043: Jon Freeman

January 27, 2018

Sound Matters show #043 features Tom’s conversation with music publicist, Jon Freeman from Freeman Promotions. Jon gives us an inside look at the music business from a perspective few actually get to see. Jon shares some great stories and insights that shine a spotlight behind the scenes of what really goes on inside a music publicity and promotions company…

On This Episode:

Sound Matters Radio INTERVIEW Guest: Jon Freeman from Freeman Promotions  

Episode #043 – The Podcast: (also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, TuneIn, & Spreaker)


Inside the Interview:
02:48 – Jon’s background & the beginnings of Freeman Promotions…
04:41 – The early acts at Freeman Promotions & working with GWAR…
06:11 – On the subtleties of what a PR company does, needs, & expects… 
10:03 – On the evolving nature of online marketing & journalism…
12:01 – On Jon’s music preferences…
13:04 – A “typical” day in the life of a music publicist… 
14:31 – What’s the hardest & most challenging part of music publicity & promotion?
15:30 – How does the internet factor into the success of breaking new bands?
16:15 – On the “generic” bands out there…
17:31 – How do you learn how to be music publicist?
18:26 – What do those just starting out in the music business misunderstand about it?
20:19 – Fun stories inside the world of a music publicist…
24:19 – Jon Freeman… the musician?
25:13 – Bucket list band Jon would like to work with?
26:20 – What advice would Jon give his younger self?
27:47 – On working with Freeman Promotions and Sound Matters Radio…

Connect with Jon Freeman & Freeman Promotions:
Website: www.freemanpromotions.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/freemanpromotions
Twitter: www.twitter.com/freemanpromo (@freemanpromo)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/freemanpromo (@freemanpromo)

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> Until we meet again… Stay tuned-in…

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About the Author
Tom Leu, MS/CPC is a Professional Speaker, Writer, Radio Host, & Photographer. A member of the National Speakers Association, Tom talks shiFt™ about Communications, Psychology, Recovery, & Rock 'n Roll. His writings, presentations, images, & interviews uncover layers within music, culture, & communications.

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