What is EMR? Elevator Music Review is the brainchild of musician and music producer Brenden J. We are a small team dedicated to raising awareness about new music we love in all genres. Our name is a nod to Muzak (elevator music), as well as an acknowledgement of our ultimate goal: to elevate your music.
What makes us different? We’re not just a factory that churns out poorly written reviews. We only review select songs. Our reviews are written specifically with PR in mind, and our promotion packages have been put together based on what our clients actually need to raise their “band awareness.” (Yes, we work with individual artists also, but can’t resist a pun.) We generally include some background or interesting personal fact to introduce you to new fans along with our review of your song. (We’ll give you a questionnaire to fill out so that we can put this together.) You’ll be able to pull quotes from our reviews, or include the entire review in your press kit.
Why so exclusive? We understand the struggle of trying to get people to actually click a link and listen to your music. That’s why we strive to write reviews that will actually get people interested in listening to your music rather than just hitting “like” on a random social post. It’s also why we only accept certain clients who submit to us; we review and promote songs that we genuinely like, so that our promotion is just as genuine.
Shameless self-promotion not working? It’s one thing to promote your own music on social media, but it’s another to have your music promoted by someone else. We provide you with materials you can use moving forward, as well as promotion. When people see that we’re promoting something, they know it’s something that we actually like.
Already working with a publicist? Several clients have used us in addition to more extensive PR services from another company, and several have used us without any additional PR services from another company. We’re cool with it either way.
Social Post package: This includes a social post across all our social media channels, including on Instagram Stories. We’ll tag you and write a short blurb about your album/song/event. Cost: $5.00
Social Video Post package: This includes a custom promo post across all our social media channels, including on Instagram Stories. We’ll edit together your song artwork with a short preview clip of your song playing to create a social media-ready video; fans can sample your song and will be more likely to follow you. Cost: $14.00
Consultation package: We also offer a press materials consultation package. You send us your existing press materials, and we’ll edit and proofread existing text, and make suggestions for improvement. We will be able to provide a quote once we’ve seen your existing press materials.
Standard package: This includes (1) a featured review article on the homepage of our website for one song, (2) a review promo post across all our social media channels, 3) an Instagram Stories feature. This package is open to artists whose song we have accepted for review. Cost if accepted: $32.00
Plus package: This includes (1) a featured review article on the homepage of our website for one song, (2) a custom review promo post across all our social media channels (we’ll edit together your song artwork with a short preview clip of your song playing to create a social media-ready video; fans can sample your song and will be more likely to follow you), (3) an Instagram Stories feature with audio, (4) a playlist promo post on social media. This package is open to artists whose song we have accepted for review. Cost if accepted: $45.00
We are also happy to customize packages. Just let us know what you need, and we’ll see if we can find a way to make it happen for you! We want to give you what’s useful to you.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing.
*We can’t make any guarantees or projections about followers or streams, but we certainly do try to help your songs reach a wide audience.
*Any factual claims made in our reviews are based on information provided to us by the artist/band. Such claims are not independently verified by our team.
Elevator Music Review is a publication of Bent Frame LLC.