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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:01 pm    Post subject: Labels: Reviews of your releases Reply with quote

This is a question to NWN and other labels on this board who send promos of their releases to receive reviews...

How do you do to read all the reviews?
Every zine makers don't send back the reviews, and sometimes its not easy to track things down...

If it was published on the web it's ok, you only have to search google... But when it's in a paper zine it's harder! Some zines take time to be published and you aren't always in touch with every one (And can't order every zine)... Of course I don't ask them to send a free copy, but some don't write a letter either...

So have you got a special tip to receive the reviews? How do you generally do to be able to read the most of it?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe just remind them to email the review to you right after it's written rather than waiting for the actual zine to come out?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dronevil wrote:
maybe just remind them to email the review to you right after it's written rather than waiting for the actual zine to come out?


It's harder...
I sent about 50 promos to paper zines and don't have many emails...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zines generally do reviews for the readers, not for labels who want to promote their stuff in their publication so tracking down copies of the zines you sent material to may be your only option.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think most of the underground labels don't send promos anymore. People from zines buy music and review it.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sztorm75 wrote:
I think most of the underground labels don't send promos anymore. People from zines buy music and review it.


Yeah. And i don't think someone wrote to all labels what is reviewed Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mz412 wrote:
sztorm75 wrote:
I think most of the underground labels don't send promos anymore. People from zines buy music and review it.


Yeah. And i don't think someone wrote to all labels what is reviewed Laughing


I send a mail to every band or zine when a review is posted on my site...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sztorm75 wrote:
I think most of the underground labels don't send promos anymore. People from zines buy music and review it.


I don't agree with you,
a lot of labels still want their music to be reviewed for more exposure (I run a webzine and know peoples who also do... So I know sometimes it can be hard to deal with too many promos...)

But I think it's better when peoples review what they bought or downloaded... You don't have the "pressure" and talk about what you want, when you want etc... There's no deadline, no need to listen to something you really don't want...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but nowdays many labels specialize in relasing of limited ed vinyls or die hards so I bet you don't get these as a promo stuff. At least people here are mainly interested in labels like this and their stuff.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mz412 wrote:
sztorm75 wrote:
I think most of the underground labels don't send promos anymore. People from zines buy music and review it.


Yeah. And i don't think someone wrote to all labels what is reviewed Laughing


Some time ago I used to sent my reviews to labels/bands even when I bought stuff for myself, but later stop to do it, its a bit without sense. Of course still remember to send a review when get some promo stuff, but rarely get something only for review.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black_Fire wrote:
Mz412 wrote:
sztorm75 wrote:
I think most of the underground labels don't send promos anymore. People from zines buy music and review it.


Yeah. And i don't think someone wrote to all labels what is reviewed Laughing


Some time ago I used to sent my reviews to labels/bands even when I bought stuff for myself, but later stop to do it, its a bit without sense. Of course still remember to send a review when get some promo stuff, but rarely get something only for review.


Then you probably have stopped years ago,
because I had to ask to receive your stupid reviews... Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did that mainly with some reviews from DOOM#2 and early DOOM#3 (now still in works). Dont worry, soon send you reviews of Impureza, Heaving Earth and Abnorm split.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still send out a ton of CDs for review. In order to get the word out there, you have to, especially if there's no budget for advertising. So far, I'm up to 200 promos for the Wodensthrone.

Sure, not all zines send emails or press clipping with their reviews, but you have to trust that they are still covering the music. If I never see anything after several releases go by, I will eventually take them off the list.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm not so sure about promo sending to zines. I see this by some
friends. sending promo cds and get bad reviews under the file
" we got a promo, so we must make a review, but we have no
real plan about the music". Then a Cradle girly write a review
for a underground Black Metal CD and such. Its in my eyes
somelike senseless to send promos, when the mag are not
able to review the stuff...

Its not about getting a bad review, thats mostly better as getting
a normal or boring one, but if someone has no feeling for a
music scene, why write then about it?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black_Fire wrote:
I did that mainly with some reviews from DOOM#2 and early DOOM#3 (now still in works). Dont worry, soon send you reviews of Impureza, Heaving Earth and Abnorm split.


waiiittt. Why the hell does my copies of DOOM 1 and 2 not have any reviews?
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