So you are interested in our services, but some things aren’t clear yet to you? Here are some frequently asked questions that may soothe your hunger for an answer.
Who are you?
Laureline Tilkin is the mastermind and editor-in-chief behind Tuonela Magazine. In 2021, Tuonela Magazine merged with Musicalypse.net and as a result, Tuonela Magazine is the biggest English music media in Finland. We have a team of 30+ contributors.
Can we join your team?
Yes, you can! We are mostly interested in working with people who are currently residing in Finland and/or international people who have a heart for Finnish rock and metal music. We are mostly looking for album reviewers, photographers outside of Helsinki, and reporters for shows. Unfortunately, at the moment this is an unpaid position. However, this line of work has plenty of benefits to it! Send us an email if you want to join our team.
Can you publish my review/interview?
We sometimes work with guest writers, so if you are looking for a platform to publish content without any commitments, send us an email. We do not pay for any submissions, since we work with volunteers.
What is the best method of contacting Tuonela Magazine?
The best way to reaching out to us is by email. We are present on most social media, however, we get so many messages there that we usually don’t respond anymore, unless it’s urgent. We get a lot of emails on a daily basis, thus, if you sent us an email about a possible review for your next record, we won’t necessarily reply, we will, however, add your album to our list and once an article is published, we’ll reach out to you!
Can Tuonela Magazine write a review of our band?
Yes, we can! We would like our news, reviews and live reports to be relevant and up-to-date, that’s why unfortunately we don’t take any promos older than one year. We accept singles, EPs and albums. We don’t review demos. We focus preliminarily on the Finnish music scene, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t drop us a message!
Is it okay to send you a digital version or would you like to have a physical copy?
Please send us a digital copy or a streaming link to your album. You can ask if we are interested in a physical copy, of course, we won’t say no to that!
Someone else provided me your address, can I send you a promo?
Working in this business, it’s pretty normal to once in a while receive promo packages from unknown senders. However, please be respectful of privacy. It is definitely okay to send us a promo package, even if you got our address from a third party. In this case, please include a note of who you are, who you are working for and who we contact when the reviews are online. Always make sure that there is information about bands. In the future, not all promos who come from unknown senders will get reviewed. So bottom line, always include a note or a letter with some information about yourself.
What should we include in our promo package?
In your promo package and press kit, other than the album, single or EP, please include:
- Contact information
- Promo photos
- YouTube videos
- Links to your social media accounts
Can Tuonela Magazine review our show?
Sure thing! We love going to concerts and exploring new bands. We have reporters all over Finland!
Can we do an interview?
Sure thing! We love doing interviews. What makes us different with our interviews, is that we like taking the time. We don’t rush things into a twenty-minute interview. This way, we get all the answers that your fans and possibly new fans need to understand who you are. We do all kinds of interviews: phone interviews, email interviews, face-to-face, video interviews.