Reprinted (excerpt) from Syracuse New Times,
03-28-2001 - by Gregg Yeti.

Music Online Attitude
The Internet can take bands from the basement to the big time.

Local Connections
     Setting up a web site doesn't ensure you'll build a buzz.  The secret to any business success is promotion, and Internet sites can help Central New York musicians get their message out to local audiences.
     .... WRKL-FM 100.9 (K-Rock) disc jockey Bob Staffa, who promotes area bands via his radio program Backstage Live Thursdays at 11pm.  Staffa maintains his own web page,, where he posts his monthly Top 5 list of most-played albums, a complete listing of songs featured on the show, and a useful list of links.
     .... Networking musicians should log onto Able Al's Bands of New York State site which features contact information on bands from across upstate.  To add links to the site maintained by Able Al, a.k.a. Al Somlo, e-mail Al.  While you're at it, make arrangements to have your CD sold on consignment at his  Able Al's Sound Shop Online.


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