HERE ARE SOME QUICK ANSWERS TO SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

 

Why is this site called Rest Assured?

Well it’s a continuation of the print fanzine, Rest Assured that took its name from a Hot Water Music song. The zine was around between 2003-2005 and it used to cover a broad range of Australian and International bands of differing styles and sounds. Through the website, the intention was to pick up where the zine left off.

 

How often is the site updated?

The news section of the site is updated every day, so to stay on top of things you'll have to check in regularly or throw us a like on social media so our updates hit your news stream. The other features are basically done when the interviewees respond to the questions we've sent through to them.

 

How can I keep up to date with Rest Assured?

We try and post regular updates via Twitter. Follow us at https://twitter.com/RestAssuredZine

We often post weekly updates via Facebook. Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/RestAssuredZine

We also post on Instagram. Follow us at https://instagram.com/restassuredzine

We also have a YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/RestAssuredZine/videos

We have records for sale on Ebay at http://www.ebay.com.au/usr/rypw73

Or you know you could just type the website name into google or save it as a favourite site.

 

What happened to the record label, Rest Assured Records?

The label has ceased to put out new releases due to the current climate of people more engaged with downloading music than actually purchasing physical records. While it doesn't seem to be problematic to shell out close to $10 for a beer at a show, doing the same for a band's record is simply out of the question. What is left of our pressings of the BONELESS "Unstoppable" 7inch, the POSTBLUE "Lap Year" 7inch and the BONELESS "Gratitude" LP can be purchased at http://www.ebay.com.au/usr/rypw73

 

I've been sending you emails, but my news hasn't been getting run? Is there something wrong with your email?
Nope chances are we got your email and that is why your news didn't get run. Generally we give preference to Australian music of a hardcore, punk, metal, emo, grunge, shoegaze, djent nature. We are purists. We don't like metalcore. We do judge books by their covers. If your band photos looks like a fashion shoot we generally know it's not for us. Other avenues exist for you, research them.
 

I'm from "insert name" here PR Agency? Why haven't the press releases I've sent through been getting posted? Why won't you answer my emails?

Believe it or not, we are under absolutely no obligation to post any of your press releases and answer any of your persistent emails about why, because quite simply you do nothing to support us. You're getting paid to promote a release, so the band, touring company or label obviously has a marketing budget, spend some of it with us for a change and the relationship is bound to alter. Otherwise keep on emailing us and we'll keep deleting them. We are record collectors, we like physical records, maybe send us some records in the post as a thank you for helping publicise your news. We believe in two way streets.

 

How can I advertise on Rest Assured and how much does it cost?

Best thing to do is to send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and outline what you are interested in advertising and for how long. We can tailor a package for any budget no matter how big or small. We don’t rotate banner ads, so once you’ve booked a banner, only your artwork will appear for the designated period. Be sure to get in early with your advertising campaign booking to save on disappointment. More information is available by scrolling down below to the advertising section.

 
What happened to the Reviews section?

It was a lot of work for very little reward. We collect records. We enjoy music in physical formats. Arrest Records and Pee Records were the only labels that ever really sent through vinyl to be reviewed, everyone else sent through mp3s. What was the benefit in forcing ourselves to listen to music and then trying to write a review that didn't offend anyone. Fuck that!  However, if you're stoked we've run your news about the release and what to repay us with some records, then that is 100% acceptable.

 

What happened to the Videos section?

Waste of time. Everyone knows how to use Youtube to search for videos. Try it, you'll figure it out.

 

What happened to the forum?

No one used it and it got hacked with spam. So guess what? We fucked it off.

 

Would Rest Assured be interested in co-presenting or sponsoring an upcoming tour?

We're always looking for ways to help spread the word about Rest Assured, so are always open to these kind of suggestions. We can offer help with promotion and marketing of the tour through website updates, interviews, facebook links and even banner ads in return for our web address and logo on posters/flyers etc. Get in touch on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Any paid jobs going at Rest Assured?

Not at this stage, unfortunately. Should things change then you’ll know all about it, no doubt.

 

Do you guys pay for photos?

Nope, sorry we simply don’t have the budget for that, as we barely covering operating costs as it is.

 

Can I do work experience at Rest Assured?

Considering we aren’t a fulltime business that would just be a waste of everyone’s time involved. You know where would be a cool place to do work experience? Blunt Magazine. Just ring them and ask for the editor.

 

What's the best way to contact you?

Email is always the best method. Email gets checked daily. Best address to use is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

What’s your postal address?

Send it to
Rest Assured
PO Box 459,
Engadine,
NSW 2233,
Australia.

If you are sending mail internationally, best to declare the contents as a gift on the customs form to avoid any complications in delivery.


 

Advertising on Rest Assured:

Online advertising with Rest Assured is one of the most cost-effective advertising methods available for creating, delivering and promoting awreness of releases, tours, shows, venues, webstores, retail outlets, rehearsal and recording studios or any other service connected to hardcore / punk music.

Our rates are both competitive and affordable and offer a much cheaper alternative to advertising in street press, as you're guaranteed of reaching your target audience more accurately.

As a policy, we don’t rotate banner ads, once you’ve booked a banner, only your artwork will appear for the designated period in that banner space. Nothing worse than having to refresh your browser three or four times to see your ad. Currently and until demand dictates otherwise, all banner ad positions will repeat on every page of the site.

Be sure to get in early with your advertising campaign booking to save on disappointment. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and outline what you are interested in advertising and for how long. Take a good look around the site, as there are numerous advertising positions available, six of them in fact. We can tailor a package for any budget no matter how big or small.

The majority of our audience are not solely MP3 collectors and still believe in owning music in a physical format be that Vinyl, CDs or Cassette Tapes. They still read lyric sheets and even fanzines too. They regularly attend shows and tours and have actually heard and like the band whose merch they wear.

If you want to know what sort of traffic the site is doing before you commit to advertising, then shoot through an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Banner Sizes and Specs:

Currently there are two banner advertising sizes on the Rest Assured site: medium rectangle and leaderboard ads.

Specs are as follows:

Leaderboard Ads (top and bottom of the site X 2)

728 X 90 px

Medium Rectangle Ads (right hand sidebar of site X 3)

300 X 250 px

Please send through all banner ads in a gif format for ease of use on the Rest Assured site.

Don't know how to design a gif? No problem. For an an extra cost we can help you out there too. Email what you're after to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*Rest Assured reserves the right to reject advertising or imagery of a sexist, racist or homophobic nature or basically anything that morally and ethically doesn't sit well with what the website is about.

 

Pricing and Positioning:

All prices are in Australian dollars.

We operate on a 14 day invoiced payment policy, once your advertising campaign is completed.

Ads listed in order of appearance:

 

1). Leaderboard Ad - Top of website

Size: 728 X 90

Cost: $30 per week / $100 per month

 

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