Missing Piece is Hiring - Music Publicist

Music Publicity Position
Missing Piece Group, a music PR, marketing and artist management company is looking to fill a Full-Time Publicity position at our Newark, NJ office. We are seeking a publicist with 1-2 years agency or record label experience to manage and oversee multiple media campaigns for recording artists, authors, catalog releases, and related campaigns.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Pitching and scheduling artist interviews, show previews, reviews, listings and features.
  • Daily organization, management and involvement in artist affairs.
  • Weekly internal/client reporting on all projects.
  • Research outlets for artist tours
  • Organizing of contact lists for marketing and publicity pitches


  • Must have excellent writing, editing, administrative and organizational skills
  • Strong relationships with writers, editors, producers and bookers and a proven record of placements
  • Excellent communication and research skills
  • A passion for pop culture, new music/media websites, blogs, Excel, Word, Google Docs and social media platforms
  • 1-2 years experience working in publicity preferred
  • Passion for music required
  • Ability to work independently and be a motivated self-starter
  • Professional demeanor
  • Must be able to work from our office in Newark, NJ

About Missing Piece
A music PR, marketing and artist management company, we are located in downtown Newark, a 20-minute ride from Manhattan and a short walk from Newark Penn Station, The Prudential Center and Rutgers Newark.

**Submit BOTH a resume and cover letter to info@missingpiecegroup.com.**

Fastball Launches Headlining Tour Following Sold Out Run With Everclear

New Single “Behind the Sun” from STEP INTO LIGHT Premieres Exclusively via Guitar World

Award Winning Clip by Legendary Director Nigel Dick    

Headlining Tour hits Atlanta, St. Louis, Detroit, Los Angeles, Cincinnati and more

 “…The trio of Tony Scalzo, Miles Zuniga and Joey Shuffield remains Austin’s best rock band. Their first record in eight years features a dozen songs that range from Zuniga’s Beatles-esque acoustic gem “Behind the Sun” to Scalzo’s instantly memorable pop tune “I Will Never Let You Down.” — Austin American Statesman 

“Step Into Light is a diverse, engaging record from one of pop’s most tenacious bands. …Fastball’s commitment to craft and feeling, without sacrificing fun or humor make Step Into Light another welcome entry into the unjustly overlooked catalog of this enduring, charismatic group.” — Paste Magazine

FASTBALL released their 6th album, Step Into Light, earlier this summer and immediately set out on an extensive North American tour with Everclear. The new album is available through the band’s own 33 1/3 label and is the first FASTBALLcollection to get a vinyl LP release. The band is now launching their own headlining tour beginningJuly 20th in Atlanta with multiple stops across the country through October. 

Just prior to the tour announcement, FASTBALL premiered the video for their third single,  Behind the Sun, with Guitar World. The award winning video clip was directed by legendary director & producer, Nigel Dick, whose credits include videos for: Def Leppard, Oasis, Guns N’ Roses, Britney Spears, Cheap Trick, and many more.

It’s been a busy start to the season for FASTBALL.  Before Step Into Light, was officially released the band shared the entire album via billboard.com.  Appropriately, Fastball then appeared on MLB.com and on Sirius XM for an interview and performance on the Howard Stern Wrap Up Show where they discussed the unexpected reincarnation of their hit “Out of My Head” on Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello’s #1 smash Hit “Bad Things.” The band also performed one of Howard’s favorite Beatles songs “The Two Of Us.”  Highlights can be found here.

With nearly 20 years of musical explorations and milestones under its belt, FASTBALL remains one of the most consistent and continuously celebrated rock bands on the road today.  Thegroup recorded the new album Step Into Light in their hometown of Austin, Texas, with the three bandmates co-producing with longtime friend Chris "Frenchie" Smith.

The resulting collection extends FASTBALL’s widely-loved body of work, which encompasses such acclaimed albums as their 1996 debut Make Your Mama Proud, their 1998 platinum breakthrough All the Pain Money Can Buy (which spawned the Grammy-nominated Top Five hit "The Way"), 2000's The Harsh Light of Day, 2004's Keep Your Wig On and 2009's Little White Lies. 

View “I Will Never Let You Down" here.
View “We’re on Our Way” here.
View “Behind The Sun” here.
Stream entire album on Billboard.com

FASTBALL “Step Into Light” Tour

07-20-17    Atlanta                 GA     City Winery Atlanta
07-21-17    Chattanooga         TN     Nightfall Concert Series
07-22-17    Lexington              KY     Willie's Locally Known
07-23-17    Knoxville               TN     Open Chord Music
07-26-17    St. Louis               MO     Off Broadway
07-27-17    Cincinnati              OH     Taft Theatre / The Ballroom
07-28-17    Marietta                OH     The Adelphia Music Hall At The Galley
07-29-17    Wilkes Barre          PA      F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
07-30-17    Pawling                 NY      Daryl's House
07-31-17    Westerly                RI      Tunes On The Dunes
08-01-17    Exton                    PA      Eagleview Summer Concerts On The Square
08-02-17    Harrisburg             PA      Sawyer's
08-03-17    Ardmore                PA      Ardmore Music Hall
08-04-17    Rochester              NY      Public Market
08-05-17    Detroit                  MI      St. Andrew's Hall
08-06-17    Grand Rapids         MI      20 Monroe Live
09-14-17    Berkeley                CA     Cornerstone
09-15-17    West Hollywood      CA     Whisky A Go Go
09-16-17    Pasadena               CA     The Rose
09-17-17    Agoura Hills           CA      The Canyon
09-29-17    West Springfield     MA     The Big E
09-30-17    West Springfield     MA     The Big E
10-01-17    West Springfield     MA     The Big E
10-02-17    New York               NY      City Winery NYC
10-03-17    Annapolis               MD     Rams Head On Stage
10-04-17    Leesburg                VA     Tally Ho Theater
10-05-17    Pittsburgh              PA      Club Cafe
10-06-17    Kent                      OH     Kent Stage
10-07-17    Kalamazoo             MI      Bell's Eccentric Cafe - Back Room
10-08-17    Chicago                  IL      City Winery Chicago

For ticket info check: http://www.fastballtheband.com/shows/

Follow Fastball at http://www.fastballtheband.com

Suzanne Santo (of HONEYHONEY) to Release Solo Debut 'Ruby Red' on 8/11

On August 11th, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Suzanne Santo will release her solo debut album Ruby Red. Best known as one-half of the Americana duo HONEYHONEY, Santo steps out on her own for the first time and, more than 10 years into an acclaimed career, turns a new corner. Today, she released lead single "Ghost In My Bed," premiered by Rolling Stone who stated "'Ghost in my Bed' barrels forward at highway speed, folding mandolin, fiddle and keyboards into a nocturnal track about waging war with - and, ultimately, losing ground to - one's darker side."

Swedish Artist Daniel Norgren Makes His US Introduction

Swedish folk-rock artist Daniel Norgren makes his US introduction with Skogens Frukter (Fruits of the Forest), a limited edition vinyl-only issue on marbled Northern Lights colored vinyl available now exclusively through Vinyl Me, Please. To celebrate the release, NPR Music debuted a live video of "People Are Good," a previously unreleased song that's featured on the album.

Last summer, he played his first ever US show at Pickathon 2016 and became the must-see act of the weekend following three sets in front of stunned audiences. Although his name may be unfamiliar in the US, Norgren has built an astounding career over the past 10 years in his home country and across Europe including an extensive catalog and an exponentially-growing audience where fans would be lucky to catch him at a venue smaller than 1,000 people. A multi-instrumentalist whose expertise includes guitar, piano, harmonica, and accordion, Norgren's sound is distinctly homegrown, authentic, and powerful.

Nikka Costa to Release New Album 'Nikka & Strings, Underneath and in Between' on June 2nd

American soul singer Nikka Costa returns with the eagerly awaited new album Nikka & Strings, Underneath and in Between due out on June 2nd via Metropolis Recordings. The album sees the celebreated soul, funk, and blues singer dipping her toes into a refreshing collection of songs backed by a luscious string quartet. Nikka is back in full swing with a collection of heartfelt songs that gives the listener more intimate and personal insight into her unique musical style than ever before. Billboard premiered the video for lead track "Nothing Compares 2 U", a stunning rendition of her former mentor's classic hit.

Missing Piece Group SXSW 2017

Andrew Combs, Colony House, The Dove & The Wolf, Pegi Young, Great American Canyon Band, Blank Range, Jason Eady, The Band of Heathens, Fastball, Cale Tyson, The Head, Troi Irons, Old Flame Records

Here at Missing Piece we’re looking forward to the cluster@#$@ that is SXSW, the way that you look forward to going to your high school reunion, or running a marathon, or getting a tattoo. Painful, exhilarating, memorable…and it leaves a mark.

This year, we’ve got 13 artists performing at SXSW; we’re packing insoles, shorts, sunscreen, and multiple pairs of earplugs to get us through.


Andrew Combs
Nashville-based Americana artist Andrew Combs will release his sophomore album Canyons Of My Mind on April 7 via New West Records. The first single "Dirty Rain" premiered via NPR Music, with Ann Powers calling Combs "one of Nashville's most poetically gifted young singer-songwriters." Watch his Stranger Things-esque video for the song "Blood Hunters" at Rolling Stone Country.
6:30pm - Luck Reunion

1:30pm - Noisetrade/Pledge/Fryedays at Blackheart

5:30pm - YETI/New West at YETI

12:00am New West showcase at Coopers
3:00pm - Brooklyn Country Cantina

Colony House
Nashville-based indie rockers Colony House released their second album, Only the Lonely, on January 13 via RCA/Descendant records. The album has been embraced by Noisey, Billboard, Consequence of Sound, Paste Magazine, Baeble Music and reached #3 on iTunes Top Albums chart & #2 on iTunes Top Alternative Albums chart. This past month the band has performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Today Show, and Conan.

2:45pm - Yeti/BMI 

5:30pm - C3 Presents Party
2:00 pm - Culture Collide/RCA Party at Container Bar
9:30 pm - Pandora Party
5:00pm - Culture Collide Party at Container Bar
8:30am - KGSR 

1:00pm - Waterloo Parking Lot Show

3:40pm Southwest Invasion at Whole Foods

The Dove & The Wolf
The Dove & The Wolf have just signed to Fat Possum Records and will release an EP called I Don't Know What To Feel on March 30. The French-born, Philadelphia-based duo of Lou Hayat and Paloma Gil have been playing together for more than ten years.
The EP was recorded in their adopted city of Philly and was co-produced by Dave Hartley of The War on Drugs and Nick Krill of The Spinto Band. Recently, NPR Music premiered the video for the track "Seven Days" and called it "…shimmering, beautiful and languorous." The band also just announced a tour with Jens Lekman from the end of February through April. You can find other coverage of the band at Stereogum, Nylon, and The New York Times.
8:00pm - Buffalo Billiards- REC Philly Amplify Philly Showcase
2:00pm - SX San Jose- San Jose Hotel
8:00pm - Madewell SXSW Party- Madewell Store Austin

Pegi Young
On February 17, Pegi Young stepped out on her own with Raw, a brand new collection of songs inspired by life, loss, and forgiveness.
The album was announced with a feature written by David Browne in Rolling Stone and saw incredible coverage in NPR Music, Billboard, The Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly and more. Young wrote most of Raw in the wake of her 2014 separation and divorce from Neil Young, to whom she’d been married thirty-seven years. The album is rounded out by legendary Muscle Shoals keyboardist and songwriter Spooner Oldham and several more recent Survivors, including Muscle Shoals-based guitarist Kelvin Holly, a veteran of Little Richard’s band; drummer Phil Jones (Tom Petty, Joe Walsh); and bassists Benny Rietveld (Santana) and Shonna Tucker (Drive-By Truckers).
10:00pm - Hilton Garden Inn, 18th floor

8:00pm - The Driskill

Great American Canyon Band
Baltimore duo Great American Canyon Band released their debut album Only You Remain in early 2016 via Six Degrees Records which was embraced by NPR, WNYC, Stereogum and Impose Magazine. The music video for the album’s title track was shot in Iceland and The A.V. Club proclaimed that it “should be an Icelandic tourism ad.” This fall the duo released a follow-up EP, Out Here, featuring new material and remixes from Only You Remain.   
Stream Only You Remain HERE & Stream Out Here HERE

12:30pm - Quantum Collective at Whole Foods 

7:00pm - Lil Big Fest at Tiniest Bar in Texas

Blank Range
Nashville's Blank Range just released their sophomore EP Vista Bent on Thirty Tigers and have just wrapped the recording of their debut full length album with Brad Cook (Hiss Golden Messenger). Stereogum premiered the EP in its entirety and said "The four-track collection is a country-tinged drive down the highway with whiskey-soaked vocals and plenty of steel guitar. Blunted bell clangs and lively pop rock melodies of Vista Bent make for a happy compendium of ’70s nostalgia, Nashville heartbreak, and subtle experimentation.” The band are currently on the road for an extensive tour with the Wild Reeds.

2:30pm - Tellers (Downstairs)
12:00pm - NoiseTrade/PledgeMusic Party
at The Blackheart
4:30pm - Thirty Tigers/Yeti Party at
Yeti Flagship Store, 220 S Congress Ave
1:10pm - Quantum Collective Southwest Invasion at Wholefoods Rooftop Plaza, 525 N Lamar Blvd
4:40pm - The Jackalope

9:00pm - Thirty Tigers Official SXSW Showcase at Maggie Mae’s, 323 E 6 St
12:00pm - Urban Outfitters

Jason Eady
Jason Eady will release a self-titled on April 21 via Thirty Tigers. Recently, NPR Music premiered the song "Barabbas," the second single to be released from the album. Rolling Stone Country premiered "Why I Left Atlanta" and called the self-titled release "...an acoustic-heavy album that makes room for electricity, eclecticism and guest appearances, with Eady serving as the master of ceremonies." The album features contributions from guests Vince Gill, The Steeldrivers' Tammy Rogers, and wife, singer/songwriter Courtney Patton.


4:00pm  -Yeti Flaghip store - 220 South Congress Ave (Thirty Tigers official showcase)

Lucy’s - 2218 College Ave, Austin, TX 78704 (writers round)

The Band of Heathens

The Band of Heathens released their new album Duende, the band’s fifth studio album (and eighth overall), which also marks their tenth anniversary as a group. The album first premiered with an exclusive stream on Rolling Stone Country who said, "An album built around connection and collaboration, it spotlights a pack of players whose influences – Southern boogie-woogie, stoned soul, heartland country-rock and all points between – are as wide-ranging as their tour dates.” Duende was also embraced by The Boot, Popmatters and Relix, and was #1 most-added album on the Americana Music Association radio chart
7:00pm - Westin Austin Downtown


4:10 PM - Dog Day Afternoon @ The Dogwood

11:00pm - New Frontier Official SXSW Showcase @ The Parish


2:00pm - Twangfest at Broken Spoke

7:00pm - SXSW Second Stage @ Hyatt Downtown

5:45pm - Amigos Internationales @ Guero's

9:00pm - Greenwich
Village Troubador Tribute Show @ The Driskill Hotel

10:30pm - The Band of Heathens + Friends Decompression Session - Geraldine's @ Hotel Van Zandt

Seven years after the release of their last studio album Little White Lies, Fastball is returning to the scene, securing a spot in this year’s SXSW lineup. The Austin-based band is returning with their new album Step into Light! set to be released later this spring. Stream the first single from the LP at Consequence of Sound. Unexpectedly, at the end of 2016, Fastball reached new heights reaching #1 on the Hip-Hop charts through recently formed duo Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello, who took the chorus from Fastball’s 1998 hit “Out of My Head”, and incorporated their own rendition into their new collaboration “Bad Things”. Check out Billboard’s exclusive interview with Fastball front man Tony Scalzo, discussing the band’s newfound success.
Watch “Bad Things” HERE

10:00pm - Capital One House (Antones)

9:00pm - The Parish

Cale Tyson

Texas-born, Nashville-based songwriter Cale Tyson is set to release a new album in the U.S. this spring. The album, Careless Soul has already been released in the UK to great acclaim (4 stars in the Guardian, Rolling Stone, BBC Radio and more.) He recently completed a great UK tour, and was just nominated by the UK Americana Music Association for "International Song of the Year" for "Somebody Save Me" - going up against Sturgill Simpson, Lucinda Williams, and Margo Price. Cale just released Introducing Cale Tyson, a vinyl compilation of his first two EPs, 2013’s High on Lonesome and 2014’s Cheater’s Wife on March 3. Originally released in early 2015 via Clubhouse Records in the UK, Introducing Cale Tyson has already endured great success reaching and holding #13 on the UK Country Charts for two weeks as well as receiving a 5-star rating in both Country Music People and Maverick Magazine, and a 4-star rating in Q Magazine.
Stream High on Lonesome HERE and Cheater’s Wife HERE 


8:00pm - Luckenback Dancehall / Fredericksburg
2:30pm - Brooklyn Country Cantina
4:15pm - Hard Luck Lounge

The Head

Atlanta based alt-rock trio The Head are set to release their full-length album Space on August 4th. Impose Magazine recently released their video for the first single “Tea Colored Radio” and said "The Head make feel good indie rock that will have you bopping your head and dancing."
Dubbing the band their #1 unsigned artist of 2015, Purevolume premiered the song calling it “a mission statement that shows that The Head is really on the brink of something big.” The band has been embraced by Alternative Press, Creative Loafing, GhettoBlaster, Performer Magazine and more. They are currently on an extensive US tour. 
12:15pm - Big Bang
8:00pm - Maggie Mae's (official showcase)
12:45pm - Yard Dog
3:45pm - Whip-in

3:00pm - Chugging Monkey

Troi Irons
Troi Irons is an LA-based songwriter currently signed to Def Jam. A fearless creative mind with insight beyond her years; Irons is a rebel voice speaking her truth through music. In 2016, she released her acclaimed Turbulence, EP. Brimming with self-reflective lyrics and instantly-catchy choruses, Irons’ music has been compared to Imogen Heap and Alanis Morissette. Stream Turbulence HERE. You can check out her new music video for her song “Today” via it’s exclusive premiere on Interview Magazine, and watch here mini-documentary EPK video HERE
3:00pm - Circa 13 Showcase with Bibi Bourelly, Earl St. Clair (UMG @ Antones)

Old Flame Records

For the last two years we've been lucky enough to handle PR for most of the releases from Old Flame Records. This year, Old Flame will host an official showcase at Swan Dive located at 615 Red River on March 18.
8:00pm - Gurr
9:00pm - Frontier Folk Nebraska
10:00pm - Booher
11:00pm - Dawg Yawp
12:00am - Slow Caves
1:00am - Doe

Walter Martin Announces New Album; Hear The National's Matt Berninger Give Singing Lessons in "Hey Matt"

On May 5th, Walter Martin, lyricist, co-writer, and multi-instrumentalist of The Walkmen, will release his LP My Kinda Music via his own imprint Ile Flottante Music. As the second installment of his Juvenile Series, it follows 2014's award winning and critically acclaimed album We're All Young Together. Set to a rollicking musical backdrop, My Kinda Music tells vivid stories of music-making, family history, and self-discovery. In the lead single "Hey Matt," Matt Berninger of The National gives Martin a singing lesson and the two friends discuss a recent (and real) rejection by his idol, Randy Newman.

Rickie Lee Jones & Madeleine Peyroux Announce North American Tour Starting March 1st

"cultural force" - NPR All Things Considered

Two-time Grammy Award winner Rickie Lee Jones will be hitting the road for a North American tour with Madeleine Peyroux.

Rickie Lee Jones says of the upcoming tour, "I've genuinely enjoyed Madi's work over the years, so much so that I'm surprised it's taken this long for us to work together. Very excited at the prospect of recording some new material, and about the upcoming shows."

Madeleine Peyroux adds, “It’s a rare occasion when one gets to share one’s life and work with a master. I consider my upcoming tour together with Rickie Lee Jones to be one of those timeless occasions. Embedded in her dulcet tones, supported by our vibrant and warm musicians, and through the conduit of so many American styles of song I’m sure this tour will encourage us all, and our highest spirits will shine through. We’re going to have fun!!!”

Jones' 2015 album, The Other Side of Desire, was well received by the likes of NPR Music, and Uncut Magazine which gave the album a 9/10 calling it "an arrestingly ambigious musical journey...a record that crowns her career, not an end but as a culmination."

“She can sound like a nun who has closed the door in the chapel to sing quietly to herself. She can sound dissolute, louche, exalted, elegant, or like a figure howling against a menacing sadness...She sings like a shy person somehow released of inhibition by singing. Every word she writes and sings seems earned. Her songs are cunning and serious or playful and exuberant but always carefully made…[Jones expresses] a human truth: over time, we cannot be other than ourselves.”  - Alec Wilkinson, The New Yorker

Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1979 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums. A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone magazine put her on its cover twice in two years, and Saturday Night Live gave her an unprecedented three songs for her second appearance. Rickie is both a character in the songs and the songwriter singing, defying convention with her sometimes brazen sexuality and the mixed bag of jazz, rock and what has come to be known as 'confessional' songwriter performances.


Tour Dates

03/01 - Montreal, Canada - Theatre Maisonneuve

03/02 - Boston, MA - The Wilbur

03/03 - Collingswood, NJ - Scottish Rite Auditorium

03/04 - New York, NY - Town Hall

03/06 - Morristown, NJ - Mayo Center for the Performing Arts

03/07 - Bethesda, MD - Bethesda Blues & Jazz

03/09 - Greenville, SC - Peace Center

03/10 - Charleston, SC - The Charleston Gailard Center

03/11 - Clearwater, FL - Capitol

03/12 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse

03/14 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theatre Dallas

03/16 - Tucson, AZ - Fox Theater

03/17 - Santa Barbara, CA - Arlington Theatre

03/18 - Los Angeles, CA - Luckman Fine Arts Center

03/19 - San Francisco, CA - Kanbar Hall - Jewish Community Center

03/21 - Victoria, Canada - Royal Theatre

03/22 - Seattle, WA - Neptune

03/24 - Lincoln, NE - Rococo Theatre

03/25 - Aurora, IL - Paramount Theatre

03/26 - Milwaukee, WI - The Northern Lights Theater*

03/28 - Burnsville, MN - Ames Center

03/29 - Iowa City, IA - Englert Theater*

03/31 - Austin, TX - One World Theater*

04/01 - Houston, TX - The Heights Theater*

*Rickie Lee Jones Only