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NEW - Expedited Reviews
With a lot of music coming in for review, it can take a while for a release to get covered. Since half of every issue has to be progressive rock, that delay can be even longer for those items that don't fit that category. So, that prompted the addition of expedited reviews (something offered by a number of publications in one form or another). Expedited reviews cost 40 dollars and guarantee that a review will make the cut to be published in the next issue (as long as that issue is at least two weeks away). In addition, the usual requirement of physical review copies is waived, allowing artists to submit digital versions. It does not buy any kind of banner ad or other promotion at the site. Nor does it guarantee a positive review, but Music Street Journal doesn’t publish reviews that are more negative than positive, making it likely at least one reviewer will like the disc. In addition, artists can request a specific writer (although dependent on that writer’s scheduling it might still get passed to someone else). In other words, what this option does is allow artists to send a digital copy and make sure they get pushed to the front of the line for review. NOTE that this does not allow for reviews for streaming only review copies. However, for an additional charge of 30 dollars we will do an expedited review with streaming only materials. That's the ONLY circumstance where we accept streaming only review copies.
email email@example.com for more information, OR just use the registration link at the top right of the main page of the site to pay for your expedited review. Be sure to include your contact email when setting up the payment and we'll contact you to get the ball rolling from there.
More about Submissions:
The simple answer is we review any type of music - but there are a few caveats to that. It needs to be available to the public (there's no sense telling someone how great something is if they can't get it). It needs to be in the same form the public gets - that way we can review the same item. Since all our album reviews include a track by track section, that's particularly true. We need to like it. We don't do negative reviews for a couple reasons. First, no one goes out of his or her way to make a bad album. Just because we don't like it doesn't mean it wasn't a valiant effort. Secondly, and more importantly, we get hit with so much good stuff that we can't always get to it quickly. It just doesn't make sense to waste our time (and our readers' time) doing negative reviews when there is good stuff out there waiting to be reviewed.
Beyond that, we have a physical only requirement. That means it has to be a physical release to the public and we have to have a physical review copy (there are a couple exceptions to that rule - just keep reading). We no longer accept CDrs because we had some problems with some recent ones that became a lot of extra work. We do waive the "physical only" requirement in a couple of instances. First, we offer expedited reviews. Those cost 40 dollars for an album and 20 dollars for a single. With those we waive the physical only requirement and it guarantees the review will make the next issue (as long as it comes in with at least two weeks left until next issue - and sometimes we can fit them in with less time than that.) The expedited review is sometimes a really good idea for things that don't fit under progressive rock. That's because we started as a prog only publication and although we expanded from that, we still keep each issue half progressive rock in honor of the readers who have been with us from the start. That means that if something isn't prog it can take a couple issues before we can fit it in.
OK, I mentioned another way besides expedited reviews that we allow digital copies. That's Supreme Level Sponsorships. With those you get a LOT of stuff. Several banner ads in the rotation slots, you can have gig dates and press releases posted to the site just by emailing them to me. And, you can have up to 10 expedited reviews per issue - that's a total of 60 per year. The Supreme Level Sponsorship costs 175 dollars per year.
A single banner ad is now $35 for one year. That includes one ad placement in one of three banner rotation slots on the site. These slots show up on nearly every page of the site. This price also includes a complimentary one year membership to the site - that's a 25 dollar value if purchased separately.
Basic Level Sponsorship is now $45 per year. This includes everything you get with a single banner ad, but you also get a log in to the posting area of the site. That lets you post press releases and gig dates that show up on the main page of the site.
Friend Level Sponsorship is now $55 per year. It gives you everything that's included in the Basic Level Sponsorship, but in addition you get a second banner slot (either two locations for the same banner or you can do two different banners in the same or different slots - your call).
Mentor Level Sponsorship is now $65 per year. It includes the same things as the basic level, but instead of one banner ad you get three. You can do the same ad in all three slots of the site or three different ads in different - or the same slot - it's up to you.
Special Mentor Level Sponsorship is now $75 per year. It includes the same things as the basic level, but instead of one banner ad you get four. You can split them anyway you like between the three slots of the site or put them all in the same slot - it's up to you.
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Supreme Mentor Level Sponsorship is now $95 per year. It includes the same things as the basic level, but instead of one banner ad you get six. You can split them anyway you like between the three slots of the site or put them all in the same slot - it's up to you.
Supreme Level Sponsorship is now $175 per year. This includes everything in the Mentor Level but instead of you needing to log in to post your press releases and gig dates, you just email them to us and we'll post them for you - within a week. Also, we waive the "physical only" requirement for review copies for Supreme Level Sponsors for up to ten releases per issue (60 per year) essentially making those expedited reviews.
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A membership to Music Street Journal gets you all sorts of great things. With well over two hundred bands to stream, dozens of massive photo archives and a number of audio interviews you'll find it's well worth 25 dollars a year - or six bucks for a month. You also get to read the book The Strange Sound of Cthulhu - Music Inspired by the Writings of H. P. Lovecraft there.
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Thanks for the month
Thanks for the issue: Todd La Torre, Scott Rockenfeld, Chipster PR, Cuneiform Records, The End Records, Glass Onyon PR, InsideOut America, Jensen Communications, Kayos Productions, Magna Carta Records, Mazur PR, Nuclear Blast, Papago Records, Sony, SPV, Think Tank Media,Virgin Records, WRIC Media, Bret Adams, Jeff Albright, Jayne Andrews, Adrian Bromley, Tracy Bufferd, Kevin Chiaramonte, Joe Cohen at 429 Records, Jerry Bloom of Wymer UK Publishing, Joel Craig, Kim Davis, Dave at Earsplit PR, Andrew Demarest, Alexander Ford, Jon Freeman, Bobbie Gale, Dustin Goldfarb, Mike Greenblatt, Neil Greenwood, Chris Hacker, Dan Hanley, Samantha Haycock, Meghan Helsel , Mike Heitzman, James Ihira, Billy James, Mark James, Just Johnny of Rock The Hungry, Tziona Katz, Carol Kaye, Lauren Kirkland, Agnieszka Kulpiska of Metal Mind Productions (Poland), Lise Blackford, Jon T. Cruz, Ryan Dawson, John Lappen, Anne Leighton, Melissa Levine, Bari Lieberman, Christine Mackie, Cary Mansfield, Michael Mazur, TJ McCarthy, Bruce D. McLaughlin, Kelly McWilliam, Chelsey Northern, Mitzye Ramos, Mark Rawsthorne, Brian Roche, Chip Ruggieri, Steve Ryan, Amy Sciarretto, Alex Steininger of In Music We Trust, Susan Stewart, TJ Tauriello, Monte Von Struck, Stephanie Watanabe, Clint Weiler, Ben Williams, Jonathan Wolfson, John Pierpoint, Ed Unitsky and Greg Johnson.