Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Attention Oakland Music-Related Businesses

By Nate Seltenrich
Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 2:42 PM

The Oakland Merchant Leadership Forum is calling for music-related businesses in Oakland to register on the Shop Oakland website. Throughout February, the OMLF is focusing on music businesses as one component of its 2009 Indie Revolution, a year-long campaign to promote local independent businesses and artists in the East Bay.

For details, see the full release below.

Dear Oakland Music Business Owner,

From smokey blues bars hosting Big Mama Thornton to the soul stirring sounds of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, from Green Day to Tupac, Oakland has a rich musical heritage.

Where would these musicians be without instruments, without night clubs, mentors and record stores to inspire them?

Throughout the month of February we are highlighting Oakland Grown music businesses, and invite you to take advantage of the emails and traffic we will drive to the site:

1) List (or update) your business on the Shop Oakland website database, so that shoppers and music lovers can find you year-round.Click here to add your free listing.**

2) Get your music business highlighted to thousands of email subscribers and website visitors by offering a prize or discount to our OMLF readers and dedicated Indie Revolution participants. Free. Contact Shari ( with your suggested offer by February 11th.

3) Have other ideas to contribute to our local music conversation? Let us know!

This is part of the 2009 Indie Revolution - a year-long campaign to support local independent businesses and artists in the East Bay. A collaboration of OMLF, Buy Local Berkeley, East Bay Express, and the Sustainable Business Alliance.

Advertising discounts for new February sign ups - Get your local, independent business listed on Shop Oakland for the first time before Feb 28th, and receive a coupon for over half-off advertising at East Bay Express! See below for details.

Here's to the sounds of great local music and the jingle of coins circulating through our local economy!


Oakland Merchant Leadership Forum
Marketing Committee

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