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Email:  news[at]riffrelevant.com for all press releases or music submission. (Submission details below.)

Mailing Address:  Riff Relevant / L. Ridgeway, PO Box 786, Albany, NY 12201-0786 U.S.A.


Riff Relevant Team

Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Editor-in-Chief view articles – Leanne[at]riffrelevant.com

Staff Writers & Contributors:  Staff Page

Guest Contributors & Past Staff:

Santiago Gutierrez | Brendan BurnsHillarie Jason | Shaun Katz | Damon Caraway

Note: Views expressed in Riff Relevant articles are solely those of the credited author. They do not represent the Riff Relevant owner, staff, or website.

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Music Submissions:

All heavy music artists, labels, PR, or others are welcome to send music or news to the site.  There is no guarantee we will publish a review or announcement – we do what we can to publish all that we can.  That being said, here’s what to do:

  • Please send all submissions to news[at]riffrelevant.com
  • Include an EPK or all relevant information about your music – tell us who you are! (Don’t send an email with just “hey, check this out!” & a YouTube link, it will get deleted.)
  • Send links to digitally stream or download music (Bandcamp codes are helpful). Dropbox or other file storage is fine.
  • Do not attach mp3s to an email.  Our internet servers may block large file attachments.
  • We welcome all physical music format submissions and merch contributions for featured contest giveaways (stickers, patches, buttons, posters,  shirts, CDs, vinyl, whatever you’d like to send).
  • Send physical format submissions to: Riff Relevant (L. Ridgeway), PO Box 786, Albany, NY 12201-0786 U.S.A.

Interested in Contributing?

We encourage anyone interested in contributing to RiffRelevant.com to contact us.

  • Experience with WordPress is highly advantageous.
  • Photographer hobbyists are welcome. No need to write reviews, we have photo-only galleries.
  • Contribute in some form once per quarter. Don’t be a flake. We don’t need experts, just have a passion for heavy music.
  • Send an email with writing/photo sample to Leanne[at]riffrelevant.com

Copyrighted Material Policy:

There are ‘share’ buttons at the end of every article. Please use these to link the original article. Share away.

RiffRelevant.com does not allow reproduction of any content without express written permission from the owner of this site. Unless you are the band, label, or other organization mentioned in an article, you do not have permission to reproduce any content. Ask first, we’re pretty friendly.

RiffRelevant.com does not knowingly violate copyright laws. If you are the copyright holder of an item included on the site, please email us the file name and source credit. We will either correct the source or remove the file in question.


Advertising / Sponsorship:

RiffRelevant.com does not advertise for any third-party company or organization at this time. Any images for events or other external links that you see on the site are either recommended music friends or events Riff Relevant directly sponsors. If interested in collaboration for your heavy music event, please email your sponsorship opportunities to Leanne[at]riffrelevant.com.


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