There is no deadline as the production of new Auricular releases as well as our compilation series, Auricular Audio Magazine, will be ongoing.
We will accept media of any length, however, if your piece is more than 15 minutes we might (but might not) ask you to edit the piece or resubmit an excerpt of the song. The desired length of each piece for Auricular Audio Magazine submissions is approximately 6-15 minutes long but we do make exceptions - sometimes even absurd ones. For full length release submissions track length is limited to 70 mins or what will fit on a CD.
Your submission may include artwork, slideshows, short films, digital media files (essays, flash files, documents). The releases will be available as Hybrid CDr (digital media and audio) when necessary but non-audio submissions will not be available in digitally distributed versions - we will build a web component for each release and include this material when possible for purchasers of the digital download format.
Experimental, Ambient, Dark Ambient, Industrial, Noise, Soundart, Electronic, Electronica, CLassical, Jazz, Progressive - We have always included many many genres and never dissuade anything in particular, however, we rarely include a "rock" or "pop" piece.
Media Use and Changes
We reserve the right to master your piece before we publish it. If we require any "edits" we will ask you to do them. You retain all copyrights and ownership to your songs. Therefore, you must own your songs to submit them.
Submission Formats and Guidelines
Physical Submission Format
To be kind to the earth - we prefer digital submissions (contact us for more info)...Please clearly mark your submsission with your artist name, the names of the songs, and the order of the songs.
Include a required cover sheet. It must have, at a minimum:
URGENT MP3 submission note: Do not encode your MP3's at 128kbps. This is inadequate for CD-Quality. You should encode your song at an absolute minimum of 256kbps. If your encoder has a "quality" setting, put in on the BEST quality setting.
What Do you Get Out of the Deal
In exchange for a piece released on the compilation you will receive many tangible benefits.
Contact and Submission
For more information or to obtain address or ftp site access for submission of tracks contact us via email.
54 Strickland Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033