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[Fabryka] Review and interview opportunities
Fabryka Music Magazine review and interview services have been paid services since April 26th, 2011. These are handled by NINa, the magazine founder and CEO. She offers extended, honest and professional music reviews as well as interesting and original interview questions. Both are written specifically for bands/labels so you get more exposure and fans. NINa can also send you a short, quote-like opinion about your song or album. To be fair however, she doesn't charge or provide reviews for music she dislikes or is little experienced with.

Briefly

Submit a song, EP or an album for a review consideration based on music genres NINa accepts. This should be a link where she can stream exact songs along with your contact email. Please don't attach mp3s unless requested. If she decides she can positively review your music, NINa will contact you and we'll process with the review order. If she doesn't like your music, she'll shortly explain why it doesn't qualify for a review. It is nothing personal but a matter of an experience and a bit of a personal taste to deliver the most reliable judgment. Now, very few reviewers offer such a good deal - every detailed professional review signed by Fabryka Magazine will be permitted to use for your promotional and commercial purposes so that you can own it legally, entirely and share worldwide (non-exclusive license, you must credit the reviewer and Fabryka Magazine name).
Though, if you have no interest in receiving an extended writing along with publishing, then submitting for a simple quote may be your best choice.

PR interview may be a good solution to present your band in more or less official way. NINa does her best to ask original questions, which refer to topics preferred by bands and oscillate between music and non-music related subjects. Therefore, we can make it interesting for readers and comfortable for you - to promote your release(s), merch, shows/tour, videos or anything important what people may listen to, watch and/or pay for.

Additionally, both detailed reviews and interviews will be published on various popular websites (this magazine, Google+, Last.fm, PureVolume, Tumblr, Blogger, LinkedIn; links below).

EXAMPLES:
DETAILED REVIEWS with a player - click
MINI-REVIEWS - click
PR INTERVIEWS - click
TESTIMONIALS - click
PDF SCREENSHOTS - click


Jump to: Reviewer | Technical specification | Pricing: mini-review, detailed review, PR interview | Bonus opportunity | Music format & files safety | Publishing platforms | Submission & contact


Music genres

NINa will accept not only industrial rock and industrial metal releases, but also progressive metal, groove metal, hair metal, heavy metal, math metal, metalcore, djent and dark ambient music. Heavy guitar driven music is preferred. Other music styles are not recommended due to lack of experience. Please do not submit remixes, covers, live versions and hooks as well as not mastered demos.

Goal

Independent, paid reviews will be written and sent for your own commercial and promotional handling - for use on your website, social network profile, presskit, on-line store (item description), promotional materials (print or on-line) as well as a music recommendation or for use by a label. Review or interview, once ordered and approved, will legally belong to you (non-exclusive commercial license, must credit the author and Fabryka Magazine name).
According to Fabryka Magazine copyright policy, you must not use any reviews/interviews published in this magazine for your own commercial purposes (adding to promotional materials, on-line stores etc.) unless they were written based on your order.
NINa does not accept requests and charge for reviews if your music does not fit our criteria or if she doesn't like it. She would rather enjoy reviewing your music than promote a review with a bad rating.

Check out my article: Methods of reviewing music here.

Technical specification

Length
The length of such detailed reviews will range from minimum 150 to 600 words (a half of letter/A4 size page to full letter/A4 size page or more) depending on the type of release (single song, EP, album, double album) and reviewer's opinions. NINa collaborates with an English editor who proofreads her writing.

File formats
The final review (or interview) will be delivered during 10-20 business days (since the payment is recorded) either to your e-mail address (if ordered this way) or through Music Xray system (incl. single song reviews). File formats: if ordered via the magazine - formatted .doc & .pdf with an artwork (band pictures if an interview) included; if via Music Xray - unformatted text only through their platform contact form.

Rating
NINa's judgment is based on max 5-point rating scale if submitted via Music Xray and directly via Fabryka Magazine (max 4 stars rating was used before 2013).

Content
Technically, NINa pays attention to the idea, moods, arrangements, structure, depth, dynamics, potential, similarities to other bands music, musical skills, mastering, production, artwork (if any) and also if a song is useful for a radio play, commercial or a movie. The lyrics are less important.

Widgets, music store links
NINa wants the readers and listeners to visit your websites, interact with you and buy your music. That's why every published review will include a few links to your official website, social profiles as well as on-line stores (iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Bandcamp, and any other specified) where the readers can purchase a reviewed song (or your entire release). If possible, a player with a song will be embed on a Fabryka Magazine review site through SoundCloud, ReverbNation or Bandcamp widgets. No sales and views are guaranteed.

Guaranteed publishing

Additionally, NINa also publishes these reviews/interviews for SEO* reasons on following platforms:
1. Fabryka Music Magazine (continuously discovering and promoting ambitious music during the last 13 years),
2. Blogspot/Blogger - Google's own blogging platform - blog post,
3. Tumblr - most popular blogging platform - blog post,
4. Verified Google+ page available to a few thousands of followers (+9400, over 165,000 views**). Google+ is the fastest growing social network opened for public in mid-2011, linked with YouTube, Maps, search engines and other Google products,
5. Twitter - most viral network - link to a review (and if you're on Twitter - also your profile mention) accessible to over 1500** targeted followers (incl. magazines, radio shows, festivals, listeners, promoters, bands and other music industry people),
6. Last.FM - best music network - a blog post with matching tags to groups. Over 1000** super compatible friends and joined 270** music groups (a group admin must accept the blog to be displayed to the group participants),
7. LinkedIn - accessed by music industry people, great for business deals - a post on NINa's own profile page (the newest reviews/interviews only), over 1000** connections) and reviews page (all reviews).

*SEO means an improvement for your band thanks to indexing and archiving NINa's reviews and interviews by the Internet search engines (Google, Bing). It will let others find your band easier (through keywords such as the band name, song name, album name etc.) and become more familiar with your music. Why is Google+ important for a higher search ranking? Read this article.
**All the above social numbers were seen live on June 13th, 2014

Music format and safety

NINa can only accept digital files (mp3) since this is the preferable form of delivery. You don't need to pay any additional fees (like overseas CD shipping).
She guarantees that none of your songs will be used for any purpose other than the music review. This has been the policy at Fabryka Magazine for last 13 years – no sharing, no piracy. All the files you upload (you specify a source for a download) will be deleted from our storage disk once the review is delivered to you and approved and no additional copies will be made.
There's also a possibility to review your music from high quality streams (on-line music players).

DETAILED REVIEWS with a player examples - click


Mini-reviews

NINa can also provide you with a 600-1000 character-long* mini-review, which you can use for promotional and commercial purposes based on the same non-exclusive commercial license as mentioned above. She will carefully listen to and analyze every release to give you the most reliable summary of your music.
Unlike full reviews however, the mini-reviews are not published on Fabryka Magazine's pages, blogs or social networks. However, they may be occasionally mentioned on the magazine and/or NINa's pages f.e. Google+ or LinkedIn. Thus, if you're interested in guaranteed publishing, submitting your material for a detailed review is recommended. Available genres are listed above.
The mini-review can be ordered through NINa's email or Music Xray. The price is the same for all types of releases (see: Current pricing below).

*or as long as necessary to describe a release, according to the reviewer. Band name, album/song title, label name, release year, rating, tracklist, reviewer's own footer data are excluded.

MINI-REVIEWS examples - click


Current pricing (American Dollar only):

NINa's pricing is competitive to other professional review services and your payment can be sent through PayPal. It's a verified PayPal and you'll be sent an email address when she approves your submission.

Music reviews
- Detailed review rates include a non-exclusive commercial license, publishing & on-line promo
- Mini-review price applies to all types of releases; includes a non-exclusive commercial license only, no publishing or promo are offered.


Mini-review (a single, song, EP or album) = $10.00
1 song detailed review = $25.00
1 EP detailed review (up to 5 songs) = $35.00
1 full album detailed review (if max 6-10 songs) = $40.00
Single or double album (if max 11-20 songs) detailed review = $50.00 + bonus
Triple album (if max 21-30 songs) detailed review = $77.00
Random set of songs detailed review - contact us.


Bonus (until July 31st, 2014)

Reviews worth of minimum $50.00 and more are eligible for getting 1 bonus of your choice such as:
- promotional email interview with publishing incl. 3 original questions (publishing locations are the same as for reviews), or
- additional banner advertisement: top or right panel, all pages, hosted for 30 days on this magazine. It's a limited offer due to the magazine page layout. You'll provide the banner of the required size. Advertiser's item must match advertisement requirements.





PR interview may be a good solution to present your band in more or less official way. NINa does her best to ask original questions, which refer to topics preferred by bands and oscillate between music and non-music related subjects. Therefore, we can make it interesting for readers and comfortable for you - to promote your release(s), merch, shows/tour, videos or anything important what people may listen to, watch and/or pay for.

PR interviews (interview through e-mail, commercial/promotional use; rates include a non-exclusive commercial license, publishing & on-line promo)

5 original questions = $26.00
10 original questions = $40.00

When NINa receives your payment, we'll first discuss topics of the interview. Then:
a) original questions will be sent on your email during 10-20 business days (.doc file),
b) send your replies along with 2-4 illustrative pictures on Fabryka Magazine email during the next 14 business days,
c) NINa will send you the entire interview (.doc + .pdf files) on your email during 3 business days when it's ready for publishing.

PR INTERVIEW examples - click





How can I submit?

Single song via Music Xray
You can submit your single song for a short and detailed professional critique via Music Xray. This on-line network allows both artists and music industry professionals for an easy interaction and finding all the matching opportunities with guaranteed feedback. Sign up is free, submission fees may apply, you can link your songs from SoundCloud as well. Read more about Music Xray here.

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Mini-reviews, detailed reviews, PR interviews - directly
Please send NINa a message to specify your order. Your message should include:
- number of songs planned for such a review plus any necessary info,
- link(s) to an on-line preview of your music - only these tracks you'd wish NINa to review (streaming on Reverbnation, SoundCloud etc. or f.e. Dropbox download) and links to the official website or social profile(s),


Contact

Feel free to use this e-mail contact form or send an email at fabryka[at]gmail[dot]com. Please do not include this email to your mailing lists or attach any mp3s unless requested.


Other opportunities

Are you interested in advertising your music with Fabryka Magazine? Here is what we offer - click.

Are you selling metal or industrial music on CDBaby.com? We recommend some releases, see them here and contact us if you're interested to add your release(s) to this list.


This offer has been updated on August 9th, 2014


Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz | Founder, CEO, webmaster, reviewer, designer
NINa has been actively supporting the industrial rock and industrial metal music scenes since 2001 through her well known Fabryka Music Magazine. NINa is an artistically talented person who has a great sense of hearing what is on the cutting edge. Working within the magazine has allowed her to greatly increase her knowledge of music industry insights as well as develop many other skills. She writes detailed reliable reviews of heavy guitar driven music.

NINa has a degree and license in business management and marketing. Since graduating in 1998 from business management she also obtained a license in graphic design in 2000. Polish is NINa's primary language, but she speaks English fluently, allowing her to communicate with a variety of foreign nationals from all over the world. She's been designing original CD cover artworks since 1994 and working on her debut post-apocalyptic multimedia book (Heatwave) since early 2010.

Q: Why can't I get it for free?
A: The music industry has changed on both ends. Let's see: I let you legally own my entire writing (not steal a snippet) for your promotional and commercial purposes (this includes a license due to my authorship & copyrights!) = you get more exposure, you can sell your music based on my positive review. Plus, 12 years of experience in the music industry, a diploma in marketing & management, know-how, careful and professional writing, a great sense of hearing and finally, bills to pay & things to buy (so have you too!). More here and Harlan Ellison - Pay the Writer video.
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