Contact

Use the form on this page to contact us if you want to submit a track, send us a press release, request a review of your album, inquire about becoming a Partner, ask questions, or send us your feedback.  Before contacting us, read the information provided on this page.  It is a lot of text, but we present this information for your benefit.  To ensure that your message is handled as you hoped, read and follow the information below.

First things first

Only submit the form once for your current submission (track, press release, or album review request).  You will receive an email reply if your track, news or review will be posted on the site, or if your submission has also been selected for additional promotion on this site, and/or inclusion in a playlist.

Once you have submitted a track, press release or album for consideration, you must not submit the same content again. If you don’t hear back from us, it means we haven’t been able to process your request yet, or your submission is not appropriate (such as abuse, spam, incorrect genre).  You must wait 4 weeks between submitting different tracks.  If you submit a press release, you are welcome to submit a track at the same time, or when your new release comes out, without a waiting period.

Any time you want to know what type of music we like, the best way to find out is to listen to the playlist and check out tracks on the site in your genre(s).

What we need from you

You must include a link to your cover art for us to use if we feature your music.  Dimensions must be at least 600 x 600 but larger images can be resized without reducing the image quality.

If you want to submit a track or request a review of your album, you also need to include a streaming link for Bandcamp, Soundcloud or Spotify for consideration.  If your track is on Bandcamp and Spotify, please share both links in your message.  We post approved tracks with an embedded player (Bandcamp proffered), but we can also consider your track for our Spotify playlist.

Please do not submit audio files to us; we only use streaming links.

Submitting a Press Release

If you have a new single or album coming out soon, send us your press release in a text only format (no pdf flyers), your album art and promotional images, along with a streaming link (can be a private Soundcloud list for unreleased albums or link to the unreleased audio files), via a file sharing link such as Dropbox or Google Drive.  If your news is right for our readers, we’d be happy to include it in our News category.

A press release that is written professionally, tells more about the upcoming release and the artist/band are more likely to be approved for publication on our site.  Press releases that tell more of the story that the new release expresses, or the story behind the music or the artist are even more likely.

Note: We only publish press releases consisting of 200 to 350 words, and at most 10 days before the single or album is released.

Album Reviews

* We will not review any album for any artist who has not already submitted at least one track previously that was featured on our site.  This policy exists primarily because this is a music blog that attracts more listeners than readers, and it helps new people to discover your music.  Additionally, readers will be more interested in an album review when they have an opportunity to listen to the artist’s music.

Due to the time commitment involved in writing a carefully considered and well written review, only a small number of them will be published monthly.  All albums that get reviewed are chosen by us from the requests pending.  This means reviews we publish are for music we genuinely like–however, we’ll be honest about anything that could be improved on, or something that didn’t feel right to the listener.  If an album is submitted for a review and we strictly do not like it, we opt to not review the content rather than put a huge dose of negativity into the world, and potentially discourage a budding artist.  (Remember, not receiving a review doesn’t mean we didn’t like it, it could be we just haven’t been able to review it yet.)  This is one reason why you start by submitting a track.

We do not review tracks, but will write a brief description or praise for tracks featured in our Monthly Highlights articles.

 

Please note:
Unsolicited submissions are not guaranteed to be posted on the site.  Submissions for any genres that are not in the Electronic genre or sub-genres will be ignored.  Incomplete submission forms are likely to be ignored as well, so please make sure you have included all the necessary information before you send your message.


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