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Publicity Spotlight: Dan Bogosian (Shore Fire Media)

Hello and welcome to the final Spotlight feature of the week. We have highlighted a number of brilliant minds this week, and the person at the center of today’s article is himself quite exceptional. If you have any questions regarding the content of this blog, or if you would like to learn more information about the services offered by Haulix, please email james@haulix.com and share your thoughts. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

We talk about this a lot, but it bares repeating that very few individuals working today in music have the same job - let alone the same type of job - they had when their careers began. The key to success in the modern music business is versatility. You need to be able to work hard, adapt quickly, and always keep an open mind about new ideas and challenges because you never know where the path of life may lead.

Dan Bogosian may not have started his journey in music hoping to land a career in publicist, but today he probably could not imagine himself doing anything else. He’s spent the better part of the last decade cutting his teeth in various capacities throughout the business, including time spent performing in bands, but it wasn’t until a friend suggested a new type of role to him in late 2013 that Dan finally moved to New York City and found his true calling.

Everyone worries about the future of the business and whether or not they will still have a job five years down the line, but what separates people is whether they take it upon themselves to prepare for when hard times come their way. Dan has been in this business long enough to know things can change at any moment, and over the years he has made extra effort to learn as much as he can about various elements of the industry. That hard work is now paying off with his gig at Shore Fire Media, and we’re confident he will continue to succeed with whatever he chooses to do next.

If you would like to learn more about Dan and his ongoing adventures in the music business, please be sure to follow him on Twitter. Additional questions and comments can be left at the end of this post.

H: Before we dive in, would you please tell everyone your name, job title, and company you work for:

D: My name’s Dan Bogosian; I’m a publicity coordinator at Shore Fire Media.

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Can’t wait for this album!  ’Yes It’s True,’ Rock’s “Heavenly Choir” The Polyphonic Spree Return, 5.28 

On ‘Yes, It’s True’ (May 28, Good Records) - The Polyphonic Spree’s first studio album of original material since 2007 - “the idiosyncratic Dallas symphonic pop collective” (Los Angeles Times) delivers its most personally charged work to date while retaining the “exuberance of a heavenly choir” (NPR).

Frontman Tim Delaughter describes ‘Yes, It’s True’ as the band’s most unorthodox recording session to date, producing the album in stages and recording a holiday release midway through tracking. As a result, the 11 tracks are particularly diverse, ranging from the euphoric “You Don’t Know Me” and somberly anthemic “Blurry Up The Lines,” to the reflective “Battlefield,” which Delaughter describes as his “most personal contribution.”

Listen to “You Don’t Know Me” on SXSW.com - http://shorefi.re/126CNzX

‘Yes, It’s True’ caps a whirlwind 2012 for The Polyphonic Spree in which the band recorded two albums, traversed the US on two tours, debuted their rendition of ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ in London, captured a live concert DVD, and released ‘Holidaydream: Sounds of the Season Vol. 1.’ The band has released four studio albums, headlined major US and international festivals, and even performed at the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Concert.

‘Yes, It’s True’ -

1) You Don’t Know Me
2) Popular By Design
3) Hold Yourself Up
4) Carefully Try
5) You’re Golden
6) Heart Talk
7) Blurry Up The Lines
8) Let Them Be
9) Raise Your Head
10) What Would You Do?
11) Battlefield

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For more information on The Polyphonic Spree, please contact Rebecca Shapiro (rshapiro@shorefire.com) or Jon Bleicher (jbleicher@shorefire.com) at Shore Fire Media: (718) 522-7171 [close]

These Elvis Costello dates, coming the year after The Delivery Man and leaning on songs from that album , were among the fiercest ever from any performer and rank high in my Costello list too. The best one I saw was a sweaty 2 hour set at La Zona Rosa during SXSW. It just kept getting better and wilder. I was literally in tears during “Either Side of the Same Town” (the song co-written with Jerry Ragavoy). Just as it ended, I scrambled around the back of the club to say goodnight, only to see Elvis’ back as he walked up the stairs of his tour bus. The door swung closed, and the bus hit the road, on to the next stop.

-SVP Mark Satlof