Paste Magazine Sampler (August 2010)

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Don't miss your LAST CHANCE to submit to be part of Paste Magazine's FREE new music sampler. Recent artists include Dinosaur Jr, Passion Pit, Brandi Carlisle, etc. With over 25,000 streams/downloads and a print distribution at 205,000+, the Paste Sampler helps artists reach a new audience./n/nPaste Magazine - winner of the 2006, 2007, and 2008 PLUG Independent Music Award for "Magazine of the Year" - is a monthly publication that includes an influential, FREE new music sampler, loaded with over 20 tracks. Designed to help break new artists by putting them alongside tracks from more established artists - Paste gets these tracks in front of a young, hip audience.

The Paste Sampler is invitation-only, treated as a nearly perfect mix-tape, not something to listen to once and rip the two or three good songs. With over 25,000 streams/downloads and a print distribution at 205,000+, the Paste Sampler is an unbelievable way to reach a new audience.

Paste is sold at all great retail locations (Borders, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Hastings, B. Dalton, etc). All possible results have happened for artists as a result of being on the Paste Sampler: record deals, management & booking deals, radio play, opening slots on tours, immediately increased sales (especially digital sales), etc.

Some artists included on recent Paste Samplers include Dinosaur Jr., Patterson Hood, Son Volt, Dirty Projectors, Harlem Shakes, Passion Pit, Brandi Carlile, Fiery Furnaces, Meat Puppets, Indigo Girls, Iron & Wine, Shemekia Copeland, Mindy Smith and Elvis Costello.

Paste Magazine will pick whatever it likes. It doesn't matter the genre or whether or not the band is on an indie, major or no label at all. However, it would be in the artist's best interest to have some sort of distro and availability so that Paste's readers can find your music after hearing you on the sampler.