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BPM Seeks Writers and Photographers

By Evan Kaloudis; January 31, 2013 at 2:41 PM 

writers-call

Now, as always, we here at Beats Per Minute are looking for budding writers and photographers with a distinct voice and ambition and drive for discovering, writing about and photographing new music. As BPM moves into the future, we’re seeking to scuttle a bit closer to the fringes. We want writers willing to dig past the surface level cobwebs of the internet, to constantly expand their musical knowledge not just in breadth, but in depth. Reach out if the possibility of being involved in an intensely passionate music community, built around the process of digging for hidden gems and meeting in the middle to cover the most vibrant and forward reaching larger releases, sounds like a rewarding effort.

If you are the writer or photographer we’re looking for (or know someone that is!) shoot us an email at apps@beatsperminute.com between now and February 15th with a list of your top ten most interesting records of 2012 and links to any recent music writing samples you may have.

EXTENDED: Beats Per Minute Seeks Writers and Photographers

By Evan Kaloudis; June 14, 2012 at 4:35 PM 

Hey folks. Beats Per Minute is looking for writers and photographers to contribute content to the site. We are searching for writers with a clear, strong, and engaging voice — and up-and-coming photographers — that have an extensive knowledge of music past and present, an open mind, and passion for new and exciting upcoming acts.

Those interested should email apps@beatsperminute.com with the following:

Links to your three best pieces (or photo galleries) [no attachments, please]
Lists of your 10 favorite albums of 2011 and 10 favorite albums of all time
Some brief details about yourself, including your location and past publications you’ve written for.

Unfortunately we won’t be able to respond to each submission, but if we like what we see, we’ll get in contact with you and give you the details of what we need to move forward.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 4th. Thank you.

UPDATE: The deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday, June 25th. Thank you.

Official BPM Shirts and Stickers are now on sale

By Evan Kaloudis; March 1, 2012 at 6:32 PM 

We’re pleased to announce that the first batch of official Beats Per Minute merch is now for sale. Check out the products below and head over to our official store.

Black Next Level soft tees (American Apparel Styles). Available in sizes S-XXL. +$4 for shipping outside of United States.

$16

3″ high quality stickers. To be sold in sets of 3. By StickerMule.

$5

Shop Now

Snapback hats are coming soon.

Please contact info@beatsperminute.com if you have any questions.

Beats Per Minute Seeks Writers and Photographers

By Evan Kaloudis; January 23, 2012 at 1:59 AM 

Hey folks. Beats Per Minute is looking for writers and photographers to contribute content to the site. We are searching for writers with a clear, strong, and engaging voice — and up-and-coming photographers — that have an extensive knowledge of music past and present, an open mind, and passion for new and exciting upcoming acts.

Those interested should email apps@beatsperminute.com with the following:

Links to your three best pieces (or photo galleries) [no attachments, please]
Lists of your 10 favorite albums of 2011 and 10 favorite albums of all time
Some brief details about yourself, including your location and past publications you’ve written for

Unfortunately we won’t be able to respond to each submission, but if we like what we see, we’ll get in contact with you and give you the details of what we need to move forward.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 12th. Thank you.

BPM Downtime Tomorrow – January 18th – SOPA/PIPA Strike

By Evan Kaloudis; January 17, 2012 at 5:29 PM 

Tomorrow, on January 18th, Beats Per Minute will join Wikipedia, Reddit, BoingBoing, The Free Software Foundation, and tens of thousands of other websites around the Internet in going offline to oppose SOPA and PIPA, the looming US legislation that would create an impossible Internet censorship regime and export it to the rest of the world.
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RIP One Thirty BPM…

By Staff; January 8, 2012 at 7:23 PM 


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One Thirty BPM Seeks Writers

By Evan Kaloudis; March 1, 2011 at 5:22 PM 

Hey folks. One Thirty BPM is looking for writers to contribute content to the site. We are searching for writers with a clear, strong, and engaging voice that have an extensive knowledge of music past and present, an open mind, and passion for new and exciting upcoming acts.

Those interested should email applications@onethirtybpm.com with the following:

Links to your three best pieces (no attachments please)
Lists of your 10 favorite albums of 2010 and 10 favorite albums of all time
Some brief details about yourself, including your location and past publications you’ve written for

Unfortunately we won’t be able to respond to each submission, but if we like what we see, we’ll get in contact with you and give you the details of what we need to move forward.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 20th. Thank you.

Dum Dum Girls prep He Gets Me High for March 1st

By Philip Cosores; January 25, 2011 at 11:54 AM 

Snubbed from many year-end lists was the quite good debut album from the Dum Dum Girls, I Will Be. But like true 21st century independent women, they are not ones to relent on their attempt to invade your laptops and portable MP3 players. So the So Cal girls will offer a four-song EP, He Gets Me High, on March 1st that should cement them as the premiere punky girl group west of the Vivian Girls.

He Gets Me High features three originals as well as a cover of the Smiths classic “There Is A Light That Will Never Go Out” (like, the best song EVER). The ladies are plotting a full tour in support of the new and old records, which should only serve to win over new fans in towns like Burlington and Chapel Hill. Check out the tracklisting below look for the collection on Sub Pop.
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We’re Back! Welcome to One Thirty BPM 2011

By Evan Kaloudis; January 2, 2011 at 9:23 PM 


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Site News: Year-End Content / Redesign Announcement

By Staff; December 14, 2010 at 2:52 AM 

It’s mid-December and nearly every music publication is putting their year-end content out this week… uh… but not us.

On Saturday, December 18th, One Thirty BPM will be shutting down for two weeks as we prep for our new redesign. On Monday, January 3rd, we will be returning with our new look and our year-end content. Believe us, it’ll be worth the wait.

Thanks for all your support. Have a happy holiday, we’ll see you in the new year.

P.S. You can still vote in our reader poll. Voting now closes on December 27th.