As Echosynthetic has gotten bigger than I ever imagined it would, I feel like I need to put out a public service announcement as far as artist submissions go. When I kicked off the site I never imagined I’d have to juggle the sheer amount of requests that come through each week. This isn’t a complaint, just a humble thank you to everyone who has seen the site as such a great resource. I love what I do, I love what YOU do, and I think together that makes a relationship that’s beneficial to us all. As such, until I get around to revamping the site to make it a little less cumbersome and surfable, use the information below to submit your music to the site for consideration! This will make life easier for you because you’ll know you’re getting your music into my ears faster, and it will make my life easier because everything will be coming to the same place. Also, if you’ve sent me something and I’ve not responded or you think I forgot, I may well have! I’ve just had a baby and life has been a little hectic in these parts. I’ve tried very hard not to miss things or forget emails, but I’m sure I have. Remind me! Don’t hesitate to hit me up to ask where I’m at on your submission. If there are any questions or concerns, I am a quick responder on Facebook and Twitter.
How to submit to Echosynthetic:
All submissions should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- When submitting, I’ll need some way to hear your music. Whether it be links to SoundCloud, Bandcamp, YouTube, Dropbox, or any other service, I need a way to hear what you’re doing.
- We cover synthwave, synthpop, new wave, EBM, and a little industrial. If you fit into these categories, or at least close, you’re exactly what we’re looking for. Being outside of this criteria isn’t a definite no, but you’ve got to have some synths at the least 😀
- Some artists like to send their items in a physical format, which is completely fine with me. I support the artists I cover…My work space is filled with cassettes and cds, both purchased and forwarded, and all other sorts of cool stuff. I always do a big “mail day” shout out on Twitter for any mail I get from artists, both purchased or otherwise. Shoot me an e-mail and I’ll forward over the mailing address.
- If your album isn’t out yet and you want a review before the release, or on release day, I’ll need access to that music. I like to spend a few days with the music before I type anything about it. I have not, do not, and will not ever share or leak your music. That would go against everything I’ve done with this site. I’m like a steel vault, so you can trust me with your projects :0) Feel free to ask around to the artists I’ve already covered, they’ll back me up on that.
- Unless you’re in the Atlanta area and I’m covering the live show, I do all of my interviews through e-mail. Even when the show is in Atlanta I still prefer an e-mail interview. Why? Transcription over to the site is infinitely easier, for one thing. Also, I want artists to have the questions in from of them and have time to think about their answers. This is important for several reasons. A well thought out answer is much more informative than one answered off of the hip. It’s a low pressure way to get your story told. That’s my take on it anyway.
- I’m here for you. I’m not making a dime off of this site…this is a pure work of love for the music. I work a 40 hour a week job and juggle responsibilities as a husband and father on top of running Echosynthetic. My rewards come from the positive messages I get from readers and artists alike, the great conversations on social media, and the strong family feel, especially in the synthwave community. I work very hard to treat the newest artists on the scene with the same respect that I treat long established acts. Don’t ever think that your music isn’t good enough…everyone starts somewhere and if Echosynthetic can help open the window into your musical world a little bit then I’ve accomplished what I set out to do.