As an independent musician I know how difficult it is for local artists to get writeups on their releases. There is a lot of gatekeeping that involves knowing someone at magazine or being signed to a label with connections. This makes building an electronic press kit a daunting task.
Frustrated by this I built Tapedrop.com in December of 2017. The original site was built with WordPress. It used frontend forms and advanced custom fields to allow artists and local bloggers to sign up and post their own writeups. It was a Medium for musicians.
Although moving to Ghost meant ditching the open author signup, it offered a simple author invitation system and lightning fast speeds. Despite this pivot to a closed blogging platform we have been working to stay true to our mission. We actively spotlight local artists regardless of audience size and openly invite any interested authors to contribute.
If you are interested in writing for Tapedrop or would like your music featured please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.