Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds

We Are Not For Sale - A Top Story for the week of 9/10/07

09/15/07
.
(antiMusic) We felt the need to address an important issue to us here at antiMusic. There are a small number of publications, labels and PR firms out there that engage in a practice of trading advertising dollars for editorial coverage. The publications are pretty easy to spot as they are covered with record company ads and curiously also carry glowing reviews for the same CDs. We were approached today by a PR company we have worked with for a while that asked us point blank to SELL them coverage and that by doing so it would get us in good with the label. To say that email created some anger is an understatement. We contacted the label these artists were on, since we have been working with them for years and reiterated what we told the PR company. WE DO NOT SELL COVERAGE!!! The label was as shocked as us and they were also contacted by half a dozen other editors that have a conscience that also couldn't believe they were sent such an email.

I felt it was important to address this with you, our readers, and state clearly that in the nine and half years we have been online we have never once engaged in this. In fact, we stopped working with a couple of labels that engage in this practice and you will not see any coverage for the artists we were approached about today (in fact, we also cancelled an interview with an artist we have been trying to interview for over a year because the same PR firm was working his latest project.*). No need to name names, as the label and band's had no idea this was being done in their name (but if we see some ads for them cropping up in the coming weeks on some sites we may have to let the cat out of the bag so you will know who is for sale and who isn't.) We do very little direct advertising here as we are too busy developing articles to concentrate on being salesmen or women. And yes, we do lose money almost every month because that is our focus and that is fine. If faced with the choice of selling out or shutting down, we will shutdown in good conscience.

Music critics get a lot of criticism themselves, which is totally understandable given the subjective nature of the medium and most honest critics wouldn't have it any other way. But I have to reiterate that we here at antiMusic got into this out of a love for music. Plain and as simple as that. So be assured that when you read a review or editorial on antiMusic you are getting the writer's honest opinion. Our editorial policy has always been that we let the writers have the freedom to write what they are inspired to write (with only politics being frowned on). Our review policy is simple. We get over a hundred CDs submitted to us each month and our writers then select the ones they wish to review. It really is as simple as that and that's why you will find some major releases right next to a unsigned band (and won't find some bigger releases reviewed here).

Also the stories in the Day in Rock are included because we feel they will be of interest to you, our readers, and we do try to mix it up to offer as broad of coverage as possible in all areas. We have always had an open policy with coverage, when readers ask us to cover certain artists we do. As long as we are online that will never change and as long as I am the editor you will never once see any article on antiMusic that was paid for. It may not seem important to you, but it is at the utmost importance to us. With the record biz being tainted enough in other areas you do not need to be exposed to bogus reviews that were purchased with the aim to trick you into buying a CD with your hard earned money. This not only hurts the fans, but the bands and all legitimate artists as well. We may not see another ten years online because we resist this practice but we'll happily go into bankruptcy with our integrity intact. - Keavin Wiggins / Editor antiMusic Network

* And so you know, we do have a special in the works with another artist that is handled by this PR firm and was even mentioned in the same offending email, but the special was set up by another PR firm and that will go forward with it because there is no use having them suffer for the sins of others. Plus we had already committed to run it.

More News for nothing for sale here either

Preview and Purchase nothing for sale here either music

nothing for sale here either Tour Dates/Tickets

Today's Headlines

.

tell a friend about this article

know of a news item we should cover?

antiMUSIC News featured on RockNews.info and Yahoo News

.


...end


advertisement


advertisement

.
News Reports
.
Day in Rock:
Former Megadeth Duo Reveal Band Name And Share Song Clip- Enter Shikari Frontman Explains Throwing Punches At Fan- Tool Frontman Gives New Album Update- Korn Sued- more

Day in Pop: Kanye West Apologizes To Beck About Grammy Controversy- Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath Death Report A Hoax- Drake Dominates Hip-Hop Songs Chart- Justin Bieber- more

Arrest Warrant For Former Pearl Jam Member- Metallica To Headline Rock In Rio- Coverdale Revisits Deep Purple On New Whitesnake Album- Hinder Album And Tour- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

advertisement
.
 
Reviews
.

Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal Interview

Josef Salvat - In Your Prime (EP)

Album of the Week: Nirvana's Nevermind

Root 66: Murder By Death- Jim Ed Brown- Sam Morrow

Best Films Of 2014

Riot V - Unleash the Fire

Album of the Week: Black Sabbath's Heaven and Hell

Obituary - Inked in Blood

Immortal Randy Rhoads - The Ultimate Tribute

Dave Plaehn - Radio Sister

Come Together: A Beatles Tribute Documentary

Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel

Anthony and the Johnsons - Turning

On The Record: The Pests - A Damn Fine Mixture

Sodom - Sacred Warpath

Corrupt Leaders - Grindmother EP

Neon Leather Drip - Beef Strokinoff

Bloodbound - Stormborn


. .
.
Today's Rock News
.

Former Megadeth Duo Reveal Band Name And Share Song Clip

Enter Shikari Frontman Explains Throwing Punches At Fans

Tool Frontman Gives New Album Update

Black Veil Brides Singer Jumps Offstage To Confront Heckler

Former Korn Member Sues Band

Scott Weiland Compares New Album Excitement To STP Debut

Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe Sets Book Release, Reveals Details

Aerosmith Members Wants To Play Entire Classic Album Live

Queen and Adam Lambert To Headline Rock In Rio

Steel Panther Star Challenges Anthony Kiedis To A Sing-Off

Brian Wilson Biopic Preview Released

Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal Reveals Meaning Behind 'Little Brother is Watching'

Helloween Reveal New Album Details

Dee Snider Calls On Fans To Help Custody Battle

Nightwish Announce Limited Edition Release

Alan Parsons Contributor Chris Rainbow Dead at 68

Anathema Streaming New Version Of 'A Fine Day To Exit' Album

Gun Release 'Labour Of Life' Video

Jimmy Page Reveals 'Intelligent Decision' To Give Up Drink

Wilko Johnson Confirms Comeback Tour Dates

Moody Blues' John Lodge Releasing New Solo Album

Atreyu Singers Talks New Album and Benefits Of Hiatus

Three Days Grace Announce Limited Edition Version Of New Album

Battle Beast Lose A Member

Apocalyptica Premiere 'Cold Blood' Video

Betraying The Martyrs Featured In Ghosts On The Road Video Series


Scott Weiland Releases Cover Of Rock Classic

Veteran Guitarist Fears The 'Ageing Out' Of Rock

Aerosmith's Brad Whitford Talks DVD, Tour Plans, Guitars and More

Black Star Riders Release Acoustic 'Charlie I Gotta Go' Video

Joanne Shaw Taylor Releases 'Outlaw Angel' Video

35th Anniversary Of U2's Big Break


Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's Pop News
.

Kanye West Apologizes To Beck About Grammy Controversy

Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath Death Report A Hoax

Drake Dominates Hip-Hop Songs Chart

Justin Bieber Pranks Old Woman

Madonna Blames Her Cape for Brit Awards Fall

The Unusual Story of When Zedd Met Selena Gomez

Childish Gambino Confirms Role In Magic Mike XXL

A$AP Ferg and Cara Delevingne Release 'Dope Walk' Video

50 Cent Says Empire Is Glee With A Little Hip-Hop

Ariana Grande and Cashmere Cat Debut New Track Live

Maddie & Tae Announce Release Of Debut Album 'Start Here'

311 Releasing Their Own Craft Beer

Ed Sheeran Set For First Concert In India

Singled Out: Kinky's A Donde Van Los Muertos?

More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
AudioNationRadio.com Rock Show Radio (4 streaming stations) The Screen Door A Journal of Musical Things Lloyd Zeffler blog Demolish Mag Nightwatcher's House of Rock CJ Chilvers Deja Voodoo The 1st Five thecopycat.biz Hard Rock Memorabilia Day in Rock @twitter

.
  .
.

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!
Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!



 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2015 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.