Being a musician means there are a lot of people out there doing exactly what you're doing, working toward the same goals. How do you stand out of the crowd when it comes to getting a promoter's attention? Ari Herstand is here to tell us how.
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Getting Past the Gatekeepers
by Ari Herstad
I desperately wanted to get my song "Last Day" on Grey's Anatomy because I thought it was just perfect for the show. So I researched who the music supervision company for the show was and discovered they had a blog. I read up on the blog and found that one of the music supervisors in the office wanted some Samoas Girl Scout cookies and couldn't find any. I quickly went out and bought some and sent her a package of Samoas (Carmel Delights) along with my CD and a handwritten note with my email address included.
I didn't follow up, SHE ACTUALLY CONTACTED ME and thanked me for the cookies and said she'd try to place a song. She hasn't, but I've developed a cordial email relationship and she always replies to my emails now.
Read more here!
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The FestivalNet Giving Tree
Our Giving Tree supports organizations working to make the world a better place. FestivalNet Staff members take turns selecting organizations to receive a percentage of our gross revenues. This month's Giving Tree was chosen by our brilliant programmer, Richard Cepas. Richard has selected the Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital to receive this month's donation. This organization provides expert pediatric care for infants, children and teens with some of the most challenging medical problems in our community and around the world.
To learn more about our Giving Tree program and to see past donation recipients, please visit this page.
Lewiston Council on the Arts