Noob Heavy takes submissions of various kinds. If you’re a band and you don’t have a promo package or don’t know what it is, have a google about it. Alternatively I can make one for you and do PR for your release, there’s info on that here. Visual artists who want to submit an album for review are more than welcome, I love featuring artists in reviews as well as interviewing them. Finally, if you’re a writer who is serious about the craft as well as committed to helping with promotion site wide then I’m interested in filling an additional spot on the team.
For free promotion consideration or collaboration, send me your promo packages and early listening links/codes. Physical submissions are encouraged, email for postage details. Check this sites menu for pages which could offer specific opportunities to your band, I will be more responsive if you ask me for something rather than blindly emailing me.
DIGITAL PROMOS FOR UPCOMING ALBUMS AND PHYSICAL SUBMISSIONS PREFERRED. GET IN EARLY.
I have a YouTube channel where I’m more than happy to upload your release with the album art if it’s new and I like it. It’s small right now as I’m just starting but I can still post the links to the videos around the place via Noob Heavy reach.
Additional emails of the team can be found on the Team/Contact page, feel free to also submit promos to them, it might get featured on Noob Heavy, or on their social media.
I review albums and submit releases on the Metal Archives if anyone wants help on there.
I am totally open to employment for major publications and labels.
I am studying a Bachelor Of Fine Arts (writing & film)
If you don’t have a promo package but wish to submit a release for me to listen to then this is what I want and what many other reviewers will want:
Note: In the current climate it’s best to hire PR, as they are in the promotion community already and are more trusted or there’s at least a level of presentation and information expected from a hired PR. PR agents often rely on each other for leads to new articles or interviews, so we’re already linked in. If you absolutely cannot find one in your price range then do it yourself. A promo package is only one small aspect of promotion however
Links to listen to the music – If it’s widely available (spotify, apple etc) then list them all (Improves odds)
Try to narrow down some of the core themes and ideas behind the work.
Include album art as an attachment. Lyrics can be an option too. I personally pay attention to both of these things but many places won’t.
Include your social media platforms with links.
The essence of a promo package is to make less research for the person reviewing it, or rather make research easier by including everything in one place (the email).
Just a tip, it can pay to research the websites you submit to, to get a feel for what their angle is. They might not have one but if they do and they have a few projects, then you’ll benefit by being able to ask directly what you’re interested in. This will general illicit a response.
So if you explored my site, you’d see I do things that cater for metal tapes, an encyclopedia of Australian Metal and some other stuff. If you messaged me asking to add your upcoming release to my upcoming release page then I’d definitely take a look and consider it. Or if you’re Australian and want to work with me on a personalised written piece for your band then express interest in the Australian Heavypedia. If you didn’t research and don’t know these things, then the email I receive is templative, generic, so I meet it with indifference until I can finally get around to turning my email submissions into a list and powering through them, haphazardly discarding any music falling flat on my ears.
Anyway good luck!