Last week I got a very nice mail looking to plug a new music site:
‘I’m not sure if this would interest you at all but wanted to pass on the link to a new website called YouBloom.
It’s a new social networking and e-commerce website set up with independent artists in mind – to help them to make make real money (unlike MySpace etc which just make money from the artists)! It was set up by Irish Musician Phil Harrington and is backed by Sir Bob Geldof.
Admittedly I am involved with the website. I have been helping bring artists on site for the last few months, since I was introduced to the concept by a friend, but would love for you to take a look at the site anyway – even if it turns out to be of no interest to you.’
I normally wouldn’t post these, but I’m a sucker for flattery ;) and the poster had taken the time to read my blog a little. It also looks like the site allows bands to offer free MP3 downloads of their tunes, which IMO is a key factor for bands trying to get promotion.