AboutHello, you found us! We're a fast paced, affordable music and alternative media PR company that's absolutely passionate about getting new music out there. We're based in the UK and work with only the most exciting projects from around the globe. Our client roster includes bands from the UK, USA, Australia, India, mainland Europe, United Arab Emirates and more.
We work with many genres, from Rock to Thrash, Tech Metal to Sludge and everything and anything in between. The genre isn't important to us, but exceptional music and artistry is. That's why we work for a variety of clients - from major labels and smaller indie labels, right through to unsigned bands. Guided by our vast knowledge and experience of the media and music industries, we can deliver creative and effective campaigns, on a competitive budget, whether you are an unsigned band looking to build your profile or an established artist who wants to maintain and grow your fanbase.
Our affordable campaigns means that you can choose a package to suit your needs and spread your costs over affordable monthly payments. This gets your press releases into the media, throughout the year, without huge cost.
An insatiable drive for getting good music heard and working only with bands, brands and artists that truly excite us, is at the heart of our strong relationships with journalists; the core of great PR. Our methodology isn't fling it far and wide, it's targeted, personal contact with journalists in the media who we know will love, understand and want to help push your band, festival or tour to be the best it can be.
WHO ARE WE?
James Monteith - Print / TV specialist
James is our resident print and TV specialist, and also spends any spare time he has as guitarist in Prog Metal band TesseracT. He's passionate about good music, Gin, guitars and Slayer.
Music specialities: Metal, Nu-metal, Hardcore, Thrash, Metalcore, Rock, Prog, Technical Metal, Dance, Dubstep, Grime.
Lisa Coverdale - Online / Radio / Social Media specialist
Lisa is our resident online, radio and social media specialist and has worked in marketing, PR and event management for 15 years covering both corporate clients and the arts sector, large outdoor events and the music industry. She's passionate about progressive music, cheese, Jägermeister, Between the Buried and Me, and Persian cats. Please check out Lisa's blog for band tips, articles and general advice.
Music specialities: Metal, Prog, Instrumental Metal, Sludge, Doom, Death Metal, Black Metal, Grindcore, Noise, Southern Rock, Post Rock and Technical Metal.
Contact us to discuss your needs in further detail. We don't bite and if we can't help you, we'll point you in the right direction of someone who can.
“James and Lisa at Hold Tight! PR are the perfect partners for our PR effort; they’re passionate about what they do, bring excellent knowledge of European territories and always go above and beyond our expectations. They’re fun to work with, bring a bunch of creative ideas to the table and drinking with them is always an experience.” – Steve Joh, Century Media
“Essentially, James & Lisa both bullied me into letting Hold Tight! PR work for BASICK. One was drunk, the other stalked me online. I’ll let you decided which was which.” – Barley, BASICK RECORDS
“Hold Tight Media is easily one of the top indie PR firms out there. They always deliver on their promises and then some, work within your budget and are extremely responsible. The simply exceed our expectations time and time again and if it were up to me I would hire them for every single Sumerian release. They are one of the best. Hands down” – George Vallee, Sumerian Records
HTPR are one of the forward-thinking PR companies around. It’s always been a pleasure to work with them either via Thrash Hits or via Metal Hammer. James and Lisa will always try and accommodate your needs and come up with new and innovative ways of marketing their bands. Sometimes James pukes on your shoes as well but that’s only after you buy him a beer and give him a cigarette. Money can’t buy that… - Raz Rafiq – Thrash Hits, Prog Magazine
CackBlabbath <3 Lisa, James and HoldTight. Always helpful, always responsive, and with a roster of consistently awesome bands that none can match. A total pleasure to work with, these guys are the best. Fact. – Iain, Cack Blabbath
We like Hold Tight! for putting our silly faces everywhere with baffling ease but we LOVE Hold Tight! for the home-made cupcakes and wine-soaked hoodies they brought us on tour! – Uneven Structure