We are looking for a few good bloggers, podcasters, and videographers that like to blog about live music and are interested in joining our communal blog as staff or contributers. We don't make any money with the site, thats not really the point, so we can't pay you, but we can promise you that people will read your stuff. We can also help you out with ticket expenses, press credentials, and equipment like cameras as well as CDs and DVDs to review. Some of our bloggers are going to SXSW2007 all expenses paid this year. Others have gotten camera equipment, free CD's, and have gotten to meet some neat people like Kerry King of Slayer, Alice Cooper, Rik Emmett of Triumph, and lots and lots of other artists.
We are interested in all musical genres(except polka) and we are looking for people all over the world. This isn't a quit your dayjob or your dayblog thing but its a good way to build your portfolio. Look I am frankly too old to camp out for Bonaroo and ACL Fest is too damned dusty. I would rather send somebody still young enough to think such punishment is fun. If you like to go to concerts and can deal with meeting famous people every once in a while, this might be the job for you.
Our music blog is relatively new, but our company has been online for 10 years, we have a 15 server farm that last year delivered over 250,000,000 page views on our most popular site. Yes that is a quarter billion, no we are not kidding. Our music blog is an offshoot of our popular pet community site kingsnake.com so we have access to huge amounts of traffic. If you write it, someone here will read it.
Here are our Alexa rankings for our most popular site, kingsnake.com compared with a select few others
Traffic Rank for craigslist.org: 35
Traffic Rank for rollingstone.com: 3,695
Traffic Rank for statesman.com: 9,662
Traffic Rank for kingsnake.com: 17,314
Traffic Rank for blender.com: 21,444
Traffic Rank for sxsw.com: 29,097
Traffic Rank for austinchronicle.com: 34,011
Traffic Rank for spin.com: 50,182
* please note this data was extracted 2 weeks ago and is subject to change
We plan on our music site being around a long time and having a lot of fun with it. If you would like to help out and have some fun too let me know. Either send me an email or stop by our booth at this years SXSW trade show and pick up a free t-shirt
Senior Editor/Staff Photographer