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Before getting in touch with us, please see if your question has already been answered below for you. If we don’t get back to you, it’s probably because your query has already been covered here and we’ve not got around to replying just yet:

Q.) HOW DO I SUBMIT NEWS FOR YOU TO POST ONTO THE SITE?

A.) Just send us what news you have to us at contact@deadpress.co.uk along with the source of the news piece. If the source is yourself, please provide us with as much information as possible.

Q.) CAN I WRITE/CONTRIBUTE A REVIEW OR ARTICLE TO THE SITE?

A.) It depends on how good your review or article is that you wish to submit, and if it hasn’t already been covered by one of our current writers. Please search for the review/feature using our search form on the site’s sidebar before submitting anything to us. We can also not stress enough going over your piece, correcting any spelling/grammar errors and shaping it up.

Q.) CAN I JOIN THE DEAD PRESS! TEAM AS A WRITER OR PHOTOGRAPHER?

A.) If you’re good at your craft then we won’t say no. Send us an email over to the usual address contact@deadpress.co.uk and remember to include a link or attached file of a review written in a similar style to our site, any previous experience (though not necessary) and what your current favourite bands/genres are.

Q.) HOW DO I GO ABOUT ADVERTISING ON THE WEBSITE?

A.) Just get in touch with us at contact@deadpress.co.uk with some information regarding the band/business/product you’re planning to advertise and we’ll sort a plan out together. We’ll provide you with current site stats, package price ranges and more.

Q.) WILL YOU GUYS REVIEW MY BAND’S NEW EP/ALBUM?

A.) Send us a press pack, cover artwork and high quality .mp3 files of the release over to contact@deadpress.co.uk and we’ll do our best to get it reviewed. However, please remember that we get requests sent to us on a daily basis and therefore aren’t logistically able to review EVERYTHING submitted to us. Please note, we don’t cover any releases less than 3-tracks long or over a month old of being submitted to us.

Q.) WILL YOU REVIEW MY BAND AT ONE OF OUR SHOWS THAT’S COMING UP?

A.) This will depend on where your band’s upcoming gigs are in relation to where our writers are located, and depending on our schedule of already planned gigs to attend and review. However, we have writers based across the UK, covering most of the country’s major cities. Get in touch with us at contact@deadpress.co.uk and let us know as much info about the show(s) as possible.

Q.) HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR YOU TO COMPLETE A REVIEW?

A.) Due to huge demand and requests for reviews, it can take up to 4 weeks of sending your release over before a review can go online. Of course, we’ll do our best to get the review online before its date of release, though sometimes this isn’t possible. Live reviews will typically be online within 48 hours after the event (photos 72 hours after), with interviews online within the following 7 days maximum.

Q.) I’M NOT HAPPY WITH THE REVIEW YOU’VE WRITTEN ABOUT MY BAND, WILL YOU TAKE IT OFF THE SITE FOR US?

A.) Not a chance. If you don’t like the review we’ve written for your release or gig then you should have released and/or performed played better at your show. Good releases and shows get good reviews. Bad releases and shows get bad reviews.

Q.) WE DIDN’T GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO REVIEW OUR RELEASE/SHOW, WHY DID YOU?

A.) Unless asked prior to the listening of a release, typically at a listening party, we don’t need permission for free speech of our opinion. If we want to review your album or show, we can do so if we like.

Q.) YOU’VE NOT GAINED PERMISSION TO USE OUR PHOTO/ARTWORK ON YOUR SITE, CAN YOU PLEASE TAKE IT DOWN?

A.) Before using a photo or artwork on our site, we ensure that we’ve gained it from places which allows our usage, such as being hosted on sites like Facebook or sent to us from publicists themselves for use. If your photo is uploaded onto a site such as Facebook which grants Creative Commons rights for public use then we don’t need your permission to use said photo, once uploading it onto the site the rights belong to them. As Facebook allow Creative Commons usage of such media content, we have permission to use them on our site. If you think we’ve used an image that still doesn’t warrant us to its usage, get in touch through contact@deadpress.co.uk and we’ll investigate.

Q.) WE KNOW WHO THE PERSON IS THAT WROTE THAT AWFUL REVIEW ABOUT US IS. WE’RE GOING TO MAKE YOU PAY NEXT TIME WE SEE YOU.

A.) Hmm, like our band or we’ll hurt you? How very mature and respectable you are as people and musicians. Let’s not mention how mentioning this with a few people here and there may damage your reputation irrepairably. If you can’t take criticism very well, maybe you shouldn’t be in the music industry.

Q.) YOU GET ALBUMS BEFORE THEY’VE BEEN RELEASED PUBLICALLY, COULD YOU SEND IT OVER TO ME? I PROMISE I WON’T SHARE IT WITH ANYONE.

A.) No way. We promise to not share any content with anyone or leak any material with ANYONE outside of the site as far as we can control it. We will only share music and anything else with the public if we’re given prior consent from the relative representatives. Sorry.

Q.) WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO SHARE ANY OF YOUR CONTACTS WITH US?

A.) It has taken us a long time and work to build up the contacts that we have today and there’s no chance we’re just going to hand them out. Go and form your own contacts, it’s far more rewarding and beneficial that way.

Q.) I I SENT YOU AN EMAIL BUT STILL HAVEN’T HEARD ANYTHING FROM YOU. ARE YOU IGNORING ME?

A.) Please understand that we’re very busy, and can receive up to 100 or more emails on an average day all week long. We also run and pay to maintain this site in our own time off our own backs, with all of us working days jobs at the same time. Sometimes emails get lost in the shuffle, so feel free to follow up your email incase we’ve missed it. Please allow at least 7 days before following up emails, unless the subject of your message is of urgent importance.

If there’s any other questions you have that haven’t been answered above, then please send us an email to contact@deadpress.co.uk and we’ll do what we can to help you.

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