By Jhoni Jackson on Sonicbids Blog Pitches from brand new bands and artists not tied to a public relations company are unarguably the ones that catch the most skepticism from journalists. Sometimes it only takes an unfamiliar name amid an avalanche of emails from recognizable PR reps for a writer to pass you over. If they've actually opened your message, then any sort of blunder could easily cost you. Does that sound harsh? It's not, really. I can't speak for everyone, but generally, journalists aren't unnecessarily mean; it's just that there is more music than there are writers. There are...

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