Frequently Asked Questions

What type of magazine are you?
Do you do reviews?
How do I get my CD reviewed in RnR?
Can you let me know when you receive or review my recording?
Can you listen to my tracks on MySpace and leave a comment or let me know what you think?
How do I subscribe or buy the magazine?
How do I get a track on an Un-Herd covermount CD?
Can you send me a copy of the magazine containing my review, or a trial copy?
Can I advertise in RnR?

What type of magazine are you?

RnR (previously publishing as Rock'n'Reel and R2) is an eclectic music magazine that, since 1988, has covered a broad base of music, from the mainstream to the fringes of roots, rock, folk, singer-songwriter, blues, world, country and beyond. We're an independently-run publication relying upon a small and enthusiastic, hard-working team striving to alert you to some of the great sounds that may otherwise slip through the cracks and escape your attention.

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Do you do reviews?

Yes. Our review section is possibly the most extensive of any UK-based magazine with over 300 releases and reissues (CDs, DVDs and books) covered per issue. That said, we have limited space and naturally we don't guarantee to review everything we receive. We cannot return your CDs.

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How do I get my CD reviewed in RnR?

You post a CD or, sensibly, two copies to RnR's editorial team at PO Box 38, Cleator Moor, CA25 5WA, England. We do not accept reviews of items sent direct to a reviewer by the producing company or bought privately by the reviewer, unless we specifically requested it. Please note that we only review new releases from finished production copies. We can't delve into back catalogue and we do not normally review CDs from pre-production copies without full final packaging, since it is important that the reviewed item is what the reader will buy. Generally we have little or no space for privately-produced short run CD-Rs. We do not review from mp3s, digital downloads, vinyl or other formats. All we need with your CD is a simple biography or 'one sheet'. We don't need reams of reviews from other publications. Your CD should be a new release, not something that has been kicking around for months and months.

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Can you let me know when you receive or review my recording?

Unfortunately, no. We receive hundreds of e-mails each day and hundreds of items for possible review per week so it isn't practical for us to get back to everybody directly, no matter how much we'd like to. If you want to see a review then either subscribe to RnR here or order it from your local newsagent. (Tell them we're distributed by Comag) If you're a serious music fan or serious about your own music you'll find RnR a vital resource.

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Can you listen to my tracks on MySpace and leave a comment or let me know what you think?

Unfortunately not. We receive many similar requests per day and we simply haven't the time to listen to music online. If you want a review then please follow the instructions highlighted in response to question 3.

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How do I subscribe or buy the magazine?

Our information page will take you to our online shop where you are also able to buy a single issue or a selection of back issues. You can also order the magazine by surface mail at:

Waunifor Mansion
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Pencader
Carmarthenshire
SA39 9LX

In the UK and Ireland you can buy the magazine in WH Smith, Borders, HMV and many other newsagents, book and record shops. If you have a problem getting it in your local shop contact Comag.

For your nearest stockist use our on-line stockist finder.

You can buy copies of RnR in North America via Borders, Barnes & Noble and other outlets, and in Chapters stores in Canada.

Distributors in other countries are:
France: N.N.P.P
Germany: W.E. SaarbacH GmbH
Portugal: International News Portugal
Sweden: Svenska Interpress AB
Spain: SGEL
Austria: Morawa And Co.
Malta: Miller Distributors
Norway: Interpress Norge
Poland: Ingland Co. Ltd.
Australia: Gordon And Gotch
New Zealand: Gordon And Gotch
Hong Kong: Foreign Press Distributors Ltd.
South Africa: RNA Distribution Ltd.
Dubai: Tawseel

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How do I get a track on an Un-Herd covermount CD?

Either email sean.mcg1@btinternet.com or download the info PDF file for full details.

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Can you send me a copy of the magazine containing my review, or a trial copy?

Unfortunately no. We're available extensively so we're pretty easy to get hold of, and courtesy of our distributors Comag, available to order from both major retailers and local newsagents.

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Can I advertise in RnR?

Yes. We offer excellent competitive rates. For details visit our information page or download the rate card

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