What’s with this line? Is it meant to make people who are promoting themselves feel bad?
Isn’t all promotion done by oneself?
Ok, so when it comes to music, if you are signed to a label, then they will promote for you. And they will do an amazing job of it. But my focus is on the bands who are promoting for themselves. The ones who are actually putting the blood, sweat and tears in every show that they play so that just one more person may hear their music.
How about we call it ‘Promotions.’ I promote my bands because I know that if I don’t, nobody else will, maybe Carrie, Craig, Ben, Michael and a few other friends will… But that’s it. The word ‘shameless’ makes me feel that some people may feel shame for promoting themselves. Why would you feel shame for putting hard work into the thing that you love to do most? And this label always seems to be applied to musicians when they plug themselves. Why don’t you just say “Shameful Self Promotion” and really make us feel the heat.
Here’s a quote from an article I found online: “The shameless part is the total disregard for others. In other words, Shameless Self-Promoters see only the game — not the relationship or the other person’s needs. Shameless self-promoters are focused on getting, not giving. Just now, a friend on the phone said that he had quit hanging around with a guy who became an affiliate marketer, because the guy couldn’t quit selling.”
I don’t feel that we disregard others, as a matter of fact, we try to lift other bands up. And usually when I hear people say that they are shamelessly self promoting themselves, I don’t think they are disregarding what others are saying or doing either. Maybe this term is just over-used or used incorrectly…
In all reality, I’d like to say I am promoting my band, that’s it.
Check out some of our friends:
The Organics: http://www.theorganicsband.com/
Guns of Navaronne: http://gonavarone.com/