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Tips on How to Submit
As a reviewer, having a fundamental understanding of the challenges that await for an unsigned or unrepresented musicians is more than important. Understanding that pickiness about what I cover is not an avenue I should venture. Some take this to the extreme. Others simply struggle to manage the demand placed upon them.
Here is a list some of the ‘core’ rules to follow when submitting your music to the blogging world, including ANTI: Music Netzine.
Contacting Various Bloggers: When possible, it’s best to avoid grouped and bulk mailouts. An independent email will help you to properly engage with your chosen blogger. For larger sites especially this is encouraged. However, reaching out individually to every blog under the sun just isn’t necessary. We said it. We would much rather you spent time on your craft. Bloggers who disagree probably care more about their egos than music itself. Unfortunately, putting that attitude into practice is not going to gain you coverage.
If you do go down the group and bulk mailout route, keep the following in mind:
- Use BCC. Not only does it partially cover your tracks by disguising the bulk mailout as an individual one; it keeps contact details secret. We don’t mind our email addresses being shared – they’re available for everyone to see on the website – but that’s not to say other bloggers on your agenda feel the same way.
- Keep Your Message as Generic As Possible. Please write something that can be used for everyone and not just the primary candidates on your list.
- Don’t Weigh Clutter Your Email With Images and Links. Keep everything relaxed, simple and to the point, please don’t write something that looks like a subscription service.
Patience Young Padawan: This is major. Repeatedly following up or chasing bloggers for coverage isn’t going to get you anywhere but negative feedback. Like everything concerning art, blogging takes time.
Please Review the Blog You’re Submitting To: By its very nature, magazines, or netzines, can’t cover every album released. Some will take time off, or others review specific artists who are in high demand, always study your chosen blog and get to know it before submitting your music. Does this blog cover singles, remixes, or do they only review albums and EP’s? Do they publish music reviews for an older record or one that’s been released within a certain time frame? If you want someone to spend time researching your project, you need to do the same to theirs first.