Please do not abuse our email address by including us in distribution lists we did not sign up for (especially if you haven’t mastered the art of “BCC”) or by sending us self-promotional or off-topic materials that are not in tandem with the general focus of our site. This could result in your email address being permanently filtered out of our inbox.
Send official requests press releases, tips, suggestions, administrative questions, advertising inquiries, or site bugs, etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tips to get your music heard and/or posted on slumfest.com
- Please submit your music to email@example.com. Do not send your music to any of our staff members directly.
- If sending your email to multiple people, please be considerate and use the BCC field.
- In your e-mail, please include a few sentences about yourself (or the artist you represent), as well as a few sentences about the music you are submitting. This gives us an idea of who the artist is, music style, and where/when to place the content.
- If you are submitting a single song, an album or mixtape; consider uploading it to AudioMack.com. This is the file sharing service that we currently prefer as it is fast, efficient, and allows us to preview before downloading. Other services we like are SoundCloud.com and Bandcamp.com.
- DO attach one professional photo, cover of the album or mixtape to your e-mail in JPG format and make sure it is at least 600 x 800 pixels wide. If there is a back cover, attach that as well. If you do not have a cover to your music, attach two photos of the artist. These must also be at least 800 pixels wide.
- If you are submitting a video, send us a YOUTUBE or VIMEO link.
- In addition to everything above, we encourage you to include links to your Facebook or Twitter page and any other web sites you have.
- Remember, presentation is key so please ensure that your e-mail is professional and include as much detail about you and your project, but keep it short, concise, and thorough.
Tips on how to NOT get your music heard and/or posted on stlhomejamz.com
- DO NOT send your music to us via Twitter or Facebook. We rarely respond to people that we don’t know on social media sites. And even if we know you and you send a message, it will probably get lost. Also, DO NOT tag us in a video, posting, add us to a group, etc. on Facebook. This is a sure way for us to remember you in a BAD WAY.
- Please DO NOT send your music to our personal e-mail addresses. Our personal e-mail addresses aren’t hidden, but your e-mail will more than likely get deleted if we don’t know you.
- DO NOT subscribe our e-mail addresses to your newsletters without our consent or include our e-mail address
- DO NOT email us in the TO field along with 100 other email addresses. DO NOT spam our inbox with multiple requests weekly. We receive all emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org so sending duplicates does not catapult your chances for placement. It clutters our inbox making the process of sifting through potential postings even longer. If you’re releasing music more than 2-3 times a week, please send all the songs together. Also keep in mind that, if we haven’t posted your music within a few weeks, chances are, we have no plans on posting it. You don’t have to send us reminders. You can be persistent without being pushy. We are constantly on the hunt for new music to promote and write about, so if we are interested, we will post it.
- Please ensure that you are sending your submission to the CORRECT site. We understand the need to recycle e-mails to save on time but double check your email before you hit send.
- DO NOT post links and drops in the comment section on our site. It is unprofessional and it just as bad as spam and will only make us ignore you.
Thank you for your support and interest in receiving placement on our site. If you follow these guidelines, your chances of receiving placement increase significantly but understand that following this list is not a guarantee. We understand that it is frustrating, which is why we provided these do’s and don’ts, but respect and be mindful that there is a protocol that must be followed. Thanks!