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Advertising with Blues Blast Magazine


“We began running our annual festival in 2010.  It was a success from the start.  One of the main reasons we have been successful is for seven straight years is our ability to get the word out about it to blues fans; Blues Blast Magazine is one of the best ways we have used to promote the event!”  -Steve Jones President – Crossroads Blues Society – August – 2016

“Hey Bob — this could just be coincidence but after the ads started running, our website hits quintupled and our MP3 downloads on Amazon jumped to #2 in the blues/rock category and top 20 in the regular blues category.  Of course, this can all be here-today-and-gone-tomorrow but I think it does show somethings about the value of advertising.” –  Jon Spear – April 2016

“The nice review and ad ran today and my album went to #6 on iTunes chart.”
“Not a coincidence! Thanks.” –  Tinsley Ellis – January 2014

About Our Advertising

Blues Blast provides national targeted Blues advertising for Blues events and Blues related products and services. We reach thousands of Blues Fans, DJs, Musicians, Festivals, Promoters and Record Companies all over the world. You get GREAT results by marketing your Blues products with us. We can customize a package to meet your needs for a single ad or a low rate long term ad campaign.

We offer four ways to advertise, Blues Blast Magazine ads, custom E-Blasts, website ads and Combo Ad packages .

Blues Blast Magazine Ads

Rates start at $150 an issue. Blues Blast Magazine is the #1 weekly internet Blues magazine in the world. We have 36,000 opt-in subscribers located in all 50 states and in more than 90 countries. They want to know about your Blues event, product or service. Ads are 640 X 480. Maximum resolution is 100 dpi. No advertisement graphic may be more than 100k. Discount applies for longer runs. ( 2 issues for $250, 4 issues for $325, inquire for longer ad runs)

Custom E-Blast

We’ll Blast your customized electronic marketing piece to our 36,000 opt-in subscribers. Text, logos, videos, music, links and photos. You can make it yourself and supply the HTML code. $225 if customer supplies HTML. Add $75 if we design

Website Advertising

You can put your event on our homepage at BluesBlastMagazine.com either as Top Banner Ad, Side Bar Ad or Bottom Banner Ad. We get more than 65,000 Blues visitors and 3 million hits a month. Website ads can be animated with up to 4 frames for no extra charge. 

Top Banner Ads – $195 a month. Top banner ads get the most attention. There are only 6 rotating top banner ads available at any time. Top banner ads appear on every page. (600 pixels wide by 75 pixels tall) Maximum resolution is 100 dpi. No advertisement graphic may be more than 100k.

Side Bar Ads – $175 a month. Side Bar ads appear on every page of the website. (160 pixels wide by 180 pixels tall) Maximum resolution is 100 dpi. No advertisement graphic may be more than 100k.

Bottom Banner Ads – $75 a month. For those looking for a good value these ads are our largest ads and they appear on every page. There are only 4 rotating bottom banner ads available at any time. (940 pixels wide by 75 pixels tall) Maximum resolution is 100 dpi. No advertisement graphic may be more than 100k.

Best Value – Combo Ad Packages

We offer the best of both worlds with our standard combo ads. This package is truly the BEST way to get the Blues word out!  You get FOUR issues of Blues Blast Magazine (36,000 readers each week) and a Side Bar Ad for a month on our website (65,000 visitors a month) for only $375. (A $775 value). This is less than the cost of a display ad in your local newspaper! You can get more than 230,000 ad impressions to Blues fans in only one month! PLUS upgrade the website sidebar ad to a top banner ad for increased visibility for only $90 additional!

Customized Ad Packages Available too!

Email your artwork, the link that should accompany the ad, how many weeks or months you wish the ad to run and the method of payment to bob@bluesblastmagazine.com or call (309) 267-4425 for more information.

Ad Sizes and Specifications

To see our all of our ad specifications and sizes, CLICK HERE.