Although the power of Jazz critics to make or break a particular recording, or even an artist, has been the subject of considerable debate, one thing is certain — people do read the critics.
The annual Down Beat Critic’s Poll has long been the topic of considerable discussion as the leading scribes, worldwide, offer up their favorites. Accordingly, a vote from a critic can only help to enhance a musician’s reputation.
We have a complete list of the all of the participating critics and easily target your campaign to reach these opinionated, frequently published writers.
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