Easter brings global news coverage!

6 04 2010

This Easter weekend has been a whirlwind of press coverage at home and abroad for the 25 Anniversary release of 19. Everything from BBC News, to ABC News and NME to BBC 6 Music. It’s great to see that the message if finally cutting through and people are starting to take notice. We’ve also been having a great response from troops serving abroad and those who have fought for their country. Ultimately, these are the people that count. All of this coverage means nothing if the brave people that Paul is trying to highlight in ’19’ don’t get the recognition they deserve. It’s been a tough road trying to get TV and Radio to play something that doesn’t shy away from the reality of what is going on in Iraq and Afghanistan. The BBC One Show, who have done a great piece on 19 which was to be aired tonight (6th April) have postponed this, due to not wanting to show something that is related to the war now the election has been announced. Lets all just put the war to the back of our mind shall we, whilst our Prime Minister relates the recovery of our economy to Wayne Rooney foot. Radio is also being a little shy to the record. This is why the support of everyone online talking about this release is so important. The more pressure that is put on broadcasters, and the more people want to hear it, they will have to give in soon!

Aside from these small things, everything has been going great! Don’t forget you’ve still got time to enter our competition to win a signed promo CD of 19. This is very rare, so get your entries in before midnight on Thursday 8th April (GMT) http://bit.ly/991AJX

Here are few links for you to check out from some the top coverage this weekend.

BBC Newshttp://bit.ly/phbbcnews
ABC News http://bit.ly/abcphnews
6 Musichttp://bit.ly/news6music
Clash magazinehttp://bit.ly/ckL56o
Yahoo Newshttp://bit.ly/phyahoo

Also, don’t forget about the Apple Store masterclass Paul is giving on the 20th April at 7pm, in London. This is open to everyone and seats are based on first come first served so get there early if you don’t fancy standing for an hour!
Find out more on the Apple Regents Street webs site here. Just flick through the calendar to get more info on the event.


31 03 2010

Right, we’re giving you the chance to get your hands on 1 of 5 very limited edition promo CDs for the 25th Anniversary release of 19, out 19th April 2010. All are signed by Paul!

It couldn’t be easier to enter. All you need to do it send us the answer to this question:

In the video 19 Boys To War (25th Anniversary Edition) OFFICIAL VIDEO, how many soldiers can be seen in the memorial wall reaching out to a mourning man? www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxw5PS0WZGk

A – 4
B – 5
C – 6

Email your answers to ed@influencegroupworldwide.com titled, ‘Paul Hardcastle Competition’.
This competition will end at midnight on Thursday 8th April and winners will be selected at random on Friday 9th April 2010, and notified shortly after. Good luck!

Prize Draw Terms and Condition
1. This prize draw is global. Only one entry per person is permitted. Entries are to be made by email to ed@influencegroupworldwide.com. This is a free prize draw. No purchase is necessary.

2. No responsibility can be accepted for entries which are lost, delayed, misdirected or corrupted during delivery to or from the promoter due to any computer malfunction, virus, bug, delay or other reason whatsoever.

3. The promoter of this prize draw is Influence Group World Wide, 14 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QG, United Kingdom. The promoter’s decision in this prize draw is final.

4. There are five (5) prizes. 1 copy each of a promotional CD for 19 ‘Boys To War’ signed by Paul Hardcastle. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative

5. The closing date for entries is midnight Thursday 8th April (UK time). The winners will be chosen at random by the promoter and will be notified by email on or before Friday 16th April.

6. By entering this prize draw, you agree to be bound by these terms.

7. The promoter may use any personal data submitted by entrants only for the purposes of running the competition unless permission is given to the promoter to retain personal data for specific purposes.

8. This prize draw and these terms are governed by English law. Any dispute arising about them will be subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

9. If any of these clauses should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable then it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and conditions and the remaining clauses shall survive, remain in full force and effect.

10. The winners, using first name only unless otherwise agreed with the winner, will be published across Paul Hardcastle’s official site, and social media pages. The winner agrees the use of their name and, subject to separate consent, their image in promotional activity following this prize draw.


18 03 2010

Hey everyone,
How would you like to get your hands on a signed copy of a very limited edition promo copy of 19! This CD is only available to industry but we’re giving away 5 signed copies. The competition will run tomorrow at 1pm GMT. You’ll have to be a ‘Follower’ of Paul on his Twitter page to be in with a chance of winning. At 1pm GMT we’ll ask you to RT a message to your friends. The first 5 people to do this will win! Easy! Click HERE to follow Paul on Twitter and watch out tomorrow for more news about the competition!

Here is what you can win!