Over the years, I've had many people contact me to ask about writing guest posts for Music Marketing [dot] com.
The answer is yes, I do accept guest posts. However, I don't publish everything that is submitted.
Below you will find all the details about what I'm looking for:
Ideas and Suggestions Musicians Can Use
This is primarily a marketing blog for musicians and others in the music business, so anything related to music marketing, such as advice on how to sell more music or get more people to shows is best.
I also accept content regarding the "creative" side of the music business, such as advice on how to write a great song or how to better run a band, as long as there is a marketing payoff.
Before submitting anything, ask yourself, "Will this content help readers to make more money in the music business?"
If the answer is yes, submit it!
Bonus points for content derived from personal experiences.
Even more bonus points for posts that contain lists For example, "10 Ways To..." or "7 Mistakes to Avoid..." or "5 Questions to Ask..." etc, etc)
- Word length: 500-800 words.
- Your content must be original and you must have the legal right to submit it for publication here.
- Your content must be exclusive to this site.
- You can include one link in the byline, which will be displayed at the bottom of the post.
- Submit plain text, not HTML.
- Include an author byline at the bottom, with the URL to your site.
- Your content should be ready for publication. Please check grammar, punctuation, and spelling before submitting.
- I have the right to edit your content to make it more in line with the purpose of this site.
- I may add a short introduction or conclusion to your content in order to provide context or rationale as to why I feel your message is important. My comments are will be stylistically different from your content, so that readers are clear on who is saying what.
As a writer and broadcaster, I know the amount of work it takes to create good content. With that said, submitting a post to me does not obligate me to publish it.
The only content I will publish is that which I feel is a match for Music Marketing [dot] com. If I don't publish what you submit, it's not personal and it doesn't mean that your content won't have value elsewhere. If I reject your post, you are free to do whatever you want with it, including publishing it elsewhere.
If I decide not to publish your content here, I will not explain why or provide any feedback.
How to Submit ContentIf your content meets the above guidelines and you're ok with my disclaimer:
- Please submit your content using this form. Due to the volume of submissions, it usually takes me 1–2 weeks to respond. Sometimes it takes 3-4 weeks.
- Do not use the above form to see if I'm interested in your idea. To pitch an idea, send me a message via Twitter.
- At the end of your content, please include a one to two-sentence byline that includes what you do and a link to your site.
- In the "Anything Else?" section, please confirm that you are willing to engage with readers in the comments about your post on both this site and Facebook.
Thank you for your consideration! If you have any questions, send me a message via Twitter.