Do you have a love for music? Looking for a fun music-related hobby? Interested in getting more involved? Are you trying to get your foot in the door with an outlet or maybe you are with another outlet and looking to make a change? Are you always looking for the next new album or band and when you find it/them you want to tell everyone about them? Do you constantly find yourself looking at websites and thinking you could be writing their stories or creating news/posting press releases? Are you a photographer who’s passionate about telling a story with your camera or bringing emotion from a live show through your photos? Or maybe you are a person who wants to be involved but prefers being behind the scenes running social media or websites.
This post could be just what you are looking for! We are searching for new contributors to join our site!
At Global Music Mayhem we cover all kinds of music genres so we have a fit for everyone. We are based in Seattle, but you don’t need to be.
We are looking for people who love music and entertainment and are passionate about keeping the music and entertainment scene alive whether it be the locals or big-names, we cover them all. And while these are not paid positions (we actually don’t make any profit ourselves but are here for the love of the music and entertainment) there are other perks that may be available down the road.
Current Open Contributor listings:
Open: Album Reviewer: We receive many albums for review from bands, public relations teams and record companies. Album reviewers must be willing to take chances on unheard-of bands, upcoming known bands and well-known names. We will supply you with mp3s of the albums, all you need to do is listen and write your review. Your written reviews must be a minimum of 300 words and while we never expect that you will love every album you hear, we want you to be honest in your reviews by stating what you didn’t like about the album, but also to not trash any artist as music is art and is subjective and what you don’t like, someone else may love. You must also agree to never upload or share the music you are provided with an online source or give a copy to a friend as it’s a copyright violation and you can end up legal trouble with artists and labels who own the music.
Open: Writer: Write features, interview bands, review shows and review albums (if you desire). Contributors may also be assigned to write news reports for the website. These reports can come in the form of press releases, social media posts or even other websites.
Open: Videojournalist: Conducts video interviews with bands.
Closed: Editorial Assistant: Review, edit and approve pending feature articles, show reviews, photos, and album reviews. Create press releases. Gather and write stories from artist social media accounts and websites. Publish PR press releases on the website.
Closed: Photojournalist: Shoot shows, edit photos, write show reviews, conduct band interviews and review albums (if you desire). Our photographers are required to have previous live concert shooting experience with a portfolio of work we can review. We also require our photographers to have gear that can manage the demands of extra dark venues and constantly changing lighting situations (2.8f or lower lens is necessary in dark venues) and short as well as long lenses to be adaptable for working in a variety of venues (zoom lenses are required for large venues and festivals).
Closed: Social Media Engagement Guru: Manage social media accounts. Post links to stories on the website, interact with followers on social media accounts and moderate comments as issues arise or when followers post questions or comments.
If this sounds like something you want to be part of send us a message with what you are interested in, what region you are in and tell us a bit about who you are and what you’ve already done. We can’t wait to hear from you!