Rainmaker Public Relations & Artist Development / Rainmaker Deal Breaker
Rainmaker PR is a complete and utter waste of money.
I received one good review and two bad ones all in the first month. Five months into the six month campaign and nothing else. I have never heard from
her except for her "going on vacation" notices and when I've initiated it.
I've requested a time sheet to break down how she's spent her 45 hours for which I paid her about $2500, and a list of exactly who she spoke to and what
was said, to which I've been completely ignored - it's been three weeks since the request.
She has a very irritating practice that I've never come across before in a professional situation. She dices up your emails so that unless you keep
meticulous notes in a Word Doc by copying and pasting everything that comes in or goes out, it is impossible to decipher to what she is referring.
I have had better luck getting me CD reviewed on my own but I am very busy and haven't been able to do a lot. In fact, she told me that a real (not
virtual) magazine I submitted to on my own that reviewed me is "nothing" since she never heard of it. It's so "nothing" that they have a 13K
circulation. And I bought one at a local Barnes and Nobel. Maybe it's not Billboard, but neither are the three ezines where my reviews showed up.
I've also seen my CDs being sold on EBay. These are the people she's sending the CD's out to, or they are giving them away to people who are selling
them. "Reviewers" who spend their time hawking CD's that were given to them to review. What a joke.
So, I have a new CD with some pretty strong material and I've spent the better part of the last few months being very upset that I've been ripped off.
Don't do it.