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Unformatted text preview: INTRODUCTION Thank you for purchasing The Indie Contact Bible. The 3 rd Edition is jam-packed with over 6000 places to get your music heard! I’m especially excited about the FOUR new categories of music that have been added. There is now a section for Women in Music, Christian Music, Goth/Industrial and New Age Music. I have also added a section for Promotional Services that can help you to get your music out there. One more MAJOR change is a new section that consists of 33 exceptional articles written by experts in the Independent music industry. The articles in this section are those that will save you an ENORMOUS amount of time and money, and will help your career to move in a positive direction. In other words, you won’t have to make the same mistakes that I and many others have made while trying to survive in the music business. The artwork for the cover was done by Bob Masse HOW TO USE THIS BOOK When using The Indie Bible, there are THREE very important points to keep in mind: 1. There is a large amount of genre overflow from section to section. For instance, if you are in a punk band, you will not only find sites that will review your music in the “Punk” section, but you will also find a number of sites that welcome your style of music in the “Metal” and “Mainstream” sections. The sites are listed in each section based on the PRIMARY musical style that the site lists as their preference. For instance, if a website states that they welcome Punk, Hardcore, Metal and Indie music, the site would be placed in the Punk section, because Punk was the first genre mentioned. 2. The majority of the stations listed in the “Mainstream” section are college or university stations that have a weekly show catering to EVERY style of music, both mild and extreme (Country, Pop, Hip Hop, Death Metal, Goth…etc), so make sure you CHECK THEM ALL. 3. Some of the websites listed are simply contact points containing information about the print version of their magazine. In some cases the website might not look like much, but more often than not, the print version of the publication is VERY well done - so make sure you contact these editors as well. Find out the details about their distribution numbers, submission rules etc (if it’s not posted on their website). The Indie Contact Bible - 3rd Edition 1 FINAL NOTES... Before you start contacting the various sites listed in the Indie Bible, I suggest that you read the articles in SECTION 6 to better understand how to submit your music for review, radio airplay etc. These articles are written by industry professionals who have a wealth of experience. They know what works, what doesn’t work – and why. As always, please contact me with information on any broken links, outdated sites, or mistakes of any kind. They will be addressed right away. Also, feel free to send your comments and suggestions to me. ALL suggestions will be taken into consideration. I have a message board up at my site If you have the time, other musicians and songwriters would appreciate it if you could report your success stories. I hope by utilizing the many contacts found in this book, that you make some solid progress with your career. If you feel that you made a worthwhile investment by purchasing the Indie Contact Bible, please tell your friends about it. Good luck with your music! David Wimble Editor Sign up for The Indie Contact Newsletter! Every month you will receive a NEW list of places to send your music to for review, radio play etc.. The Audix Corporation has donated an OM6 microphones (valued at $350). When you sign up, you are entered into a draw for this mic. You will also get an extra ballot for EVERY additional person you sign up for the newsletter. Just send their e-mail address along with yours. To sign up, send an e-mail to [email protected] with the word “newsletter” in the Subject: field. The Indie Contact Bible - 3rd Edition 2 Table of Contents INTRODUCTION ..........................................................................................................................1 SECTION ONE: REVIEWERS OF INDEPENDENT MUSIC .................................................5 Mainstream (publications that will review a variety of genres – but nothing too extreme)............5 North America..........................................................................................................................................................................5 Europe......................................................................................................................................................................................48 Australia - New Zealand.......................................................................................................................................................64 Asia ..........................................................................................................................................................................................67 Christian Music ..........................................................................................................................67 Country Music ............................................................................................................................73 Dance Music ...............................................................................................................................81 North America........................................................................................................................................................................81 Europe......................................................................................................................................................................................84 Australia ..................................................................................................................................................................................89 Experimental Music....................................................................................................................89 North America........................................................................................................................................................................89 Europe......................................................................................................................................................................................94 Australia/New Zealand.........................................................................................................................................................98 Gothic .........................................................................................................................................98 North America........................................................................................................................................................................98 Europe................................................................................................................................................................................... 107 Australia/New Zealand...................................................................................................................................................... 114 Hip Hop.................................................................................................................................... 114 Europe................................................................................................................................................................................... 123 Australia ............................................................................................................................................................................... 127 Jazz/Blues/Folk Music .............................................................................................................. 127 North America..................................................................................................................................................................... 127 Europe................................................................................................................................................................................... 133 Metal......................................................................................................................................... 137 North America..................................................................................................................................................................... 137 South America..................................................................................................................................................................... 150 Europe................................................................................................................................................................................... 151 Australia/New Zealand...................................................................................................................................................... 163 New Age Music ......................................................................................................................... 164 Progressive Rock ...................................................................................................................... 167 North America..................................................................................................................................................................... 167 Europe................................................................................................................................................................................... 168 Punk ......................................................................................................................................... 172 North America..................................................................................................................................................................... 172 Europe................................................................................................................................................................................... 195 Australia ............................................................................................................................................................................... 202 Women in Music ....................................................................................................................... 203 World Music ............................................................................................................................. 218 Regional Publications and Resources........................................................................................ 220 North America..................................................................................................................................................................... 220 Europe................................................................................................................................................................................... 236 Australia ............................................................................................................................................................................... 239 The Indie Contact Bible - 3rd Edition 3 SECTION TWO: Radio Stations that are Willing to Play Independent Music.......................241 Radio Promoters ....................................................................................................................... 241 Stations that Play a Variety of Genres ...................................................................................... 243 North America..................................................................................................................................................................... 243 Europe................................................................................................................................................................................... 300 Australia – New Zealand................................................................................................................................................... 311 Asia ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 316 Children’s Radio....................................................................................................................... 316 Christian Radio ........................................................................................................................ 316 Country Radio .......................................................................................................................... 321 Dance Radio.............................................................................................................................. 334 Experimental Radio .................................................................................................................. 341 North America..................................................................................................................................................................... 341 Europe................................................................................................................................................................................... 345 Gothic Radio............................................................................................................................. 347 North America..................................................................................................................................................................... 347 Europe................................................................................................................................................................................... 354 Hip Hop Radio .......................................................................................................................... 357 Jazz/Blues/Folk Radio............................................................................................................... 365 North America..................................................................................................................................................................... 365 Europe................................................................................................................................................................................... 380 Australia ............................................................................................................................................................................... 381 Metal Radio .............................................................................................................................. 382 North America..................................................................................................................................................................... 382 Europe................................................................................................................................................................................... 385 Australia ............................................................................................................................................................................... 387 New Age Radio ......................................................................................................................... 387 Progressive Rock Radio ............................................................................................................ 393 Punk Radio ............................................................................................................................... 394 Women in Music - Radio .......................................................................................................... 399 World Music Radio................................................................................................................... 419 Radio Shows that Spotlight Local Musicians ............................................................................ 422 SECTION THREE: Services that Will Help You to Sell Your Music......................................451 Promotional Services ......................................................................................................................................................... 451 Vendors - All Styles ........................................................................................................................................................... 460 Specialty............................................................................................................................................................................... 483 SECTION FOUR: Sites that Will Allow You to Upload Your Music and Video Files. .........506 SECTION FIVE: Helpful Resources and Places You Can Promote Your Band for FREE!545 All Styles.............................................................................................................................................................................. 545 Specialty Sites ..................................................................................................................................................................... 562 SECTION SIX: Articles that will Help you to Succeed in the Music Industry........................582 The Indie Contact Bible - 3rd Edition 4 SECTION ONE: REVIEWERS OF INDEPENDENT MUSIC Mainstream (publications that will review a variety of genres – but nothing too extreme) Just to clarify, when I say mainstream, I’m not talking about Perry Como music. Mainstream is any sort of music that isn’t too far out there. That’s not to say that publications in this section won’t listen to all types of music, but they are more likely to enjoy Rock, Pop, Indie Rock, Blues, Alternative, Jazz, Alt Country etc. They are less likely to go for the Death Metal, Industrial, Hardcore etc….although some will accept those styles. North America United States 181.4 Degrees from the Norm [email protected] The Net's freshest music magazine! 321KAOS 40below [email protected] Promotes bands that deserve the exposure. Bands can email us to be put up on the site. The site also includes news, tablature, interviews and much more 67 Throw STREET High [email protected] If you're in a band we want your demo/cd/tape/record for review in the zine and we also would like to interview any bands that would like to be interviewed!! A Boy and His Pet Heart Access to the Music Zone (AMZ) [email protected] The Indie Contact Bible - 3rd Edition 5 Acoustic Guitar Magazine [email protected] Addicted to Noise Aiding & Abetting [email protected] AIMusic Advancing Independent Music. all-reviews.com [email protected] alt.culture.guide [email protected] We place an editorial emphasis on indie artists and labels and try to promote their efforts at every chance. Altar Native Omar Perez [email protected] We review indie music and also feature bands in our Local Native section, which covers the local music scenes of various areas around the United States. Alternate Music Press (AMP) An online music magazine covering acoustic, ambient, bluegrass,blues,Celtic, classical,electronic,folk, jazz, fusion , new age, w...
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