To our amazing Presskit.to users!
It has been a little over a year since we released Presskit.to into public beta and we couldn’t be happier with how far we’ve come in such a short time. With your help, we have grown to over 4,000 creative users who are building & distributing Presskits to promote their initiatives. We’re also working with some really top level names in the industry, from chart-topping artists like Karmin, to fine arts institutions like Berklee College of Music and label service legends Caroline Distribution (UMG). My team and I have heard some incredible success stories of how our ‘kits have helped users get professional representation, press or blog coverage, sponsorships, gigs, jobs, scholarships and new customers, and it’s an honor to have played a role in these developments.
One of the coolest things we’ve discovered is that musicians aren’t the only creators using Presskit.to; Actors, comedians, producers, directors, authors, voice-over artists, public speakers, app developers, and even street performing contortionists are building ‘kits to promote their creative talents. I’ve already been a professional carnie, musician, tour manager, marketing director, label exec., session player, and now - an aspiring tech entrepreneur. It makes perfect sense for us to create a tool that caters to the greater Creator community, which is why I’m extremely excited to announce our new theme that we’re calling “Gray Steel”. It’s a little more gray than blue, but it’s still really, really, really ridiculously good looking.
Doug, our fearless CTO and our Dev Wizard, Mr. Steve Callan have been working their butts off on this new look and functionality after numerous discussions we had with musicians, actors, directors, and publicists looking to have a “Media Spotlight” section at the top of each ‘kit. This addition allows actors to put their reel front & center without making people go to the videos section of the media tab to view it, or for musicians to highlight a new track or video.
Note: We didn’t do any magic to embed this… Just pasted the embed code from the control panel.
Gray Steel Theme RSVP
We’re rolling out Gray Steel to all INDIE and PRO users starting this week, but fill out the form below to be first in line to make the switch! For a limited time there will also be an opportunity for Starter users to switch to the Gray Steel theme with a one time upgrade fee of $5. We’ll post more details on this on the blog in the coming days, but in the meantime we’d love to know what you think of Gray Steel in the comments!
Changes to our Subscription Plans: Presskit.to for Creators & Business
We also recently announced our Presskit.to for Business product category for entertainment companies, agencies, and labels, to help them manage the mess of having too much media to organize & distribute. This is a major step forward for us as a company and we’re pleased to be launching the product with our friends at Caroline Music.
With this evolution we’re adjusting our subscription plans a little. You’ll notice two categories now: Creators and Business. For Creators, the Starter plan will continue to be free, but we’ve introduced a new plan called INDIE for $4.99/mo. which allows you to create three Presskits and gives you a slew of other features including the Gray Steel theme and personalized backgrounds. The existing PRO plan that we’ve had since we launched public beta last year is moving into the Business category featuring all of the same awesome features as it did before, plus the new Gray Steel theme and personalized backgrounds. The new price for PRO is $20/mo. for new users.
As early adopters, existing PRO users will keep their PRO features and won’t be charged a penny more even though the price is going up for new users. :) More info regarding these changes will be posted on the blog and help site, but if you have questions in the meantime please reach out to our awesome support team at email@example.com
Presskit.to for Business
Refreshed Homepage and Logo
You’ll also see that we decided it was high time to give our homepage and logo a facelift. As much as I liked the script look and found it a little bit of a hat tip to the old days, we wanted something bolder and more defined. We hope you like it!
New Presskit.to Logo
Thank you all for being with us as we continue to grow and develop tools to help advance your career. We care deeply about helping artists of all disciplines find ways to build sustainable careers in the arts, and we couldn’t do it without you and your feedback. Please let us know what you think of our service and request the new theme when you have a second. I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Make it happen!