General Requests/Submissions (send all press releases/music submissions here):
Editors in Chief:
Jimmy Rowe: mail[at]heavyblogisheavy.com
Eden Kupermintz: eden[at]heavyblogisheavy.com
Nick Cusworth (Senior Content Manager/Video Producer): nick.cusworth[at]heavyblogisheavy.com
Jonathan Adams (Content Manager): jonathan.adams[at]heavyblogisheavy.com
Scott Murphy (Content Manager): scott.murphy[at]heavyblogisheavy.com
Simon Handmaker (Junior Content Manager): handmaker.simon[at]gmail.com
Noyan (Everything else): reborninapathy[at]gmail.com
Would you like to write for Heavy Blog? That’s great! We encourage all interested and aspiring writers to reach out to us. But here are a few things you should know.
- Heavy Blog Is Heavy is not a pay-for-work website. As much as we would love nothing more than to pay all of our editors, staff writers, and photographers for the immeasurable work they produce for us, this website has always been and likely will be for the foreseeable future a volunteer enthusiast-run website. This is non-negotiable, so if being paid is a requirement for you, do not bother submitting your material to us.
- We will not accept anyone with shoddy grammar. This should be a no-brainer, but seriously, if you have not mastered the basics of the written English language, save yourself the time and effort of sending us anything.
- Having proper grammar is not enough. In order for us to consider your writing, it must display both a comfortable level of knowledge on the subject matter as well as the appearance of critical thinking. Just saying something is good or bad a dozen times in slightly different ways is not enough. Have substance, build your arguments and opinions, and make it interesting to read. Read a few of our reviews to get a sense of our writers’ various styles.
If you want to write about the music you love and want to use Heavy Blog Is Heavy as your forum though, submitting to us is easy. Send an email with a review of a recently-released album (within the past year) to mail[at]heavyblogisheavy.com. We like reviews that are formal in tone without use of personal pronouns or personal narrative between 500 and 800 words. Also, please include a link to your last.fm and/or a list of the type of music you would like to cover.
Music Submissions/Press Releases:
So you want us to hear your music? Awesome! First, we highly encourage you to read this for some easy tips on how to best get our attention. Next, send us an email with some info about your band and direct us to your Bandcamp or Soundcloud page by emailing us at mail[at]heavyblogisheavy.com. Links to streaming media are preferred. Please don’t send us attachments. Links to downloads for promos are fine.
We get a lot of stuff in the inbox, so if we don’t reply, we are very, very sorry. We’re busy folks and we can only listen to and post about so much!
Heavy Blog Is Heavy does not knowingly infringe any copyright laws or knowingly participate in leaking or the spreading of leaks. If you believe we have posted copyrighted material without permission, contact us and we will remove the copyrighted material as soon as possible.
We have a roster of incredibly talented photographers and videographers who would love to shoot your band! Below is a list of them by location.
Nick Cusworth: In addition to being a senior editor of the site, Nick is a videographer/editor who is our go-to for concert video coverage and other exclusive video content. Check out his work for the site on our Youtube channel, and see more of his music videography work at his website, www.ArpeggiaMedia.com. You can reach Nick via [email protected]
Kyle Gaddo: Kyle is also an editor of the website in addition to being our lead photographer out in the midwest. Kyle’s work is frequently used by bands and PR for promotion. Check out his Flickr page to see why. You can contact Kyle at [email protected]
Brandon Klemets: Brandon is Heavy Blog’s lead photographer on the west coast. He shoots concerts as well as cosplay. You can view his work at Brandon Klemets Photography.