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OUR BAND IS NOT INCLUDED. WHAT DO WE DO?
If you are signed - get onto your promotion department. They will have our details.

If you are self financing product just send it in to our mailing address. We include ALL submissions onto the Rockdetector database.

Rockdetector, Musicdetector Websites Ltd, PO Box 3138, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand

International mail generally takes between 3 and 4 days to arrive.

WHY DO WE NEED TO SEND YOU OUR CD? CANT YOU JUST TAKE THE INFO FROM OUR WEBSITE?
A number of reasons. The first is to establish a relationship between Rockdetector and band / label which is all important to us as an issue of information credibility. In the past we have taken track listings, release dates and even cover art for releases from submitted e mails, websites and newsletters, etc only to find these change. Sometimes the record gets shelved altogether. Releases often have differing track listings, label information, catalogue numbers and release dates for foreign licenses and re-issues. We include all variations- new releases, licensed releases, re-issues and differing formats. Often we can get a great deal of information from the release itself, such as guest artists, producers, engineers, song credits, etc.

We need to scan in cover artwork as that found on official websites has a huge variance in quality.

Most importantly- we listen to it!

"OUR LABEL PROMOTION DEPARTMENT ONLY COVERS EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA, ETC"
Rockdetector is global. Our users cover the entire world. Just because we happen to be based in New Zealand it does not affect the amount of users in Germany, UK, USA, etc.

The vast majority of labels we deal with recognise Rockdetector’s worth as a global resource. We repeat- Rockdetector is world wide.

Over 70% of Rockdetector user traffic is from the USA. We also recieve major hit rates across the UK, Europe, Australia and South America.

WHAT DO WE NEED TO SEND?
We require 1 x copy of each release by format. A good quality artist photograph and detailed biography. Please remember to include full contact details.  

WHAT INFO DO YOU NEED IN A BIOGRAPHY?
We never cease to be amazed at the lack of hard info some biographies contain. We need to know full membership, past and present. When the band started. The style of music. Which bands were the members involved with before. The names and releases dates of demo recordings. If a member left to which band they went to. A full discography with tracklistings and catalogue numbers. Notable side projects.

HOW CAN WE MAKE THE MOST OUT OF OUR ARTIST ENTRY?
Keep us informed. Rockdetector updates daily.

Soon you will be able to affiliate with Rockdetector. A huge range of artist and label benefits is on the way.

I HAVE NOTICED AN ERROR ON THE SITE, WHAT DO I DO?
Email us! We thrive on information. The more input the better. Please note that we require a valid contact to verify authenticity.

I HAVE SOME ALBUM / SINGLE COVER ARTWORK THAT ROCKDETECTOR IS MISSING. HOW CAN I GET IT TO YOU?
Artwork images for older or rare releases can be sent by e mail to info@rockdetector.com The image must be of good quality, minimum 200 x 200 pixels.

CAN I CONTRIBUTE TO ROCKDETECTOR?
Yes you can. We are always on the look out for people with specialist knowledge, solid writing skills, dedication and enthusiasm.

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INFORMATION?
Direct from bands, labels, PR companies, contributors and twenty years of information gathering. Many of the major bands included on this site have been interviewed once if not more. For example, the early history of Megadeth is straight from Dave Mustaine. We try to verify as much as we possibly can. We presently receive mailings from over 110 labels in over 28 countries.

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU DON’T INCLUDE?
We’re pretty liberal here. After all, Rock music is an art form. We draw the line at certain photographic images. There are no hard and fast rules. If we find it offensive it we won’t publish it.

Nothing on this site is intended to offend but we also have to uphold the right to free speech. There are bands and artists that hold particular views that they express through image and lyrics. Views of artists are not associated with Rockdetector in any way. Discretion of inclusion is totally ours.

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