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Musician Toolkit

Leverage All About Jazz—the Internet's most advanced jazz platform—to reach our vast network of fans and industry professionals locally or worldwide. From establishing a presence on All About Jazz and Jazz Near You to contacting a staff writer about an album review—it's all here.

Promoting yourself on All About Jazz starts with your musician page. If your musician page already exists in our database, claim it, then update it. Otherwise, create it. The most effective page is a complete page, so upload as much information (photos, events, your discography, your biography, links, audio players, etc.) as possible. For more information, read our primer.

Recommended Service

Premium Musician Page

Upgrade your musician page from standard to premium. Get a stylish / ad-free page, get a medium rectangle ad that appears across our two websites, control where you sell your music and much, much more. ($60)

Other affordable options include Take Five Q&A ($50), Video of the Day ($50) and Press Release Distribution ($20).

In addition to adding up to six YouTube videos on your standard musician page and adding audio players (Soundcloud), we encourage you to upload a full-length MP3 for Song of the Day consideration. If selected, we'll feature your song on All About Jazz, on the All About Jazz Facebook page and it will receive consideration for Song of the Week (newsletter inclusion) and the Song of the Week playlist. Each Song of the Day page includes a "buy" button which drives traffic to a retail store of your choosing.

Video of the Day ($50) is described here.

Complete your album discography and we'll help you sell your music. Learn how here.

Recommended Services

  • Showcase
    The Showcase bundle is the absolute best bang for your advertising buck. Your showcase ad, which runs for a full month, will appear above-the-fold on every page for an entire month. Comes bundled with Video of the Day, Take Five Q&A and Event Spotlight. $360.
  • Featured Album of the Month
    We'll feature your latest album with "buy" button on our albums page and in column two of all All About Jazz / Jazz Near You pages for an entire month. $200.

Upload your shows to Jazz Near You and we'll put them in front of fans wherever you perform. Your events will appear on Jazz Near You, in our weekly newsletter, at All About Jazz, in the Jazz Near You RSS feeds, and in the Jazz Near You calendar plug-in, and on All About Jazz.

Recommended Services

  • Event Spotlight
    Give your event prime placement on the Jazz Near You website and in our weekly newsletter. $40 (runs up to four weeks).
  • Press Release Distribution
    Amplify your message and create buzz by leveraging our extensive readership, searchable archive, and optimal search engine placement. $20/announcement.
  • Newsletter Sponsorship
    Reach concert goers in your area or across our entire list. Starting at $125.

Looking for a professionally-written biography, a carefully-crafted press release, or informative yet entertaining liner notes? Your friends at All About Jazz can help. With access to hundreds of writers, All About Jazz can find the right journalist to meet your needs and deliver on time, whatever your assignment.

How it Works

We'll pair you with an experienced writer who has deep knowledge of your music or musical style. You can also request a specific writer from our staff page. Once the writer is chosen for the assignment, the project will begin shortly after payment is made and the deadline is determined. Once the draft is completed, a round of edits occur, the final document is approved, and the document is delivered to the artist.

Every press release written by the All About Jazz staff qualifies for our press release distribution program free of charge. Learn more.

Services & Rates

  • Liner Notes: $350 (maximum 750 words)
  • Biography: $350 (maximum 750 words)
  • Press Release: $350 (maximum 750 words)

Complete the location and teaching portions of your musician page and we'll make your services accessible to local students on our Teacher finder page.

Looking for an album review?

Essential steps to album review consideration:

Before contacting us about an album review, please update your All About Jazz musician page so it is complete. Make sure your biography is current and your page includes the following: links, videos, photos, influencers, tags, and your discography including your new album.

If you're not familiar with our staff, visit our staff directory page and click their style preferences (heart) button. You can also filter our staff by their areas of expertise. Our staff is particular about what they review, so make sure there's a stylistic match. Do not contact several writers at once— rather contact one at a time and wait for a reply. Lastly, reviews are free; no payment is ever required--whether your music is reviewed is strictly up to the discretion of the writer.

All About Jazz / Jazz Near You
Michael Ricci, Publisher
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Lansdale, PA 19446 USA

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