If anyone out there fancies writing up an article or three – album reviews, classic albums, gig reviews, interviews, forgotten bands, random editorial – I am interested… but I cannot pay you! Though you may get a free pre-release (usually digital) copy of an album for your efforts, or possibly guest list for a gig. I’d prefer it if you could do something regularly, though that doesn’t mean a lot. One or two reviews a week would be great – that sort of volume.
The reason I can’t pay is simple – I don’t make anything from the page. I pay to run this site. Monthly fees for web hosting are around a tenner or something. Income from Amazon links is about 3p over the last 5 years and I’m about 3 years away from passing the threshold for a payment (of a couple of quid) from Google for the ads displayed.
I do this page because a) I’m a nerd who likes tinkering with online stuff and b) I love rock/metal.
I’m a fan. End of.
I also have three kids and a job, so I don’t have the time to put up all the editorial and publicity stuff I’m sent, which is a shame. I’ve even had a huge spate of interview possibilities coming in recently that I simply just couldn’t manage. Even phone / email interviews take some preparation and I can’t get out to venues to do “in person” ones as often as I would like.
I’m Glasgow-based, but there are plenty of band who don’t play up here. I’ve had a fair few interview (and therefore guest list…) opportunities in London recently which I definitely can’t get to! Maybe someone else could…?
I don’t want bands missing out just because I don’t have the time so if you reckon you can assist then just ask! The only thing I ask is that your English is good as I don’t want to have to spend ages editing because it would defeat the purpose.
[Please note – I do already have one chap helping me out (hi, Sean!) and he’s dropping in the occasional article when he can around full time college and part time work. It’s all appreciated!]