Independent Clauses is a really rad part of my life, but it is not my main income-making jam. Over the past 13 years that I’ve been running this blog, my time available to dedicate to it has waxed and waned. I’m moving into a waning phase, but I’m happy to report that the only change necessary for this round is one in how submissions are processed.
As of March 18, 2016, Independent Clauses is only accepting submissions through SubmitHub. Signing up and submitting at that website is free, although there is a premium mode you can use as well. Learn more about SubmitHub here. I am encouraging individual artists, PR companies, record labels, managers, and all other submitters to use the service, as no unsolicited requests will be processed through e-mail.
I am making this change because it will simplify and streamline the time-consuming process of blogging. I am in the middle of the dissertation process at North Carolina State University’s Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media doctoral program, and this shift will help me devote more time to the dissertation and less to the email overhead of blogging.
The publishing schedule of the blog will be unaffected, and this protocol will be maintained for the foreseeable future. (My dissertation will be finished in May 2017–if you’re looking for a tenure-track scholar focused on music business communication, I’d love to hear from you!) While this shift is a big change, it is in the best interest of the life of the blog that it occur. I’d rather do this than slow down the publishing schedule or go on hiatus.