Violinist.com is your violin community.
With helpful advice, engaging interviews, and lively discussion, Violinist.com reaches hundreds of thousands of violinists around the world each month. With online directories for teachers and performing professionals, Violinist.com is the place to go to increase your exposure online. And with so many performers, teachers, and students on the website, Violinist.com is the place for shops, online retailers, luthiers, schools, and festivals to connect with the violin community.
Violinist.com offers three types of sponsorship opportunities: banner advertising, a business directory, and front-page announcements.
For larger sponsors that wish to make a strong brand impression, we offer banner ad campaigns. We offer multiple banner advertisement packages on Violinist.com, with discounts for certain multi-month orders with advance payment.
(*The higher rate is for placements in September, November, or December, when those placements are not ordered as part of a consecutive multi-month placement that includes another month. Consecutive multi-month placements and single-month placements for other months are charged the lower monthly rates at each impression level.)
Wide Skyscrapers are displayed on the left and right sides of all Violinist.com pages (except for the Business Directory and certain blog pages) and the Medium Rectangle is displayed in the center content column of most Violinist.com pages. We accept ad creatives in .JPG, and static and animated .GIF formats. Ad creatives files must not exceed 250 KB.
In addition to their banner ads, all banner sponsors will be recognized with a text hyperlink to their website in the "Sponsors" column on right side of Violinist.com pages.
For sponsors who reserve a reserve a 12-month placement and pay in advance, we offer two months free (12 for the price of 10), as well as a complimentary 12-month listing in our Business Directory. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
The Violinist.com Business Directory features retailers, luthiers, schools and other organizations that market to the violin community.
A listing in the directory includes:
Directory listings are sold on an annual basis — $600 for a 12-month listing. In addition, directory advertisers will receive a text link to their website in the "Sponsors" column on Violinist.com, at no additional charge. Apply here
Businesses and organizations that wish to promote a new product, service, or event may place a paid announcement on our front-page. These announcements will appear before the second blog entry on the page, and will include:
Front-page announcements are $75 each for a one-week run. Order here
In addition, we encourage our sponsors and supporters to activate their support for the community through respectful participating in our blogs and forums. We ask that you refrain from commercial solicitations in your posts, using this participation only to demonstrate your knowledge and experience to the benefit of other readers. Leave your advertisements on Violinist.com to "ask for the sale."
We have prepared articles on "How to find new customers for your violin-related business" and "How to get publicity on Violinist.com" to help guide our sponsors and potential sponsors learn how best to engage the community in a responsible, respectful and productive way.
All placements must be paid in advance. If payment is not received by the time a placement is scheduled to begin, exposure will be forfeited without credit. If payment is not received within 30 days of a placement's scheduled start, the entire remaining placement will be canceled, and no future placements will be made for that sponsor until a $250 cancellation fee is paid to Violinist.com, in addition to the advance payment for that future placement.
Advertisers must provide their own creative, which is subject to approval by Violinist.com.
Please be advised that Violinist.com will not accept advertising for products or services that are not legal in the United States of America. Nor will we accept advertising from potential sponsors that we feel reflect poorly upon or disparage violinists or the Violinist.com community. Nor will we not accept advertising on behalf of artists or organizations listed on the American Federation of Musicians' International Unfair List.
To purchase one of our sponsorship or announcement packages, deliver creatives, or to talk about how Violinist.com can help your business or organization, please contact Violinist.com's Director of Advertising:
If your placement has been approved and you would like to pay your invoice online to Violinist.com, please select your invoice amount and click the button below. (For annual placements, contact us for a private payment link.)
Please consider supporting Violinist.com by becoming a sponsor, and reaching our dedicated community of violin professionals, students and fans!