Get Your Song on the ALL NEW Presskit.to Radio!
In celebration of South By Southwest 2013, Presskit.to and Backbone Networks have teamed up to create a pop up radio station that will stream curated tunes 24/7 throughout the month of March. We’ll be broadcasting the live stream of three awesome SXSW showcases as well as insightful interviews with music and tech entrepreneurs while we’re down in Austin.
And we want our awesome users to be a part of it!
[Webinar] Advanced Tips: Landing A Job Using Presskit.to & The Berklee LA Opps Board
A lot has happened since Presskit.to teamed up with the Berklee Center in LA to create a solution for connecting alumni (like you!) with amazing opportunities in the music industry. Most recently, we launched the Berklee LA Opps Board, which means Justine is ready to take your Presskit submissions for some amazing jobs & internships in the LA area.
We can’t stress enough how important it is for you to complete your Presskit(s) because Justine can not submit incomplete Presskits to potential employers.
Our very own Ben Maitland-Lewis, CEO of Presskit.to and Berklee Alumni ‘05 has been hosting a series of weekly webinars throughout the month of February on topics ranging from “Creating A Kick Ass Career Presskit” to “Mastering the Berklee LA Job Board.” If you missed them, no need to fret, because this week we’re wrapping up the series with an “Advanced Tips: Landing A Job Using Presskit.to & the Berklee LA Opps Board” and Justine Taormino will joining Ben to answer any questions you might have. So, check webinar details below, RSVP, and start jotting down those questions.
Advanced Tips: Landing A Job using Presskit.to & the Berklee LA Opps Board
**This webinar is free and open to Berklee Alumni only**
Because your success is our success, the Presskit.to team is committed to helping you get your Presskit(s) complete and looking & sounding its best. Head over to the Presskit101 page to meet some of our team members and check out our Presskits. Then, click to connect with one of us - send us your Presskit link via email and you’ll get real feedback from a real person - the person you choose.
We’re really excited to hear from you and to check out your Presskit(s)! So, don’t be shy… be prepared.
Webinar: Mastering The Berklee LA Opps Board
CONTEST: Win a Pair of Lift Passes to Wachusett Mtn. w/ VIP Reception!
Friends in the Northeast!
Saturday, Feb 2nd - Polar Beverages annual #OrsonOlympics is back and Presskit.to is giving away two pairs of lift passes to Wachusett Mountain and access to their VIP cocktail reception w/ a performance by Boston’s Air Traffic Controller.
We’ll contact the two lucky winners on Thursday night!!
26 Angels Video Tribute
Today marks the one month anniversary of a tragic and horrific incident in Newtown, CT. in which a troubled gunman wreaked havoc at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 20 children and 6 adults. The incident shook not only the quiet Connecticut community, but the entire nation, bringing issues like gun control and mental health to the forefront.
This tragic incident has, however, brought together a slew of people across the nation who have stepped up to help in any way they can. For some this means volunteering locally to help victims’ families, donating time for those grieving to ease the pain. Others help by donating gifts, charms, and kind gestures to those who have lost so much. And for a few, like Director Ben Proulx and Singer/Songwriter Justin Cohen, the gift they could contribute was art shared through music and cinema.
The two directed and produced the “26 Angels Video Tribute”, a video made to heighten awareness for a campaign that will raise money to build the Newtown Memorial Park and the Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids. All of the money raised will be going towards these causes. I am proud to have co-produced the video, and am now managing much of the fundraising and partnership efforts for the campaign.
Everything came together very quickly, with the video being shot on December 26th and released on New Year’s Day. We made the Presskit.to/26angels page to get everything up and running quickly, then setup an IndieGoGo page to start collecting donations.
We will soon be partnering with the Wish Upon A Hero Foundation to further collect donations after the IndieGoGo campaign has expired, and are partnering with a few local individuals to produce the Light The Sky festival in June marking the 6-month anniversary of the shooting (more details will be released as they become available).
It’s a privilege to have Presskit.to be involved in something so great. We wish all of the families and friends affected in Newtown our very best and most sincere condolences.
Presskit.to Receives $10k Northeastern University IDEA Gap Fund
My team and I have for the last several months been a part of IDEA at Northeastern University, a venture accelerator program designed to support entrepreneurial endeavors in the Northeastern community. Along the way, we’ve met so many incredible people, from those obligated to be our guiding lights like our coach Ben Preston and mentor Greg Dalle-Molle to those who lent advice and knowledge out of pure kindness, like Dan Gregory, Bob Lentz, Chris Wolfel, Matt Saitta, and everyone else who played a role throughout the process. Thanks to their remarkable efforts and the hard work of my team, I am stoked to announce that Presskit.to has received $10k in grant funding from the NEU IDEA Program!
I’m confident that this funding is only the beginning of where our NEU IDEA experience will take us, and can’t wait to make the most of this tremendous opportunity we’ve been given. We owe a big thank you to everyone involved along the way, and are so excited to carry this momentum into the new year, for music and its future development!
Make it happen!
It’s Aliiiiiiive! Presskit.to public beta that is!
It’s PB Launch Day at Presskit.to (and we don’t mean we’re starting an all out Peanut Butter war in the cafeteria, although that sounds like a most triumphant time.) It’s PUBLIC BETA - What you’ve all been waiting for.
It’s been an incredible journey getting to this point and we couldn’t be more excited to see what happens next. It’s an extremely proud moment for the entire Indie Ambassador team - and we’re happy that you’re a part of it!
We are all musicians and young industry guys (and gals) who are actively involved in the new music landscape. Building Presskit.to alongside our peers in the field has been an awesome experience and it’s something that won’t ever change. This is only the beginning of what our team is capable of and how much we want to contribute to music & it’s future development.
There’s a ton more to do with the site and we have some big things planned, but we’re honored to have you involved from the very start. It’s your musical career; we’re just here to help you communicate your work to the pros in style.
So - we’re raising a glass to you dear musician, maverick of creativity, for working towards your dreams no matter how big or daunting. We all contribute to this industry, and today, we hope to have made it just a little bit brighter..
Make it happen!
Ben! & team Indie Ambassador
Now get familiar with Presskit.to!
Epic Deal-ers! Get Started Here!
Hey there! If you’re here, chances are you purchased the EPIC DEAL from The Musicians Guide!
CONGRATULATIONS & thanks for checking out Presskit.to!
This whopper of a deal gets you access to 3 free months of our Presskit.to PRO plan, where you can make up to 10 Presskits for your various creative projects! With a PRO plan you can showcase all the media, information, and Wins you want into these mobile-ready portfolios. We also let you make stuff private so sharing your sensitive media and files is super easy.
We suggest that you put only your best foot forward! We’re dedicated to strengthening the communication between artists, industry professionals, and writers of all kinds, so it’s important to showcase only your most relevant and up-to-date information and media in your Presskit. Leave the rest for your website and social media channels.
There are three quick steps outlined below to get you started, but we also invite you to watch our brand new welcome video to learn more about Presskit.to and how it can work for you. If you have any question please reach out to us! We’re here to help and are committed to music & it’s future development.
Founding Alchemist | CEO
1.) Select the Presskit.to Pro plan
2.) Create your first Presskit
3.) Enter your billing info and the unique coupon code from the Presskit.to PDF that you received in the Epic Deal download.
How it Works
Signing up for a PRO account as part of the Epic Deal will lock in our limited time intro pricing of $1.99/mo for life before we raise the price in the coming weeks. This means if you sign up using your Epic Deal code while the limited time pricing of $1.99/mo is in place, after your 3 free months are up, you’ll be grandfathered in at the discounted rate for the life of your account! Cool huh? Get going!
Note: You are also more than welcome to downgrade to our Starter plan before the end of your 3 month trial and you will not be charged at all.
Since we initially published this blog post we have increased the price of the Pro plan to $4.99/mo. All other terms of the special are the same meaning that you will never pay more than $4.99/mo for the Pro plan if you sign up now and you will not be charged at all for three months.
Presskit.to and The Musicians Guide Epic Deal!
In celebration of Presskit.to launching into public beta on September 4th, we’ve decided to participate in a 100-hour long EPIC DEAL going live on September 1st that gives everyone who participates early access to our system and a whole bunch of other goodies.
Our new friend Marcus Taylor of The Musicians Guide has gathered together some of the industry’s top players to offer up a $1,250 package of services, products, and consulting for only $69.
Every musician can benefit from this package. Even Derek Sivers, founder of CDBaby says, “This is a great deal.” We’re thrilled to have Presskit.to involved in this package and have offered up 3 free months of our PresskitPRO account (10 mobile portfolios with public/private sharing) to those who participate.
Check out the EPIC deal here and spread the word!
Presskit.to Participating in Tonight’s Biz2Bands Event
We’re honored to have been included in Boston Entrepreneurship and My Secret Boston’s Biz2Bands event tonight, happening at Storyville, 90 Exeter St. in Boston from 7PM-9PM. The event is free, open to the public, and has refreshments provided by Gosling’s. Live entertainment provided by our friends The Wondermics and Sarah Blacker.
We’ll be showing off our first product, Presskit.to, and offering free accounts to attendees in celebration of Presskit.to going into public beta on September 4th! So come down, say hi, grab a drink, and let’s see how we can make the Presskit.to you, today!
Biz2Bands is a unique hybrid event that showcases the enterprising spirit of the local music community and blends it with the entrepreneurial minds behind great start-up companies. It all comes together in a hip, sexy, comfortable environment that fosters creativity and positive interaction: a concert, a networking event, and a creative business showcase all rolled into one.
Movin’ On Over! An Update From BML
All of us at Indie Ambassador couldn’t be happier with the increasing excitement surrounding our flagship web app, Presskit.to. Ever since the soft launch at SXSW in March we’ve been super encouraged by the feedback from musicians and industry professionals using Presskit.to in their daily business operations.
In the coming months we’ll be working hard to make the app an invaluable tool for all of your B2B dealings and as a result we’re shifting a lot of our focus from IndieAmbassador.com over to Presskit.to. This won’t affect any of the great articles and videos on IndieAmbassador.com as they will remain archived on this site for your reading & viewing pleasure.
But moving forward we’ll be publishing content, though not quite as frequently, on the Presskit.to blog. We’re excited and hope you’ll join us.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Make it happen!
Ben! and the Indie Ambassadors
Minor Control Panel Update!
We’ve changed a bit of the language in the Presskit.to Control Panel. Most notably, the page that was referred to as “Presskit Info” is now called “Settings.” You can still manage the same info on the page, but now the name is more fitting.
We’ve also added a quick link to our Support and Feedback page in the Account drop down. If you have any questions or feedback head over there and submit a ticket!