About Pirate!

Pirate! is a promotion & marketing agency. We work with artists, bands, record labels, brands, events & more. Promoting their music, product or service to radio stations, college students, websites, & tastemakers across North America. We are a team of music industry professionals (and more importantly fans) who strive to be the best independent music and marketing team there is.

Currently, Pirate! services the following formats and concentrations:

College / Non-Commercial Radio Promotion – we have built great relationships with all of the college / community music directors and program directors who report to CMJ, FMQB, and Spinitron and stations turn to us for the best new music, news, gear, etc. College radio is one of the oldest and best ways to break up and coming artists or to build on a fan-base without having to play the commercial radio game. Pirate! is a 3 time Promotion Company of the Year award winner at the CMJ Awards. We have been responsible for #1 records at CMJ by The Black Keys, Dr. Dog, Neko Case, Wilco, Tegan & Sara, Tom Waits, Devotchka, Mates of State, The White Stripes, Matt & Kim, Bat For Lashes, Crystal Castles and more!

Commercial Specialty Promotion – like college radio, commercial specialty radio is also open to new and indie music. Specialty shows are typically the weekly indie / new music / local music / etc. programs on the commercial alternative stations across the US. We focus on all stations who report their playlists to FMQB or KKBB and have had chart success with The Silversun Pickups, The Black Keys, Dr. Dog, Wilco, Los Campesinos!, Le Butcherettes, Hollerado, Matt & Kim, Broken Social Scene, Islands, The Temper Trap, and more!

Tastemaker & College MarketingPirate!, in an effort to better serve our clients in niche markets across North America and with the strong relationships we’ve built over the years with music directors, DJs, bloggers and all around tastemakers, is also able to penetrate these markets with non-music projects. We’ve found this is also a great group to introduce new products / services / films / TV shows / events / etc. to in addition to all the great music we send. We have marketed products and events to tastemakers from HBO, Target, The Nor’easter Fest, The Sun ‘n’ Snow Fest (which we also produce), Backbone, Levi’s, The AltCom Fest, Cranmore Mountain Resort and more!

Tour Support – Planning a tour and want to make sure you alert radio stations in every market? We can help get your shows listed on stations’ concert calendars as well as help set up ticket giveaways, interviews, and in-studios. This is offered as part of a typical radio campaign or a standalone service. As a standalone service, this is a great option for emerging artists who have not released a record yet, are about to release a record, or have released one previously.

Management & Consulting – we also provide management and consulting services for a very select group of clients.

SubmissionsPirate! does accept submissions, if you are interested in working together please email steve (at) piratepirate.com and include as much info as you can, links to download or stream music, etc. No need to mail us packages, email is by far the best way to get to us. Pirate! takes a custom approach to what we do, you won’t see a set rate card or a boiler plate plan/proposal anywhere on this site. We’ll check out your band / project / album / product and talk collectively about what we think we can do together. We are also a selective company, if we don’t think we’re the best team for your project we’ll let you know and even tell you who we think may be a better fit.

Contact info for both Pirate! offices is below, for specific contact/biographical info on each member of Pirate! click on their name to the left.

PIRATE! BOSTON:

Steve Theo and Canada M. Fox


617.256.8709 (Steve)

978.621.4322 (Canada)

248.694.2949 (fax)

PIRATE! NYC:

Douglas Blake

617.571.8043 (Doug)

Pirate! around the web:
Pirate!: http://piratepirate.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/piratepirate
Tumblr: http://pirateplayground.tumblr.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/piratepromotion
Spotify: http://tinyurl.com/piratespotify


Canada M. Fox

Contact Canada:
canada@piratepirate.com
978.621.4322
IM: SP00NHUMPER
Instagram: @sea_fox

Steve Theo

Canada M. Fox is a mysterious man. He isn't really, he just pretends to be. He hides behind walls, headphones and beards just waiting for people to stop talking to him. That's not really true either. Fact: growing up he wanted to become a hobo! The little we know about his past beyond that is that he got his start in college radio at the UMass Lowell campus's WUML (formerly WJUL). He took after Lowell's most famous son, Jack Kerouac, and got the hell out of Lowell and soon found solace at Salem State University's WMWM. He was hired by Pirate! after a beautiful year of interning way back in 2005. He's been in the world of college radio for roughly one dozen years. In those dozen years he's won multiple CMJ Awards including "Best Mentor", "Human Music Encyclopedia" and "Sexiest Phone Voice" (twice). Speaking of dozens, people usually buy eggs by the dozen but Canada loathes eggs. He also loathes seafood but absolutely loves Larry Bird, the All Tomorrow's Parties festival and anyone weird or funny. And just like your overweight friend you are always trying to set people up with, people say he has an excellent laugh.


Steve Theo

Contact Steve:
@realstevetheo // Facebook // LinkedIn
steve@piratepirate.com // 617.256.8709
IM: SteveTheo1

Steve Theo

Steve Theo is co-founder of Pirate!, a music promotion, public relations, marketing, and management company that works with artists, brands, and record labels to promote their music or products to radio stations, DJs, and tastemakers across North America.

Steve started in college radio at Bentley’s WBTY, which landed him internships at Planetary Group & Sony Music, as well as a job at Columbia Records, where he ran the college & metal departments.

Steve recently started Rock Shop Boston, a monthly event that gives back to the Boston music community with panels, discussions, and expert talks. Steve is also an adjunct professor at Bay State College, overseeing internships for their Entertainment Management students.


Douglas Blake

Contact Doug:
@theanimalarrg // Facebook // LinkedIn
doug@piratepirate.com // 617.571.8043
IM: theanimalarrg
http://www.paintismybitch.com

Douglas Blake

Doug Blake grew up in Charleston, SC before moving to Ledyard, CT where he decided to attend UConn. After 2 years at UConn of which he remembers none he transferred to Georgia Southern University. Where he majored in broadcasting and served as the Music Director for WVGS for 2 years. Upon graduating Doug moved to Boston and got his professional start at the Planetary Group. After many adventures at Planetary Doug wanted to pursue his love of wine. Upon leaving Steve told Doug that he should join up and try promotion some more under the name Viking. Doug thought the name Viking was really stupid and said he would come on board if it were called Pirate!

Over the past 8 years Doug has lead Pirate! to 3 Promotion Company Of The Year and 4 Promoter Of The Year Awards at the annual CMJ College Radio Awards!

Doug likes to cook, drink wine, eat nachos, bowl, play tennis, watch baseball and paint. He has a cat named Killer.


About Pirate!

Pirate! is a promotion & marketing agency. We work with artists, bands, record labels, brands, events & more. Promoting their music, product or service to radio stations, college students, websites, & tastemakers across North America. We are a team of music industry professionals (and more importantly fans) who strive to be the best independent music and marketing team there is.

Currently, Pirate! services the following formats and concentrations:

College / Non-Commercial Radio Promotion – we have built great relationships with all of the college / community music directors and program directors who report to CMJ, FMQB, and Spinitron and stations turn to us for the best new music, news, gear, etc. College radio is one of the oldest and best ways to break up and coming artists or to build on a fan-base without having to play the commercial radio game. Pirate! is a 3 time Promotion Company of the Year award winner at the CMJ Awards. We have been responsible for #1 records at CMJ by The Black Keys, Dr. Dog, Neko Case, Wilco, Tegan & Sara, Tom Waits, Devotchka, Mates of State, The White Stripes, Matt & Kim, Bat For Lashes, Crystal Castles and more!

Commercial Specialty Promotion – like college radio, commercial specialty radio is also open to new and indie music. Specialty shows are typically the weekly indie / new music / local music / etc. programs on the commercial alternative stations across the US. We focus on all stations who report their playlists to FMQB or KKBB and have had chart success with The Silversun Pickups, The Black Keys, Dr. Dog, Wilco, Los Campesinos!, Le Butcherettes, Hollerado, Matt & Kim, Broken Social Scene, Islands, The Temper Trap, and more!

Tastemaker & College MarketingPirate!, in an effort to better serve our clients in niche markets across North America and with the strong relationships we’ve built over the years with music directors, DJs, bloggers and all around tastemakers, is also able to penetrate these markets with non-music projects. We’ve found this is also a great group to introduce new products / services / films / TV shows / events / etc. to in addition to all the great music we send. We have marketed products and events to tastemakers from HBO, Target, The Nor’easter Fest, The Sun ‘n’ Snow Fest (which we also produce), Backbone, Levi’s, The AltCom Fest, Cranmore Mountain Resort and more!

Tour Support – Planning a tour and want to make sure you alert radio stations in every market? We can help get your shows listed on stations’ concert calendars as well as help set up ticket giveaways, interviews, and in-studios. This is offered as part of a typical radio campaign or a standalone service. As a standalone service, this is a great option for emerging artists who have not released a record yet, are about to release a record, or have released one previously.

Management & Consulting – we also provide management and consulting services for a very select group of clients.

Submissions - Pirate! does accept submissions, if you are interested in working together please email steve (at) piratepirate.com and include as much info as you can, links to download or stream music, etc. No need to mail us packages, email is by far the best way to get to us. Pirate! takes a custom approach to what we do, you won't see a set rate card or a boiler plate plan/proposal anywhere on this site. We'll check out your band / project / album / product and talk collectively about what we think we can do together. We are also a selective company, if we don't think we're the best team for your project we'll let you know and even tell you who we think may be a better fit.

Contact info for both Pirate! offices is below, for specific contact/biographical info on each member of Pirate! click on their name to the left.

PIRATE! BOSTON:

Steve Theo and Canada M. Fox


617.256.8709 (Steve)

978.621.4322 (Canada)

248.694.2949 (fax)

PIRATE! NYC:

Douglas Blake

617.571.8043 (Doug)

Pirate! around the web:
Pirate!: http://piratepirate.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/piratepirate
Tumblr: http://pirateplayground.tumblr.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/piratepromotion
Spotify: http://tinyurl.com/piratespotify