A simple trick to getting big exposure for your music in the press

How to get music pressEver wonder why some bands get featured so prominently in the music section of your favorite newspaper, magazine, or local weekly?

Think it’s because the editor really loves their music? Maybe.

But when it comes to putting together a print publication, the visuals are just as important as the text. If you don’t have a decent (read: interesting, cool, vibey, crisp, not your iPhone) photo of your band, chances are you’ll never get picked for that coveted big feature.

Out of all the music being selected to feature, a lot of times the band with the best photo gets the most ink.

For tips on taking great band photos, check out these articles:

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