Music Unlabeled

Music Beyond Labels

FAQ

So What’s This Music Unlabeled Thing Anyway? 

Question: Who is Music Unlabeled?
Music Unlabeled is a site started by Anna Fair and Cortlyn Matney in order to share a love of music and all things pertaining to it, regardless of genre or labels. You can find out more about the site and the people behind it on the About page.

Question: What do you cover?
We review albums, singles, new artists, established artists, concerts, history, interviews, news…. Pretty much anything to do with music, be it current or slightly dated. We also do our best to plan extended features, interview, and report on all of the latest and greatest in different music scenes!

Question: Do you guys make any money off of Music Unlabeled?
For the most part, no. Music Unlabeled is a volunteer venture from the founders, based purely out of a love for the music, and we’re not in it for the money.

Question: Are you guys for real?
Yes, we are “for real.” We’ve worked with countless of artists, publicity firms, and have a genuine love for music that keeps us going.

REGARDING SUBMISSIONS 

Question: I have a new release and I was wondering if you’d review it on Music Unlabeled?
Sure! Send us an email, or contact us through our contact page. Include information about the release, the group behind the release, a picture relating to the band or release, and a way for us to listen to the release! Please be aware we get lots of submissions, so please allow two weeks for a response. If it’s time sensitive, please mention that in your email and our communications head will try her best.

Question: How do you guys review music? Is there a grading scale?
We honestly talked about grading scales for a long time. Neither of the founders felt comfortable appointing numbers to the music, and ultimately the idea of a scale died a natural death as it became realized that it simply didn’t work for Music Unlabeled. Music is an experience that can change from person to person, so it seems silly to us to try and put a label of any sort on that.

Question: We have some awesome exciting news that we want you guys to share! Can we send press releases?
Absolutely! Press releases can be generally sent to (musicunlabeled@gmail.com) where Anna will get back to you.

Question: I’m a publicist looking for press contacts. Can I add you guys to my list?
Absolutely! For news and interviews, as well as major feature coverage, you want to email Anna at annafair@musicunlabeled.com
For music reviews: submit it to musicunlabeled@gmail.com

Question: I’m an artist looking for someone to do a feature on me or cover my image or music in some way. Is that something you’d be interested in?
We’re always interested in helping artists and musicians! Send us an email and we’ll get to you asap. Please allow three weeks for reply. If time sensitive, please say so in your email or subject line.

REGARDING WRITING FOR MUSIC UNLABELED

Question: Can I write for Music Unlabeled?
YES! But on a volunteer basis only. The founders really don’t get any money off of Music Unlabeled, and if we do, it all goes back into running and maintaining the site. We are actually recruiting writers right now. If you’re interested, please email us at musicunlabeled@gmail.com

Question: I really want to get involved in Music Unlabeled, but I’m not really a writer. Are you looking for help in any more areas? 
We can’t tell you off hand, but if you have a way that you think you can lend your talents to the site, please email us at musicunlabeled@gmail.com

MISC.

Question: I sent you an email. I never heard back. What gives?
Currently we have one person managing our emails, and sometimes she gets swamped! Due to the amount of emails we get, we typically only email back if we’re featuring you on the site — and even then, you should allow two weeks for response. But feel free to keep emailing us! What doesn’t get written about one week might get covered the next.

Question: Why do you guys choose not to post about something and post about other things?
Right now, we are a small team of two people. Sometimes submissions get turned away because of lack of time, lack of relevance, or just because we don’t have the right person to right about your music. Don’t take it personally.

Question: What if we want to tell you you’re awesome?
We know it already. But if you want to send us shout-outs, do so in the comments!

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