Interview by Stuart Blythe
“Blow Your Own Trumpet – A Musician’s Guide to Publicity & Airplay” is a book for self-managed artists, budding music managers and music industry students, written by Stacey Piggott; publicist and director of Two Fish Out Of Water. Life Music Media caught up with Stacey for a chat…
Stacey: I was working as a freelance journalist and also in a Mexican Resturant in Bondi on the weekends, and I met Donna Simpson from The Waifs. They were self-managed, self-distributed, self-booked and self-publicized. They had a tour and a new album coming and I started doing their PR as a bit of a joke. I went and sat on the floor of the newsagency and started to make a list of names and numbers from the magazines and papers and then started calling people. Donna and I used to muse over how funny it would be if I ever got them in Rolling Stone or on JJJ, and then a couple of years later we were at the ARIA’s laughing about those conversations because JJJ and Rolling Stone had become such a regular part of their promo schedule. A few bands they were friends with asked me to work with them and things just steam rolled from there, with more and more clients coming from all over the place, labels, different genres, festivals etc.
LMM: Over the years you’ve worked with, nurtured and help build the careers of some very successful bands. Can you name a few that stand outs and your involvement in their success?
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