We've been getting this question a lot lately, and although we have a few guidelines on the "Contact" page, we thought it would be a good idea to expand on it.
We love introducing our readers to new artists, whether they're underground, independent, or freshly-signed. But every artist, regardless of what stage they're at in their career, must follow the same process.
We will not accept any audio without preamble. We must be introduced to an artist via a proper press release or write-up that includes the artist's URL, photos, and an mp3 or two. The written copy can include a brief bio, influences, planned release date, accomplishments like guest vocals or performances, and/or any current or future plans. It is essential that you provide our team with as many resources and information as possible so that we can immerse ourselves in the artist/music to write our recommendation with familiarity and authority. We'd like to be able to write about a new artist that we're excited about as if s/he's been around for years. We do not manufacture hype.
If a full album is available for evaluation, one of our editors will request a copy. You will be provided with a mailing address if your only option is to send a physical copy. Please keep in mind that we will produce content about you/your artist as our will dictates.