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04/04/2008 - Music Street Journal Members Area Demystified and Classified
I thought I’d give everyone some ideas of how the whole Music Street Journal membership breaks down in terms of what you get for your money.

A one month membership is six dollars. One of the things you get with your membership is the ability to read the book The Strange Sound of Cthulhu – Music Inspired by the Writings of H. P. Lovecraft online. That book retails for 24 dollars if you buy it. So, here you can read it for just six dollars and then all the other content in the members area could be considered "bonus!"

A three month membership is twelve bucks. Another thing you get with your membership is access to content by different bands. We’re constantly adding more acts, but in general you can sample songs, or watch videos (sometimes both) from the bands. You can also ask some of them questions and read blogs by some of the artists. We currently have these artists in there – with more being added on a daily basis lately.


  • Aethellis
  • Asmodeus X
  • Black 47
  • bloodsimple
  • Bill Bruford
  • Clark Plays Guitar
  • Cosmo’s Moon
  • Alan Davey
  • DC4
  • Brett Dennen
  • Devil Doll
  • Wil Deynes
  • Djam Karet
  • Dream Aria
  • Duran Duran
  • EdibleRed
  • Eternal Descent
  • Farpoint
  • Fernwood
  • Josh Fix
  • Fort Pastor
  • Groove Pipe
  • Hate Camels
  • Gary Hill
  • Thom Hopkins
  • Inquisitor Betrayer
  • I/OI
  • Jupiter One
  • Jessie Kilguss
  • Lana Lane
  • Magic Pie
  • Guy Manning
  • Matt Martino
  • Scott Mosher
  • Valentin Narvaez
  • Erik Norlander
  • OnOffOn
  • Otep
  • Diana Page
  • Diana Page
  • The Paisley Tones
  • Michael Paul
  • Pennenga
  • Pilgrim Speakeasy
  • Raising Fear
  • Rocket Scientists
  • Rotten Cheri
  • Sacha Sacket
  • The Sea Dragons
  • 2nd Day Crush
  • Slickfist
  • The Smith Brothers
  • Soniq Theater
  • The States
  • Stealing Jane
  • Sifu Stephen Doe
  • Stratospheerius
  • James Sudakow
  • The Syn
  • Tafoya’s Lost Boyzz
  • John Taglieri
  • Telling on Trixie
  • Triangle Exception
  • TV/TV
  • Mike Visaggio
  • The White Tie Affair
  • John Young Band
  • Sandy Zio

With 68 bands there now that comes to less than twenty cents a band – and again that means that everything else in the members area is free if you figure it out that way – bonus once more.


A six month membership is fifteen dollars. In addition to everything else listed above, your membership also includes access to our massive photo galleries. These are generally pictures that are larger and higher quality than the ones that appear with our concert reviews. In most cases you get lots of extra pictures that never ran at the site (and often anywhere else) before. There are actually galleries of concerts that we never covered at the site. The bands included right now (once more, galleries are being added on a regular basis) are:

  • Alice Cooper
  • Amon Amarth
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Asia
  • Atreyu
  • Black 47
  • Black Label Society
  • Bleeding Through
  • California Guitar Trio
  • Children of Bodom
  • Chris Caffery
  • Coco Montoya
  • Dimmu Borgir
  • Doro (2 galleries)
  • Dream Theater (2 galleries)
  • Echolyn
  • Enslaved
  • Enuff Z’Nuff
  • Every Time I Die
  • Frank Marino
  • Geoff Tate
  • Gojira
  • Grand Funk Railroad
  • Gwar
  • Hawkwind
  • Heaven and Hell (2 galleries)
  • Ian Anderson
  • Ian Gillan
  • Jean-Luc Ponty
  • Jethro Tull (2 galleries)
  • Judas Priest (4 galleries)
  • Kansas
  • Lacuna Coil
  • Lamb of God
  • Lonnie Brooks and the Brooks Family Band
  • Magma
  • Magna-Fi
  • Megadeth
  • Nazareth
  • Otep (2 galleries)
  • Overkill
  • Placebo
  • Porcupine Tree
  • Prong
  • Pure Reason Revolution
  • Queensryche (4 galleries)
  • Rik Emmett
  • Robert Cray
  • Ron Keel
  • Skeleton Breath
  • Slayer
  • Soul Sirkus
  • Spock’s Beard (3 galleries)
  • Star People
  • Static-X
  • Stratovarius
  • Superjoint Ritual
  • Tempest
  • The Heavils
  • The Red Masque
  • Throwdown
  • Tony Levin
  • Toto (2 galleries)
  • UFO
  • Uli Jon Roth
  • Y & T
  • Yes (5 galleries)

With well over 2,000 pics in those galleries, based on the six month price they cost you less than a penny a piece – and that calculation again makes everything else in the members area "free with purchase bonuses."

A one year membership is $25 dollars and membership also includes access to our archives.  We’re still in the process of putting these in, but once we’re done that means you’ll have access to well over 2.500 articles that aren’t accessible without a membership. Since each issue gets put into the archives after the next one goes up, that number is growing every two months – and at 2,500 articles, they are yours to access for a penny each – and again, that means everything else in the members’ area comes "bonus" with that price.

I haven’t even mentioned our audio interviews, but you get those in the members area, too. Right now we have interviews with Electric Wizard, Enslaved, Exodus, Dave Brock of Hawkwind, Roine Stolt of The Flower Kings (this one won’t even be in MSJ – or anywhere besides the members area – until the next issue goes up), Neal Morse when he was in Spock’s Beard, Ray Manzarek of the Doors and The Tangent’s Andy Tillison (this is another that won’t be published in print til next issue – but you can check it out now in the members area).

In any event, the current issue of Music Street Journal is always accessible to everyone (member or not). From the main page you can also access press releases and tour dates that have been submitted without a membership. But really with a membership you get so much more.

Maybe the biggest benefit is that you’ll be helping to guarantee that Music Street Journal can stay afloat. Without financial support of membership sales and advertising (email me for info about ads and sponsorships) the site won’t be able to continue. All of the coverage we do will be no more if we can’t make the bills. So, perhaps the best thing is that, in addition to all the stuff mentioned above, you get the chance to be part of keeping a site covering music you like alive.

Have a look at the video under the log in box on the home page for a more visual picture of what Music Street Journal is all about. Then get yourself a membership (hit the "click to register" button next to the log in box) and stop missing out.
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