Interns Wanted!
Aug201421

Powderfinger Promotions is currently seeking Publicity and Radio Promo interns for Fall 2014!!!

This isn’t one of those coffee-fetching, pick up the dry cleaning type internships.  This is the kind where you’ll be a hands-on part of the team.  You’ll have real responsibilities, learn all kinds of stuff, and have some fun in the process!

Radio Promotion Intern:

We’re looking for someone to do the real job of a College Radio Promoter starting sometime between now and mid-September.  You will be responsible for contacting 100+ radio stations across the U.S. and Canada to promote new music for airplay.

Music Publicity Intern:

You’ll be responsible for writing press releases, doing research, and contacting writers and editors across North America and Europe.

Internship positions are unpaid, but offer college credit, transportation reimbursement, and other cool perks.  Powderfinger is a short walk from the Framingham commuter rail station and has parking available.  And it’s wicked cool.  Did we mention that?

If you’re interested, please send along a resume and cover letter to david@powderfingerpromo.com.

P.S.  Here’s the official “about us…”

We promote new rock, indie rock, jazz, americana, jamband, singer/songwriter, folk, reggae, and new world to radio and writers across North America.  Publicity also reaches into parts of Europe.  We have promoted new releases by many artists, including 311, The Bad Plus, Bernie Worrell (Parliament-Funkadelic and Talking Heads), String Cheese Incident, Dresden Dolls, Maceo Parker, Jimmy Destri (Blondie), Bob Schneider, Elvin Bishop, Gov’t Mule, Michelle Shocked, Steve Winwood, Medeski Martin & Wood, and many (many) others…

5 Tips for Successfully Engaging Fans on Facebook
Aug201420

By Gracie Van Brunt

We all have this frustration when we post something we think is cool and get no recognition for it. Here are 5 tips to help you gain exposure on the massive social media ocean that is Facebook!

1.  The Economy of Words…Get to the Point, Don’t Over-Speak:

What my father used to tell me when I was little is the best way to get AND keep peoples’ attention is by keeping it short and sweet I realize now that as much as we want to believe that people really care what we have to say, the hard truth is….they don’t. Everyone has a life of their own and things already occupy their time and interests. If you really want to get someone’s attention and get them interested, you must keep your words short, sweet and to the point. In the words of John Mayer, “Say What You Need To Say.” [READ MORE]

8 Tips on Overcoming Writer’s Block
Jul201428

By Gracie Van Brunt

Gracie is an intern here at Powderfinger Promotions and attends Berklee College of Music as a singer-songwriter

~http://www.gracievanbrunt.com ~Twitter: @gracievb

We all have moments where we can’t come up with anything to write about -or at least anything interesting. Moments like these make us feel like our brains our made of grammatical mush like that of a newborn baby who can’t speak yet. But fear not and don’t let this block keep you from writing your best work yet! Here are 8 tips on songwriting from some of the best songwriters of all time as well as some of our current and past artists!

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