promotion help

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by saemskin, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. saemskin

    saemskin Active Member

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    So I'm nearly finished with the last 2 tracks of my album, the others are already mastered and ready to go. Tomorrow night I hope to finish, then probably by Tuesday/Wednesday I'll have 2 redbook ready cd's in hand.
    I have the artwork I plan to use either completed or in the works.

    My questions are these:

    -does anyone know of a place I can go to for printing the inserts and getting the discs pressed? I plan to run 500 copies, I really would prefer a place that will do a comlete packaging job, numbered, shrink wrapped, etc... ready to go. I live in Toledo Ohio, but I dont really think locality is important. Quality, speed, and reliability are the most important factors. Would 2 weeks be out of line here? My original release date was planned to be August 26, my 30th birthday, and that's looming ever closer.

    -I'm making a list of potential magazines to take an ad out in. I have a tentative collaborator to buy space with. The list of magazines in my price range and in my genre is pretty short. What I dont have ready access to is information on podcasts, college radio stations, etc.. that play industrial/IDM/experimental type of stuff who I can contact for promotion and/or send a copy to. I dont really know how to go about this part, but I have an idea. Know what I mean?

    Any ideas or any information you think may be useful to me I would sincerely appreciate.
     
  2. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

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    There are all kinds of good places to get your material done.

    I would suggest you contact Jeff Picoult at Wavewerks here in Cleveland. http://www.wavewerks.com/ Jeff does outstanding work and is very reasonably priced.

    Best of luck!
     
  3. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

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    Wish you success:

    http://industrialradio.org/modules/news/

    http://www.podcast.net/show/32622
     
  4. saemskin

    saemskin Active Member

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    Thanks for the links guys. Very much appreciated.
    Jeff from Wavewerks emailed me this morning, I'm going to give him call when I have all the artwork together. His pricing is good.
    :cool:
     
  5. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

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    And he is a GREAT person to work with. Highly recommended.
     
  6. Robak

    Robak Active Member

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    I wish you good luck! My 30th birthday is August 25. :)
     
  7. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Well-Known Member

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    what about http://discmakers.com ? We advertise them here re banner above the forums, they are our main forum supporter. Curious and important question. Has anyone used them?
     

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