FAQ

Because we’re tired of repeating ourselves…
Got a question for us? We may already have your answer below. Take a read through the following and if your question isn’t here, drop us a line at holla(at)iamhighvoltage(dot)com – thanks!

Q: I have a question.
A: … OK?

Q: How often do the print issues of High Voltage come out?
A: Quarterly. That’s every 3 months.

Q: Do you only make four issues every year?
A: We print five things each year. Four issues of the magazine and one special mini-issue that serves as a SXSW pocket guide.

Q: Where can I subscribe?
A: You can subscribe online by clicking here (or click the cute little issue floating at the top right corner of this page)

Q: Even if I don’t live in the USA?
A: We offer subscriptions to any citizen of Planet Earth.

Q: I want to purchase an issue that’s already come out.
A: Great! As long as we have stock left, you can purchase previous issues by clicking HERE.

Q: Can my band be featured in the next issue?
A: Maybe.

Q: Should I email you everyday about it?
A: No.

Q: Once a week?
A: No.

Q: You’ve never heard of us and we’ve only ever played in our garage in (insert your town here), can we be on the next cover?
A: No.

Q: Should we send you an email that contains every MP3 we’ve ever made plus multiple high-resolution photos about it?
A: Absolutely not. Please don’t fill up our inbox.

Q: How about a few MP3s and one high-resolution photo?
A: No. Send only a link to streaming music (like your website or a social media link) and if we decide to write about your band, we will request the higher resolution photo.

Q: Do you prefer physical CDs, digital copies or full album streams?
A: Physical CDs are always preferred. We like to see the full package (liner notes, artwork, etc).

Q: Will you come out and review my band’s next show?
A: Maybe, if we like the music and aren’t previously engaged that evening.

Q: Should we follow-up with you about it everyday until the show?
A: No.

Q: Should we spam your Facebook page regularly about it?
A: No.

Q: What about constant tweets?
A: Again, no.

Q: So, just contact you once about it and you’ll reach out if interested and available?
A: Yes.

Q: What about contacting you to review our album?
A: The same rule as above applies.

Q: Video?
A: We don’t review videos. However, we do feature one video every week. Want us to consider yours? Email, tweet or Facebook us a link. It must be a NEW video for us to feature it (within one week of release).

Q: EP?
A: We rarely review EPs.

Q: Single?
A: We don’t review singles.

Q: Do you cover all types of music?
A: Yes. Even if the current issue/reviews don’t reflect it at the time.

Q: R&B?
A: Yes.

Q: Rock?
A: Yes.

Q: Pop?
A: Yes.

Q: House?
A: Yes.

Q: Reggae?
A: Yes.

Q: Moombahton?
A: Yes.

Q: Twirlycore?
A: You just made that up.

Q: Can we add you to our band’s mailing list?
A: Not unless you have written permission from us ahead of time.

Q: Can I have a job?
A: We currently are not hiring.

Q: Can I advertise my product/band/company/event in your next issue or on the site?
A: Yes! Please see our advertising page.

Q: I’m a publicist, I’d like to add High Voltage Magazine to my distribution list.
A: Great! Start off by sending an introduction email to: holla(at)iamhighvoltage(dot)com

Q: You’re my favorite magazine ever!
A: Thanks, but that’s not a question.

Q: Well, can I have a free subscription?
A: No.

Q: But you’re featuring my favorite band.
A: No.

Q: I hear you have a radio show, where can I listen?
A: Great question! On Thursday’s we have a 20 minute segment on 88.1 WBGU FM at 8pm PST, Friday’s we have a 20 minute segment on Hoxton FM (London) at 3 AM PST and Saturday’s we’re LIVE from 6-7pm PST at Swing House Studios in Hollywood on The Independent FM.

Q: I recently saw a band mention they’ve hired High Voltage. Hired you to do what?
A: We offer marketing & music industry consulting services for bands on a budget.

Q: What about management?
A: While we do manage a couple acts, you should never solicit for management. Let the right manager come to you.

Q: I have a question that wasn’t answered here, what do I do?
A: Email us: holla(at)iamhighvoltage(dot)com