Here live all sorts of publicity tools and information for venues / media / promo purposes. These are for promotional use and to invite friends to shows. Questions? Need anything else? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re publicizing a show, these are some of the best links to include:
http://mariancall.com (official website)
http://youtube.com/mariancall (performance videos)
http://mariancall.bandcamp.com/ (listen for free or purchase)
http://facebook.com/mariancallmusic (Facebook musician page)
Most events will also have a Facebook event page, which is very handy for inviting people. Facebook events can be viewed and shared at http://facebook.com/mariancallmusic.
You can find logos and photos to print in this web gallery: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ykg4gjp72l3h3x3/3aX9M3zcSn. Most are sized to print; if you need a different size of any images, or if you have trouble downloading, just send me the file name of the photo you want (email@example.com) and we’ll get you the version you need, if possible, ASAP.
If you use a photo, always give photo credit to Brian Adams, http://baphotos.com (Include the website.) These are all cleared for press use, both in print and online, but only if they are credited.
Need posters? Download one here (with space for show info): https://www.dropbox.com/s/2hn7zqaz6c36uex/MARIAN%20CALL%20POSTER%20copy.pdf. Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add show dates or arrange to print and ship to you.
You can find a tech rider here: http://mariancall.wordpress.com/publicity-tools/mc-tech-rider/
PRESS RELEASES / ANNOUNCEMENTS / BIOS
Here’s a sample bio, announcement, & press release; please doctor it to your needs as long as you don’t change the essential meaning. If you’re unsure about a change, just send it to me for approval and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. These are long-ish, trim as necessary.
Short Bio: Marian Call is a singer-songwriter based in Juneau, Alaska, who has made a name for herself by connecting online with fans around the world. Call’s music is soulful, honest, whimsical, and clever, often compared to Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson, and Sara Bareilles. Her quirky songs are loved by all types — tech geeks, church ladies, teenage groupies, NPR listeners, and urban hipsters worldwide. Marian has played concerts in all fifty United States, most major cities across Canada, and all over Europe, and she has released three studio albums and a live album through devoted fan support. Find more information or listen to her music for free at http://mariancall.com.
[Longer bio available at http://mariancall.com/press.php and in the sample press release below.]
Concert Announcement (the sort of thing you might submit to an online events calendar or your local paper): Alaskan singer-songwriter Marian Call visits ___[town]___ to play a funky acoustic __[all-ages/19+/21+]___ show at ____[venue] [date] [time]___ — featuring unforgettable original songs about love, life, Jane Austen, spaceships, and sharks. To learn more, or to hear her music for free, visit http://mariancall.com or http://facebook.com/mariancallmusic. This concert is ____[ticket price/availability]____. [Include the venue address or website if required.]
Sample Press Release (updated in April 2013, use whichever paragraphs are relevant for your needs):
Singer-songwriter Marian Call does things a little differently. Her albums are funded by fans, her songs are about spaceships, avocados, and Windows Vista, and she makes her home in Alaska. She has played in all fifty United States, all across Canada, and even in Europe on a wildly successful Kickstarted concert tour. Her music has been described by fans as “funky acoustic joy jazz” — she plays eclectic, humorous and heartfelt songs that reach across all ages and demographics. Her signature typewriter, rain stick, and kazoo can be heard in most of her performances.
Marian Call’s latest studio album, Something Fierce, is available now at MarianCall.com, as well as on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and wherever digital music is sold. Her newest album, Live in Europe, is available at exclusively at Mariancall.com and Bandcamp.com.
Call’s concerts are unlike any other, and she is most often compared to other artists noted for their uniqueness and whimsy — songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson, and Amanda Palmer. Marian Call releases music and tours under her own power without label support, and her crew of loyal fans on the internet has supported her through five years of intensive travel and recording.
In ____[state/region]___, Marian Call will play the _____[venue]______ on _____[date]_____ at ___[time]____ for _____[amount/ticket info/all ages or no]_____.
[If it’s a nerd/geek media outlet:] Marian Call is a singer-songwriter based in Juneau, Alaska. She has an international online following and the enthusiastic endorsement of a number of web celebrities such as Wil Wheaton, Felicia Day, Peter Sagal, and Adam Savage of the Mythbusters. She has played on the Jonathan Coulton Cruise and she has toured with w00tstock and the Ladies of Ragnarok (The Doubleclicks and Molly Lewis), warming the hearts of comic shop denizens across the country.