About

Acid Stag is proud to be one of Australia’s leading independent music news platforms. We’re dedicated to sharing the music that we love and we take much pride in our reputation for showcasing the best new music from Australia and around the world each and every day.

Over the last ten years we’ve built a strong reputation for discovering and supporting the best new music by established and upcoming artists from across the globe, and while our tastes can be quite diverse, the hight quality of music can always be guaranteed 🎶

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

We receive a high-volume of submissions every day and we do try our best to listen to everything that comes through our inbox, but in order to do this all artists, managers, label reps &/or publicists, must follow these guidelines; 

we require Soundcloud links for all submissions (no exceptions) – you must also include the release artwork, a press photo and a press release (please also include a quote from the artist)

*best submission formatting for everyone is*
Intro [say hello!]
Soundcloud: [insert url]
Press Kit: [insert url] 

● We mainly support “electronic” focused music including electro, house, dance, disco, indietronica, alt-R&B/Soul etc.

● Feel free to follow-up with us but do it once only and not within 5 days of your original submission; we need at least a week to process everything coming in.

Always start a new email for each new submission with corresponding subject-line; i.e. do not group multiple submissions by different artists into one email or via a previous submission thread

We love making new friends so personal emails get our attention over automated mail-outs; in-fact we will unsubscribe from any automated lists

● Premiere requests are more than welcome; we generally need at least 5 days notice, we don’t require any exclusivity time however the premiere will need to be scheduled to suit AEST time-zone (Sydney, Australia)

Do not send us unreleased music; unless it’s for a premiere request.

● Album/EP previews are accepted for reviewing consideration but you must provide a Soundcloud link.

● All songs that are featured on the site are also included in our weekly “Acid Stag Radio” playlist on Spotify Apple Music 

Support the Supporters; a lot of unpaid time and effort goes into maintaining a music platform like Acid Stag and if we’re supporting your music across our network we feel it’s only fair that you return the favour and support us across your own. Following our social media channels is a great way to show your appreciation and by re-sharing our social media posts you will help maximise your exposure across the combined audiences, which means more plays and attention for both of us!

SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO:

[email protected]

We do also use SUBMITHUB and GROOVER as secondary submission tools


WRITE FOR US:

If you’re interested in contributing to Acid Stag, send us an email with a description of yourself and a sample review to the email address above.

LABEL & PUBLICITY:

Acid Stag also offers label & publicity services via Mammal Sounds; if your music sits comfortably within the realm of content currently shared on Acid Stag, feel free to contact us at Mammal Sounds with a short description of your project and a Soundcloud preview of your unreleased music.

ARTWORK:

Acid Stag’s logo is the work of Sydney-based designer Mulga the Artist.


EDITOR:

● Jez Ryan   Twitter

SUB EDITOR: 

● Chris Salce   Twitter


CONTRIBUTORS:

Lauren Payne Twitter

Andrew Papa   Twitter