You are welcome to submit your news and music for consideration to the website. Bombshell is a predominantly news focused site with 5-10 articles going up daily from brand new, established, local Australian, and international artists in the rock, punk, metal, alternative genres. There are full news posts, and shorter pieces in “The Round-Up”, a (mostly) daily post with additional, blasts of news, among other things, as well as a weekly e-mail newsletter.

How much info you submit will go a long way to determining what goes on site. It is impossible to get to everything, so the more detail you give, the more chance of making the site. Remember, your submission is one of about 50-80 that could come in on an average day. With time to fit only about 5-10 pieces in, the more effort you put in your submission by including all the bits needed, the higher the chance your piece will make it on site.

If you are just going to submit “Hey, we have a new album, here’s a link, we play xx venue on xx day, can you put up a post“, then probably save your time and don’t bother. If you are lucky, you might get a blurb in the newsletter about as long as what you’ve sent in, but much more information is needed if you are seeking a full post and more exposure.

Please include as much information as you can (Read below the submission form for more detailed info), and definitely include a link to a current press photo in your submission. No photo link, No article. Notice how there is one at the top of each news piece. That’s why one is necessary, and I’m not spending ten minutes browsing through happy snaps in your facebook albums just to find a current promo photo. It also ensures I am posting current relevant images of your band.

Before you start firing along follow ups asking why your stuff hasn’t been posted (first wait at least 48 hours), do a search on the site to see if I have posted something. Type your band name into the search box and it will find anything your band / company is tagged in. Make sure you are signed up to the e-mail newsletter [Here], as it may have appeared in there on a Friday morning.

Giving advance notice is also very helpful. I often work multiple days in advance. If you have a preference on having something posted on a certain day, throw it at me 24-48 hours prior and your chances of it happening will be a lot higher. Just make it very clear “do not post before XX:XX on xxday”

Whilst Bombshell is online, and unlike print media, it is much easier to get things posted quickly, there isn’t a team of people here just waiting for your news to come in. Two hands, one keyboard. This also means not every e-mail / submission will get a reply, not being rude, just impossible.

In short, help me to help you!

SUBMITTING NEWS
Please take the time to browse the site before filling out below and ensure what you are submitting is related to what the site covers first and foremost. (eg. You won’t find a reviews section, so please don’t ask for a review. You’ll see we have one set of q&a’s for new releases, so please don’t ask for phone or face to face interviews.)
Check out the format I generally post in so that when you submit, you include all the bits I need to piece together an article. Are you submitting a tour announcement? Then search recent tour announcements and see how they are structured, and include all those bits! Not just a couple of lines of text and a link… give me something to talk about here! Include any future gigs, links to flyers, any recent video clips / live video / purchase links etc..
Those few minutes browsing the site should help you to submit properly.

Submit Your News

 

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ADVERTISING
Like most sites, we offer banner advertising across the site for extra visibility of your tour, release, product. Please consider disabling your Ad Blocker for the site if you use one. You may not be aware but by simply allowing banners to display, you are helping contribute to the running costs of the website. This of course allows us to continue bringing you the website and daily updates for free. I aim to keep all advertising relevant to the audience and as non intrusive as possible.

I offer a variety of packages and single position options to suit everyone’s needs from large bands, to bands just starting out playing your first shows. Rates start from just $5 per week. Use the Contact Us page, or make mention in your news submission you’d like advertising information and I’ll get back to you. It’s a good way to jump the queue so to speak and get your news up if you are helping me keep the bills covered.

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EDITORIAL / OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
As well as the news items, there are a few other editorial opportunities to get you exposure at no cost to you. You can submit your gig dates and details to be listed in the Gig Guide, get your tour dates in the Tour Calendar, and get your release listed in the Release Calendar with pre-order links.

I do not conduct phone, or face to face interviews due to time constraints. I have e-mail Q&A’s that work with upcoming, or recent releases) no more than 3 months old). There is a very small $20 minimum banner spend with these, this can get you 1 interview feature + a banner running promoting your release for 4 weeks for that $20. Ask in your submission how to lock that in.

SUBMIT BY E-MAIL
If you have problems with the form, or are going to regularly submit news, you can submit via e-mail (see above for the address) if that is more convenient. If you plan on adding the e-mail address to a mailing list, please at least introduce yourself first and ask, or you will find it quickly unsubscribed from your list.

DO INCLUDE:
– Plenty of information, I’ll pick out what I need, always better to have too much, than too little. Make sure you include all your upcoming gig dates, links to videos, audio streams around your releases and whatnot.
– Any related links. Your website, Facebook page, Bandcamp page / anywhere your music may be able to purchase or stream.
– A link to a recent promo photo or two, of a reasonable size / quality. *IMPORTANT* – No promo photo = No article on site
– Any related tour poster artwork / gig flyers, and upcoming gig information.

DO NOT ATTACH:
– MP3’s, gigantic images etc. Dropbox / Google Drive / Send Anywhere that stuff and send me the link to download it.

SUBMITTING MUSIC
When submitting music there are a couple of options. While Bombshell DOES NOT have a ‘reviews’ section, I do listen to as much as I can of what comes in and helps me keep on top of things and offer you feature options if I dig it / think it’ll work with the audience.

You can send your stuff digitally:
A few things to keep in mind with this if it is pre-release.
– Don’t send MP3s or WAV files. Upload these to to a file sharing service like Dropbox, Google Drive, Send Anywhere etc. and send me the link via the form below, or e-mail.
– Make sure all the files are tagged correctly (song titles, track numbers etc.), and preferably high quality (ripped at 320kbps is ideal).
– Make sure you include a pdf or images of the cover artwork, booklet, liner notes, your bio etc.. where possible (I’m the type of person who still enjoys reading the insides of a release and seeing the effort you’ve made to make a complete package! So don’t just send me half your product.)

You can also send Bandcamp download codes, or if the release is already out, and on Spotify, the link to it there.

If you want to send something physically, that’s great, send an e-mail and I’ll reply with the address. I am phasing out the PO Box you may have saved / seen listed at some point in 2017, so if you have that address from anywhere / previously sending stuff. E-mail first to see if I still have access to it!