BELOW ARE ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALL YOUR INTERVIEW OPTIONS
MAGAZINE INTERVIEWS- Full page interview inside our bi-monthly magazine with a digital copy emailed to you before released. Hard copies are available on demand for an additional cost with the link provided through initial email.
Virtual Interviews- Interviews scheduled with either TampaMystic or Shah Cypha (depending on what you chose) on specific days. Interviews come with flyers with the audio placed on our podcast platforms (IHeart radio, Spotify, Apple podcast, Google Podcast etc.). Interview recaps posted on our Social Media.
Radio Interviews- Interviews over the phone live on Power 107.6 The Truth. Interviews come with flyers with the audio placed on our podcast platforms (IHeart radio, Spotify, Apple podcast, Google Podcast etc.). Interview recaps posted on our Social Media.
2. Is your radio station a FM station
No, our stations are strictly online based. Being online ensures our stations are not limited to one specific market. Although we are based in specific cities, we receive listeners from all over.
3. Is your station monitored
Yes, our station is monitored by Digital Radio Tracker, who provides our radio spins report, and is posted on our Instagram weekly. We are also licensed with ASCAP, BMI, SESAC & Sound Exchange. As long as you are registered with any of those companies you songs are counted.
4. How many listeners does your station have?
We receive thousands of listeners daily, which is why being an online station is important. These listeners come from all over the world. It’s also important to point your fans to our stations especially when your music is in rotation. This helps spread the word about and increase our numbers.
5. What is your turnaround time?
For Blog placements, Radio Rotation and Content write ups we typically take 48 to 72 hours. Virtual and Radio Interviews are usually booked upon payment and/or within 24 to 48 hours. Magazine Interviews are based on release date. We reach out via email to organize the interview and set expectations. If additional turnaround time is needed, we will reach out. It’s important to us that we stay in constant contact so there are no concerns.
6. What are the payment types that you take?
We take all major Debit and Credit card payments when you place an order through our form. If you prefer PayPal or Cashapp, email us at email@example.com and we will contact you separately to complete your order.
7. Do you offer discounts if we select multiple services?
During certain parts of the year, we put out promotional packages with discounts for all to take advantage of. Make sure to join our email list and follow our social media so you are notified when these promotions are available. Our normal pricing is also reasonable and affordable for all budgets. Our pricing helps us improve the services we offer and increase or quality/services for all our clients.
8. Does your radio station require clean songs when submitting for rotation
No, we can accept explicit versions, but we also recommend providing a clean version. As we look to increase the visibility of our station, we may switch to only spinning clean songs as our listeners grow.
9. What Blogs do you post on?
The blogs that we post on are mid-tier sites across different markets to help expand your reach and google search results. Outside of our website, we post on sites like Trackbullys.com, onthesceneny.com, Mysticsent.com, streetsonpoint.com and more. We can also offer Premium blogs like The Source, Hip Hop Weekly and Hip Hop Since 1987 for clients with larger budgets. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info if interested.
10. What do you provide in the Custom write up option?
The is a two-part service. If you are interested in blog placement, we require that your content come with its own write up. At least two paragraphs long about your content (Single, Video, Project, Business Etc.). If you don’t have a write up, we will create one for you at an additional cost ($25).
We also provide custom article writing for anyone who needs it for anything outside of blog placements. Example- press releases, bios, other blogs etc. It doesn’t matter what business or industry you are in; we provide a series of questions for you to answer and turn it into a write-up you will love. All write ups come with a maximum of two edits and come with multiple title options just in case you want to publish in multiple places.
11. Define Live Sessions with The Grynd Report?
This a music review series hosted by TampaMystic & Shah Cypha on either On The Grynd Live or Industries Most Wanted where an artist submits a single to be reviewed and the artist is invited to a live virtual session for a mini-interview and a review of their single on the spot. After the review, the artist is given time to ask a few questions about the industry and increase their own knowledge.
This is pre-recorded and scheduled to go live on multiple social media platforms. Audio is also added to both podcast platforms for future reference.
12. Does your Platform only Interview artists?
No, we interview anyone in any industry and any business. It doesn’t matter if you are an artist, producer, DJ, Publicist, small business owner, Teacher, fitness trainer, Barber, etc. If you have a Grynd we want to talk about it. We are in the business to help you spread the word about your business.
13. Do you provide a hard copy of The Grynd Report magazine once its released?
To keep the price reasonable, we don’t include hard copies when a client purchases a magazine interview. We do however provide a high-resolution digital copy of your feature/interview via email with instructions on how to purchase hard copies if interested. This way you can choose how many copies you want and have them shipped directly to you.