You Just Handed me a CDR and Walked Away

Did your band just follow me on social media and then never do anything more than like a post or two?

What you're doing is the cyber-equivalent of handing me a CDR at a show and walking away.

A bit about me:

I played in all sorts of bands from 1991 to 2001.
I booked shows. I built websites for bands. I published zines.
I founded back in 2001.
I was the founding editor of for AOL Music.
I’ve been doing socials and websites with A+ music publicists since 2014 (that’s what Close Mondays is).
I ran Skull Toaster up until 2018.

In those 28 years I have never discovered or fallen in love with a band because someone handed me a CDR and walked away.

But during those 28 years I've made a lot of friends, and those friends were in bands, or ran labels or distros or booked shows. I discovered and fell in love with a lot of great bands because of that.

So if you think randomly following me on Twitter is going to help you, you're wasting your time. And it's a shame, because I know a lot of great people in the music industry, like publicists, engineers, A&R people, writers, editors, label owners, managers, bloggers, promoters, and tour managers.

Use this advice if you want. @reply me on Twitter, or shoot me an email

Let's be friends. 

Then maybe I'll listen to your music. 

(This was originally written on March 28, 2012)

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