How Not to Get Press Here

Five years ago, about two thirds of the daily coverage you see here was created in house, independent of any persuasion from the publicity world. In March of 2020, the lockdown changed all that: pretty much one hundred percent of the content here since then has been generated by a pitch from one publicist or another (and we love you guys – so many of you do great work). That’s what happens when live music is criminalized, or venues are turned into the enforcement arm of a police state. Back in the good old days (early March 2020), it was always easy to find something interesting happening around town to cover here.

This is where you come in.

Over the years, New York Music Daily has covered everything from surf rock, to heavy metal, bluegrass, honkytonk, salsa, cumbia, Balkan and Middle Eastern music, Malian desert rock, Indian ragas, all kinds of psychedelia and plenty of jazz and classical music too.

Is what you do a good fit here? You’re here. You get the picture. This is a blog for people who like to read, who are smarter than your average bear and who are pretty omnivorous (which most people actually are, some of them just don’t know it yet). If you think this crowd should know about what you do, feel free to send a link to streaming audio, plus a mp3 download of your album or other recording that you’re looking to get exposure for, plus musician credits, to lucidculture [at] gmail [dot] com. 

If you don’t have anything officially recorded, that’s ok. A phone recording, a youtube or Bitchute clip is fine. It doesn’t have to be fancy.

Until we get rid of Bill DiBozo’s medical “passport,” listings for the monthly New York City live music calendar will be limited to outdoor shows, and concerts at venues that do not require medical “passport” surveillance. If you’re playing an unsurveilled concert, go ahead and send details: time, date, who’s playing, cover charge if any, links to streaming audio all are very helpful. Please help us all return to normal and do not participate in concerts which require the invasive and Orwellian medical “passport.” And please no cashless concerts: New York Music Daily represents all New Yorkers, including people who are locked out or have opted out of the bankster surveillance economy. Let’s make sure New York isn’t allowed to turn into an apartheid state. Please send all inquiries to lucidculture [at] gmail [dot] com.