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DJ MAG NL DIGITAL CONTENT (WEBSITE, SOCIAL MEDIA)

EVENT ANOUNCEMENT OR PRE-EVENT COVERAGE
DJ Mag NL announces a limited number of events per week. DJ Mag NL’s editors decide which events will be announced.
Where appropriate, a Q&A with an artist or the promotor — make sure the artist or the promotor is keen for a quick chat and willing to share before you pitch
A Tweet and an Instagram post to announce the event — please provide twitter handles you would like tagged
A Facebook post — limited events only at the discretion of DJ Mag NL

What we need
Please provide ALL the following:
-       Press release – including line-up, venue, Facebook event page, website event
-       If available, send the trailer or aftermovie of previous event
-       Send high res pictures or artwork of the event (not bigger than 5mb)
-       Send a ticketlink

MY FIRST GIG
DJ Mag NL publishes a My First Gig article every Thursday (#tbt)
Make sure the artist is willing to share it on his/her social media (incl. Facebook)

What we need
A written article by the artist (max.250 words)
Two pictures of the artist, now and then (see below for image specs)

VITAL LABEL
A Vital Label feature is an article where a labelmanager/artist/A&R Manager will do a Q&A.
Make sure the label is willing to share the link on it’s social media.

What we need
High res images + logo (max. 5mb)
The top 5 tracks which were released on the label, including an explanation (25 words)
The Youtubelinks to the top 5 tracks.
Answer to the following question (max. 60 words per answers):
Who are the people behind the label?
How and when did XXX start?
Who’s involved?
What does it sound like?
Who is releasing on it?
Who is playing it?
What is your proudest XXX moment?
So, what’s next?

PARTYREPORTS
Netherlands:
Please contact [email protected].

International:
Please contact [email protected]

MUSIC PREMIERES?
DJ Mag NL premieres one track per day. A track premiere includes:
An upload to our Mixcloud page (NB: we do not premiere tracks unless we host them)
A news story on DJ Mag NL Digital
Where appropriate, a Q&A with the artist — make sure the artist is keen for a quick chat and willing to share before you pitch
A tweet and Instagram post to announce the track — please provide twitter handles you would like tagged
A Facebook post — limited tracks only at the discretion of DJ Mag NL

What we need
Please provide ALL of the following collateral for consideration with ALL pitches:
·         press release
·         high res press pics — one live image, one press picture
·         packshots
·         artist bio and socials
·         links to pre-order/buy sites if applicable
·         suggested run date
·         Full tracklist

The track file: In a private Soundcloud or Mixcloud link.

Do not send dropbox/wetransfer links to music - downloads are time consuming/take up space.

What genres go where
House, trance, techhouse, techno bass music, drum & bass, hardcore, hardstyle, send to [email protected] ([email protected] in copy)

HOW ABOUT VIDEO PREMIERES?
DJ Mag NL is looking for pitches for exclusive video content (music videos, festival movies etc). Video premieres are currently set at one or two videos per week, but this quota is flexible for the right content. Video content will receive the same treatment as a soundcloud premiere. 

PODCASTS & EXCLUSIVE MIXES?
The Exclusive Mix series is for higher profile artists with considerable traction behind them. We also occasionally except live mixes recorded from venues if strong enough.
The artist will need to supply the mix within 10 days of commission
Exactly the same collateral as all pitches — see above
Done every Friday throughout the year
Podcasts are 60 minutes long
File should be delivered as a MP3 or .wav. (smaller than 500mb)
The artist will share it on his/her social media. Especially Facebook.
A photo should be delivered: 1460x370. 

TALENT MIX?
Mix series for up and coming artists — you can find examples of previous artists covered on the site
Same format as the podcast — see above

INSTAGRAM/SNAPCHAT TAKEOVERS OR OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA EXCLUSIVES
Please contact [email protected] for more information

What timeframe are we talking about
Tracks that are pitched further than three weeks away from the digital release date will NOT be considered.
Please don’t pitch something that’s dropping in two months time or tomorrow.

IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL PREMIERES REQUIRE A 10 DAY LEAD TIME

Image specs on djmag.nl
To increase your chance of getting coverage, make our lives easier & send 3 images to our spec!

Image size
628 x 338 px and NO bigger than 150 DPI (no bigger than 4MB)
No watermarks or external branding on the images
Please ensure you have the rights to use the image. We will include picture credits when required.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MAGAZINE?
DJ Mag NL Digital is separate from DJ Mag NL's print editions. Please send print pitches to DJ Mag NL's print editor directly. Print pitches sent to the digital team will not be responded to.