For publicists

Will Chernoff here: thank you for taking interest in Rhythm Changes.

What I do

Rhythm Changes is best known as the go-to place online for the Vancouver jazz scene. Currently, I'm the sole author and I make 2 media products you can pitch to:

  1. the free weekly article: delivered by email, a new Canadian jazz album review plus this week's gigs from the list. The reviews also publish to the web
  2. the Rhythm Changes Podcast: the only weekly interview podcast about jazz and creative music in Canada (Wednesdays)

I also make the Update, which doesn't accept pitches; and a list of gigs in the Vancouver jazz scene, which probably doesn't apply to you.

I cover these 3 territories, in this order of priority:

  1. Metro Vancouver
  2. British Columbia
  3. Canada

How to reach out

Please send all pitches to my email, will at rhythmchanges dot ca, and aim for a lead time of four-to-eight-weeks.

Rhythm Changes only accepts unreleased music; please avoid pitching music that has already released.

For the podcast, I have an online guest guide which your client must either read or get briefed on by you: find it here. I also have an in-person guest guide if we decide to record that way.

What happens next

Rhythm Changes has less than 100 spots available for pitches in a full year. Therefore, I often decline.

You can expect a response from me within 48 hours (see my schedule for exceptions). I aspire to be the most responsive blogger on your master, so feel free to follow up with me.

FAQs for publicists

Do you cover singles?

It's rare; I usually cover albums. However, you can still pitch a single. Maybe that single will lead me to cover the album later.

Do you do music premieres (publishing pre-release)?

No: I only publish after the music has released.

Blogs come and go. Are you going to burn out / close Rhythm Changes / significantly change the format in the near future?

I'm much less likely to do so than most other blogs; I earn revenue directly from my audience, and I have low overhead costs as a sole proprietor.

I'm uncomfortable following-up sometimes

You are always welcome to follow-up with me when I don't respond to you!

To learn more, visit my about, FAQ, ethics, or podcast info pages.