If you’ve ever been in a fledgling band, you know half the battle is just getting your foot in the door. To do that, you’ve got to reach out to press, promoters, and venues that don’t know you from Adam.
Your best bet, of course, is having a solid demo that shows off your sweet tunes. And since it never hurts to stand out from the crowd, you usually try to have a unique press kit of some sort or the other – even if it’s just a bio talking about how you “came from the bottom and now you hurr.”
Slight problem though: As any booker can tell you, bands are often terrible at knowing what would actually work in their favour. Someone on the receiving end has been collecting his favourite misguided missives from artists and has decided to graciously share them with the world on the tumblr site Why I Deleted Your Band’s Promo Email. Get ready to cringe.