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RootsWorld, Box 1285, New Haven CT 06505

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RootsWorld is primarily a world and roots music magazine and radio program.

Will we review your recording?
As is the case with most music media, I get most of the recordings from the record labels or artists who produce them. Please understand that this is a very small operation (one editor and a bunch of volunteer contributors). I want to discourage you from sending a recording for review unless you are sure it is well within what we do.

  • Please be patient. It can take weeks or months for a review or airplay.
  • I have a pretty clear editorial bias, both by genre and by quality. Look at the reviews here and be sure that you meet the obvious criteria I set before you waste your hard earned money sending a copy of "Pillory: The Healing Art of the Ambient Celtic Sufis Of Mesopotamia." Please do not send me any music that will, in your words, "change my life."
  • I will not even consider demo tapes, homemade pre-release CDRs, white-label 'advance releases' or any other unfinished product for review. It will not be opened or listened to. It is a waste of your money and my time to send them.
  • We only review recordings from CDs. We do not accept MP3 downloads as review material, ever.
  • Unsolicited recordings will be given away, sold on the used CD market or tossed in a dumpster, at my sole discretion. You have been warned.

    If this hasn't scared you away, you can send your information and review CDs (don't send huge press kits... we don't read them!) to
    RootsWorld, Box 1285, New Haven CT 06505

    In 2001 I started CDRoots, a retail web site for selling a very select group of recordings not easily available in the US. Not everything reviewed in RootsWorld is in the catalog, not everything in the catalog is reviewed in RW. Not everything cdRoots sells gets a good review, either! Within normal human limitations, I try to keep these two things as separate as possible.

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