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Congrats to Morgan Heritage and Highly Suspect

It’s not everyday you get nominated for a Grammy award, and even rarer that you actually win! That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that Highly Suspect was nominated for Best Rock Album at the recent Grammy Awards presentation in Los Angeles. And we’re super thrilled to tell you that Morgan Heritage won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album. Continue reading →

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Fall 2015 Update!

2015 has been an exciting year for Powderfinger Promotions’ publicity department. We’ve incorporated new services to our digital promotions package including a new E-blast where our team creates a marketing email for the artist including press photo, streaming link, video, and marketing pitch to be sent to approximately 500 indie press contacts. Our goal is to obtain reviews and coverage for your new release. Check that out more details and pricing here.

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A Trio of Great Reviews for Charlie Wheeler!

The Charlie Wheeler Trio is getting some fantastic press.  Here’s what a few folks had to say:

“Gone is the standard blues-rock format in exchange for a more free-flowing fountain of rock ‘n’ roll ideas akin to, say, Gov’t Mule or The Black Crowes…I’m starting to find some good rock ‘n’ roll again…” (Aquarian Weekly)

“Solid blues rock with a small pinch of funk…Masterful rhythm that is very well spent…”  (Rootstime)

“The Charlie Wheeler Trio is one of those hard working bands who are trying to gain traction is the highly competitive field of American blues bands. Their new album should push them a little closer to the top…”  (Cashbox)

The band’s new album “Rewind” is available now.  Here’s “Big City Blues” for your listening pleasure …

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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”

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Powderfinger Turns 20!

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. Continue reading →

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8 Tips on Overcoming Writer’s Block

Gracie van Brunt 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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Powderfinger: Nurture the Urge

Powderfinger Promotions–Independent Radio Promotion and Publicity. Since being founded in October 1994, Powderfinger has come to be regarded as a top indie radio promotion and publicity firm with ties across North America.