GUEST POST: Kristina Esfandiari (Miserable, King Woman, NGHTCRWLR) – Top 10 Albums of 2019


It’s time for another Ghost Cult “End Of Year” Guest post! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe all month long! Today we are lucky to have a  list from Kristina Esfandiari, of projects like Miserable, King Woman, NGHTCRWLR, and more/ Kristina shares ten favorites’s from 2019, in no particular order. etc.

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #293: G Money On AOTY Lists and The All Decade List

At the end of every year, one of the most popular things in music is the Album of the Year Lists done by popular websites and music journalists. Being 2019, we are seeing a lot of End of the Decade lists too. Dumb and Dumbest #293 is streaming and it’s with G Money On AOTY Lists and The All Decade List! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #292: Why Your Band Isn’t Getting Signed

One of the issues with bands trying to reach for success is that they lack self-awareness or understand realistic goal-setting. Dumb and Dumbest #292 is streaming and it’s an all about Why Your Band Isn’t Getting Signed! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #291: Lady J Bookums of Indie Artist Blueprint

Setting realistic goals for the short, medium, and long-term are as key as the quality of your music and content when trying to “make it in music”. Dumb and Dumbest #291 is streaming and it’s an all about Lady J Bookums of Indie Artist Blueprint! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #290: Interview With Leah McHenry of Savvy Musician Academy

Marketing for your release seems complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. It starts with the right amount of strategy, tactics, and follow through! Dumb and Dumbest #290 is streaming and it’s an Interview With Leah McHenry of Savvy Musician Academy. Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #289: Interviewing Alex Haber Of Heavy New York

There is an art to conducting interviews with bands at scale and keeping them high on the quality scale! Dumb and Dumbest #289 is streaming and it’s all about Interviewing Alex Haber Of Heavy New York! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #288: Misconceptions About PR, Marketing and Advertising

Before you engage a publicist for your campaign, it’s crucial to know what is actually covered by PR and what isn’t! Dumb and Dumbest #288 is streaming and it’s all about Misconceptions About PR, Marketing and Advertising! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #287: End of Year Lists and You

End of Year Lists are a great way to not only get some free great content, it usually energizes your fans because people love to argue on social media about bands and opinions! Dumb and Dumbest #287 is streaming and it’s all about End of Year Lists and You! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

GUEST POST: Becky Laverty of Pioneer Music Press – 2018 in Review

 

Concluding our 2018 In Review guest posts from some of the UK’s rock/metal/alternative music publicists is Becky Laverty of Pioneer Music Press and Cappio Records. Not only does Becky work with a fine selection of the finest alternative, progressive, dark, occult, doomy and, primarily, artistic bands, her work with Damnation and The Roadburn Festival are the stuff of legends. In addition, she also takes time to write advice pieces for bands and others involved in the music industry. She is, indeed, the goodest of eggs and future pub quiz champion of the UK (2019)… Continue reading

GUEST POST: Donnay Clancy from The Noise Cartel – 2018 in Review

 

Not only is Donnay Clancy, publicist at The Noise Cartel, one of the friendliest (and most patient with us!) going, she also sends us great music from Century Media and Sumerian Records (amongst other labels), including acts such as Asking Alexandria, and Ghost Cult favourites At The Gates, and Between The Buried And Me. She also, as you will see, continues the theme of the UK’s metal PR people have THE best taste in music… Continue reading