Opinion: Free-for-all? Download that promo. Or not?

RockmusicRaider - Promos are free

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a somewhat desperate tweet from a PR agency. Its representative bitterly complained about some reviewers downloading all the music promos sent their way but never returning any written article. Apparently, once the agency accosted the webzine (or ‘zines), they were told that simple downloads don’t guarantee reviews.

Of course, that didn’t sit too well with the PR guys. But the ‘zine’s opinion does strike a chord with yours truly over here at RMR HQ.

Let’s take good ol’ RockmusicRaider as an example.

Promotion agencies, labels, and bands of all couleur usually inundate our … [...] Click to raid more!

Ghost Spam – The Curse of yer Blog! Or is it?

RockmusicRaider - Spam Packages

If you run a website, blog, or any other operation on the web, you’ll encounter the spammers. You know, those crazies flooding your channels with weird messaging, ranging from conspiracies, to romance for dummies and other sexual atrocities, over get-rich-quick schemes, to outright fraud and extortion attempts of all sorts. And that’s just scratching the surface.

Spam or scams are – in theory – perfectly illegal in most a few countries of the world. Yet, the spam part of all this criminal activity is a bit more elusive than the already very elusive rest of them.

Because calling spam illegal … [...] Click to raid more!