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. These days, practically one hundred percent of the content here is 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 when life was normal (early March 2020), it was always easy to find something interesting happening around town to cover here. These days, unfortunately, nobody at this blog has the time to spend hours surfing Bandcamp or Soundcloud to find the diamonds in the debris.

That’s 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.

New York Music Daily can also review your show, if there are no lockdown restrictions involved and there’s subway service to where it’s happenng – even if it’s clandestine. In order to protect everyone, the actual date and location won’t be disclosed.

The writeup will be dated sometime between August 13, 2011 – the day this blog went live – and March 16, 2020, any day within that time frame that you prefer. When it’s published, you will be provided with a shortlink that further disguises when it actually appeared. If you’re game, email lucidculture [at] gmail [dot] com – you will receive a response directing you to a secure email where details can be exchanged. Considering how many thousands of reviews have been published here in almost ten years, there is no way anyone could mine this blog’s data to figure out who’s playing clandestinely. If there are band members who prefer not to be identified, or would like their identity disguised, that’s fine. New York Music Daily is willing to push the limits of where genuine reportage becomes fiction in order to help you get your musical career back on track.

The monthly New York City live music calendar is back! Concert listings are welcome: time, date, who’s playing, cover charge if any, links to streaming audio all are very helpful. Please, no shows with lockdowner restrictions, and 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. Please send all inquiries to lucidculture [at] gmail [dot] com.