Public Relations

Many artists don’t have a game plan in place to take their career to the next level. Promoting your music at live shows and building a fan base with your Facebook account is not enough. You need press releases, radio spots, magazine articles and chances to get your music heard by thousands at a time. Black Dog has partnered with Curtis Smith of Maelstrom Music PR. Read the Bio below; then if you decide you want to take your music career to the next level email or call us at Black Dog for more information. Just mention Curtis Smith or Maelstrom Music.

After earning his Bachelor’s Science degree in Marketing and Small Business management with a minor in music, Curtis Smith started in the music industry first as a studio and live sound reinforcement engineer before entering the music business as a scout for a production company in the early 90’s.
From there Curtis started working for such labels as American Recordings, Giant Records and All American Music before moving on to Interscope Records in the public relations field and later to start his own firm Maelstrom Music PR. Curtis has been involved with the pr for such artists as No Doubt, Marilyn Manson,the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Ron Sexsmith, The Reverend Horton Heat, the Aquabats, Primus, Helmet, Rocket From the Crypt, among many others. For over 15 years now his independent music pr firm Maelstrom PR continues to work with independent bands and record labels of all genres by helping them reach their current goals by creating custom pr campaigns and implementing them in the music industry.