JOIN OUR CREW
We are looking for freelance bloggers who would like to contribute to our site.
This website is just getting started, so don't expect to get paid or anything. All you get is the fame of being a recognized music blogger on this kick-ass site and if we ever host some kool parties you will automatically be on the VIP guest list. Eventually, we will offer some type of compensation to our contributors, but for now, we just need your help and in return we will publish you on this site.
We welcome writers of all ages and locations worldwide who have a passion for collecting music and sharing your unique story with our readers. We feel it is very important to support the record labels and bands that we love to listen to, the record stores and shops that sell the cool things we need to survive as individuals and to share the incredible experience of not just popping songs into our iPod, but to collect the albums, and actually listen to them as the artists had intended us to.
Follow these 3 guidelines below and send your article to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All submissions will be reviewed and we will let you know either way (I know how sucky it feels to never even get a response back).
#1: You Love Music and Can Share Your Experience
With that said, as a contributor to this site you first really should be at least one of the following: a vinyl junkie / crate digger, a collector of all things music, a DJ, a first time music collector, an obsessee of your local music scene or someone who has killer inside tappings into the music industry.
#2: Write About a Topic in One of Our Categories
We have one monthly issue that we try to publish in the first week of each month.
Each issue includes blog articles in several of these categories that we cover every issue. Read the descriptions below to better understand the main categories and write an article that will fit into one of the following:
# Artist Contrast: This is an in depth article that has a focus on a band or an artist that has made an impact to the music industry, or is an innovator or totally out there person that is on the cusp of greatness. It would be awesome if you could also have a short 10 question or less Q&A with this person (contact us if you need assistance reaching the artist), which makes the article that more interesting. If possible, it would also be great if you could create a mix or spotify playlist that showcases the artist or band so that the reader can actually listen and check them out.
# New Release: This is obvious. Cover a new release that has been dropped in the past 60 days or less. If its a year old then its not a new release. Mostly looking for electronic, alternative, indie, ebm or other cool underground music. Country, R&B, Folk and Boy band stuff is not really what we are going after here, sorry.
# Strange Music: So many cool things out there, from space-age, lounge exotica, creepy Goodwill finds, or Heino! Anything that is really bizarre, odd, creepy, weird, etc. is welcome here. Additional to this is if you can actually record songs from these records and make a playlist that we can post on Soundcloud and take snaps of the covers so we can share the images with the reader.
# Cool Stuff: Any clothing, accessories, apps, equipment, decorations that would fit in with the die hard record collector is what we want to share here. Feel free to plug the website for anyone selling their items so more people can support them.
# Rewind: The opposite of New Release. Dive into something old that you dug up in a record store, or based on a recent story about something, this old release is directly related as a nostalgia thing.
# Fast Forward: An article that showcases a record label, a local record store, or other pioneers in the music industry that would make for a great article.
#3: Follow Basic Blogging Good Practices
- Minimum 400 words and should take no more than 5 minutes to read your aritcle.
- Have a great title and compelling subtitles or headers that catch the reader's attention.
- Use crisp, clean images that bring life to the article. If you are into the whole glitch image thing and it adds to the vibe of the article, awesome.. but any crappy, out of focus, or lousy images will probably result in a rejected article.
- Spotify playlists. Tell me what songs to put together into a Spotify playlist and I'll add it into the article. Share the story with the inclusion of the songs.
- Soundcloud mixes. For those who can record their records and mix them into soundcloud, that would be amazing. Especially for the really obscure and hard to find things you want to talk about... share the music too goddamnit.