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General Advertising Rates

Full Page$1000
Half Page$640
One-Third Page$465
One-Quarter Page$385
Bleed Charge10%
Preferred Position10%
Agency CommissionNone

Online Banner Ad Specifications CLICK HERE for sample

Horizontal Banner468 x 60 pixels
Square Banner125 x 125 pixels


Standard Process $145
Matched Colors $150 
Four-Color Process $400 
Inserts Rates and specifications on application 

Ad Sizes

Space Unit WidthDepth 
1 page5 1/2"8 1/2"
1/2 page horizontal5 1/2"4" 
1/2 page vertical2 1/2"8 1/2"
1/3 page5 1/2"2 3/4"
1/4 page horizontal5 1/2"2" 
1/4 page vertical 2 1/2"4" 

Mechanical Requirements

Type Page Size5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
One Column Width2 1/2"
Two Column Width5 1/2"
Bleed Size6 7/8" x 10 1/4"
Trim Size6 3/4" x 10"


We accept IBM and MAC files for the following programs: Quark XPress, Photoshop, Illustrator, PageMaker, and Acrobat. When sending electronic files, include the following: original layout files; photos as TIFF or EPS @ 300 dpi; line art as TIFF @ 1200 dpi; all applicable fonts, both printer and screen. 

Files Under 4 megabytes may be sent via email to: music@musictrades.com

Files over 4 megabytes must be sent by Zip or CD to:

Music Trades Magazine
80 West Street
Englewood, NJ 07631

Or you can send files of any size to our ftp site using the instructions below:

HOST NAME: ftp.dpc-nh.com
USER NAME: Music Trades
* please note that credentials are case sensitive

If you have any more questions, please call me at: 201-871-1965 or email: paul@musictrades.com. Any Questions? Call: 1-800-423-6530

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Submission of any advertisement shall constitute acceptance of the following General Conditions:

  • Advertisements are accepted upon the representation that advertiser and its agency have the right to publish the contents thereof. In consideration of such publication, advertiser and its agency agree to indemnify and hold publisher harmless against any expense or loss by reason of any claims arising out of publication.
  • Publisher shall have no liability for errors in advertiser's index.
  • Publisher shall have the right to hold advertiser and/or its advertising agency jointly liable for such monies as are due and payable to the publisher for advertising.

Mailing Instructions Address all correspondence and film to:

The Music Trades Magazine
80 West St., P.O. Box 432
Englewood, NJ 07631
Tel: 201-871-1965
Fax: 201-871-0455
Toll Free: 1-800-423-6530



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