When Desert Dragon hired Howard Rosen Promotions (HRP) for Social Media it literally had ignored that side of the equation so necessary in today’s market to be a successful independent band until it was absolutely necessary. However Billboard-charting and Award-winning Desert Dragon was or even have fans wordwide via online streaming the Social Media was lacking or nonexistent. Facebook (FB) had been set up but was not used to the extent today (the fans were literally 100+ mostly personal), Twitter was non existent and You Tube had no links to any social sites whatsover. With bookings, merch, ticketing, playing shows, recording, finding producers, radio promotion, street promotion, emailing fans and paying & financing a band that is alot to ask on top of learning social media skills. And believe me Social Media is a skill in itself. Luckily we took the first step & hired HRP for social media and Sam was the lucky one assigned to begin our online media onslaught. Sam had managed to bring our FB fans up to over 1,000 and Twitter to over 500 following Desert Dragon in a few short months even weeks. Desert Dragon’s social media was put on the map. To this day the band is steadily getting FB fans daily and twittering when necessary. Hiring HRP to begin our social media and continue it was definately one of the best decisions the band has made. And to top that off Desert Dragon also received two(2) features in magazines due to the contacts HRP have. And Sam is considered part of the band permanently. Thanks HRP.
My name is David Woeckener, I have have been running an independent artist development company and two TV / Film studios going on 15 years. After the development process has reached a plateau, we record masters for the artist that we shop for licensing to television and film, as well as to radio. This is where Howard Rosen Promotions comes in. I am on my 4th campaign with Howie over the past two and 1/2 years and each time he surpasses the benchmark of excellence hit on the previous one. My artist Kathryn Dean currently sits at #19 on the AC media base published chart and for 5 weeks she was the #1 artist on the independent charts. Howie not only works a 70 hour week going after radio stations for his artists, but he also makes introductions to other significant industry platforms of exposure. In example, over the next month Kathryn Dean will perform for Billboard Magazine in New York as well as for the promotional staff at Cumulus Radio in Atlanta. I’ve worked with 3 other radon promoters in the past 15 years. Howie is the first person I’ve seen, to hold an indie artist campaign close to his heart. I highly recommend him and his team. I can be contacted at the phone number below to further discuss the success my artists enjoy, because of his work ethics.
As an independent artist it’s often a bit difficult to choose the correct people to represent your music. I was extremely fortunate to have found Howard Rosen Promotions, whose knowledgeable and professional staff have helped me to develop and implement a very effective radio campaign across multiple formats. Howard and his team are straightforward, reasonable, and come to the table with a wealth of experience in the music industry as a whole, and specifically in the elusive realm of radio. In addition to professionalism and integrity, everyone at HRP seems to have a love for music itself, which I as a musician find hugely important when working with anyone. As an artist I feel blessed to be working with HRP, and am very much looking forward to future collaborations.
After launching a radio campaign for “Undeniable” I am pleased to share that to date the song being played in 7 markets across the country as well as online, rose to #75 on Mediabase Top 40, and has received over 500+ spins!! Thank you to @howiewood, the radio stations, and all of you for your tremendous support! It’s not an easy thing to reach the masses but your continued encouragement ensures that goal remains top of mind. Thx again and be sure to check out “Undeniable” music video on YouTube. #thankyousomuch #undeniable
Mary Ann Heller with Andrew Heller (Social Media)
“Andrew is enjoying this so much we never had marketing before and the reason nothing was happening. He loves it thanks”
Dan O’Leary (Manager for Uncharted Shores) (Social Media)
“Wow thanks Sam! You guys are the best, Sean and I will keep you all posted as to our progress and hope to work with you again in the near future.”
Davey Meshell (from Neighborhood Bully’s) (Social Media)
“Great work Sam on the channel. Thank you. I can’t wait to add new ones.”
We have exercised all of our options when it comes to promotional needs; it is extremely tough to find people as trustworthy and hardworking as the staff at Howard Rosen promotions. Its one thing to say that you can provide the needs of your customer, but it’s another thing when you go above and beyond like you have done.
“Thanks for the hits as of late and for the artist interviews…we had ALOT of positive feedback on them. You all are awesome and should be proud of the great job you and your staff do…we appreciate all you do for us! “
Lee Heiman – Track Marketing Group
I have worked with Howie Rosen and his wonderfull team over the past two years in reference to their full service radio promotion. Howie and his team have managed to get my artists songs on radio and that’s the bottom line! Their ability to work with the artists and my management firm have exceeded our expectations. In obtaining radio play across the country,they are methodical in their approach, well organized, and accurate with station reporting every week. The have increased our fan base significantly and I would not dare go to to radio without them. A true pleasure to work with!
TODD McCARTY- GM- FEARLESS RECORDS (on their band Every Avenue charting)
We searched long and hard to find an independent radio promotion company to work Every Avenue’s single “Tell Me I’m A Wreck” to Top 40, and Howiewood’s team delivered. Howie and all the good people who work along side him have a clear and comprehensive grasp of the radio business. They have excellent relationships and are respected by all who know them, including Fearless Records.
John Thomas, Manager, TwinSpin Music
“Hi, Howie. I want to thank you for doing such a great job in charting Carmen & Camille’s single, Shine 4U. You exceeded our expectations, and we very much enjoyed working with the whole team at Howard Rosen Promotion.
I particularly appreciated the thorough and detailed weekly reporting. Also, your help, Jimi, was super with the radio support shows we played—Carmen & Camille had a blast performing at them. They made many new fans and industry contacts.
It just goes to show it is possible for an independent artist, without a major label involved, to have a successful radio campaign.
Let’s do it again!”