MUSICSPOTS is an independent online music magazine. We write our articles mostly free of charge and see ourselves as the mouthpiece from album to fan. A lot of love goes into each of our texts, but also research, time and work, which we are quite happy to do. However, in times of rising release numbers and increasing review requests, the editorial effort has increased. A thank you through likes, shares and personal messages is no longer enough to cover our running costs and make exciting music visible with even more power.
We publish between 10 and 15 articles per month, each of which takes about 2 – 4 hours from writing to distribution via the social media channels (not including research and interview time). At a fair hourly rate of approx. 50 euros for freelance journalists, 40 hours of editorial work means a total monthly salary of approx. 2,000 euros for the team. In addition, we have to pay another 90 euros per year for the website, domain, mail server and necessary additional software and maintenance costs.
In order to continue to operate MUSICSPOTS independently, free of advertising and with consistently good content, we now have this Steady Account. Here you show that you not only love music as much as we do. You also know that every contribution requires a lot of effort and time in order to support musicians and bands successfully and individually.
As a thank you, we would like to give something back to you with our international network of artists, agencies and labels through raffles and exclusive concerts. On our Discord server, you can exchange information about current topics on the music market, present your favourite bands or talk to one of our artists. With you, we want to create a community that enriches and inspires each other.
Thank you for being part of it. Your MUSICSPOTS editorial team