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Every month The Indie Contact Newsletter helps Recording Artists of ALL styles of music gain exposure for their music. Each month, there is a new list of places where artists can send their music to for review and radio airplay. There is also a list of CD Vendors, MP3 sites and general resources that you will find helpful.

Each newsletter also features two helpful articles written by industry professionals. Past contributors include authors Daylle Deanna Schwartz, Tim Sweeney, Harriet Schock, Diane Rapaport, Jeri Goldstein, Carla Hall, David Neuve, Bob Baker and Mark Curran. Well known industry people have contributed as well such as Derek Sivers (CD Baby), Richard P. Dieguez (Entertainment Lawyer), Ariel Hyatt (Ariel Publicity), Lynn Carey Saylor (Guitar Girls), Brian Austin Whitney (Just Plain Folks), Suzanne Glass (, Michael Alison (The Global Muse), Kate Hart (Joe Records), Bryan Farrish (Bryan Farrish Radio Promotion), Geneva World (GirlMedea), Jodi Krangle (Muse's Muse), Steve Veloudos (Zebra Music), Joyce Sydnee Dollinger (Entertainment Lawyer) and world renowned radio host, Lord Litter.

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The grand prizes each month are a Sennheiser E835 Microphone and a pair of Sennheiser HD280Pro headphones!

Monthly prizes have included:

  • a Sennheiser E835 microphone
  • a pair of Sennheiser HD280Pro headphones
  • a subscription to Electronic Musician magazine
  • 3 copies of the A&R Directory
  • 3 copies of the Publisher's Directory
  • one copy of the e-book "How To Successfully Promote Your Music on the Internet"
  • one copy of the e-book "The Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook".
  • 2 copies of the "Musician's ToolKit CD"
  • a shirt/jersey from Enjoy Music - Enjoy Life
  • a 3-month subscription to the Bandit Newsletter
  • a copy of the Galaris Musician's Directory
  • a CD Trophy Clock from
  • a Sumadek CD stand
  • a copy of the book "100 Miles To A Record Deal"
  • 2 copies of the Indie Band Manager
  • submission of your press release to hundreds of sites via
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