From the department of I Could Have Written This Myself, good advice from I CARE IF YOU LISTEN. Please consider applying these ideas to AMN review submissions. Also, if we don’t pick your music for review, it really doesn’t say anything bad about your music. It says nothing at all. We review less than 3% of all submissions, mainly because we don’t have time.
As the editor-in-chief of I CARE IF YOU LISTEN, I have been receiving a growing number of submissions for reviews. As much as this is very exciting both for the magazine and for the new music scene at large—keep creating music!—I often witness the same mistakes that reduce one’s chances to be considered for review, and not only in our magazine and blog. So here are 10 things to consider when you’re submitting an album for review: