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Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter


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Geoff Wilbur, publisher
P.M.B. 1066
1478 Atwood Ave.
Johnston, RI  02919
Fax: (208) 247-2170
E-Mail: geoff@geoffwilbur.com

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Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter has been in existence since July 1993. Geoff Wilbur has written for various local, regional, and national publications since September 1989, most notably a seven year stint with College Monthly.

Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter covers signed and unsigned bands.

 Subscriptions to the GWRN print editions are $18/yr for 8 issues for delivery in the United States.  See below for additional ordering information, including multiple year discounts and international subscription rates.

See the "fact sheet" below for more information about the Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter if you are a musician, writer, or music fan.

To receive a monthly e-mail announcement with the latest information about Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter, send a blank e-mail to gwrn-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.  It will include upcoming events, writer and publisher public appearances, deadlines, and other news about Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter.  It will also let you know when the website is updated with new quarterly editions.  If you ever want to get off the monthly announcement list, you'll be able to do it easily by sending an e-mail to gwrn-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com.


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GEOFF WILBUR'S RENEGADE NEWSLETTER FACT SHEET

Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter is actually 3 distinct quarterly publications.  A total of 12 Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletters are published each year (3 editions times 4 issues per edition) -- 8 print editions and 4 web editions.

The online edition features local and major label interviews, album reviews, demo reviews from around the world, and local scene coverage.  It is also known as the "street edition" and is mailed to subscribers, though the print version is being phased out and new subscriptions are not being accepted.  The street edition is running at 8 pages.

The "industry editions" (the Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter trade publications) feature interviews and reviews of unsigned bands from across North America and overseas.  The "industry editions" are available by mail only.  The original "industry edition" features all styles of music except country.  Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter's newest publication, the "country music industry edition" features only country music and is mailed to country music industry executives.  Current distribution of the original "industry edition" is 200 to the industry plus 50 to bands and musicians.  Distribution of the "country music industry edition" is 100 to the country music industry plus 50 to bands and musicians.  Paid subscribers to the original "industry edition" and the "country music industry edition" are guaranteed to receive at least 8 pages, even when complimentary issues run smaller.

The History of GWRN

Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter was founded in 1993 in East Lansing, Michigan.  The "Grand Rapids Edition" was first published in July 1993, and the "Lansing Edition" was first published in September 1993.  These "street editions" eventually faded away, with GWRN's signed-band coverage now limited to the Online Edition.  In August 1994, the first "Industry Edition" was published.  It was joined in January 1997 by the "Country Music Industry Edition."  These publications feature only independent and unsigned bands and are sent to industry executives to help these unsigned bands earn much-deserved exposure.  GWRN began publishing online in the summer of 1995, thanks to the wonderful help of the people at membrane.com.  Today, we publish 2-4 Online Editions each year, covering both signed and unsigned acts (overflow from our industry editions).

Our headquarters have moved twice during our years of publication.  Our headquarters have been at the following cities during the following times:

East Lansing, MI (July 1993-September 1998)
Newport, RI (September 1998-September 2002)
Johnston, RI (September 2002-present)

Of course, since the readers of our print editions receive their issues through the mail, there is no need for us to be headquartered in any specific geographic region.
 
 


DEMO REVIEWS

Bands interested in getting demos reviewed should send two copies, plus additional information about the band (including a contact name/address/phone number) to:

Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter
P.M.B. 1066
1478 Atwood Ave.
Johnston, RI  02919
e-mail: geoff@geoffwilbur.com

For information about how to receive a copy of the review or a copy of the edition in which its review appears, go to the most recent Online issue of Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter and then click on "Hey Bands!  How to Get Mentioned in Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter."


SUBSCRIPTIONS

The Country Music Industry edition is mailed in early spring, summer, fall, and winter.  The Industry edition is printed in early February, May, August, and November.

Send $10 for a one year subscription to one edition ($18 for two years; $25 for three years).  Send $18 for a one year subscription to both editions ($32 for two years; $45 for three years).  (In Canada and Mexico, add US$1 per year per edition; for overseas subscriptions, add US$2 per year per edition.)

 Send check or money order PAYABLE TO GEOFF WILBUR to:

Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter
P.M.B. 1066
1478 Atwood Ave.
Johnston, RI  02919

Be sure to indicate the Industry edition, Country Music Industry edition, or both print editions when subscribing.

Sample issues are available for $2.50 (US$2.75 in Canada/Mexico; US$3.00 overseas).  Please indicate which edition you would like to receive.

BACK ISSUES of many issues of the print editions are available for $2.50 each (US$2.75 in Canada/Mexico; US$3.00 overseas).  If you're interested in back issues, send an e-mail to geoff@geoffwilbur.com to request a current back issue order form.


WRITING:

Good writers are always invited to contact us about writing.

For its online edition, Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter is presently particularly interested in country, alternative rock, dance, industrial and rap/hip hop interviewers and album reviewers, though all good writers are urged to inquire.

For its "industry editions," Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter seeks individuals to cover the local club scenes around North America and elsewhwere around the world.  Due to limited space and the quarterly nature of the publication, this assignment should not be particularly demanding.  The most satisfying thing about covering your local scene is that you're helping the best local musicians by mentioning them in a publication that is widely read within the music community.  Coverage of the local country scene would run in the country music industry edition.  Coverage of all other styles would run in the "original" industry edition.

No, our writers are not paid.  If you choose to write for Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter, you will be doing so either 1) to build up clippings to help launch a writing career, 2) because you enjoy music and enjoy feeling as if you're helping bands' careers, or 3) a little of each.  Additionally, writers get to keep all CDs and cassettes reviewed and can often get "guest listed" for local shows.

You may contact the Renegade either by snail mail or e-mail at the following addresses:

Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter
P.M.B. 1066
1478 Atwood Ave.
Johnston, RI  02919
 e-mail: geoff@geoffwilbur.com

MISCELLANEOUS

Advertising

Advertising rate cards are available upon request to those who may be interested in advertising.  Rates begin at $75 for 1/4 page in the Industry Edition, and $60 for 1/4 page in the Country Music Industry Edition.

If you're interested, request a full rate card for the edition of interest from geoff@geoffwilbur.com or go to the most recent Online issue of Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter and then go to the section for "Advertising Rates and Information for the Print Editions of Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter."

Monthly E-Mail Announcement List

To receive a monthly e-mail announcement with the latest information about Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter, send a blank e-mail to gwrn-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.  It will include upcoming events, writer and publisher public appearances, deadlines, and other news about Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter.  It will also let you know when the website is updated with new quarterly editions.  One update is scheduled each month (sometimes less often) with, at most, 5-10 additional news flashes per year possible if and when last minute events occur.  In other words, it will be infrequent enough that it won't clog up your e-mailbox.  (In our busiest year, we sent 13 messages.)

If you ever want to get off the monthly announcement list, you'll be able to do it easily by sending an e-mail to gwrn-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com.


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