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Spirit of the Water Promotions

Spirit of the Water is a small, supercharged music promotions company based out of the Pacific Northwest, United States.  I began looking for ways to get my music heard since my first release in 2009, with The Autumn Electric and have continued to learn and grow.  After highly successful DIY promo work on my band Moon Letters' albums in 2019 and 2022, I took on the release of Chaos and the Cosmos' Our Song in early '23.  I'm currently working on promotion and distro for Sacramento, CA based artist Zac Bauman, and will be announcing more projects in the early new year.

Please reach out for possible collaboration at  My goal is to always be positive, straightforward, and find the right budget to fit each project.  Check out some past projects and testimonials below.  Thanks, ~ Michael

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Chaos and the Cosmos - Art Rock

Seattle, WA / Honolulu, HI

I worked with them on their epic 2023 full-length release, Our Song.

"We hired Michael Trew to promote Chaos and The Cosmos's debut album in Spring 2023. Michael's efforts resulted in multiple band interviews, many album reviews (both written and video), and multitudes of radio plays beyond our expectations. More than half of our traction has been international. Michael communicated great throughout the engagement and made it a very positive experience. We are very happy with the results, especially being a new band with little known members. We look forward to working with Michael for the our next album release."

John Allday (Chaos and the Cosmos / Moon Letters)

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Moon Letters - Progressive Rock - Seattle, WA

I handled promo for my band's first album Until They Feel the Sun (2019), and collaborated on our follow up Thank You From the Future (2022).

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Zac Bauman - Baroque Pop Sacramento, CA

“Working with Michael at ‘Spirit of the Water Promotions’ has been a wonderful experience from beginning to end. I have never really enjoyed the self-promotion aspect of being an independent musician, so having Michael take the reins was a huge help. He was extremely communicative throughout the process, and I can tell he has a genuine passion for introducing lesser-known music to new audiences. Thanks to Michael’s efforts, I have now been featured on dozens of different radio programs, podcasts, playlists, and blogs (both in the U.S. and abroad), and have received multiple in-depth reviews of my work. Additionally, I have noticed a significant uptick in CD and merch sales that can only be attributed to this recent exposure. It has been especially gratifying to receive new album orders from England, Germany, France, and other far-flung locales—something which likely wouldn’t have happened at all if not for Michael’s diligent outreach. I am highly satisfied with the services provided by ‘Spirit of the Water Promotions,’ and plan to work with Michael again when the time comes to promote my next release.” - Zac Bauman


The Autumn Electric

Prog/Alt Rock - Seattle, WA 

I handled promo for our five LP's and one EP, including Flowers for Ambrosia (2014) and Star Being Earth Child (2015)


Michael Trew - Folk/Prog Rock

Seattle, WA

I worked on promo for my debut solo album Waiting in the Wings (2017), in collaboration with Natural Cut Records.  In 2024, I promoted a digital single release, Never Going to Touch the Ground b/w Free Ride.

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