November 21, 2007

Wonder why...

I’ve often asked myself why I hardly ever receive any mails from local Danish labels trying to promote new Danish releases. All regulars to this blog know about my passion for Danish artists, so I’d be more than happy to post (more or less) anything, if anyone asked! A few times I’ve tried to approach the labels (or artists) myself asking for permission to post a track, but often with little luck. So obviously I’m a bit puzzled (and some might even say frustrated) when I start receiving mails (including free songs to post) from labels promoting releases by Danish artists.
Two recent examples are Lust Lust Lust by The Raveonettes (out in the US on Feb 19, next year) and Mafia by EPO-555 (released in the US in May, this year). Two really fine and highly recommendable albums and obviously I'll do the little I can to help promoting them. But without whining too much, wouldn't I have loved getting those promo mails when the albums were released in Denmark?
+ The Raveonettes - Aly, Walk With Me
+ EPO-555 - Maid in China

4 comments:

Allan Cheng said...

I think I have the same issue with you but I have a far smaller blog. I've gotten no e-mails from a local (Toronto) band but many elsewhere. Granted most of the e-mails I get are for smaller bands but it's like there are that many huge bands out of Toronto.

Allan Cheng said...

but it's "not" like there are many huge bands out of Toronto.

I really got to re-read my comments.

stytzer said...

Ha - You probably have to re-read them :)

My theory is that the labels in Denmark don't believe in promoting through music blogs. It's just a theory, so hopefully I'm wrong.

Thomas Christensen said...

I received the exact same emails - it's such a joke...