PR for developing artists and indie bands supplied by our indie publicity arm Decade PR we offer a series of development releases to fit your needs and budget.
Quite Great offer a phased release pattern similar to a development record deal structured over an agreed number of weeks during which you will work with four to five different team members with one person appointed as your main contact, you will get an online pr service , a local and national radio pr service , a national print pr service and if you have the right angle our renowned ability to create a story for you and hit the national dailies. We work very hard to maintain our reputation so please be as serious about your music and your need to think across a serious release pattern , as we will be to promote your music. Also please make sure you have structured a budget to fit your needs then we can discuss how to best offer a service that fits your plans and we can just concentrate on helping you as a band or as a solo act to grow and truly develop.
Case Study - Matchbox Recordings [ how Quite Great offer all the services needed to promote music ]
Over the years The Quite Great team have had a wonderful working relationship with Matchbox promotions and Dale Oliver we have loved working with Dale giving Matchbox Recordings all our promotional team members to help them work their projects. For the past few years, Matchbox promotions have been given our promotional team services as we do with many solo marketing individuals and small labels who look for outside promotional infra – structure. It leaves the individual or small label free to negotiate a budget with the client and then outsource their music promotion. We have worked on enjoyable Matchbox Recordings campaigns such as; Starlight Theatre, Antix, Charlie Yang, Paul M and Chelsea Michelle. Our professional team at Quite Great have with many of these clients then helped day to day with even more than the promotional campaigns and working with them to offer marketing advice as well hence with Dale Oliver at Matchbox Promotions a full package service handling all the promotions and assisting their clients to successfully produce press releases, gain regional and national press coverage, radio play, online reviews, interviews, club promotions and coverage on tour dates was our main aim . Matchbox Promotions gained regular coverage in places like Music Week, Gaydio, Q Radio, My Bliss, Unity FM, Motorcycle USA, Glasswerks, Music Vita, Nuflex Magazine, OntSofa, TnT Magazine, Pop Vulture, Loud Horizon, Marlow FM, Seahaven FM, Star 107 FM + many more thanks to the simple team work with Quite Great.
Case Study - Room 94
Quite Great helped the brilliant ROOM 94 hit the TOP 15 of the UK national indie charts by working closely with the incredibly hardworking management team , helping to develop creative hooks, relevant online activity to build fan awareness and make sure the fans were fully aware when to buy the track and enable a focused release pattern in line with our ten week development strategy. We also arranged broadcast interviews and airplay to help the guys capitalise on all their hard work.
This is the DECADE INDIE PR service for bands in the UK and also for bands outside the UK. Quite GREAT AND DECADE PR can offer a combined pr strategy for indie bands on a strict budget and looking at a short term three to six month campaign then view the effectiveness of the pr strategy then adapt. The pr service can be seen as an ideal press and promotions campaign for undiscovered artists or those in the early stages of their careers who wish to build pr and radio profile in the UK over limited periods. Decade indie and rock promotion has many years experience of helping unsigned indie artists to gain a broad range of publicity including online promotion, student radio, local pr, national print publicity and creative eye catching ideas to drive sales and fans.
The indie pr campaigns and cost effective promotional packages for rock bands offer value and impact, meaning that you do generate real pr coverage in line with what is finally agreed. The Decade pr service and pr targets are designed to offer realistic publicity coverage for new artists focusing indie promotion and radio activity in a variety of inter connecting media areas ranging from blogging to regional to student to local radio to online music sites and print media.
Case Study - Mooli
Quite Great and their online team built a superb campaign around this hugel infectious track by the electro pop duo Mooli which saw the you tube views build from three figures when the campaign starrted to nearly 140,000 within six weeks. Quite Great's online pr helped focus on the right sites for intervoews and link building and the great song and video really caught the public's imagination and subsequently the strategic online development campaign meant mainstream radio began to embrace the track as it is crucial for the main radio stations to see real online activity before they commit to supporting an act that is not as yet signed to a major label.
Decade indie pr as a music promotions brand has been working with development artists for many years and we have now made our service to bands launching in the UK even better. When you work with Decade indie publciity you work with a dedicated team not just one pr person hence increasing publicity impact. Working within a pr team you gain real pr passion for your musical style whether it be metal, roots or guitar pop.
Quite Great pr has been established since 1996 we therefore have many years of publicity experience and this is reflected in our Decade indie pr agency we pride ourselves on the level of music promotion satisfaction our development artists have had with us but it is vital in the changing media environment we improve our public relations methods and adapt in accordance with the music environment.
Therefore Decade indie publicity have brought together a pool of pr team members offering the development of different strands to the publicity campaign and your final achieved pr results.
With the input of experienced an indie pr team, the members offer over an agreed period, an agreed pr target of realistic pr, if one aspect of the music promotions campaign is initially slow the others will not, allowing the majority of all pr campaign aims to be delivered within the agreed time frame.
Case Study - Si Cranstoun
Quite Great worked with the amazing Si Cranstoun one of the most unique artists , not to mention one of the most hardworking ones we have ever been fortunate enough to work with. the aim was to get him signed by introducing to Radio 2 and getting relevant media to write about him both online and in print , with the likes fo Craig Charles at 6 Music raving about him and the wonderful guys at Radio2 especially Paul O'Grady and his production team, we introduced Si to Warner Music and the fantastic Conrad Whitey signed him up. We subsequently have signed a management contract with Si and it shows the way a well executed plan and a really huge talent together can make things happen.
Case Study - Satellite Stories
"Quite great are a highly motivated and professional team, results have been so far very good. As a foreign band breaking into the UK market we would strongly recommend QG as a dedicated hard working group that will deliver" - Satellite Stories
"I Just wanted to pass on our very high praise of Alex, he has done a fantastic job on Satellite Stories the results he is getting are top drawer especially for an indie band from Finland, we know even tho the songs are great its a hard sell. His enthusiasm is fantastic." - Satellite Stories
"Working with the Quite Great team has taken a big weight off our shoulders. As well as being friendly and assertive, each staff member knows their area of expertise really well and I had full confidence that they were leaving no stone unturned in pitching our very first single to the right contacts. As a previously unheard of band, this gave us a great foundation from which to establish ourselves in public view and allows us to think at a national level going forward. Special thanks in particular to Natasha who was our main point of contact throughout the campaign." - (Matt, Orca)
'It was a real pleasure to work with everyone at Quite Great. They made the whole process incredibly easy and hugely rewarding and I can not thank them enough for their clarity, time and help'' - Neil C.Young
"Quite Great PR has been an essential part of my UK based Keep On Movin' team! The staff at Quite Great PR designed a campaign and worked in tandem to drive awareness and exposure to my latest single "Keep on Movin" which has proven to be Billboard and UK Music Week Chart success." - NOAH
"Quite Great Have been wonderful to work with, they have been dynamic and caring towards my campaign and take it very seriously when it comes to getting results. Im a new artist and that level of support is crucial to my development, I cant thank Pete Basset's team at Quite Great enough and recommend them with confidence." - Dmarco
"Having worked closely with Quite Great for my recent PR campaign, I would highly recommend them to any artist looking to gain national exposure and looking to for a very personal approach. I was blown away with the results and really enjoyed working with Poppy who was a massive help and support throughout, thanks guys!" - Dmarco
"Quite Great have really helped boost my career. Tasha has worked extremely hard to get my music to the right people and the results have been great. I am an istrumentalist, so my target audience is mainly musicians. I was pretty much unknown to all but a handful of guitarists scattered around the country. Tasha has managed to sort out loads of fantastic things, including features in guitar magazines, and an endorsement with a guitar company. All kinds of great opportunities keep popping up as a result of the exposure I have received during this campaign. I would wholeheartedly recommend the company to other musicians and performers." - Daryl Kellie
Most will know the infamous Daryl Kellie from his cover of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' on Guitar World just before Christmas: http://www.guitarworld.com/video-finds-daryl-kellies-solo-acoustic-arrangement-queens-bohemian-rhapsody
"I've found Poppy so easy to work with and so helpful and friendly. In fact, all of the staff at Quite Great have been fantastic - everyone is very committed to doing the very best for us." - Eleanore & the Lost
"Quite Great are an awesome PR company, they're easy to work with and achieve results such as plays on XFM and lots of blog exposure for bands that couldn't do so without them. We're happy to be part of Quite Great's list of awesome bands and look forward to a future of working with them" - Cyrille (So Pink Management) on the Moral Panics campaign
"When we were considering which music promotion company to use for our new artist project there was one only company that kept popping up and being recommended to us, that that was Quite Great and having now worked with them it was one of the best decisions we made.
We achieved a high level of exposure of press and radio plays through working with Quite Great, they have a strong dedicated team, simply the best." - William Kofi, Alyssa English Management
"Shattered Generation were very fortunate to have been given the opportunity of working with Quite Great PR Services. Having worked with the team over the last 10 weeks on our first campaign we could not fault their tireless efforts in gaining online exposure and radio airplay for our band. They have always been on hand to answer any queries we might have and always had the answers for us. Any contact made was dealt with promptly and efficiently. We would most definitely recommend this great company to others and will definitely be working with them again in the near future.
Thank you for all your hard work guys, look forward to working together again soon." - Shattered Generation
"We wanted to say a big thank you to you, Lizzie, Poppy and of course Pete for the campaign for the schools tour.
It was exactly what we were looking for and we're all delighted with it.
Hopefully we'll work together again soon!" - Alan Higginson & Caleidra
"I have found Quite Great to possess a professional staff team that has always been opened and receptive. In any given situation, effective communication is crucial, and on that point, the team has shown great consideration by providing timely reports and other information pertaining to our needs and requirements. Lateefah has gained greater visibility since partnering with Quite Great." - Linus ‘Mista. L’ Elcock, manager of Lateefah
"I want to thank Quite Great for all the amazing things they have done for me, they have been so helpful and so kind that I'm almost at a loss for words. From day one when I sent them an e-mail I felt like they really genuinely wanted to help me and wanted me to succeed in my goals. They have given me motivation, creative ideas and a push when I really needed it. I was also surprised by how friendly they were, with other companies I have felt like they have only been interested in my money but with Quite Great I felt like they were my friends trying to help me forward regardless of my wallet. I really appreciate all your help and I will always remember how amazing you guys were to me!!!! :)" - Camilla Hovde
“Quite Great offers exceptional PR coverage, not just in the UK market but beyond as well. Their hard work has ensured that our artist, These Raven Skies can literally be found everywhere. We not only look forward to sending future projects their way, but highly recommend that any label looking to break their artists in the UK market reach out to Quite Great immediately!” - Jeff Bikas, These Raven Skies'
"We have just finished the first stage of our campaign with quite great pr and we have to say we are more then pleased with there service. They have a great team that are only happy to help. We look forward to the next stage in our campaign" - Witchingseason
Case Study - Marconi Union – ‘Weightless’
Marconi Union are one of the best and most innovative ambient bands in the UK. Their track ‘Weightless’ has been scientifically proven as THE most relaxing track in the world, with the power to lower heart rate and cholesterol.
Working with Quite Great, their YouTube video has now reached over half a million views.
Beyond the success for the ‘Weightless’ track, their album has reached over 12 million views worldwide on YouTube and 5 million followers on Soundcloud. A recent posting about the track on the Mind Unleashed (following of 4.5 million) attracted nearly 16,000 likes and 13,000 shares – the interest in this track is phenomenal!
This online success combined with the additional PR services Quite Great provide, for example a wealth of national press coverage including The Huffington Post, has helped to make Marconi Union one the most successful ambient bands in the UK.
The Decade indie pr promise is that we will target all agreed media areas to give your music the best chance of building the fan base your music needs to hit the UK public with rock music whether it be metal or mainstream we have the expert pr team to help you through each stage of your release and most of all we are passionate about what we do.
If you are interested in discussing how we can help you grow contact us outlining what your aims are, timeframe for the release, plus all relevant links to your music and naturally an indication of the budgets you are trying to work within and our team will come back with a menu of services for you to consider.
Case Study - Warme
It doesn't matter if you're signed or an unsigned artist. Here at Quite Great we help to find the story that can get your into the national press. Take Bradford based band Warme who were releasing their first single 'Council House Opera'. Aside from getting single reviews and introducing pieces on the band, we also looked further into each members background to see if there were any potential angles we could use for the media to get a story. It was then we found a drug addiction story that went to extreme lengths that we knew the media would pick up on.
The Mirror picked up on this 'I stole my brother's engagement gifts and family Christmas presents to feed my heroin habit'. You can read the full article here: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/stole-brothers-engagement-gifts-family-6666489
You will see that not only did we get the angle in the press but they also gave a nice mention of the band and their latest single, including a link to their latest video too. This is great exposure and really helped to gain exposure for the band and get their YouTube video views up also!
The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon The Very Best of
The Quite Great team ran the online promotion for the recent release of The Kinks latest compilation album - The Kinks, Sunny Afternoon The Very Best of. We gained news coverage, album reviews and interviews for both Ray Davies and Dave Davies with the likes of the Guardian. Yahoo!, Billboard and Esquire.
"Quite Great were brought in to work the online PR for the Kinks Sunny Afternoon Best Of album.
They came up with some strong angles for online promotion when this is not always easy on compilation Best Of’s. They were able to convince the artist to dedicate time and energy to this area of the promotional mix (quite an achievement with heritage artists) and they worked hard to bring their ideas to fruition.
The team are a pleasure to deal with and I would have no hesitation in working with them again on future projects." - Karen Meekings, BMG UK
A long term view on music campaign development for indie artists is always key, as it is essential to remember that building success in the music industry takes many months. For impactful indie pr campaigns to really take shape you will need tours, national radio, tv plugging - we can offer first stage development in each of these areas that are key to music marketing growth.
But short term impact is definitely possible with creative pr thinking and a close working understanding between our indie pr agency members and the key members in the label responsible for the band as well as the band members itself.
If you are an established indie music artist or are already signed with a major label or indie label and are looking at a long term six to twelve month strategy then please contact us regarding our full-service campaigns here.
Band recommendation -
RELISH IRISH INDEPENDENT ROCK BAND -
'The fantastic team at Quite Great PR are a super hi-tech communication machine primed for the 21st century. It has been a pleasure and much much more than quite great'
Quite Great helped us build our profile from the start. After countless articles in magazines such as Music Week and Gay Times we have had a very successful first single release and a fantastic UK tour supporting Visage all thanks to Pete Bassett and his hard working team.
Testimonial - Adam Protz
’'I've just finished a two month PR campaign with Quite Great, and would certainly recommend them to others. Most PR companies will tell you they've worked with big names and have good contacts, but I've come out the other side now and can tell you they definitely do have a very lengthy and impressive list of contacts within the media. I'm very pleased to now have a great chunk of press and interviews under my belt. I've also heard some horror stories from friends who've used PR companies and found them impossible to contact once the money is in their bank, but Quite Great were always very quick to respond to my queries, and are very warm and friendly about it.''
Testimonial - Chris Haze
Quite Great PR are a talented team of PR professionals. They are a very fair company in that they set up my release campaign then due to unforeseen circumstances I had to pull my budget from the campaign. Quite Great had no problem refunding the budget to me while understanding what I had to do. They are a very fair and professional and fair company.
Testimonial - John Fairhurst
"Quite great have helped us enormously with our album launch campaign, they were, efficient, friendly, very responsive and enthusiastic. They got us some very good airplay and we even got on Tracks of the week with Classic Rock."
Testimonial - Alan Mair
''It has been a real pleasure and immensely productive to work with “Quite Great” on the release of my Debut single “Four Winds”. They have put my single on the internet map and acquired many radio plays, interviews and press coverage. Every member of staff has been wonderful to deal with and they are all so on the ball. Having constant feedback and a press report every week lets you know exactly where you are with the promotion. I highly recommend them, they are a dynamic team!!!''
Testimonial - Andre Marmot, Wormfood Records
"It was a pleasure working with Alex at Quite Great on the Nubiyan Twist Figure Numatic Single Campaign. He worked really hard in contacting a very wide range of contacts, following up and providing punctual, regular, detailed weekly reports. Look forward to the next campaign."
Testimonial - Noel and the Pandas
"Working with Quite Great Music has been for Noel and the Pandas a winning bet! We learned a lot from their experienced team both on a professional and personal side. They are hugely experienced and their deep knowledge of the PR and music industry has been immensely helpful to us. We’re proud to be in their roster"
Testimonial - Unique
"From the onset of reaching out to Quite Great Marketing Company for advice in regards to introducing my son UNIQUE to the UK was absolutely. positive. Pete welcomed us with opened arms, he informed us of what his company was capable of doing in detail. He also explained what our responsibility was going to entail as well as what we could expect. The staff was very professional in fulfilling everything they said they would.
We recieved weekly reports indicating which blogs and radio stations and other media sources were highlighting Unique. The marketing tools that were used proved to be very noteworthy and most importantly my son is very content with the outpouring of support from another country. Something to which hasn't happened in our country. As a matter of fact a few people have contacted Unique and asked him to write a song for them all the way from the Uk, naturally he is honored and we are very pleased."
Testimonial - Lydia Kakabadse
“Quite Great are more than quite great, they are truly great! They are a hard-working and enthusiastic team, which delivers. Always open to new ideas and with a very creative approach, they are a real pleasure to work with. A very impressive set up”.
Testimonial - Roberta Howett
"I worked with QuiteGreatPR for the release of my single Broken Wings. I had limited time to work with, with just 4 weeks, but I am absolutely delighted with the results. We got some really strong coverage in Ireland and the UK, online and in print, beyond my expectations. My point of contact was Natasha and she was really lovely and kept me up to speed every step of the way. I am really pleased with the results and found QuiteGreatPR really easy to work with and efficient! Thanks for doing a great job!"
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Labels and marketing companies for music in the UK will often approach us and outsource as it gives them a built in integrated promotional team of professionals and allows the individuals who generally run these types of companies to keep costs tight , we are proud to have worked in the past also with the likes of Autonomy Music Marketing who again have outsourced to our pr team , so if you are looking for promotion and have your marketing team set up or you are a marketing company then it need not clash with WWW.QUITEGREATMUSICMARKETINGUK.COM our own music marketing brand that helps artists , especially those outside the UK to market music in the UK with our team helping from the first stage of bringing in frontline producers through to registering isrc codes to design and finally the promotion which with the likes of the amazing Si Cranstoun can end up signing to a major label , in Si’s case Warners.
Creating a tailored campaign can be crucial to the success and development of your band or label artists therefore working with a team who have all the marketing and promotional services under one roof like Quite Great, can solve a great many problems but as mentioned we are only to happy to act as the unseen service for music marketing companies and also act as part of the team covering one or more services for releases.
It was hailed by many leading publications as "chart history" and signalled for some as a true sign that the digital age was truly with us. But was this a real victory for the underground and unsigned bands or little more than an elaborate PR stunt by those alchemists that made Sandi Thom an overnight star.
Koopa have been around for a long time and "Blag Steal & Borrow" is not their first bid at chart success. Last summer they released the World Cup Song "Stand Up 4 England" through Fullfill, a distribution company which also trades as Artful Records and has previously worked major releases by Ray Charles, Gary Numan and last years Mercury Music Prize nominated album "Beloved One" by Lou Rhodes as well as Koopa's debut single "No Trend" in Nov 2005.
When the two singles failed to chart they turned to Quite Great PR who had previously broke the Sandi Thom story of alleged webcasts from a dingy basement in Tooting, something that bloggers were able to dispute by the fact that web tracking services such as Technorati showing there was little interest in her website until the story broke nationally. According to Koopa's official website the next release after taking on Quite Great PR, the "Three In A Bed With Bobby George" EP sold 3000 copies in over two weeks.
With Official Chart Rules changing to allow downloads releases to be included in the charts without a physical release a flurry of back catalogue releases were expected to chart but only Snow Patrol, Gnarls Barkley and The Automatic re-entered the UK Top 40 in the first week of 2007. With no real story to grab on to - I mean where were the 20 Beatles singles or Elvis heading to number one the general public had been lead to believe would happen with these new rules - it's easy to see why the media were so keen to latch onto the "first UK unsigned band to benefit from the new chart rules" story after Koopa entered the midweek charts at number 17. By the time a handful of websites had run the story, syndicated it to a few hundred more, it was the talk of national radio and tv chat shows as well as respected news sources, even though figures throughout the week suggested the release was in danger of dropping off the chart all together.