This is usually for the purpose of promoting an entire album.
There may also be promotion-specific terms stamped on the disc or its cover, most notably "For Promotional Use Only." The advance promo single is furnished to DJs sometimes weeks or months in advance of a domestic release to give record labels an opportunity to build interest in the single and gauge response to the single.
Unlike a finished promo single, these are commonly test pressings or white labels and thus are manufactured in limited runs.
Traditionally, these promotional copies were supplied to DJs through music pools.
Despite the good intention, there has been some dispute within the industry whether an advanced promotion is a good thing or not.
It is possible that with a reasonably high proportion of births being induced in the U. (a number which rose from 10per cent before 1990, to 22per cent from 1990-2006), obstetricians and expectant mothers may choose to schedule a birthday outside of this holiday.
The graph, which shows every day of the year, from January 1 to December 31, along with a ranking based on how many babies were born in the U. A promotional recording, or promo, is an audio or video recording distributed for free, usually in order to promote a recording that is or soon will be commercially available.Promos are normally sent directly to broadcasters, such as music radio and television stations, and to tastemakers, such as DJs and music journalists, in advance of the release of commercial editions, in the hope that airplay, reviews, and other forms of exposure will result and stimulate the public's interest in the commercial release.Promos are often distributed in plain packaging, without the text or artwork that appears on the commercial version.Typically a promo is marked with some variation of the following text: "Licensed for promotional use only.Sale is prohibited." It may also state that the promo is still the property of the distributor and is to be "returned upon demand." However, it is not illegal to sell promotional recordings, Because promos are produced in smaller quantity than releases made available to the general public, they are sometimes considered valuable collectors' items. A promo single (short for promotional single) is a single that is made available to radio stations, nightclubs, music publications, and other media outlets by a record label for the express purpose of promoting a forthcoming commercial single or an entirely new album.