We're not in the business of selling ourselves. Actually, we're really bad at it. What we do is put out a zine every two months that's filled with hard work, real music we're genuinely excited about, and good writing. We're not interested in the top of the charts or what's "hot." In our own little way, we want to help keep DIY music culture alive. In doing this, we have become a non-profit. As part of our Articles of Incorporation, we cannot and will not take ads from any major label corporations. If you try to slip one by us, and we print it, we risk losing our status. Don't be a jerk and try to shimmy into "we're indy" if you're not in the purest sense of the word. So, please don't ask.
There are no discounts. We're dirt cheap. Please, check out other magazines our size. Their rates are often double to triple. Shop around.
Our print run is 6,000 copies.
We don't make a bunch of magazines that don't sell. We don't stock a bunch of racks in the hopes that someone will pick up the magazine. Almost every single one of those 6,000 copies go directly into stores or directly into homes. Think of your ad this way - even if you were making flyers or posters, it would cost you more than we charge to make 6,000 copies and then send them worldwide. We're not a magazine that people just flip through once and then throw away.
We work hard at getting Razorcake in every nook and cranny we can. Currently, we are using sixty different distributors - both large and small - and ship directly to many stores. We also have a dedicated, ever-expanding subscriber base.
AD SIZES and PRICES
FULL PAGE, 7.5 inches wide, 10 inches tall, $235.00 (For full pages only: If
you know how to do bleeds, the bleed size is 9.5 inches wide X 12 inches
tall. The safe area is 7.5 inches wide, 10 inches tall. One full inch of
bleed on every side. If you don't know what a bleed is, please don't use
HALF PAGE, 7.5 inches wide, 5 inches tall, $117.50
THIRD PAGE, 5 inches wide, 5 inches tall, $78.35
QUARTER PAGE, 3.75 inches wide, 5 inches tall, $58.50
SIXTH PAGE, 2.5 inches wide, 5 inches tall, $39.25
Make all checks payable to Razorcake.
PO Box 42129, LA, CA 90042
We can accept international checks, solely if they are in USD.
Since Paypal charges us, and our rates are as low as we can get them, we
must charge you. (If you send a check or money, you won't have to pay more.)
FULL PAGE, 7.5 inches wide, 10 inches tall, $244.00
HALF PAGE, 7.5 inches wide, 5 inches tall, $122.00
THIRD PAGE, 5 inches wide, 5 inches tall, $81.00
QUARTER PAGE, 3.75 inches wide, 5 inches tall, $60.50
SIXTH PAGE, 2.5 inches wide, 5 inches tall, $40.75
If you are unsure on how to format an electronic file for print, please download one of the following blank ad templates. (On a PC, right click, "save as.") If you fill the blank template with your ad work and it looks good, chances are much greater that it will print better. We test print your ad upon receipt to double check.
Half Page Horizontal Ad
Half Page Vertical Ad
Quarter Page Ad
Sixth Page Ad
Third Page Ad
Full Page Ad - Full Bleed
Full Page Ad - Non Bleed
Please fill out the form below and we will provide you with a more thorough advertising spiel and our print schedule for the next year.