Press release for hip hop artist Precise

Veteran Chicago rapper Precise to release “Ladies Love Mixtapes The EP” at listening event “Love Sessions” on May 24

Chicago, May 15, 2014—Acclaimed Chicago rapper Precise will release his new project “Ladies Love Mixtapes The EP” at the Love Sessions listening party at The Silver Room in Chicago on May 24 from 7 to 10 PM CST. Inspired by romantic relationships, the album was created to give female rap fans an alternative to the male-dominated, misogynistic content in the mainstream media. “Ladies Love Mixtapes The EP” tells a story that remains true to the essence of hip hop culture while catering to a woman’s sensibilities. The EP was written by Precise and produced by Tye Hill, D.J. Thunder and Crankz.

Over his 15-year career, Precise has performed with Grammy award-winning rapper/actor Common, Spoken Word Artist Saul Williams and Grammy award-winning recording artist Rhymefest. Last July, Yahoo Voices named him “Chicago’s Most Motivational Hip Hop Artist,” and most recently, he was a finalist in The Hard Rock Café’s Battle Of The Bands.

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The 10 most common press release mistakes — and how to fix them

Writing a good press release isn’t rocket science, but there are some important rules to follow and mistakes to avoid if you want to increase your chances of scoring publicity.

I became all-too-familiar with these mistakes in my first newspaper gig. Part of my job involved taking press releases and turning them into listings or briefs — short blurbs with just the bare facts. Besides being incredibly tedious, this chore exposed me to common errors in press releases that make it difficult, if not impossible, for journalists to get the information they need.

Though I transitioned out of that listings gig a long time ago, I still receive press releases on a regular basis, and I still see the same errors. Some are minor, but others basically guarantee that the release will end up in the trash bin.

So in no particular order, here are the most common mistakes in a press release, and how to avoid them:

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Media Relations 101: A ridiculously detailed guide to writing a good press release

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Chances are you probably understand the value of good press. Otherwise you wouldn’t be here trying to find out how to write a good press release.

It’s true — the press can be your best friend. Or, it can be that hot guy (or girl) in high school who ignored you. The difference depends largely on the quality of the press release you write. I’m here to tell you how to write a good one.

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Press Release for author Susan Ravagni

Local woman self-publishes first book, “I’m Just a Girl,” now available in 12 independent bookstores and Amazon.com; book signing to be held Dec. 13

Wilmington, Mass. Dec. 5, 2009—Wilmington resident Susan Ravagni has self-published her first book, the medical mystery adventure “I’m Just a Girl,” through Dog Ear Publishing. Ravagni, a 48-year-old mother of two, has placed her book at 12 independent booksellers in the North Shore area, including Andover Bookstore and The Book Rack in Newburyport, as well as online retail giant Amazon.com. She will hold a book signing and author talk at Leah Mae’s Tearoom in Haverhill on Sunday, Dec. 13.

“I’m Just a Girl” follows the trail of Amanda Buscemi, a medical technologist and mother of two who learns that the seemingly accidental death of a Boston College hockey player may not have been an accident after all. As Buscemi and her best friend, Milagros, follow the trail of clues, they uncover a murder plot that draws them into a sinister web – and a hilarious, outlandish adventure.

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