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Frequently Asked Questions

Right here is where you'll find our answers to the questions we're asked most frequently. If your question isn't answered here please feel free to shoot us an e-mail & ask it!
  Please send questions to: staff[at]minnesotamusicians.net

** Personal information like Name, Email, Phone, etc. is kept confidential. We will never give, trade or sell your information to any third party **

Music Scene
How do we get our album featured on the Local Music page?

Simply follow the steps below & we'll put your album on the Local Music page.


1. Your album must fall into one of the categories below & meet the requirements of that category.

Showcase Spotlight
  •    Local Music Requirements

  •     - Band/Musician MUST currently live in Minnesota, USA

  •    New Release Requirements

  •     - MUST contain original music

  •     - MUST have been released in the past 6 months

  •     - Full-length albums & EPs only  ( No Singles )

  •     - MUST be available online for Download or Purchase

  •    Upcoming Release (Coming Soon section) Requirements

  •     - MUST contain original music

  •     - MUST be released within the next 2 months

  •     - Full-length albums & EPs only  ( No Singles )

  •     - "Pre-order" link is preferred, but not required

  •    Free Download Requirements

  •     - MUST contain original music

  •     - MUST be FREE to Download

  •     - Full-length albums, EPs & Singles are ok


2. Send us an email with the Requested Info & an attached image file of the Album Cover Artwork.

  • To: staff[at]minnesotamusicians.net

  • Subject: Local Music

  •    Requested Info

  •     - Is it a New Release, Upcoming Release or Free Download?

  •     - Name of Band or Musician

  •     - Up to 3 Genres  ( genre/genre/genre )

  •     - Name of Album, EP or Single  ( "Album Name" )

  •     - Band or Musician website link  ( www.bandname.com, Facebook, Reverbnation, etc. )

  •     - A link to Pre-order, Buy or Download  ( Bandcamp, Reverbnation, CdBaby, iTunes, etc. )

  •     - An image file of the Album Cover Artwork  ( Accepted image formats are .jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp, .ai, .svg )



Can we get our music added to the Now Playing playlists?

Of course you can! Easy as pie, just check out the requirements, send us the requested info & we'll post your song
on the Local Music page.


1. Your song MUST meet the requirements below.

  •    Now Playing Requirements

  •     - Band/Musician MUST currently live in Minnesota, USA

  •     - Song(s) MUST be original music

  •     - Band/Musician MUST have a Reverbnation or Soundcloud account

2. Send us an email with the Requested Info.

  • To: staff[at]minnesotamusicians.net

  • Subject: Local Music

  •    Requested Info

  •     - A link to your Reverbnation or Soundcloud profile  ( www.reverbnation.com/bandname, www.soundcloud.com/bandname )

  •     - 1 - 3 songs you'd like played  ( We'll choose one )



How do we submit our flyer or show date for the Live Music page?

We've got two simple steps for you & then we'll post your flyer or show date on the Live Music page! To give you better exposure we require Flyers & Show Dates to be submitted to us no less than 2 weeks before the show.


1. Make sure your flyer or show date follows the requirements laid out below.


2. Send us an email. Tell us if it's a Flyer or Show Date & send us the requested info.

  • To: staff [at] minnesotamusicians.net

  • Subject: Live Music

  •   Live Music Requirements

  •     - Venue MUST be located in Minnesota, USA.

  •     - At least one Band/Musician on the bill MUST currently live in Minnesota, USA

  •     - At least one Band/Musician on the bill MUST perform their own original music. ( A cover tune here & there is alright )

Local Band Name's Flyer
  •   Requested Info: Flyers

  •     - Image file MUST be 460x720 pixels in size or larger

  •     - Text MUST be legible except band logos ( Ehmm, metal bands. )

  •     - Attach Flyer image file to email

  •     - Accepted image file formats are: .jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp, .ai, .svg

  •   Requested Info: Show Dates

  •     - Date & Time

  •     - Bands or Musicians on the bill

  •     - Venue Name & Street Address w/Zip Code

  •     - Ages? ( All Ages, 18+, 21+ )

  •     - Cover? ( FREE, Adv(Advance), DoS(Day of Show/Door) )



How do we get our band's name in the Showcase Spotlight jar?

It's super easy to get in the running for our Showcase Spotlight! Just follow the steps below & we'll put your band's name in the jar.


1. Verify that your band is eligible. Bands & Musicians are only eligible if all three requirements below are met.


2. Send us an email with the Requested Info.

  • To: staff [at] minnesotamusicians.net

  • Subject: Showcase Spotlight

This Could Be Your Band!
  •    Showcase Spotlight Requirements

  •     - MUST currently live in Minnesota, USA

  •     - MUST play original music ( A cover tune here & there is alright )

  •     - MUST currently be active ( Playing gigs, writing songs, in the studio, shooting a music video, etc. )

  •    Requested Info

  •     - Name of Band or Musician

  •     - Up to 3 Genres  ( genre/genre/genre )

  •     - Location  ( City, MN )

  •     - Band or Musician website link  ( www.bandname.com, Facebook, Twitter, etc. )





How do we get our video on the Music Videos page?

Getting your video up on the Music Videos page of our site is quite simple. Verify that your video meets the requirements & send us the requested info.


1. Your video MUST meet the requirements below.

  •    Music Video Requirements

  •     - Band/Musician MUST currently live in Minnesota, USA

  •     - Video MUST be of original music

  •     - Band/Musician MUST have a YouTube account

2. Send us an email with the Requested Info.

  • To: staff[at]minnesotamusicians.net

  • Subject: Music Videos

  •    Requested Info

  •     - Official Music Video or Lyric Video?

  •     - A link to your video on YouTube

  •     - Name of Band or Musician & name of the song





Music Industry
What's going to be in the Music Industry section?

In the plans already we've got a monthly feature called "Industry Insider", an area of Tips & Tricks to help bands & musicians get their music out there, a Classifieds section tailored for the music industry, a glossary of music business terminology & a whole lot more!





Music Directory
How do we get our band listed in the Music Directory?

Make sure you meet the requirements laid out below & then send us an email with the requested info. We'll get your band up in our Music Directory.


  •    Music Directory Band/Musician Requirements

  •     - MUST currently live in Minnesota, USA

  •     - MUST play original music ( A cover tune here & there is alright )

  •     - MUST currently be active ( Playing gigs, writing songs, in the studio, shooting a music video, etc. )

  • To: staff[at]minnesotamusicians.net

  • Subject: Music Directory - Bands/Musicians

  •    Requested Info

  •     - Name of Band or Musician

  •     - Up to 3 Genres  ( genre/genre/genre )

  •     - Location  ( City, MN )

  •     - Band or Musician website link  ( www.bandname.com, Facebook, Reverbnation, etc. )

  •     - An image file of your band logo  ( Accepted image formats are .jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp, .ai, .svg )




How do I get my business/company/organization listed in the Music Directory?

Make sure your business/company/organization meets the requirements laid out below & then send us an email with the requested info. We'll get your business/company/organization up in our Music Directory.


  •    Music Directory Business/Company/Organization Requirements

  •     - MUST be located in Minnesota, USA

  •     - MUST somehow be involved in the Local Music Scene ( working w/ Local Bands, promoting Local Bands, etc. )

  • To: staff[at]minnesotamusicians.net

  • Subject: Music Directory - Business/Company/Organization

  •    Requested Info

  •     - Name of Business/Company/Organization

  •     - Please explain what you do  ( Record Label, Artist Management, Videographer, Graphic Design/Web Design, Music Venue, etc. )

  •     - Location  ( City, MN )

  •     - A link to your business/company/organization website  ( www.music-company.com, Facebook, Reverbnation, etc. )

  •     - An image file of your business/company/organization logo  ( Accepted image formats are .jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp, .ai, .svg )

If we have questions or need more information we'll let you know.







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