New Release Announcement Section
This section of The Brass Crest is a “micro” version of the News Section, listing new releases of sheet music, recordings and other products. The listings are shown in a separate box on the front page of The Brass Crest, similar to the News Section box. Items added to the list will also be announced via The Brass Crest’s Twitter feed.
In the announcement box on the front page, up to 30 items will be listed, randomly selected from the active listings.
The following information is required for each submission, feel free to supplement with more information as desired:
- Release Date
- Title of Item
- Composer/Performer Name
- Publisher Name
- Publisher Contact (email) – for use by The Brass Crest in case something needs to be corrected or verified on the submission
- Ordering Information – so that The Brass Crest visitors can order the product (which, of course, is the reason that it would be announced)
- You may also include a description of the item (for example, a list of tracks for a CD). This will not appear in the main list, but will be included in a detail page for the item linked from the main list. We do not currently have a way to handle images for these listings, however.
An item may be submitted at any time, before or after the release date. Items are kept in the active list for 90 days following the submission or 90 days following the release date, whichever is later (that is, any submission will be listed for a minimum of 90 days). Items released more than 6 months in the past will not be listed.
For ordering information, the more specific, the more effective. For example, if you have a specific page for a product, provide us with the link to that page rather than a link to your general catalog.
Please note that The Brass Crest does not provide any merchant services. We cannot collect money for you, nor can we resolve disputes between publishers and customers. If you require merchant services, we recommend using Paypal or Google Checkout. The New Release Announcement section is only a means of connecting publishers and customers.
Submissions can be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “[BCNR]” (without the quotes) in the subject line of your email so that our spam robot doesn’t delete it. For publishers that have established mailing lists, Twitter feeds, Facebook pages, RSS feeds or other means of announcing new releases, send an email to the above address alerting us to the source, and we will register it and automatically include appropriate announcements on our list.