Obscure Sound Seeking Contributors!

Do you enjoy discovering new music, and writing about it? Obscure Sound is seeking writers in the following categories; you can focus on just one area, or do several:

Media bloggers will browse through music submissions of independent acts, selecting and writing about the best with editor approval. They will also be responsible for new MP3s, music videos, or full album streams out from more notable bands.

News reporters focus on content-driven articles, regarding topics like tour announcements, album announcements, and bizarre music-related tidbits. Basically, post music-related news. This is fairly straightforward, but a great role for aspiring journalists.

Reviewers review albums from the past or present, and cover live shows. Album reviews are typically over 400 words, so this position is for those who love to write in-depth about a specific release. Reviews are one of the most frequently read sections of the site, so exposure is a great perk here

Graphic designers will aid in the visual aspect of Obscure Sound, such as re-making the logo and spicing up the site’s layout.

Writers will have full access to the site’s writing dashboard and private staff forum, which provides all you need to know about writing for Obscure Sound. Staff will be provided music submissions and promo opportunities via the forum as well.

Let me know you’re interested in contributing by sending an e-mail to [email protected] with the title heading ‘Staff Position

Please include a sample of your writing, a little bit about yourself, and which position(s) you’d like to fill, along with any questions you have. I’ll reply to your applications within a week if everything looks good.

I cannot offer salaried positions at this time, but expanding the site over the next year may make it possible in the near future. What I can offer is plenty of free music, and opportunities to attend events and conduct interviews. So you’ll get experience and a recommendation, if all goes well.

With the approval of their university, contributors can earn college credit as well. I have had writers in the past earn college credit for their work with Obscure Sound, both for 3 credits and 4 credits from major universities. Typical work for 3-4 credits includes at least 5 posts per week, and online lessons regarding digital journalism, music promotion, and writing in general. If you need me to speak with your university, just let me know.

Thank you.

Mike Mineo
Obscure Sound
[email protected]

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

Send your music to [email protected].