F.A.Q: Exclusives
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Our ABSOLUTExclusive program can be found here. The page contains all of the exclusives we have ran on the website. You can use the navigation at the bottom to view archived exclusives. Please note that not all exclusives are always running - some may have been time sensitive.

Unsigned Showcase
The Unsigned Showcase feature is designated for exactly what the title implies, focusing a major spotlight on unsigned artists who have truly impressed the staff to the point we believe they should receive record label interest and potentially sign a deal. In theory, it is supposed to be the internet version of a live showcase where a band performs for a multitude of A&R representatives. More often than not, these artists have indeed gotten signed.

If you are in or know of an unsigned band or artist who is outstanding, please email garett.press@absolutepunk.net with information about the artist and links for sampling the music. Like ABSOLUTExclusives, submissions will be reviewed by the entire staff. A band/artist has a much better chance of being featured if they can offer new songs or demos for us to premiere exclusively, so we can essentially provide a preview of the band's future potential.

FREE-P is the title given to EPs (short releases between three and eight songs) that we offer for download, completely free. Anyone who wants to distribute their EP as a free download on AbsolutePunk.net can email garett.press@absolutepunk.net with offer and information about the band or project. If we are the first outlet to make the EP available (i.e. it doubles as an exclusive) this will greatly increase the chances of being selected for the series. If the EP has already been made available through another outlet, then selection for the feature will depend on staff opinions on the music and how widely it was distributed via previous outlets. We are generally always interested in giving out free good music, so don't hesitate to reach out!

How do I set up an ABSOLUTExclusive?
The title ABSOLUTExclusive is given to any material that is premiered exclusively on AP.net, that cannot be streamed, downloaded, or purchased anywhere else including myspaces, purevolumes, and iTunes. Examples include tracks from a forthcoming release, unreleased bside tracks, demos, acoustic versions, etc. To arrange a feature, please email garett.press@absolutepunk.net with a description of the exclusive material available and some brief information on the band in question. The submission will be reviewed by the entire staff and judged on some combination of factors including perceived quality, buzz factor, reader interest, staff interest, label status, etc. Though all submissions are welcome please be aware that it is a tough wringer and completely subjective. ABSOLUTExclusives are generally reserved for more established bands - smaller bands should look into our Unsigned Showcase and FREE-P features, our small-band round-up, and our self-promotion forums.

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