Your music publicist is the one that is going to get out there and do everything that they can to make sure you get published in the papers and that you are prepared for those interviews. They are going to get you those radio talk show and TV show appearance that you have been dreaming of. If you don’t already have one, there are a few things that you may not know about a music publicist.
A publicist may seem pushy at times, but in reality, they are doing everything they can to get you the publication that you are looking for as well as making sure you look good after the deal was made. Nothing worse than getting an interview and blowing it.
Sometimes a publicist has to deny a request because they are dealing with keeping things out of the media. They don’t need to explain everything to you as long as they get their job done. If they are staying quiet or waiting for the moment, it is for your own good.
A music publicist doesn’t have to like your music to support the hell out of you. Another thing to understand is that, although they work for you (or with you) they do have lives of their own. So, it is okay if they are out on a Friday night and they don’t respond immediately back to your e-mail. They aren’t doctors. They don’t have to be on call for you 24/7. As long as they get back to you in a timely manner, you should cool it. They will meet their deadlines.
Just because a publicists works for you, they are not going to say “yes” to everything that you request. Part of a music publicist’s job is to use their judgement to keep you in a positive light. If you want to go on a talk show, but your publicist knows that it may hurt your image, or put you under the microscope for the media, they are going to tell you, “no.” Deal with it. They know how to handle your career when it comes to the press and media.