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We are an Independent music website / online magazine.

There are many Sound Café ’s on the musical landscape, our journey in the independent music scene started way back in 2004 at one such hub of merriment called The Sound Café  Recording Studio, which was owned and operated by groove meister Dave Gray. It was here that we cut our teeth and learned that there was so much more to music than woollen jumpers and acoustic guitars. Upon leaving a recording session one evening, a tape was placed into our hands and we were told to listen carefully, the tape was a recording of an artist called Robbie Robertson, we decided to come to Canada and investigate, what transcended was a whole new world of amazingly talented people we had never heard of, but got to know from Canada, the USA and eventually from around the world... You’ll be able to read about them in The Sound Café  Magazine.


Editor | Publisher: 

Stevie Connor | FEA Media

Contributing Writers:

Erin McCallum | Stevie Connor | Megan Routledge |Richard Flohil (Retired)

Jo Louks | Ken Wallis |Jenny Biddle | Neil Mitchell | Anne Connor 

PR Contributors:

Eric Alper | Pati deVries | Devon Leger | Sarah French

Glenda Rush | Angie Lemon | Jennifer Smits


Ken Wallis | Stevie Connor | Erin McCallum


Dave Bagdade | Esme Thomson | Calum MacDonald

Marc van der Burkt | Michael Park | Bud Johnson

Paul Long | Ken Wallis | Doug Cox | Eric Cooper

Jock Hossack | Gene Godsey | Chris Kirkham

Beth Williams | Linda Conway | Stevie Connor 

The Sound Café  Reaches A Consistently Large  Readership Around The World

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The Sound Café  Global Reach

Important Update: Review Submission Process


As The Sound Cafe continues to grow, we are excited to see an ever-expanding audience and a surge in submissions from record labels, publicists, and artists across various genres from around the globe. Our commitment to delivering quality reviews remains steadfast, and we are thrilled by the increasing interest in having new releases featured on our platform.

However, with the volume of submissions now exceeding 100 per day, we have implemented a new process to ensure that each album receives the thorough attention it deserves. To maintain the high standards of our news and reviews, we have enlisted dedicated reviewers who meticulously listen to and assess each submission over a number of days. In recognition of their time and expertise, we compensate them accordingly.

To manage this efficiently, we are introducing an administrative fee for the review process. This fee only applies to submissions that request a full detailed review of their release. It covers the time and effort of our reviewers, ensuring that each submission is given the thoughtful and detailed consideration it merits. 


Additionally, we want to clarify that while we continue to accept submissions with the intention of publishing news of releases, there is no guarantee that every submission will be published due to the high volume coming at us.

If you would like to submit an album for either a review or a news article, please contact us at  thesoundcafe(at)  (replace (at) with the @ symbol).

Our team will provide you with detailed information about the process and the associated admin fee (if a full review is requested).


You are also asked for the following: 


A short Bio, information about the track / album or video, artwork, download links to your music ( DO NOT send music through email as it clogs up our system ) links to your website and social media platforms, and a link to your YouTube channel.


Please state that we have permission to post links to your  iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, YouTube, etc, should we choose to write an article on you,

your band and your music.

We appreciate your understanding and continued support as we strive to

deliver insightful and comprehensive news and reviews.


Thank you for being a part of The Sound Cafe community.


The Sound Cafe Team



The Sound Cafe has a wide network of industry contacts around the world, we utilize this network to help signed and unsigned artists be discovered globally.


Our advertising is perfect for promoting your album, tour dates, festival or any other

music related events. Publicists, managers, promoters and artists can contact our

team for more information.

We do not accept sponsored posts or adverts which are unrelated to the content we provide.

Contact: thesoundcafe(at)

(replace (at) with the @ symbol) for more information.

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Thanks for submitting!

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