I haven’t posted anything all week because I’ve been sick - yet again. I’m like a giant petri dish for visiting germs this winter. So far I’ve had the stomach flu, some other achy flu, two colds and an ear infection. I was beginning to think I had strep because my throat’s been sore for almost a week and a half. But feeling much better today, which is great news, since it’s my birthday.
So for today I just want to share a quick note:
I’ve decided to make some minor format adjustments. From now on I will include bands recently signed to indy labels and bands already signed to what I like to think of as boutique labels - ie, labels either set up by the band in question to promote their own music, or labels that represent only one or two acts. I’m doing this for two reasons.
- I’m interested in promoting bands that self-distribute, whether through companies such as CD Baby or through their own “vanity” labels.
- I keep a running roster of bands I plan to write on each week, yet lately I’ve been finding that by the time I get around to focusing on them, many have been snatched up by labels. So, in the interest of the work I’ve already put into researching said acts, I will go ahead and write a brief bit about them anyway. However, if such bands find themselves signed to major labels, I figure they’ve already got a huge publicity machine ready to promote them, so I’ll just cross them off the list.
I will still focus primarily on unsigned bands, and when I diverge from this path, I will be sure to make note of it in my blog entries.
I will have new bands to write about early next week, so please be patient with me as I recollect myself and get back to work.