Michelle Fortier Publicity

Press Releases ­
Looking to attract fans and increase your visibility?

Well-written press releases sent out to the right media outlets and agencies can put you in the spotlight and maximize your exposure. My extensive database in print, radio, television and Internet mediums will put you in front of the right people at the right time! I require 4-6 weeks for optimum results, which includes follow up until the day of and following the event. This service must be booked well in advance of show/tour.

Bio One Sheet
What is a bio/radio one sheet/epk?

A clear, concise bio can get you in the door quickly. Working closely with you and researching all of your information, I’ll put a bio together that will get you noticed in your field. I’ll also develop a one sheet with photos and key information that can be sent out for gig promotion or radio promotion. An EPK (electronic press kit) puts all of your most important information in one spot in a short, concise and helpful way. This helps media, venues and agencies get the information they need quickly and gives you that extra push others don’t have.

CD tour/ Release ­
Planning a CD release, supporting cd tour, or touring the country?

I develop press releases, target review agencies, media and radio to bring fans out to your show, garner reviews, earn radio play and attract venue promoters. Best of all promoters know you and your team are on the job working your craft along with the venue. One gig or a full out tour, I can help. Minimum 4-6 weeks required for optimum results, including follow up until the day of and following the event. This service must be booked well in advance of show or tour.

Artist Management ­
Details got you down?

From coordinating with a publicist or booking agent to venue promoters and media, an artist manager can help you unlock doors, take care of the immeasurable daily details and keep you on track with your schedule. Management can be short term or long term and suited to your needs. As always I’m passionate about those I work with.

Radio Promotion ­
Where do I send my new CD?
What is the best time to send it out to chart?
What do I need to know about making my CD, from artwork to liner notes to grace notes and more?
Where do I send my CD for review?

My extensive database and contacts with Folk DJ, Euro, Americana, Far and Roots Music report charts will give you a hand up and on the top of the pile with the DJs. Initial intro, follow up and reporting based on the plan you choose.

Marketing Strategy & Career Consultation
Where will my career, event, venue be in 6 months, 5 years and beyond?
How do I tailor social media to my needs?
Is my website driving people away or landing gigs?

Get ahead of the game and plan ahead for a long term, goal oriented and successful career. One on one sessions are available for 1 hour or an intense planning session over a period of 6 weeks. Take your career, event or venue to the next level with solid planning and foundation.