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- Exclusive multimedia content provided by over 350 artists including Black 47, Bill Bruford, Alan Davey, Djam Karet, Duran Duran, Lana Lane, Mudvayne, My American Heart, Erik Norlander, Otep, Wendy and Lisa and The Syn
- Audio interviews with Enslaved, Trent Gardner, Hawkwind, The Doors, Tony Levin, Manilla Road, Neal Morse, Exodus, Star People, Electric Wizard, Roine Stolt (Flower Kings), Andy Tillison (The Tangent) and Uriah Heep
- Over 150 concert photo galleries (with many more pics - and larger ones) than the main site - artists like Alice Cooper, Judas Priest, Queensryche, Hawkwind, Heaven and Hell, Spock's Beard, Magma, Otep and many more.
- The entire book The Strange Sound of Cthulhu - Music Inspired by the Writings of H. P. Lovecraft
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
New Ad Rates -
Check this video for an idea of what each level of advertising/sponsorship gets you.
A single banner ad is now $35 for one year. That includes one ad placement in one of three banner 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.
Special Mentor Level Sponsorship is now $85 per year. It includes the same things as the basic level, but instead of one banner ad you get five. 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 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.
Please note that you need to provide your own banners - jpg format ($10 additional charge for using a gif) 120-180 width by 120-640 height. If you don't have a banner ask us about designing one for you. The service is available for an additional charge.
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