FAQ / Contact Me

FAQ (I): If you are a band, PR firm or record label:

  • You’ll reach me a lot faster if you just use grizzlybutts@hotmail.com
  • The only genres I guarantee I will NOT review:
    • Hip-hop/R&B/Rap/Funk/Nu-metal
    • Country/Bluegrass/Americana
    • Singer/songwriter. (unless it is some crazy ass outsider shit like Jandek)
    • Absolutely everything else is fair.
  • Digital file/EPK submissions:
    • Should be in MP3 and not WAV when possible. Creates storage issues on portable devices. I often walk when I listen! If you’re worried about fidelity then I will accept a physical copy.
    • Please send the files using a Dropbox (or similar service) link if you don’t use a service like PromoJukeBox or Haulix.
    • SoundCloud, BandCamp links without a download will be lower priority as I can’t always stream them and multitask when solely using my phone.
    • Please have your MP3‘s labeled or at least files named in order in your EPK.
    • Please include at least one minimum 1200×1200 sized version of the album art in the EPK.
  • If you wish to submit a physical CD or LP copy of your promo:
    • E-mail me for an address to send it to.
    • It’ll be a United States mailing address
    • I hugely prefer vinyl!
    • The review will be extended 1-2 paragraphs that examine the packaging, artwork, and might include several photos of the product itself.
  • It may take up to 3-4 weeks for a full review.
    • Independent bands are given some extra priority.
    • I won’t always remember to inform you of the review, follow me on twitter!
    • If it is not reviewed after 3-4 weeks, e-mail me and I will prioritize it.
  • I will not censor controversial music.
    • It will include a disclaimer of abject neutrality.
    • It might not be promoted on social media.
    • Politics and/or controversy won’t factor into coverage.
    • I do not personally support fascism, homophobia or racism.
    • I do not consider anti-religious art as controversial. I encourage it.
  • If you contribute to my Patreon:
    • The score of your releases and their coverage will not be affected.
    • The priority/speed of your releases and their coverage will not be affected.

 

FAQ (II): If you are a potential advertiser or sponsor:

  • There are currently only two potential options for advertisement on the site:
    • Sponsorship: One pinned post slot available monthly.
      • Lasting a month (29-31 total days) @ 50.00 USD.
      • Reserved for those wishing to endorse and support the site.
      • The content of the ad is up to you, headline will begin with ‘SPONSOR’.
      • Space for the post is unlimited but must include a 1200×200 banner. No animated banners, please.
      • Sponsorship will not create priority for coverage of releases, and will not affect criticism or scores given to releases.
    • Advertisement: Two pinned post slots available monthly.
      • Lasting a month (29-31 total days) @ 25.00 USD.
      • Reserved for those wishing to advertise with no specific endorsement of Grizzly Butts content.
      • The content of the ad is up to you, headline will begin with ‘ADVERTISEMENT’.
      • Space for the post is unlimited but must include a 1200 x 200 banner.
      • Advertisement will not create priority for coverage of releases, and will not affect criticism or scores given to releases.
    • These options exist in the pursuit of three major goals:
      1. Paying potential freelance writers for contributions.
      2. Site redesign and artwork commissions.
      3. Site hosting costs.

 

FAQ (II): If you are a potential contributor or featured artist:

  • There are currently no paid roles available in creation of Grizzly Butts.
    • Reviewers: 1-2 slot(s) available for coverage.
      • E-mail for details.
      • Do not under any circumstances contact a label, PR firm, or band claiming to represent Grizzly Butts as a content creator.
    • Interviewers: 1 slot available for coverage.
      • E-mail for details.
      • Video / audio greatly preferred.
      • Do not under any circumstances contact a label, PR firm, or band claiming to represent Grizzly Butts as a content creator.
    • Graphic artists: 1 slot available for featured graphic artist exists monthly.
      • This consists of one post featuring a short interview and up to five pieces of artwork.
      • These can be custom for Grizzly Butts, or a small cumulative portfolio.
      • Please either be a metal (or video game) fan/supporter.
    • Independent/Unsigned musicians: 1 slot available for featured unsigned (and looking) musician exists monthly.
      • This consists of one post featuring a short interview and a review of your recent (within 3 months, same year) demo.
      • You must provide the demo for review, with artwork.
      • If your strategy for coverage is spamming e-mails/reminders, or anything other than trusting your music to speak for itself, your work will not be considered for this feature.

Please use this form [Hint: Enter your own name/e-mail, not mine!] if you have any questions, or if you would like to submit content, media, or discuss any sort of business. I am always looking for a front/backend/site designer as well as a banner artist, my needs are specifically tuned towards hand-drawn art, paintings (on canvas), and grimy 90’s demo tape art.

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