I receive a variety of inquiries on a regular basis. To make things easier on those looking to have their questions answered, I've created the below Frequently Asked Questions to, potentially, make things easier for those looking to get started.
Q. What Experience do you have?
A. The question to that answer is very lengthy, and I would recommend looking over the About the Company page for that information.
Q. How do you help clients get recognized, branded and promoted?
A. I utilize the radio, television, internet, press and word of mouth/street teams to get Bill Morton Promotion clients where they need to be. If I told you any more than this, I would be giving away my trade secrets.
Q. How many media contacts do you have that help you promote your clients?
A. Through Bill Morton Promotions, I have roughly 19,000 contacts in the United States, Canada, and world-wide. My contacts include radio station managers and radio DJ's. I do not hand out the names of my contacts, however, I do provide a comprehensive list of radio stations on our database:
Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Marianas Islands, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Q. Are you a record label?
A. No, Bill Morton Promotions is not a record label. If you are looking for information on record labels in the United States, view our Record Label Directory.
Q. Do you book bands?
A. No, Bill Morton Promotions does not book bands.
Q. Do you manage bands?
A. No, Bill Morton Promotions does not manage bands.
Q. What do you do?
A. Bill Morton Promotions provides a variety of services for artists and bands, including, but not limited to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Radio Promotions, Public Relations Campaigns, and Press Release Distribution.
Q. For your Radio Promotion service, How do you report your results?
A. Commercial Campaign reporting and College/Commercial Mix Campaign reporting include BDS, Mediabase, FMQB, Jazzweek and individual radio station playlists for terrestrial and online radio stations.
College Campaign reporting consists of CMJ (College Music Journal), Jazzweek and individual radio station playlists for terrestrial and online radio stations.
For more information about BDS, CMJ, FMQB, Jazzweek, Mediabase and terrestrial vs. online radio reports, view our Campaign Report Guide.
Q. Why do you provide SEO and Press Release distribution as part of your services?
A. I have found that throughout the years I've been doing this, that a well-rounded and all-encompassing approach yields better results.
Q. According to you About the Company page, you worked for Kate Smith Promotions. Who did you represent during your time there?
A. Alexa Weber Morales, Alison Ruble, Andrew Distel, Angel Melendez, Anne Phillips, Art Reyes, Baeker Jazz Worship Service, Barbara Sfraga, Brian Groder, The Brooklyn Repertory Ensemble, Damian Rivero, Diane Hoffman, Elli Fordyce, Fred Fried, Grazyna Augucsik, Gregory Hickman-Williams, Holly Yarbrough, Jane Stuart, Jason Kao Hwang, JC and the Jazz Hoppers, Jesse Gelber, John McLean, Julian Yeo, Kat Parra, Katie Bull, Keith Marks, Leonisa Ardizzone, Lisa Sokolov, Liz McComb, Marcus Goldhaber, Matt Ulery, Meryl Romer, Mike Ellis/Bahai Band, Paul Seaforth, Pete Zimmer Quartet, Richard Boulger, The Rocco John Group, Sathima Bea Benjamin, South Nine Ensemble, Susie Meissner, Tomas Janzon, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger, Wayne Wallace, Zach Brock
Q. Why do you use a grassroots approach to Radio Promotion?
A. I feel that a grass-roots approach allows me to access more people on their level. It gives me the ability to have a hands-on approach and relate to those I work with and for. As for my website being a blog, it gives me the ability to update my information whenever I need a lot more quickly than any other format.
Q. How many of the contacts have you made, followed up with, and spoken to personally?
A. Currently, I have done all of it on my own. I enjoy the work and talking with people who expect to hear my voice on the other end of the phone. It creates a familiarity with those I work with.