How many times have you spent hours writing, designing and sending out like 100 emails to EDM music blogs, trying to get your music reviewed – only to see a 5% open rate with not a single response or published review?
I think, as underground or emerging electronic music artists and producers, we’ve all been there. Well, now that Beatport requires you to have feedback in order to submit a release as an exclusive or featured piece, you need reviews more than ever.
What We’re Doing
Whether you’re looking for a bona fide electronic music review of your album, feedback on an EP or some words of wisdom on a single, we will now be doing that here, on the Sonars Music website.
We are not professional writers, music critics or sound engineers, you may take our reviews with a grain of salt — but we promise to always give our honest, most objective opinion on everything we choose to review.
I’ve personally written over 1,000 reviews on InternetDJ.com – some good some bad and some ugly, but over a thousand none-the-less. I also now have some help from my peers in writing quality music reviews.
The point of doing this is to give exposure to underground or emerging artists, music producers, DJs who might not get the love they deserve from big music blogs.
Major releases can also be submitted for consideration but, at this time, will get lower priority than emerging artists. If you would like to have your music reviewed, please use the contact form to submit tracks/EPs/LPs you want reviewed.
The “Rules” of Engagement
Please follow the following criteria to ensure your music gets reviewed here:
Rule 1: Do not submit music if you are looking for praise, or positive reviews – all reviews will attempt to be objective, but there is no such thing as true objectivity in art, and thus it’s possible that your work will not be perecived favorably – submit at your own risk.
Rule 2: Anyone can submit work, but don’t submit projects which have poor sound quality or are unfinished.
Rule 3: The idea is to review everything, but depending on how much material starts coming in, it may be a while until your music will be reviewed.
What to Submit
Submit a short paragraph about yourself, and the piece/EP/LP you want reviewed.
Submit artwork and/or a photo of yourself – 500×500 pixels (imgur or min.us link preferred)
Submit a link to your work on Soundcloud, Bandcamp, YouTube or InternetDJ (with applicable Beatport, Amazon, iTunes, TrackItDown, JunoDownload links – if you have them). Note: Please don’t submit to the Sonaris Soundcloud dropbox — it’s convenient for you but it will most likely get lost because of the poor notification system when new music is received that way.
Please use the contact form to submit tracks/EPs/LPs you want reviewed.