#126: Dmitri Vietze – Selling Your Story to The Press

member_72047872Dmitri Vietze is 14 year PR veteran and founder of StoryAmp, a platform for connecting music providers and journalists.  In this exclusive interview, Dmitri tells how artists can approach the press, get their music heard, and the holy grail: get written about in local or national press. Dmitri emphasizes how important developing unique artist stories is for good PR. He explains how we all have important artist stories. We just need to discover and formulate them in a way that the press can draw from. You won’t want to miss the vital artist info in this podcast. Listen!

Also check out Dmitri’s free “Publicity Hacks” Guide packed with PR tips for Musicians.

  • Lyrikal

    Loved the podcast with Dmitri. Very informative and as an independent artist myself, I will surely take heed to the advice of developing a relationship with journalists and publishers.

  • Andrew Ferris

    I’m more of a bite size podcast listener but this was great from start to finish!

  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZIzN9It7CNVglH4ilEVf-g earFront .

    I’ve just had my bit of contribution to this whole thing removed. Kind of sucks! I suppose I’ll be needing to delete all CD Baby links to me. I had a great story to share.
    A musician hit by a truck, given sever brain damage,
    A coma, near death, Now I’m still alive.
    I tried to share it.
    I guess “they” can’t handle the truth. Your loss, very hypocritical, considering the topic and the spirit of this podcast that suckered me in.


  • https://www.reverbnation.com/tonilove Tonita Austin

    Great information, especially for me as a new indie artist. I think I’ll use the mom by day, poet by night angle!

  • kbreuner

    I apologize. It came through marked as spam. Shouldn’t happen again. I definitely want to hear this story of a musician hit by a truck.

  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZIzN9It7CNVglH4ilEVf-g earFront .

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/14350bb88fc631d876ca839edc9749af73e7ebdd9e13ab9baf50fc84569b1004.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2b130336a887ff3545e199a944cd912c5b7fb7d99a7075b3e33f5055a2b81993.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/01670d35639c0027c1b4d70a4d5db9f797281be25d7e485a6de235b988c247ae.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d05a97b992fa8aefcd749f1f83dda79683bbab55128c131877ce8692ab9e95f7.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/89724c33a4c4f216e80aa3fbde6af14c4bc760d0b2996265f930558446c0bf16.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b82e8d9d383a5935ac7eb92a762cca7109c9de651f2547e98fc78cad463aaa3c.jpg Thank You Mr kbreuner for taking the time to let me know I was mistaken as a spam. I get it. I placed a lot of info, and a bunch of attachments, and, a link to a YouTube play list, I’d be scared too.

    As far as “the story” I’m just one of countless people who have had their lives changed forever by a negligent vehicle driver.

    I guess It all sounds a bit sensational . . . . But, for me, as it is for lots of other folks, just staying positive about things and not dwelling upon dark thoughts is the best way to come back from such a setback.

    I go to physiotherapy 3 times a week at this time. I have a goal to participate in a 10 K race come this May.


    I figure that with the ability to run again, and the stamina within this body I have, The healing power will trickle down to my fingers.

    From a musical point of view;

    At this time as a result of the hematoma (blood clot), My fingers respond very slowly to my wishes. Only time will tell, as well, more effort on my part is needed to create new neural pathways for the music-ing I’d like to be doing.

    It’s only been about 6 months since the truck got me, So stay tuned for some hopeful updates.

    Be well.
    I’ve included some photos from my recent past, with my band, “The Magnificent Sevens” I miss participating in such activities.

  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZIzN9It7CNVglH4ilEVf-g earFront .

    Soooooooo . . . . . . any-body out there? Just wondering if my “not spam” story is of interest to any musicians who have lost their ability to play because of a “Traumatic Brain Injury” I’m looking to share perspectives on the issue for the hope of making it all better.


  • kbreuner

    That’s really tough. Sorry you had to go through all that. Hang in there. If anythings worth continuing to fight for it’s the ability to play music!