Sparking Collaborations Among Indie Musicians

THE IC

Official Magazine of the Indie Collaborative

SUMMER 2020: We’re launching an annual magazine called THE IC. Please check back for more details.

Are you an IC member who is a good writer? Do you have something significant to say about music or the business of music? We will pay writers a $25 honorarium if we use their article in THE IC. If you’re interested in contributing, please use the CONTACT FORM and tell us what you have in mind. See the notes about article submission below.

You can send press releases using the CONTACT FORM as well.

You can place an advertisement using the insertion order below. If you have artwork that’s great, but if you don’t we can create it for you using your graphic(s) and text.

Submission deadlines for articles and ads is May 30.

Place An Ad

Please select your ad
Artist or Company Name
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Advertising Artwork Specifications

If you’re providing your own artwork, the specs are shown below for various size ads. If you need us to create your ad for you, please provide good high resolution image(s), along with the message that you want to convey, and the web URL that you want in your ad, etc.

Files should be sent to the contact at the Indie Collaborative who has been corresponding with you already about your ad…. or you can use the contact form and attach up to three files to it. Click here for the contact form.

Half Page Ad

Dimensions: 8.5” W x 5.5” H
Please provide art with at least 0.25” bleed all around
Resolution: 300 dpi is best
File formats accepted:
TIF, JPG, PNG, PSD
CYMK preferred
Art can be flat or in layers

Full Page Ad

Dimensions: 8.5” W x 11” H (US letter size)
Please provide art with at least 0.25” bleed all around
Resolution: 300 dpi is best
File formats accepted:
TIF, JPG, PNG, PSD
CYMK preferred
Art can be flat or in layers

Two Page Spread

Dimensions: 17” W x 11” H
Please provide art with at least 0.25” bleed all around
We recommend to keep critical text out of the center vertical 1” zone because this is where the pages are stapled together
Resolution: 300 dpi is best
File formats accepted:
TIF, JPG, PNG, PSD
CYMK preferred
Art can be flat or in layers

Article Submission Guidelines

We are always looking for well-written, original articles related the wide world of music, across all genres, cultures, races, genders — e.g., ALL peoples of the world. This includes the art of music itself, the creation and recording process, the performance of music, and the business of music. Articles that are accepted but which do not fit in an issue will be used in a future issue.
The Indie Collaborative will pay an honorarium of $25 to the writer for each article that we publish. If an article has more than one writer, a single honorarium will be paid to one of the writers, and the writers can decide how to divide it among themselves.
All articles are subject to editing before publication. Every effort will be made to share the edited content to the writer prior to publication, but the final wording and titling of an article is at the discretion of the editors. The writer’s byline will be credited with the article itself. A short bio of each writer will appear in the magazine, either with the article or in a separate section associated with the table of contents.
All writers must be members of the Indie Collaborative, and agree to have their profile shown on the Indie Collaborative website. Membership is free to qualified individuals in the music industry.
Articles, including any pictures or other elements submitted, must be original and not plagiarize any other works or sources. Writers agree to indemnify the Indie Collaborative and the editors of the magazine against any complaints or charges related to their submissions. Writers agree to sign an agreement to that effect in order to have their works published.
Submission of an article does not guarantee its publication.
You retain the copyright to your original work. By submitting it you are granting the Indie Collaborative a license to use it without restriction in our magazine, in print and on-line, forever. All articles will be credited with the author’s byline.
Submission Guidelines
Articles should be sent in one of these file formats only, please:
Apple Pages (.pages), Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Rich Text Format (.rtf), Plain Text (.txt)
Articles must be written in the English language.
Please do NOT embed images or formatting into your article. Images and illustrations should be sent separately.
Please include detailed captions for the images within the body of your article, at the end.
Please ensure that you own any photographs, graphics or other assets submitted, or that they are free to publish commercially.
Please ensure that the article itself is your original work and does not infringe on the work of any other party.
Articles must not defame, libel or cast aspersions onto any person, group, organization or institution. We’re looking for positive, uplifting content.
Please use the CONTACT FORM and tell us what you have in mind for an article, to start a discussion with the editors.

CALLING INDIE MUSICIANS AND INDUSTRY PEOPLE! Please join us today for free - right here on the JOIN page. There is no cost to be a member! Members can have their profiles shown on this site, join our private Facebook group, and are eligible to perform at our showcases and productions.
Corrections
If you need us to correct or update your profile, please use the Contact form to let us know what you need changed.
Additions
If you’re already a member of the Indie Collaborative and you’d like to have your profile added, please use the Official Profile form. If you’re not a member, you can request that your profile be added when you join. It’s free and easy using the JOIN form.

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