We love music.
We love how music makes us feel inspired,
how it can take us back in time,
or how it can instantly change the mood of any situation.
We believe music can change the world—even when no one is listening.
We are searching—endlessly—for music that does that.
We believe it’s yours.
Guaranteed Music Review was created in conjunction with The Ark of Music by independent musician Noah James Hittner after a long and arduous search conducted in 2014 in an attempt to gain press for his second solo album. Passionate about true musical talent, Guaranteed Music Review is dedicated to discovering—and providing greater exposure for—the unheard-of, independent, and small label musicians of planet Earth. Whether the music is old or new is of no concern. We only care that it’s authentic, and likely, under-appreciated as of yet.
Guaranteed Music Review provides professional, timely reviews for your ALBUM or SINGLE…GUARANTEED. We provide this service for a reasonable fee. We then publish these music reviews on The Ark of Music—a platform designed as a place where music fans everywhere can come to discover what we feel is the best music in the world.
Our music reviews are so thorough (typically including interviews, playlists, tour schedules, videos, and more), that we like to think of them as Online Music Press Kits. We also deliver our music reviews to our subscribing fans in our FREE Music-Discovery E-newsletter. So you see, we are creating more than just music reviews. We are also creating instant publicity for you and your music. (For complete details, click on How It Works.)
Regarding the idea of writing music reviews for payment…
We are aware that the idea of providing music reviews in exchange for payment brings up some potentially ethical red flags. So let us ease your mind immediately:
- If we’ve reviewed the music, it’s because we found talent in the music, it’s because the music inspired us in some capacity and we felt it was worth sharing with the world—it’s that simple.
- If, on occasion, we feel that an artist has submitted music that we feel does not represent the culture we are trying to create, it is then our policy to respectfully decline writing the music review and promptly refund the artist’s money (if they’ve selected a paid option).
- Professional writers who happen to write for big name publications (such as Spin, Rolling Stone, Vibe, Pitchfork, etc.) are getting paid by their employers. Those we’ve named here are giants in the business! They make lots of money on advertising! We are a small company. We sell no ads. Thus, in order for our staff to be compensated, we must charge the artists directly. It’s a simple idea which provides a sincerely needed service.