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January 13, 2009

The Best Band Promotion Blogs of 2009

Filed under: Band News — ian @ 4:25 pm

Aesthetic Artery: Blog on design, photography, music, and more - in a new blog formatOf course I read loads of blogs! In fact, I read much, much more and a hell of a lot quicker and better than I write (sadly). In 2009 I shall be visiting daily, reading and digesting six scrumptious blogs and I’m recommending them to you too. Firstly there is Aesthetic Artery, which is the odd one out because it’s not about band promotion. Aesthetic Artery is about design, photography, music, books and film - I love the look and feel of this blog and I’d like to know a bit more about the author Andrew Raggio - he seems a very interesting person. I only know Aesthetic Artery is by Andrew Raggio because is says so in the source code!

The five essential blogs, in alphabetical order, are: Gigdoggy (I really like this blog) with the mini strapline of "The way bands do it" Gigdoggy reflects and comments on the music industry from a band’s perspective.

Jimmy Shelter’s Giglog is what I would call a "good old fashioned blog", for Gods sake don’t get me wrong or be put off, by that I mean his blog contains loads of interesting links within concise articles - I was surprised not to find a link to Unsigned Band Promotion nestling in there ;)

Music Think Tank and New Music Strategies are kith and kin and should be read from cover to cover. These two are really great blogs for getting the old grey matter working. I find them SO absorbing, I read and my mind is away thinking about stuff I hadn’t thought of before - wonderful :)

Brian Hazard’s Passive Promotion blog is the one that intrigues me the most though. I am really wondering where it’s going and how it’s going to end up. This blog is a journey, a slowly unfolding story of Brian’s efforts to self promote his latest album. If you are a band traveling down the same path, there are a number of well written promotion and marketing ideas. I thought I read somewhere (I can’t find where) that it will be made into an eBook - maybe that’s just me reading into things.


  1. Good run down of blogs, I’m really into Gigdoggy’s vibe and take on things and like you love reading through the wisdom on New Music Strategies. I’ve also been checking out and Seth Godin’s for similar commentary and thinking.

    Andy -

    Comment by Andy — January 19, 2009 @ 4:40 pm

  2. Thanks Andy, not too keen on Seths blog for myself, but I do dip in every now and then, just to keep up with the Joneses.

    I’m liking the way your website is taking shape BTW :)


    Comment by ian — January 20, 2009 @ 4:31 pm

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