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Monday, January 01, 2007

ABOUT


WE LISTEN FOR YOU is a music blog with the goal of supporting artists, labels, and the continuation of buying physical music.  WLFY is an ad free space with a small staff.  We encourage you to become part of the discussion in our comments sections of posts or on Twitter/Facebook.  Agree or disagree, taste in music is opinion based and we want you to add to our conversation.

TO BANDS:  We understand how tough the struggle is as an independent band.  WLFY tries to listen and consider every submission, but sometimes the inbox gets too full or the music just isn't the right fit for our site.  Please do not get discouraged if WLFY or any other music blog doesn't post your music.  Keep writing music you would personally like to hear and find exciting.  If music is your passion, never give up.  

If you represent an artist featured on this site and would like a file removed please e-mail us to have it taken down.  We strive to only use streaming links and help bands/labels/record stores with responsible music embedding/hosting.  

SUBMISSION TIPS:  

+ If you're sending a track for review on your own without a PR firm, start your e-mail subject with WLFY54321 and this will allow for us to easily organize self-sent independent pitches which we give priority.

+ Don't write and write and write.  All we want is a link to your music.  We prefer Soundcloud but also accept Bandcamp and Youtube clips.  Do not attach mp3s to the e-mail, we won't listen to them.

CONTACT:
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Send Us Music

We're huge physical music fans (outside CDs) and if you would like to send us some wax or cassettes we would be thrilled.  Please no CD's, I just toss them...send a digital download to the e-mail above instead.  

Vinyl and cassette tapes are warmly accepted at:

We Listen For You
953 Baxter Ave.
#103
Louisville, KY 40204

Hank & Zach 
@welistenforyou
(Co-Founders)
Hank (center) & Zach (right) 
2006

Hank and Zach met at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2004 where they bonded over sharing mix tapes of music they were insulted the other didn't know about.  When Zach left for graduate school at Northwestern University and Hank completed his PHD in Playwriting, they decided to create We Listen For You as a means to communicate with each other about the music they were currently enjoying.  

Hank is a professor at the University Of Scranton, PA and has had original plays staged all over the country.  

Zach has written over twenty five feature length screenplays, some successful, some not so much.


Erik Burg
@beachonthemoon
(writer)

Erik spent all of his life in the midwest, raised on a healthy diet of sweet corn and Prince before moving to Portland in 2010. Writing for a variety of outlets both in print and online (including Consequence of Sound, Beats Per Minute, City Pages, the Second Supper and more), he's continuing his education at Portland State University. Erik's kind of the baby brother to the rest of the group, explaining away the expertise in Dutch building toys and video games, you know, along with all the music stuff.

Ryan Crist
@rycrist
(Copy Editor)


Originally from small-town Ohio, Ryan Crist earned degrees in film and creative writing from Northwestern University in 2008 and subsequently spent four years in Los Angeles, where he worked on the writing staffs of two network TV dramas. Now, he's working as a freelance writer and living in Louisville, Kentucky.

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