Writing and Design
We've built our reputation on writing strong, simple, fact-oriented press kits. Take Note! Promotion does not believe in "hype" – we don't like it, and have yet to meet someone who does. We take time and care to discover and feature your strengths and accomplishments, creating new or enhancing old materials with graphics custom-tailored to your product or artist identity. Start with a simple one-page bio, or go for a complete, eye-catching press kit that's sure to impress! Contact us for samples and references.
We design band and artist logos, letterhead, brochures, posters, flyers, buckslips, stickers, etc. We can arrange the design and manufacturing of T-shirts, banners, hats, mugs, pens – whatever you can print a logo on!
Take Note! Promotion can design your website, including sound files. We can incorporate your existing logo and kit design to create a complete package consistent with your artist identity, or provide you with a completely new and different presence on the web. Hassle-free web hosting, domain registration and online distribution can be arranged through us, as well as website maintenance. From simple and stylish home pages to advanced graphics, we design packages for any purpose and budget. Ask for samples and references.
We consult on, and help prepare and submit applications for recording, performing, writing, video, touring, marketing and artist grants.
Press releases, newsletters, mailings, announcements and correspondence – if it comes via paper or pixel, it can be a part of Take Note! Promotion's writing and design services, just ask!
Most artists are working on limited funds and are pressed for time. Working with you, Take Note! Promotion can balance your expenses is both these departments, and create and/or co-ordinate a budget-conscious marketing strategy, including:
- press and internet releases
- target mailing and announcements
- artist's newsletters
- mailing list management and maintenance
- contact updates
From coffee house gig to CD release party to concert tour, Take Note! Promotion can tailor event publicity to any scale and requirements. Options include:
- concert information to local listings & concert calendars, as well as internet calendars
- press releases sent to local radio, television, print and other media
- target mailings & phone calls, target media marketing and booking
- designing and placing advertisements in local media
- artist representation at the event
This is a great option for people who are still deciding whether they should take the plunge and hire a publicist, or just do the work themselves.
We'll thoroughly review and critique your existing promotional materials, and make some editing suggestions. We'll "interview" you to get a better sense of what you're about, and what your goals are, then we'll meet with you to discuss publicity options, give suggestions on promotional ideas and possible career direction, and help you develop a plan to spread the word about your music.
Having spent a full lifetime (and even some fetus time) in the music business – in performance, management, publishing, publicity, recording, composition, teaching, concert presenting and more, throughout several musical genres – owner Alyssa Wright has a wide and varied experience to share, as do her colleagues.
Radio and Television
We send your CDs and supporting materials to targeted Canadian & U.S. radio stations (CBC/NPR, campus, community & commercial). Take Note! Promotion also arranges interviews, in-studio appearances and other features on national and regional stations.
Target mailings to dailies, community papers & periodicals, as well as music-industry publications, submitting materials for review and arranging interviews.
Take Note! Promotion makes sure to follow up all mailings, media bookings and submissions.