From my album submission guidelines:
#2 -- Quotations of two sentences or less on artists' websites or other promotional materials or by other websites/magazines do not require permission from the site owner. Quotations longer than two sentences, or any quotations attached to products actually sold to others, require express permission from the site owner.
OK, I realize the very last part of #2 is not common, but I know that artists will quote reviews on websites, promotional materials, and even on CD wrappers/covers. I'm just covering myself in the event that somebody wants to quote me on the latter. I'm not expecting a lot of letters from that provision.
And to be clear, when I said "not expecting a lot of letters," what I meant was, "putting this out there for a cheap laugh."
So imagine my surprise when I saw the latest album from Brady Rymer, Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could, in all its shrink-wrapped, ready-for-retail glory:
Look there in the lower left-hand cover. That red sticker. That quotation at top, said by, erm... Who woulda thunk it?
I'm pointing this out not out of vanity -- trust me, if I do that, you'll know it. Nor am I pointing it out because I don't think it's true. I meant it when I wrote it two years about Brady's last album, Every Day is a Birthday, and I still think it's a true statement. Nor am I pointing it out to make clear that doing something like this will have absolutely no impact (either way) on my opinion of an album.
OK, maybe I am doing it for that last point.
But mostly, I just wanted to say that I appreciated my name being spelled correctly.
Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could is out on Bumblin' Bee Records on March 4.