The best free & paid sites for submitting your music/band press release and promoting your concert/gig



By Gavin Peterson

The following list of sites accept releases for free or paid (as 5/10/11):

     
Press release point
Submission Fee: Free
Accept image(s): 0
Registration required: Yes
Indexed by news.google.com: Yes
http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/ 

Pr.com 
Submission Fee: Free
Accept image(s): 0
Registration required: Yes
Indexed by news.google.com: Yes
http://www.pr.com 

MediaSyndicate.com
MediaSyndicate
is a free press release and newswire posting website that enables small
and medium sized businesses to get information out to the general
public in a fast and efficient manner.
Submission Fee: Free
Accept image(s): 0
Registration required: Yes
Indexed by Google News: Yes
www.MediaSyndicate.com

AddPR.com
AddPR.com
is a press release submission tool for every marketer. They are
offering free and low cost press release distribution services.
Submission Fee: Free
Accept image(s): 0
Registration required: Yes
Indexed by Google News: Yes
addpr.com

Free-Press-Release.com
Free
press release distribution service for small business. Press release
marketing service. Free to submit press news by county and by category.
Submission Fee: Free
Accept image(s): 0
Registration required: Yes
Indexed by news.google.com: No
http://www.free-press-release.com/

ClickPress.com
ClickPress
is a free press release distribution service. Public relations
(PR) professionals can post their news releases to this site for free.
Submission Fee: Free
Accept image(s): 0
Registration required: Yes
Indexed by Google News: Yes
http://www.clickpress.com/

NewswireToday.com
Free
PR press release & newswire distribution services news wire network
distribution to companies. You can submit your press release online
free of charge.
Submission Fee: Free
Accept image(s): 0
Registration required: Yes
Indexed by Google News: Yes
http://www.newswiretoday.com/
 
PR Fire
Submission Fee: Free
Accept image(s): 0
Registration required: Yes
Indexed by Google News: Yes
http://www.prfire.co.uk/
 
PRZoom.com
Free
press release submission & PR distribution online service, submit
press release free of charge. Free press release distribution to Google
News.
Submission Fee: Free
Accept image(s): 0
Registration required: Yes
Indexed by Google News: Yes
http://www.przoom.com/

Idea marketers 
Submission Fee: Free
Accept image(s): 0
Registration required: Yes
Indexed by Google News: Yes

http://www.ideamarketers.com/pr.cfm

PressBox.co.uk
Pressbox
is the online press centre offering press release and copywriting
services providing a professional resource for news / press releases /
postings
Submission Fee: Free
Accept image(s): 0
Registration required: No
Indexed by Google News: No
http://www.pressbox.co.uk/

Pr log
Submission Fee: Free
Accept image(s): 0
Registration required: No
Indexed by Google News: No
http://www.prlog.org/
 
FileCluster.com
File
Cluster accept news or press releases from Publishers, Authors or their
authorized agents. The press release must be approved by the editors in
order to be published. Only relevant press releases will be approved
for publishing. File Cluster accept only Technology related press
releases (software, hardware, general IT).
Submission Fee: Free
Accept image(s): 1
Registration required: No
Indexed by Google News: No
http://www.filecluster.com/submit-press-release.html

Digital Media Online, Inc.
Digital
Media Online Newswire is a service that offers PR and Marketing
professionals the ability to submit your press releases directly into
the DMN Publishing Network, which allows your company news to be
published easier and faster throughout the DMN Network of publications.
Submission Fee: Free
Accept image(s): 0
Registration required: Yes
Indexed by Google News: No
http://www.digitalmediaonlineinc.com/

1888PressRelease.com
1888
PressRelease.com’s services include free press release submission,
press release distribution, sample press releases, press release writing
tips, and the most popular press releases. You can submit your press
release here for absolutely free.
Submission Fee: Free
Accept image(s): 0
Registration required: Yes
Indexed by Google News: Yes
http://www.1888pressrelease.com/

SanePR.com
SanePR
is a new service, that aims to set the standard in free online Press
Release Distribution, to all from, small to medium sized companies to
large corporations.
Submission Fee: Free
Accept image(s): 0
Registration required: Yes
Indexed by Google News: No
http://www.sanepr.com/

Free Press Release Center
A
free online news and press release distribution service. Distribution
to Google News and others. Specially optimized for search engines.
Submission Fee: Free
Accept image(s): 0
Registration required: Yes
Indexed by Google News: Yes
http://www.free-press-release-center.info/
 

Writing your press release

Once you’ve chosen your sites, you need to get reader’s attention. The first lines should read:

“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE” (or FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 5, 2012) and




“For more information, contact:”



followed by your contact details.

Then, write your headline and make it eye catching by using capital letters. The headline is the single most important part
of your press release – if the headline is interesting, it compels people to read further. If not – your release
may be passed over quickly. To get ideas, read other headlines and notice
what makes you read an article.   Avoid clever, cryptic or deceiving headlines – keep it interesting without being overcomplicated or deceiving.

After you have crafted the perfect headline, you need to write the body of your release. Here’s where you give
all the details of your story. Write it in third person (using “He” or “She” instead of “I”)
and make it read like a news story. Press releases should be, two pages maximum, and one page is better.

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