A snapshot of our history in Mainstream music PR
What follows are examples of the artists with whom we have worked in order to give you an insight into our heritage.
- Barry White
- Bonnie Tyler
- Cliff Richard
- David Essex
- Errol Brown
- Jane McDonald
- Paul Carrack
- Paul Simon
- Robert Palmer
- Temptations, The
- Tony Allen
- Marti Pellow
Although a tiny cross section of the artists we have worked with in this hard to define category are outlined above, we have worked for many years with mainstream acts on labels aiming to re discover, re-ignite or just shout at the tops of their voices at the exisiting market place and hence why they have called upon Quite Great.
Before any other pr company was developing classic artists we were at the forefront working with strategic marketing departments and classic artist imprints at major labels to help them drive sales for some of the array of artists who appeal very much to the mainstream market , who don't get hit easily by radio and need full on print meda focus.
client recommendation -
During my seven years as Head of Catalogue at Warner Music, I found Quite Great PR to be one of the best independent PR companies in the country for catalogue promotion.
Over this time they worked on catalogue releases covering Classic Rock, Country , Soul, R&B, Singer Songwriters, Pop and Dance. They also ran box set campaigns, all planned and overseen by Pete Bassett.
Bassett personally ran the campaign for the Faces box set ‘Five Guys Walk Into A Bar…’ and, when your press day involves a current member of the Rolling Stones and an ex member of the Who, it’s good to know you are in safe hands.
Quite Great PR also ran excellent and comprehensive PR campaigns for such classic rock acts as Fleetwood Mac, The Doors, Hall & Oates, The Doobie Brothers, Faith No More and the Darkness.
When Warner Music launched their budget label series The Platinum Collection, Quite Great devised PR campaigns for several genres:
The Soul series, covering such hugely famous heritage soul artists as Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Percy Sledge, Ray Charles, Booker T & The MG’s and Soloman Burke, to name but a few.
The Country Music series, where Quite Great launched releases from, among many others, country legends like Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakam, Randy Travis, Carlene Carter and Willie Nelson, alongside more rootsy acts like Los Lobos.
Singer songwriter releases that Quite Great PR’d for Warner Music include music heroes such as Guy Clarke and Luka Bloom. They have also handled Irish acts from the Pogues and Moving Hearts to Christy Hennessy and Mary Coughlan
The Pop/Dance series involved campaigns for hit acts The Happy Mondays, Orbital, Shakespears Sister, Fine Young Cannibals, Modern romance, East 17, Everything But The Girl, Suggs, D:Ream, Brand New Heavies, De La Soul and En Vogue. The list goes on.
I found Quite Great to be informed, informative, connected, totally up to date with current trends in the music industry and very easy to work with.
In recent times Pete Bassett and Quite Great have worked on several independent music projects that I have been involved in, running campaigns covering every aspect of an independent release, equally at home with sorting distribution and publishing situations as they are getting big stories away.