Music Connection Magazine


2019 Complete Media Kit

2019 Editorial Calendar

2019 Print Rate Card and Advertising Specifications

2019 Online Rate Card

2019 MC Email Blast Rate Card

Editorial Profile

Demographic Survey

E Blast Promotion

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About Music Connection

Published since 1977, Music Connection magazine is a monthly music trade publication catering to musicians, industry pro’s, and support services. Music Connection exists to serve artists and music people, to offer connections to the unconnected and to provide exclusive information that can help our readers take their music to the next level. From its unique vantage point, Music Connection magazine sets its sights on every aspect of the business, from decision-making in corporate towers to performing in small clubs. Whether offering expert tips on raw survival or the factors contributing to breakthrough success, Music Connection examines and defines the realities of music making. Founded on the principle of bridging the gap between “the street and the elite,” Music Connection has garnered a solid foundation of active readers with a broad appeal that encompasses the songwriter, publisher, producer, studio manager, agent, attorney, publicist, label executive and, of course, the professional and semi-pro musician. Music Connection never charges a fee for reviewing a band or its music. We value our integrity above all.


To serve, protect and connect music people with MC’s advertisers, Music Connection offers the following products and services:

Monthly Magazine: Music Connection’s award-winning print magazine can be found in every Guitar Center location and in major booksellers. The publication is chock-full of inside information, expert advice and exclusive directories (Producers, Engineers, Managers, Gear Rental & Cartage, Attorneys, Labels, Music Schools, and much more) that can help anyone connect with industry professionals. The magazine also features reviews of unsigned artists, exclusive interviews with both superstars and behind-the-scenes talent (producers, engineers, songwriters).

Daily Website: draws an international viewership as it is refreshed daily with new information for artists and music-makers who want to know about the latest opportunities and developments in the industry. Artists can also sign up here to get a review of their recorded music or live performance.

Digital Edition: The easy-to-view MC Digital Edition is the perfect companion to the paper edition of the magazine, whose entire contents are featured on the website.

Weekly Bulletin: Over 100,000 musicians and music people are currently receiving Music Connection’s free Weekly Bulletin in their email box every week. To submit opportunities for the Weekly Bulletin, email To advertise in the Bulletin, contact

Friday Freebie: Each and every Friday, MC aligns with one of its advertising partners to offer a great piece of gear or service to one or more lucky entrants who enter to win at the Friday Freebie area at



“Music Connection has been an invaluable partner to Disc Makers and CD Baby email programs. We’ve partnered with them for many years now and continue to see great interest and returns when sending their list. They’ve become a valuable asset and a staple in our mailing strategy.” –Disc Makers

"Our company, Phoenix Music Awards LLC, ran a half page ad in the Grammy issue of Music Connection. Within just 36 hours, we received dozens of artist submissions for nomination consideration for our 2014 awards programs. This meant that the ad we ran more than paid for itself almost immediately. Thanks Music Connection Magazine. You guys rock!" -Al Bowman, Los Angeles Music Awards

"Music Connection is the essential source of information to the entire music scene. I've been advertising my business there for 30 years. That speaks for itself how I feel about Music Connection". –Skip Saylor, producer, owner, Skip Saylor Recording

“My first record deal came through an ad in Music Connection. Talk about connecting people: you have a success story right here.” –Marti Frederiksen, producer/songwriter (Aerosmith, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts)

"Music Connection has been the go to place to find musicians, sell or buy instruments, locate affordable rehearsal & recording studios for me since 1980. An indispensable source of trade for all things music." –Slash

“Music Connection is an invaluable source of information for the independent artist community and music industry alike. As a former major label A&R Exec, I signed an act to Maverick/Warner Bros. after discovering him through Music Connection’s “review” section. Now as CEO of a “2.0” digital label and music publishing company, Music Connection is an excellent source of potential clients for our company.” –Scott Austin, CEO, Authentik Artists, Inc

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