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    Posted: March 05 2007 at 20:04
This forum is intended exclusively for upcoming new prog-rock bands. Hereunder you may find some guidelines meant to open a new topic:
1. Only bands with no official releases (see below), but with the intention of publishing an official release at some point shall be spotted. Once an official release is available the band shall go to the Suggest New Bands forum or to the Genre Teams evaluation depending on their quality/progginess, etc. At the time of move, an indication of which genre team should consider the band will be added to the thread title.

For the purpose of clarity, an official release is defined here as:

1.1 A single long track or several shorter tracks combined under one title, with at least the length of an EP (10-25 minutes);

1.2 Recorded and mixed in a professional manner, such that it meets commercial sound quality as found on average CDs released by commercial record companies;

1.3 That is available for sale on demand, either in physical (glass pressed CD (not burned CD-R) or vinyl, not tape) form or downloadable (MP3, Ogg, iTunes...) from the band themselves or through a commercial distribution company/record shop; and

1.4 Being sold as a commercial product rather than a promotional item.

2. Only one topic shall be started for each new band, with the thread title being the name of the act in question. Topic starter shall inform clearly: band name, nationality and indication of prog genre (CANNOT be prog-related). Also the starter must add weblink(s) and legal mp3 links, if existing. Bio, line-up, member ages, etc, may be added too. 
3. Posters may do reviews - which shall appear within the topic (not in PA homepage), comment on songs, define progginess (if the majority thinks the band is non-prog, the thread will be deleted or moved to non-prog music), add information, etc. The initial proposed genre may change also according to the majority of the posters' opinion.
4. The fact that a new band is listed in this forum has no connection with their inclusion in the ProgArchives. Any request for inclusion will not be considered and the post will be deleted.
5. Keep civil the discussion. The respect for the artists, their work and effort must be the first rule.
6. Any attempt of manipulation, fake promotion, evaluation of a non-prog band, etc, once discovered will cause the deletion of the topic. The Admin Team will oversee these issues. Members shall report any abuse found.
Let's remember that we are dealing with the future of our beloved genre and consequently the more positive we are, the better rewarded we'll be, which will benefit the artists even more.
Feel free to contact any Admin in case of doubts.
The Admin Team.

Edited by Dean - October 19 2012 at 04:41

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