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STL Promo Paradigm

*Last updated 4/4/14*

Your Handy Dandy Guide to Booking & Promoting Your Show:
(Info. was collected by Steve Pohlman of Off Broadway, Laura Hamlett who previously did booking at Cicero's and then I.)

*If you are an artist that is working on releasing a new album, click HERE for advice on counting down to the release. For 5 tips on approaching music blogs, writers & other press, click HERE. For the 9 critical things you should know about publicity before you make your first move, click HERE. Last, but not least, any other questions you may have can more than likely be found HERE on this FAQ page. The guide is as follows:

Show listing information can be sent to the following addresses for publication purposes:

(Make sure you send your event or events well in advance, at least a month to two months, if possible.)

concerts (AT) kdhx (DOT) org
(This will get your event listed on their site.)
listings (AT) elevenmusicmag (DOT) com
(Send feedback & love letters to the above addy.)
music (AT) elevenmusicmag (DOT) com
(This is to submit music to their magazine.)
daniel.hill (AT) riverfronttimes (DOT) com
(This will get your event listed on their site.)
*See additional info. HERE for tips by the RFT.*
STL Today is STL's number one website. It offers free listings on their website and if you get them in before publication GO Magazine will list them for free. Visit HERE to add your event/events.

saintlouismusiciansunite (AT) gmail (DOT) com
(Email facebook event link or invite our profile.)
-This will get it listed on our calendar.
*Our calendar is also on the STL Music Press website & on the following fan pages: River Bend Musicians Unite , Play It Forward, Indio Radio & the Saint Louis Sinner Magazine.

Radio:

KPNT-FM -The Point Local Show

ATTN: Cornbread
The Powerhouse - Suite 100
401 S. 18th Street
St. Louis, MO. 63103
(Local show airs Sunday's 8pm-10pm CT)



K-SHE 95 - Local Produce Section
c/o Lauren Colvin
401 S. 18th Street
St. Louis, MO. 63103

If you want to reach people who want to hear music, the airwaves are a good place to start. Below are the most popular choices for independent music on the radio. 88.1 FM KDHX is a community radio station and very supportive of the live music scene in St. Louis. If you're booked at Off Broadway, for example,they want to hear about your show. But, you must contact them.

*Note: Please visit the site and make sure that your type of music will fit their publication.

musicdepartment (AT) kdhx (DOT) org

(They do accept full-length digital submissions.)

-Check their schedule and address to specific show or Attn Music Director KDHX-Check their schedule and address to specific show or Attn Music Director
ATTN: Music Director
3524 Washington Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63103
*Thanks to Langen of The Defeated County for the updated info on this item!

There are many different formats of programs on KDHX, and one may fit your band's style better than another. Check out the KDHX schedule for more details and playlists. The same will go for the following list of college radio stations, they are as follows:

KCLC (89.1 FM) - The Wood
Lindenwood University Radio
Phone: 636.949.4891
Snail Mail:
Lindenwood University
Attn Music Director:
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301
Follow up e-mail: FM891 (AT)lindenwood (DOT) edu
*Thanks to Langen of The Defeated County for the updated info on this item!

KSLU
Saint Louis University
ATTN: Music Director:
221 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, Mo. 63103
Follow up email: kslumusic (AT) gmail (DOT) com
kslu.stationmanager (AT) gmail (DOT) com
kslu.gm@gmail.com
*Thanks to Langen of The Defeated County for the updated info on this item!

KWUR (90.3 FM)
St. Louis Underground Radio
Washington University
Phone: 314.935.5952
Follow up email: music1 (AT) kwur (DOT)com
Snail Mail:
Attn: Music Director/ Henry Osman
KWUR 90.3 FM
Campus Box 1205
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63105
*Thanks to Langen of The Defeated County for the updated info on this item!


101.9 the U
The U: UMSL Student Radio
Attn: Music Director/ Marc Spingola
202 Millennium Student Center
One University BLVD.
St. Louis, Mo. 63121
Follow up email: sm (AT) umslradio (DOT) com
*Thanks to Langen of The Defeated County for the updated info on this item!

Webster University
The Galaxy Radio
8300 Big Bend Boulevard Sverdrup Hall 134
Saint Louis, MO 63119
STUDIO LINE 314-963-6080 OFFICE: 314-246-7503

KCFV-FM 89.5 The Wave
St. Louis Community College of Ferguson
KCFV
3400 Pershall Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63135-1499
Tim Gorry General Manager 314-513-4463
Steve Bai Faculty Advisor 314-513-4475
Sabrina Reitmeyer Program Director 314-513-4472
Or drop your CD off at the KCFV studios at the Florissant Valley. We are located in the Communications building in room C-101.

Indio-Radio
Attn: Kane Owner/Operator
2200 Gravois
St. Louis, MO 63104
Follow up email: radiokane (AT) gmail (DOT) com
*Thanks to Langen of The Defeated County for the updated info on this item!



Print & Web:

Many people who listen to music also read. Below are some print and internet contacts that would be worth your time to make your friends. The Riverfront Times is very supportive of the live music scene in St. Louis and they want to hear about your show.

Phone: 314.754.5966
Fax: 314.754.6416 - Specifiy "ATTN: Music Listings"

Daniel Hill - Music Editor
(Email him on site.)
Snail Mail:
The Riverfront Times
6358 Delmar Blvd., Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63130-4719
*For new releases contact: Christian Schaeffer
(If mailing, use the address below.)
He does the "Homegrown" review column.
music (AT) riverfronttimes (DOT) com

St. Louis Post-Dispatch & STLtoday.com
Gabe Hartwig (Editor) 314-340-8353
Email: ghartwig (AT) post-dispatch (DOT) com
Jody Mitori (Post-Dispatch asst. managing editor for features.) 314-340-8240
Email: jmitori (AT) post-dispatch (DOT) com
Kevin Johnson - Music Editor
kjohnson (AT) post-dispatch (DOT) com

Snail Mail:
Go! Magazine, St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
900 North Tucket Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63101

Eleven Magazine
Music, Community, and Culture in St Louis
Contact: Evan Sult - Editor in Chief,
deareleven (AT) elevenmusicmag (DOT) com

St. Louis Sinner Magazine
Contact: Chuck Foster - Editor in Chief
chuck (AT) theseattlesinner (DOT) com

St. Louis Magazine
Stefene Russell
Executive Editor
1600 S. Brentwood, Ste. 550
St. Louis, Mo. 63144
srussell (AT) stlmag (DOT) com
314-918-3011
Rosalind Early
Assistant Editor
rearly (AT) stlmag (DOT) com

Television:

KETC Channel 9 (The Nine Network)
Sydney Meyer - Project Manager
smeyer (AT) ketc (DOT) org
KETC Channel 9
3655 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63108
314-512-9137


Some other folks on the World Wide Web that can be helpful...

St. Louis Music Press
Contact: editor (AT) stlmusicpress (DOT) com

Inside STL
Contact: Justin Boyd - jboyd (AT) insideSTL (DOT) com
Smitty - Smitty (AT) insideSTL (DOT) com
Chris Reed - christopherreed (AT) charter (DOT) net

Metromix.com
Meaghan Manselm : manselm (AT) ksdk.com
Jason Gonsulen : jgonsulen2 (AT) yahoo.com

Riverfront Times A to Z Blog
(See contact form on website HERE.)

Alternatively, to e-mail events directly, drop a line to music (AT) riverfronttimes (DOT) com

Playback:stl
- Email music editor or live music editor on site.
http://playbackstl.com/contact-us

Do314.com
General Inquiries: sarah (AT) do314 (DOT) com
Advertising/Parterships: Aaron (AT) KnuckleRumbler (DOT) com
Register on site above and add your own event.

Daniel Durchholz
durchholz (AT) aol (DOT) com
*Freelance writer:
http://playitallnightlong.blogspot.com/

Roy Kasten
rfkasten (AT) swbell (DOT)net
*Freelance writer:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/roykasten

Highway 61
hwy61revised (AT)gmail (DOT) com
http://hwy61.wordpress.com/


Thomas Crone - 52nd City Blog
thomascrone AT) yahoo (AT) com

Jeff York - Dividing By Zero Blog
jeff707 (AT) gmail (AT) com

Musicsucks.net
hotstuff (AT) musicsucks (AT) net

ToastedRav.com
(Use contact form on website.)

Garagepunk.com
podcast (AT) garagepunk (AT) com

TroubleInRiverCity.com
(See contact form on website.)

MusicofTheHour.com
justin (AT) musicofthehour (AT) com

Speakers in Code
jgonsulen2 (AT) yahoo (AT) com

I Went to a Show
jessicamluther (AT) gmail (DOT) com

STLBlues.net
Contact: Publisher (AT) stlblues (DOT) net
St. Louis Blues Calendar
Click HERE for link to free
registration to include
your shows on their calendar.

College & Local Papers/Publications:

Washington University
Director of Multi-media at Student Life for Washington University.
matt.mitgang (AT) studlife (DOT) com

The Current
A&E Editor
University of Missouri – St. Louis
388 MSC
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, Mo. 63121
thecurrent (AT) umsl (DOT) edu
314-516-5174

Arch City Chronicle
Dave Drebes
Publisher/General Manager
3201 Arsenal St.
St. Louis Mo. 63118
info (AT) archcitychronicle (DOT) com
314-678-2931

ON THE EDGE OF THE WEEKEND is a product of the Edwardsville Intelligencer. For comments or questions regarding EDITORIAL CONTENT call 656.4700 Ext. 26 or fax 659.1677.
hwy61revised (AT) gmail (DOT) com
feedback (AT) edwpub (DOT) net
618-656-4700

My C News
Ofallon, MO.

Suburban Journals
Monika Kleban
Managing Editor
14522 S. Outer 40 Rd.
Chesterfield, Mo. 63017
mkleban (AT) yourjournal (DOT)com
314-821-1110

The Local Q is a site ran by Jessica Martin of the Quincy-Herald Whig feat. local music, etc.
info (AT) thelocalq (DOT) com
jmartin (AT) whig (DOT) com

The Telegraph
111 E. Broadway
P.O. Box 278
Alton, IL 62002
(618) 463-2500
telegraphweb (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Webster Journal
Kelley Kendall
Lifestyle Editor
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, Mo. 63119
kkendall (AT) webujournal.com
wujournal (AT) gmail (DOT) com

West End Word
Kara Krekeler
625 N. Euclid, Ste. 330
St. Louis, Mo. 63108
kara (AT) westendword (DOT) com
314-367-6612 x29

The University News
Arts Editor
Saint Louis University
BSC
20 N. Grand Blvd., Ste. 354
St. Louis, Mo. 63103
unews.slu (AT) gmail (DOT) com
314-977-2812


Going Out and About:

There's always the option of going to the people directly. The streets of South Grand, Cherokee Street and University City Loop are brimming with alienated youth, hipsters, and other musically inclined members of society. It might be worthwhile for you or your street team to poster the bulletin boards and bathroom doors of the local colleges. SLU, Webster, Washington University and UMSL are all good choices.

Euclid Records and Vintage Vinyl may have some promotional ideas, and will help you to set up an in-store performance.

Jim Utz at Vintage Vinyl
utz (AT) vintagevinyl (AT) com

CD Warehouse

Apop Records

The Record Exchange

Every person that comes to your show helps. The difference between a good night and a great night might be 5 to 10 people, so don't be shy, and don't be afraid to kiss some babies.


*More email addresses & sites will be added to this list, but for now just see our blogroll list and you can find a lot more sites to send information to for promotion, press releases, etc.

Do you have a promotional resource that you would like to see listed here for free? Just email the info. over to the following address:
saintlouismusiciansunite (AT) gmail (DOT) com