How to Sponsor is your violin community.

With helpful advice, engaging interviews, and lively discussion, reaches hundreds of thousands of violinists around the world each month. Our options for sponsors include "Premium Link" logos on all content pages, run-of-site banner ads and business directory listings.

Premium Links

All current sponsors on are noted with links in the sponsors' column on all content pages. For sponsors that want more prominent visibility in that column, we offer a graphical Premium Link:

Premium Links always appear above text links in the sponsors column.

Advertisers who book a one-year placement and pay in advance will get 12 months of Premium Link exposure for $5,000 — a $1,000 savings off the regular $500 monthly price for 12 months. Email to order.

Banner Ads

Banner impressions are assigned on a run-of-site basis into one of up to three available positions on each content page. Our supported creative size is the IAB's Medium Rectangle (300-pixels wide by 250-pixels tall) in .JPG, .PNG or .GIF format, in RGB color. Maximum file size is 1MB, with an initial load of 140KB.

Banner ads can be run in sponsorship package with a Premium Link:

Inventory is reserved on a "first paid" basis. While we will reserve ad space pending payment, that ad space may be released to another campaign if the other advertiser completes payment first. We can accept payment from credit cards at the bottom of this page.

For sponsors who reserve a 12-month placement and pay in advance, we offer two months free on the placement (12 months for the price of 10), as well as a complimentary 12-month listing in our Shopping Guide. Email to order.

Newsletter Placement sends out an email newsletter twice a week. Businesses that purchase premiums links and/or banner ads may be featured in the newsletter's "Sponsor Spotlight" for an additional fee:

Click here to sign up for the newsletter to see our regular features and the Sponsor Spotlights in action. Email to order.

Shopping Guide, Camps and Luthier Directories

The Shopping Guide publishes to our front page blog each November and feature retailers and other organizations that market to the violin community. Our Summer Camp Directory publishes to the front page in March and lists programs summer music programs. Both directories remain archived on the site, with the shopping guide featured in our navigation throughout the year. Follow those links for information on being listed, or email to be notified about the next placement opportunity.

We also offer a Luthier Directory, for which listings are available for a one-time set-up fee of $200 upon completion of the sign-up form.

Terms and Conditions

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 seven 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 $100 cancellation fee is paid to, in addition to the advance payment for that future placement.

Advertisers must provide their own creative, which is subject to approval by

Please be advised that 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 community. Nor will we not accept advertising on behalf of artists or organizations listed on the American Federation of Musicians' International Unfair List.

To Order:

To purchase one of our sponsorship or announcement packages, deliver creatives, or to talk about how can help your business or organization, please contact

Laurie Niles
Phone: +1-626-376-2755

If your placement has been approved and you would like to pay your invoice online to, please select your invoice amount and click the button below. (For other amounts, please contact us for a private payment link.)

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