Without Black Sabbath, metal as we know it wouldn’t exist, as they pretty much invented the genre with the release of their debut album in 1970. Already a legend in his own right, Ronnie James Dio joined Sabbath in 1980 for a pair of albums before launching a successful solo career. The mythical singer rejoined [...]
On August 16, 2011, French electronic band M83 debuted the track “Midnight City” online to critical acclaim. That same day, The Syndicate began the radio push in setting up for the release of Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, the band’s sixth studio album on Mute Records. Having worked with the band in the past, we knew [...]
Back in 1999, The Syndicate was hired to promote the debut album Showbiz by Muse on Maverick Records. Leading off the campaign with the Muscle Museum EP, our job was to introduce the then-unknown UK band to North American college radio. The album received a strong early reaction from the college radio community and, even [...]
In the spring of 2011, Chiddy Bang performed a special show in Philadelphia, PA as a celebration for their Taco Bell Taco 12 Pack Spot. The band found themselves on Taco Bell’s radar after being selected as one of the artists in Taco Bell’s Feed The Beat program. The hometown performance took place at The [...]
A little over a year ago, the king of partying Andrew W.K. served as the Master Of Ceremonies at the World Snowboarding Championships 2012 in Oslo, Norway. The Syndicate had the honor of serving as the WSC’s American media ambassadors, and sent our general manager Moose and director of publicity Jerry Graham across the Atlantic [...]
In 2010, Comedy Central prepared to launch Pretend Time, Nick Swardson’s new television sketch show, by partnering up with The Syndicate’s grassroots marketing team in three cities—Boston, Los Angeles, and New York. Our reps were decked out in T-shirts showcasing one of Swardson’s characters, Wheelchair Cat. These three teams distributed a rather unique flyer with [...]
In September 2003, Murder 1, Mastodon and Clutch toured together for several weeks. Touring behind their first album, Remission, Mastodon was opening for Clutch. Mastodon, who the Syndicate has worked with since then, has gone on to be nominated for a Grammy and will be appearing on this Summer’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. Clutch’s [...]
The Syndicate maintains a long and storied history with CMJ. In the May 13, 2002 issue of the New Music Report, CMJ interviewed Jon Landman about the company, college radio and We Put Out Records. Check out the full article here!