First of all, I'd like to thank everyone who has downloaded our latest compilation so far. The donations have been coming in steadily and the amount of free downloads in the first month have topped our previous releases. If you have already downloaded it please recommend it to your friends. If you haven't got round to downloading it yet (and if you haven't where have you been so far?) and can just spare a £1 donation, it will all go towards kicking blood cancer's ass! If you can't donate, that's fine too, but please do make sure you check out more from the awesome band's that made this possible!
One of the primary motivations for changing our usual 'keep it free' approach to the compilations was due to the fact that last year the world lost so many great artists to various kinds of cancers. In fact last February's editorial was a reflection on the number of artists lost between Christmas and the start of the month. Little did I know 2017 would continue in the same vein for the rest of the year. That's why it seemed logical to try and use this vehicle to not only try and promote some great underground talent, but also try to raise a modest amount of money for a charity that is trying to fight that awful disease.
We'll be giving the donations over once we hit a good high number and will continue to to make payments at intervals throughout the year. Next year's compilation will also be in aid of this charity, and our previous compilations are all available as 'pay what you want' so if you don't have those yet you can also make donations for them.
Once again we'd like to thank all the bands and artists that made the release possible, and if you're reading this and want to appear on a future compilation, keep an eye on these editorials as we will be making an announcement in the summer.
As I mentioned last month we're on the hunt for a few new regular contributors to add to our staff. If you're interested in doing some reviews or even just a monthly column, please contact us at email@example.com and we'll take it from there. What kind of person are we looking for? Well we're after people who are motivated, committed and eager to take the time to build up a list of PR and label contacts.
For more information on writing for IVM please visit HERE.
Finally in other news, I'd like to again extend the invitation to established scene DJs, artists, and bands to contribute guest DJ mixes that we will host on Mixcloud. What we're thinking is a series of hour-long mixes showing off new and classic acts which we will feature on Mixcloud as well as the Intravenous Magazine website. If anyone is interested, please contact us at the above email address.
Also I'm thinking of a redesign of our logo to coincide with the artwork for the next compilation in a few months time... watch this space.
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