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About This Website

Anyone interested in "world music" will find deep resources on this website. We have three audiences in mind: journalists considering coverage of our clients and their products, clients who want to review or share our publicity successes with others, and the broader community of music fans looking for new and old sounds from around the globe. Look around. Explore. And visit often. We will add new projects every week and over time this will be one of the most in-depth world music resources on line.

About Rock Paper Scissors

We specialize in publicity and marketing (sometimes called promotion or promo in other countries) in the U.S. for "world music" and reggae labels, artists, websites, etc. We are true world music enthusiasts. Our approach for publicity is to distill the most intriguing angles about a project and hook editors/journalists/etc. that way. We have great relationships at National Public Radio, mainstream music and lifestyle press, and major market newspapers. Clients have included Nonesuch, Harmonia Mundi, Antibalas, Narada, Indigo, Sounds True, Triloka, Mondo Melodia/Ark 21, Network, Ninja Tune, the Bulgarian Women's Choir, Naxos World, Piranha, Lyrichord, Ashé, International Music Network, Afropop Worldwide, World Music Institute, Times Square, World Connection, World Village, Vive La World!,, and

Media Successes : National Broadcast

AfroPop Worldwide, All Things Considered, CBC Global Village, CBC Roots and Wings, CBS Saturday Early Show, CNN, The Connection, Echoes, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Hearts of Space, Latino USA (Pacifica), Performance Today, Prairie Home Companion, Sound and Spirit, Weekend Edition, West Coast Live, The World, World Cafe

Media Successes : National Newswires

Associated Press, New York Times syndicate, Reuters Newswire, United Press International

Media Successes : National Newspapers

Albuquerque Tribune, Austin Chronicle, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Phoenix, Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Denver Post, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Houston Chronicle, L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Miami New Times, Minneapolis , Star/Tribune, New York Newsday, New York Times, Oakland Tribune, Orange County Register, The Oregonian, Philadelphia Weekly, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, San Antonio Express-News, San Diego Reader, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Bay Guardian, San Francisco Examiner, S.F. Weekly, Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, Star-Ledger, Time Out New York, USA Today, Village Voice, Wall Street Journal, Willamette Week

Media Successes : Magazines

Alternative Press, The Beat, Billboard, CMJ, Dirty Linen, Down Beat, Drum!, Ethnomusicology Journal, Healthy and Natural, Hinduism Today, Jazz Times, Jazziz, Magnet, Modern Drummer, Mother Jones, NAV, New Age Journal, The New Yorker, Newsweek, People, Playboy, Pulse!, Request, Rhythm, Rolling Stone, Spin, Utne Reader, Yoga Journal

Media Successes : Websites,, CD Now,, rootsworld, sonicnet, Tower Online ...and many others.