fbpx
Hugh McIntyre
Hugh McIntyre
9 Articles0 Comments

Hugh McIntyre is a freelance music journalist based in New York City. His byline has appeared in Billboard, Huffington Post, Mashable, Noisey, The Hollywood Reporter, MTV, Fuse, and dozens of other magazines and blogs around the world. He loves following charts and the biggest and most successful names in the industry, and he's always interested in highlighting incredible feats and discovering what's next.

8 Things Your EPK Must Have

Electronic press kits changed the music industry years ago, and though they’re not as popular as they once were (some musicians prefer to let their social media profiles do all the talking), they can still be incredibly useful. In fact,…

5 Things You Might Want To Send To Journalists

These days, most publicity firms spend almost all their time emailing bloggers and writers non-stop, as everything seems to have gone digital…well, almost everything. There are still times when mailing something physical can not only be a good idea, but…

Want a Chance at Charting? Tell Your Fans to Help You Out in These Ways

Every week, the Billboard charts list what the most popular songs and albums in the U.S. are, with streams, sales, and radio play all affecting where a piece of music ranks on various tallies. Getting placed on one of them,…

5 Ways to Form Relationships with Bloggers and Journalists

Bloggers and music journalists receive hundreds of pitches per day, they listen to an incredible amount of music, and they meet people—especially musicians—all the time. They are constantly inundated with requests and new faces and names, so how is one…

6 More Things Your Email Press Release Needs To Have

If you’re reading this article, hopefully, you’ve already worked your way through the first part, which examines what you need to include in the upper portion of your press release. If that seemed like a lot, keep in mind it…

4 Signs You’re Ready For A Music Publicist
Many up-and-coming musicians dream of becoming the next critical darling, of seeing their new single praised by the collective blogosphere, and of one day gracing the cover of Rolling Stone. These are all very nice dreams, but they’re tough to…
5 Things Your Email Press Release Needs To Have

One of the hardest things when it comes to sending emails to the press is simply getting them to open the messages. Then, even if you do get some bloggers to click on your release, ensuring they read through what…

4 Benefits Of Recording And Releasing Commentary For Your Music

Do you ever feel like you’re not able to convey the full story when it comes to a certain song with lyrics alone? Maybe there’s a fantastic behind-the-scenes quip you find you keep telling everyone, but not enough people have…

4 People Who Should Get Free Tickets To Your Show

For many musicians, whether they be amateurs just starting out or global superstars, playing live can be one of the best ways to make money in this business. In fact, for quite a few artists, it can be one of…