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Send questions, comments, your band's music, and other inquiries of note to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like your band's music removed from this blog, simply contact us at the same address and we will have it promptly deleted.
UPDATE (2/19/13): Since The Brown Noise is beginning to reach a substantially larger audience, it may be useful to clarify exactly what type of music we are looking to write about. We make a substantial effort to listen to everything that is sent to us, and we will respond to every band that personally writes to us asking for our support. HOWEVER, THERE ARE CERTAIN GOINGS-ON IN THE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC WORLD THAT JUST DON'T FLY ON THIS CORNER OF THE INTERNET. HERE ARE A FEW BEHAVIORS WHICH WILL LAND YOU ON THE SHIT LIST:
1. The Brown Noise does not post remixes. This is a blog that aims to promote discussion and conversation about today's most important artists, and to promote rising up-and-comers who are truly doing something different. Elvis did not need remixes. Nor did Stevie Wonder. The songs stood on their own. Remixes are most often tools for DJs to spice up their set and tools for bloggers to help them get pageviews. This is a blog in which writing about music happens. Nothing excites me less than writing about the latest DJ Clickbait remix of Buzz Rapper A recontextualized into the latest trendy genre. Nothing takes less effort than creating yet another remix of M83's "Midnight City" or whatever Adele song people are freaking out about this time. I listen to remixes for fun and have enjoyed many remixes, but I have never enjoyed writing about them.
2. Please don't send us your music if it can be described as the following: throwback; 90s hip-hop, boom-bap, Illmatic-core, Shady Records-inspired. Why would you make music like this? Who listens to music like this?
3. It makes our jobs harder when we have to work harder. Always include a streaming link to Bandcamp or Soundcloud. Always include a press photo. Always give us a bio in the body of the email, or include a link to your Facebook. Please don't send attachments, as mp3s fill up the inbox and we are trying to keep our Gmail free.
4. That being said, please don't send an email with a Soundcloud link and nothing else. You couldn't have bothered to type a few sentences asking for our support and why? Really?
5. We are not going to post your song just because it's release happens to coincide with a minor, thematically-similar event. There is an artist that sends us emails every time a holiday or world event comes around. His subject lines are always "My Valentine's Day remix for The Brown Noise" or "Tribute to [Recently-Deceased Celebrity] for The Brown Noise". This is nothing short of depressing. Imagine this guy, checking his calendar, seeing that there's a holiday two weeks in advance and saying, "oh jeez, I'd better get to work on this twerk jam to perfectly coincide with Martin Luther KIng Jr. day! I can't be rich and famous if I don't go about my music career completely cynically!" We have never posted one of his songs and never will, yet in each email he constantly thanks The Brown Noise for "our unifying love and support". Yuck.
6. Do not solicit us for press on Twitter. Nothing says thirsty like, "I couldn't even bother to write a coherent email." Tweets are disposable. Is your music?
BREAK ANY OF THESE RULES AND YOUR EMAIL WILL BE DELETED WITHOUT RESPONSE. OBEY THESE RULES AND YOUR MUSIC IS THRICE AS LIKELY TO BE POSTED. FEEL FREE TO DISREGARD EVERY RULE JUST MENTIONED IF YOU SEND US NUDES OF YOUR SISTER (LEGAL-AGE) BECAUSE THEN WE WILL POST YOUR MUSIC GUARANTEED.