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.


24 02 2010

The nice people at Popjustice have written a cool article about the release of 19. Referring to Paul as ‘Hardo’ they discuss they’re hopes for for the new release. They’ve also featured the trailer for the video in the site which is great. Popjustice has a large viewership, (so i hear!) So hopefully the message about 19 can be spread even further in anticipation of the fast approaching release on April 19th!

Have a read of the article here.

Press is picking up!

23 02 2010

So the release campaign for ’19 BOYS TO WAR’ has officially started! The press release was sent out yesterday so hopefully you’ll be hearing a lot more about it!

After yesterdays article in the Mirror, we’ve now got front page online coverage in the Epping Forest Guardian. The article focuses on Paul dedicating part dedicating the new release to Georgie Sparks, a close friend of Pauls son. The article tells a very touching story and highlights that what Paul is doing is really special.

Read the full article here. It would be great of you could show your support by leaving a short comment on their web site.

If we want to read the full press release you can check it out here, or are interested in writing your own article contact ed@influencegroupworldwide.com

Smooth News

16 02 2010

As you all know by now, Paul Hardcastle as reworked his hit single 19 for a much anticipated 25 years anniversary release.

Smooth Jazz Network have taken the time to have a chat and find out why Paul decided to do this after being adamant it would never happen. Find out about the about how poignant it is to be releasing 19 now, and also what direction Paul has taken the track in.

Read the full article here.