|ADVERTISING ON LIVE MUSIC HQ|
Regarding advertising on Live Music HQ (www.LiveMusicHQ.com), there are two general options available:
The formal rate sheet PDF for the banner ads is being updated (as I get time) but, in general, the current rates are as follows:
After the Home page, the Artist profile pages (ex: http://www.livemusichq.com/viewartist.asp?Artist=Heartless) and the Venue profile pages (ex: http://www.livemusichq.com/viewvenue.asp?ID=315) are the next most popular pages on the site (as many regular visitors to the site tend to bookmark the page for their favorite venue/artist. Each of these two profile pages (venue and artist) are the same actual pages that are dynamically populated with data for the specific artist or venue. So, any ads placed on the View Artist page will be seen regardless of which artist's page is being view. Similarly, any ads placed on the View Venue page will be seen regardless of the venue.
On the Classified pages, besides the free text classifieds, there are also spots available for banner ads on the side columns (left/right - 250px wide) or in the center column (up to 728px wide) - similar to the ad for Murrieta Academy of Music that appears above the free classifieds within the "Services / Lessons" section. The prices for these depend on whether the ad only appears within a specific section of the classifieds or on all pages within the classifieds:
There are other spots on the site with some ad space as well, but, the info above is the main bit. Quotes for other spots can be provided as requested.
The site has been live since February 2003 and currently averages over 100,000 page views per month in peak (Summer) months and dips to about half that during the mid-Winter months. However, I have just recently updated the site from being just SoCal-based (with filters by SoCal counties) to now allow for filtering of events by proximity (in miles) from a specified ZIP Code anywhere in the country. So, as the word spreads and bands across the country add their events to the site, the hits on the site should rise considerably.
To place your ad, you must provide:
If you require graphic design assistance to prepare your ad, this can be offered as well on a custom-quoted basis.
Payment for ads is billed in advance (via PayPal e-invoices) and the initial billing period is for three-months, with month-to-month billing thereafter with no contracted minimum term. In other words, after the initial three-month term, it's just pay-as-you-go monthly.
Let me know if you have any other questions or are ready to proceed.
Live Music HQ - www.LiveMusicHQ.com