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music bloggers & journalists

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Are you a talented writer or music expert who wants to share stories, ideas, opinions, or advice? We’ve have opportunities for writers with deep knowledge of music; whether in general or subject-specific to collaborate with in our goal to inform, educate, and engage music creators and music lovers.

Why Write For Us

Have Your Own Blog?

Great, we've guest blogger opportunities that could help mutually grow even more audience and increase content visibility.

Need A Blog To Publish?

Having a nice array of articles published on our rapidly growing platform in your portfolio wouldn't be shabby for credibility.

Get Credits, Get Paid

Whether your goal is to build your name or make money writing, we'll put our resources to push articles for best results.

Content

What We Publish

We publish articles of anywhere between 250–2,500 words, depending on subject matter and complexity. Average article is about 1,200 words. Articles range from casual to rigorously structured in tone and content. Here is quick breakdown:

  • Discussional: Short length (250 – 300 words) discussion type articles aimed at triggering conversation and engagement with readers.
  • Inspirational: Short length (300 – 600 words), but well written, “inspiring” article that readers would want to share on social media.
  • Journalistic: Medium length (600 – 1,250 words) middle ground article with a goal to solve reader’s problem or inform them about something important.
  • Authoritative: Long length (at least 2,450 words) heavily researched, SEO-friendly article on a topic that the audience is actually searching for.

Audience & Topics

  • Articles must be targeted towards music creators looking for resources to advance their careers. News articles, music reviews, artist interviews must have music lovers and fans in mind. We also feature entertainment stories and socially interesting stories affecting music fans. 
  • Carefully choose a topic that provides value to the reader, whether that’s entertaining, educational, or informative.
  • Do not cover too broad or too narrow a topic. Rather, formulate your article such that it covers a single but complete idea. If needed, break the topic down to series.

Content Guidelines

 

  • All submissions must be original content that you own the rights to and that hasn’t been previously published.
  • Make sure that your article is unique topic-wise or viewpoint-wise. Do your research to find out what has been already published about the topic and find a niche that the audience would appreciate.
  • Clarity first! Write concisely with clear headlines and intros. Avoid unnecessary jargon, trendy constructions, vagueness, and buzzwords.
  • For research articles, please fact check your story and provide sources for all your info.
  • Offer a clear argument—not just a list of tips and tricks.
  • Submission of a post does not guarantee it will be published on our platform. Our team will reach out if we’d like to publish your article!

Style

  • Mark up article headings as h2 and subheads as h3 or h4 as needed. Do not markup your content with any other style elements such as font family, size et cetera.
  • Featured images must be high-resolution and be 1200 X 675 pixels. PNG, JPEG are acceptable formats for images. For videos, we prefer URLs from YouTube or Vimeo.
  • All inline images must be centered within the main column of the article.
  • All images must be tagged appropriately including a relevant image file name, title, alt and caption. 
  • Each article must be accompanied by a title, summary, featured image, and main content.
  • All articles must have outbound links referencing major points. Only use links pointing to domains with high authority. You may use this tool https://www.checkmoz.com/ to check DA. Do not overflood the article with links, 3 – 5 links should do it.

Voice & Tone

  • Be authentic and let your personality come through in your writing.
  • Be confident in your writing but not patronizing. Remember, we are friends giving advice and in the know, but we’re not know-it-alls.
  • Use slang and abbreviations sparingly.
  • Keep images clean and safe for publication. 
  • Have a voice. Be bold, interesting, and human.
  • Write for the audience.
  • Keep it positive!

Submissions

How to submit an outline
(and what happens next)

Please submit an outline following our outline guidelines. Create your outline in Google Docs and share the document with editorial[at]MusicMeetFans[dot]com This address does not accept emails and it is not monitored so do not send emails – just share your doc with notification that’s it. The more complete your outline is, the better feedback we can give you. Keep in mind that we only accept original content—we do not publish anything that’s been published elsewhere (including on your blog). Here’s what happens after you submit:
  • An editorial team member will review your submission and determine whether it’s a potential fit.
  • The editor will collect the team’s feedback and get back to you with feedback and comments.
  • If we accept your article, an editorial team member will work closely with you on things like organization, argumentation, and style.
  • We’ll schedule you for publication as soon as revisions are complete. We can’t give you a specific publication date until the article is almost ready to go live.

Outline Guidelines

How To Put Together An Outline

Start by putting together the outline for the article. The following are elements that should be part of your outline.

Key Message

If your reader only takes one thing away from your article, what’s that important message? How will this post benefit your ideal reader?

Target Audience

  • Who is your ideal reader for this article? Include their demographic profile. Be super-specific and focused i.e music creators or specifically music producers, songwriters et cetera. Music fans -or specifically by genre, age group et cetera.

Tone

Choose appropriate tone depending on subject matter and audience. Examples: Casual, Formal, Optimistic, Humorous, Optimistic/Pessimistic.

Purpose

*For placement articles submissions, we only accept Argumentative or Expository articles. There are other story types you will have access to once you have been accepted as a writer for us.

 

  • Argumentative / Analytical – Present arguments about both sides of an issue supported with evidence; and establish your position on the matter.
  • Expository – Get all the facts, and then interpret them. You must reach a conclusion, and this has to be supported by your research or personal experience.

Type

Select the type of article

  • Discussional
  • Inspirational
  • Journalistic
  • Authoritative

Title

  • Descriptive title that captures your audience’s attention.
  • Limit to 70 characters. 1 sentence.

Introductory Description

Your introductory description is going to feature your key message, that one key thing that you hope everyone reading your blog will take away. 

  • Think of it as another opportunity to draw in the reader by highlighting the value / takeaway of the article.
  • Must be between 120 – 150 characters including spaces. 1-2 sentences.

Body

Outline your key points for the main body of the article.

  • For each of your key points, jot down notes in dot point form that outlines what your secondary messages are and what you have to say about them.
  • Your key points are likely to be Heading 2s in your blog post and those dot points you write will be expanded into paragraphs under the headings. You can delve even deeper and come up with Heading 3s and even Heading 4s if it suits your blog style.
  • Research your topic if you need to and add snippets of information to your outline.

Conclusion

Where do you want to direct the reader? What is the call to action? In most situations, your conclusion should reinforce your key message. Think about how you can re-state your key message without duplicating your introduction.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers
We ask that writers submit an outline instead of a draft. Develop your outline in Google Docs following our Outline Guidelines and share access with editorial@MusicMeetFans.com

Our editors are constantly reviewing submissions, so you should receive a notification within 2-5 business days of completing a submission, of whether your story has been accepted or not.

We require that writers not re-publish original content they write for us anywhere once it has been accepted for publishing on any of on our sites. However, you are welcome to promote links to your content hosted on our sites on your social accounts and/or personal blog.

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