FAQ

HOW DO I SUBMIT?

Submissions are ONLY accepted via our submission system using your ELEVATOR account. Submissions are typically reviewed within 72 hours, however it can take up to 7 business days (some of us sleep occasionally), so please be patient. Once your submission has been reviewed, you will be notified via email whether it has been approved or denied. You can also check the status of your submissions in your account dashboard under ‘my submissions’. Accepted submissions are typically published within 72 hours after acceptance but may take up to 7 days (again, the sleep thing, please be patient) and you’ll be notified via email when it has been published. If we really like your submission we may reach out to you about other opportunities, like YouTube uploads or posts on our social media, even interviews and collaborations.

HOW DO I SUBMIT TO ELEVATOR’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL?

If you submit, you just did. Every submission is considered for YouTube uploads. If we think your submission has potential, we will reach out to you.

WHY DOES ELEVATOR CHARGE FOR SUBMISSIONS?

Listening to thousands of music submissions a month takes a lot of time. We have a dedicated staff of people to make sure we listen to every single submission. Standard submission fees are non-refundable because it helps pay for our staff to review them.

HOW DOES ELEVATOR JUDGE SUBMISSIONS?

Our submission team takes many elements into consideration when reviewing a submission, from lyrics, flow, melodies and production choice to creativity, originality, and style. We’ll typically even check out your past releases, as well as what you look like and how you conduct yourself on social media. We’re generally looking for artists that we believe have the potential to, or already are, producing great music and have that certain quality that might make them a superstar. We DO NOT spend 72 hours reviewing your submission and we typically determine the quality of a submission within 10 second to 2 minutes.

Y’ALL POST TRASH. WHY DON’T YOU POST MY SHIT?

Alright, we know you think your new single is about to go viral and you’re next up, all these other rappers are trash… oo ah yuh. Listen, we’ve discovered and championed dozens of platinum recording artists before anyone else believed in them, for more than a decade. We know what’s up. If your submission was declined, and you can’t possibly understand why, maybe it’s because you don’t know how to judge talent. Or maybe you do and you just haven’t put it together yet. Also if we only post trash, why do you want us to post you? Ya Ssshadop. Don’t be a little bitch, just keep working and improving.

HOW MUCH FOR AN ARTICLE?

Paying anyone to say your music is cool, in general, is not cool. It’s also misleading to fans. So, no you cannot pay us for an article straight up.

HOW MUCH FOR AN INTERVIEW?

See above: “How Much For An Article?”.

HOW MUCH FOR PROMO?

We don’t do promo.

HOW MUCH FOR IG?

No.

HOW MUCH FOR YOUTUBE?

Also no.

WHAT CAN I GIVE Y’ALL BREAD FOR?

Submissions, Sponsored Posts or buy some merch.

WHAT ARE SPONSORED POSTS?

Sponsored Posts are advertisements in the form of a post on elevatormag.com, they are labeled “Sponsored” (Labelling advertisements is REQUIRED BY LAW by the Federal Trade Commission and do not receive any special promotion. If your standard submission was declined or you just want to make sure your content does get posted, without being written about by our writers, a Sponsored Post is the way to go.

WHAT IS A FEATURED SPONSORED POSTS?

A Featured Sponsored Post is a Sponsored Post that is displayed in our featured article section at the top of the site for 3 days and labeled “Sponsored” (again, REQUIRED BY LAW). More people see it, so it costs more money.

HOW DO AD CAMPAIGNS ON ELEVATOR WORK?

Elevator manages its own ad space on elevatormag.com. This means we have the ability to run banner ad campaigns for your song, music video, mixtape, clothing line, festival, energy drink or whatever product/service/event you’d like to advertise to our audience. You can place an advertisement order here.

WTF Y’ALL SCAMMED ME?

ELEVATOR does not scam people. However, there are scammers out there! ELEVATOR nor any of its staff will ever email or message you about paying for services via PayPal, Cash App, Venmo or anything payment service. Make sure you verify anyone claiming to be or work for ELEVATOR. I mean come on, just don’t pay people through email dummy, that Nigerian Prince does not need your help to “promptly transferring the sum of 30million dollars good sir god bless.” If you have been scammed, read how to report it here: https://www.elevatormag.com/how-to-report-scammers/.