Powderfinger’s Year in Review

We just finished counting, and…it was a great year for Powderfinger artists! Over the last 12 months, we’ve seen the following artists go to #1 on the Relix/Jambands.com charts:

  • Mike Gordon: “Overstep” (2 months!)
  • String Cheese Incident: “Song In My Head” (2 months!)
  • Umphrey’s McGee: “Similar Skin”
  • Moe.: “No Guts, No Glory”
  • Kyle Hollingsworth: “Speed Of Life” (2 months!)
  • Primus: “Primus & The Chocolate Factory”


But wait … there’s more! Our artists hit the AAA charts, the CMJ charts, the AMA Americana charts, and more!

  • Brothers Keeper (w. John Popper) “Todd Meadow”: #57 FMQB AAA
  • Mighty Mystic: #1 Most Added CMJ New World radio
  • Primus: #21 CMJ AAA -AND- #51 CMJ Top 200!
  • The Motet: Debuted on the CMJ Top 200
  • Turkuaz: Debuted on the CMJ Top 200
  • Mark Egan: Top Jazz Add at JazzWeek and CMJ
  • Spirtual Rez: #1 Roots Music Report Caribbean Chart
  • Moe.: #26 CMJ AAA
  • Nick Moss Band: #66 AMA Americana chart
  • Moon Hooch: #35 CMJ Jazz
  • Kevin Kinsella: #13 CMJ New World & #1 Roots Music Report Reggae


Our publicity team did a tremendous job getting the word out! We promoted over 40 shows this year, got one of our artists their own video premiere on Magnet, and collected artist reviews from publications like Goldmine, Rootstime, Cashbox, FAME, Aquarian Weekly, and more. Here are just a few:

  • Reed Turner: “Utterly Outstanding 4.5/5 stars” (Maverick Country )
  • Amy Fairchild: “If this stone-cold roots-pop beauty doesn’t catch on, it’s everybody’s else’s fault…” (Goldmine)
  • Brothers Keeper: “Todd Meadows is an album to be explored and savored as its textures and layers provide an ever changing listening experience.” (Cashbox)
  • Madison King: “Onward & Upward has ‘radio’ and ‘charts’ written all over it, every single cut…” (FAME)


2015 is shaping up to be another great year. If you’ve got new music coming out, let us know! We’d love to help your music reach an even wider audience!


HUGE congrats to Powderfinger artist Kevin Kinsella!!!  His new release “Riding Higher Still” just cracked the Top 10 on the Billboard Reggae Charts!

Check out “Morning Time” off (the Billboard charting!) “Riding Higher Still”…


Powderfinger Promotions Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Iconic radio promotion and publicity agency has helped artists from The Dresden Dolls to Umphrey’s McGee achieve massive success.

BOSTON – September 11, 2014

Celebrating their second decade of service to the music community, Powderfinger Promotions has deftly navigated a rapidly evolving music industry to help introduce new music to an eager audience.

“We’ve nurtured relationships with hundreds of radio stations across the country,” explains founder David Avery. “Those relationships build trust, so that when we reach out with new music, they’re excited to hear what we’ve got to share.” Those relationships have helped propel hundreds of artists onto important radio charts published by CMJ, FMQB, Americana Music Association, Relix/Jambands.com, JazzWeek and Roots Music Report.



“I can not imagine not having Powderfinger as part of the moe.team,” says John Topper, Moe.’s manager. “Their insight, advice, effort they have given to our projects over the last 15 years has helped us immensely.” Powderfinger’s reach isn’t limited to radio. Publicity and tour support play a strong role in helping bands achieve their professional goals.

“We help drive fans to your shows, generate meaningful press coverage, and keep your online platforms up-to-date and engaging,” says Melissa Ziegler, Powderfinger’s Head of Publicity. The team at Powderfinger Promotions wants to share this milestone.

The first two bands to mention this press release will receive 20% off any Powderfinger service. If you’re about to release new music, this could be your lucky day. More information and official rules can be found at www.powderfingerpromo.com/anniversary.

Press Contact: Melissa Ziegler – Head of Publicity

About Powderfinger: Powderfinger Promotions–Independent Radio Promotion and Publicity. Since being founded in 1994, Powderfinger has come to be regarded as a top indie radio promotion and publicity firm with ties across North America. Clients include Moe., Stanley Clarke, The Dresden Dolls, Umphrey’s McGee, The Bad Plus, Rachael Sage, and hundreds of others.

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