You are welcome to submit your news and music for consideration to the website. Bombshell is a predominantly news focused site with 5-10 main articles going up daily from brand new, established, local Australian, and international artists in the rock, punk, metal, alternative genres. Since people have requested more news, I am currently testing out The Round-Up, a daily post with additional, shorter bits of news, among other things, that way more news can make it onto the site.

There is only so much time in the day, so not everything you submit will make it on site as an article. Please include as much information as you can, and a current press photo in your submission. No photo, No article. If your submission is too short on information to create a full piece, it might still find its way into one of The Round-Up posts and the weekly e-mail newsletter, where the news blurbs are much briefer. Make sure you are signed up to that [Here] and checking the site before you send any follow ups asking if something was posted, because it may be in there, and I don’t have time to reply to all the follow up requests, especially when there is a perfectly good search function on site! Type your band / label / etc in that box and if I’ve added something, you’ll see it.

Whilst Bombshell is online, and unlike print media, it is much easier to get things posted quickly, a little notice is very handy, especially if you have something important you’d like to go up at a certain time in line with you announcing, please get in touch a day or two before and I should be able to work with you on making it happen. Keep in mind your e-mail is one of a few hundred that come in each day, and sometimes life / other work takes over, and these build up. Bombshell is a one man operation, there isn’t a team of people here to split the e-mail load up. Not every e-mail will get a reply, not being rude, just practical.

SUBMITTING NEWS
Please take the time to browse the site 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. I’ll listen to your stuff where I can, but due to a high volume, individual reviews are not possible)
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. Not just a couple of lines of text and a link… give me something to talk about here! Include any gigs you have coming up, gig flyers, any recent videos / content, stream / purchase links etc..
A few minutes browsing the site will help you to submit properly.

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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. We aim to keep all advertising relevant to the audience in all positions we control, and non intrusive. (Sometimes Google ads will show you something random though, based on your browsing history.)
We 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 someone to get in touch with advertising information and we’ll sort something out to assist you.

Another way to support what we do, if you are a musician, (pro or hack) is next time you need some new gear, be it a guitar, tuner, cables, strings, cases, amps, drums, mics… the list goes on.. consider using the link below and shopping with our friends at Artist Guitars. They offer fast, free shipping Australia wide, great warranty terms, free returns for 100 days and have a massive range to cater to all your musical needs (not just guitars!). Go take a look. Their bargain bin often has some killer deals. We get a small cut of the purchase price which goes towards the site costs. You get good gear, we’re still around to post your news. Everyone wins.

EDITORIAL / OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
As well as the news items, there are a number of 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 both upcoming tours, and upcoming releases. There are very small minimum banner spends with these, the cheapest of which can net you 1 interview feature + a banner running for 4 weeks for just $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.
– 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 over the next year, so if you have that address from anywhere / previously sending stuff. E-mail first to see if I still have access to it!