Publication Advertising Information

Winter 2016

Ad Reservation Deadline: October 30

Art Due/Ad Payments Due: November, 6

Publication date: November 12, 2015

DISTRIBUTION: 50,000 copies

Over 20,000 are distributed via direct mail to our customers. Our grassroots network of over 35 bands and 75 representatives spreads every issue far & wide. These publications reach customers in all 50 states and many foreign countries including: Italy, Japan, Spain, Canada, Denmark, Switzerland, England, Germany, Belgium, Austrailia, Brazil & more.  You'll find our magazine in a variety of record stores, bars, nightclubs, coffee shops, head shops, tobacco stores, student unions, radio stations and other locales. Our target market is live music fans 20-50 years old.  In addition to our normal distribution, our Spring/Summer edition is also distributed at many of the nations best festivals & music events. Our booth attends 10-15 of the biggest events each year.


Rates are listed in our Media Kit - click to download PDF.

Inquire about co-op and member discounts for qualified ads.

AD SIZES: Width X Height in inches


  • Full page = 5.25 X 9.75
  • 1/2 page = 5.25 X 4.875
  • 1/4 page = 2.5 X 4.875
  • 1/8 page =  2.5 x 2.375

A production fee of $35 will be charged for all incorrectly sized ads. Layout and typesetting available. Call for rates.


  • We are able to accept the following digital formats for PC: PDF, TIFF, PSD, JPG
  • Payment must accompany all ad submissions unless agreed upon in advance.
  • All ads received after ad deadline are subject to cancellation. Be prompt.
  • Rates subject to change in future issues.
  • Ads may not list prices of products that we also sell.

For questions or reservations email or call Lee Crumpton at 919 563 4923.

For website advertising information, click here.