That’s great… but why does this matter to me?

If you work in bluegrass music, or some related field, and can see the benefit of reaching both other industry folks and fans/consumers alike with announcements, publicity bits or even requests for information, you might begin to see the value of a resource like Bluegrass Today.

For folks in publicity, artist management or promotion Bluegrass Today offers an excellent way to reach both groups mentioned above, and to time the release of information carefully, or get “breaking news” out there as soon as it is known.

For amateur and student pickers, you can get updates on workshops, jams and new instructional materials as they are announced. If you produce this sort of resource, you can find an effective way to announce and promote events and products.

Instrument builders and folks who market accessories can use Bluegrass Today to get new information out to potential customers along with links to your web sites. Do you have a new endorser, or perhaps want to plug some upcoming in-store clinics? If you let us know, we can announce them on our blog.

Independent bands, artists or songwriters can level the playing field a bit by getting your announcements read by a large number of fans as well as radio people and festival promoters. Established acts can pass along info of particular interest to online consumers, such as inclusion in popular pay-per-download sites, or positive news about your music’s rankings on Apple’s iTunes or

Radio programmers can use Bluegrass Today to pass along requests for CDs, announce the launch of a new show or a change in time or affiliation. Broadcast syndicators can announce new affiliates and cybercasters and podcasters can announce changes in their programming availability.

Event producers can surely benefit from access to this site, to announce a festival roster for the year when it is finalized (and point people to your site), or maybe get the word out on the addition of some new feature or special event at your festival.

Of course, regardless of whether you fit any of the categories above, the site will be of interest if you just want to follow the news as it relates to bluegrass and acoustic music and keep abreast of what’s going on in the bluegrass world.

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About the Author

John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.