The aim of this site is simple: to help promote guitar bands/musicians and hopefully get their music heard by a wider audience, and also to help promote associated businesses as well as link the bands with things they may need such as studios in their area.
Having spent many years with a fiance who was in a band (now one of the biggest bands in the UK) I know how important promotion is but also appreciate that new/up and coming bands do not have the funds to pay companies to do their PR. Also, the musicians want to spend their time on their creativity and don't always have time to spare to email tracks to radio stations, etc.
I interact with the bands and/or their managers, and have built good relationships with them. I have some lovely comments/testimonials with regard to my integrity and that means a great deal to me as ethics are very important to me.
I do not, and will not, have a website where anyone can upload their music as I want to keep the standard high. The website has gained a reputation for having the best of new guitar bands and for being discerning. PP&P is not about money and quantity … it’s about music and quality!
I work tirelessly to promote the website and thus the bands, and the site has gained a worldwide audience (e.g., India, Europe, US, Canada, Australia, Brazil) and now averages 1,000+ views per week ... not bad for an independent site based in the Welsh valleys with no sponsors or adverts.
I've discovered some great bands that I wouldn't have heard if I had not decided to do this site, so that's been exciting for me.
With regard to the website endorsers: some I know personally, some are friends of friends. I am grateful to them all for their support.