesis" is the opening track from Walk Of Shame, my debut EP. The EP comes out this Tuesday, 2/25/2014. It’s gonna be available through a ton of digital retailers like iTunes but will be free/name your price on Bandcamp. CDs, t-shirts, and other silly things will be available at http://brotherless.bigcartel.com.