Here at Normans – despite our very best efforts – we have had to admit one teensy tiny little imperfection… We don’t know everything.
You want to chat about Polyphony in Digital Pianos? ….Speak to Mini J.
Making an investment in a (French) Horn? ….Heidis ya ‘gall.
Something as simple as the best heavy duty music stand? ….We’ve got you covered.
Be this as it may, we appreciate this is not the entirety of music. For example we are yet to blog on; The best ways to control your nerves when performing live; What Classical Composer is your soul mate; The pros and cons of being Classically trained or even; Drum Stick 101…There are just so many titles and so little time. That’s why we need you.
We are proud to have a range of amateur and professional writers and musicians feature on our Blog page and we are keen to have even more! So, if you are looking to expand your professional portfolio or simply want to share you love of music with a even wider audience get in touch. We would love to hear from you: Just drop us an email and we can discuss the next steps.
Much as we would definitely love to read your submission we do have some ground rules…
TBH we may reject you submission…
It’s nothing personal. It’s just we get a lot. We hope it doesn’t discourage you from sharing again in the future.
A funny YouTube clip that beautifully illustrates your point? Yes please! 1000 links back to 1000 blogs we then have to read over to ensure the content to relevant and suitable? No… no thank you. We want our customers to be able to kick back and enjoy what they’re reading without being dragged about or being shipped over for a hard sell. We are happy to include a link back to you main site and link(s) to business social media pages at the bottom of your piece.
Call us control freaks but for peace of mind we like to go DIY when it comes to pictures. We have a lovely array of stock photos… we may as well use them. Just let us know the kind of thing you want to include and we’ll go searching through our library for the best match. #RespectCopyright
Size isn’t everything
Most of our submissions are around the 700 – 1000 word mark. So long as we are not dipping below the 400 word minimum we could have something good.
Readability is important to us
We reserve the right to edit. Sometimes pieces come through to us and – while we love the ideas behind them – they just need an ‘and’ squeezed in here and a Heading popped in over there.
Great content takes time: We get it. If your work is published elsewhere that’s A-okay with us.
Boo to Plagiarism
We run all of our submissions through a plagiarism checker. This must show 85% original content. Although, as above, we are happy to make exceptions to this. So, if this checker shows high plagiarism from another site – but written by yourself – all is well. If it is a high match for Wikipedia then thanks, but no thanks.
Currently we are really keen to get more blogs on the following subjects:
- Drums and Percussion
- Technology and Audio
- General Music
- Human interest Stories
- Anything a bit fun
At the end of the day we are grateful to receive content on these topics or whatever takes your fancy!
We frequently feature our Blogs on our Social Media Sites. We find this is a great way to reach a large and varied audience. It also means the reach of your work will be larger than ever. You can see some examples on our Social Media pages.
Still not sure? You can literally write about anything to do with music. Playing, Listening, Product Reviews, Critical Analysis, it’s Psychological and Social Impact on the world. If you can link it back to music we probably want it… for example
If you try hard enough you can cram Music into anything…