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Distributed in all Sam Ash stores nationwide and locally in NYC, The Deli is the #1 publication in the world covering emerging artists in their local scene. We are a glossy, full color, quarterly print magazine, website, event organizer, social media community, and more, with a combined readership of over 250k.
You can read our recent issues digitally here.

Fostering Emerging Musicians and Artists

Like the artists and bands it covers, supports and highlights, The Deli is an independently owned website and print publication.

Active since 2004, The Deli has built a solid reputation through a relentless and competent coverage of the most exciting emerging artists belonging to an ever expanding number of local communities of musicians.

Artist Networking and Audio Equipment

The Deli supports budding artists not only by giving exposure to many of them, but also by creating networking opportunities and advice related content. Our ever growing charts, organizable by genre and region, are the most thorough internet database to gather in one web page groups of like-minded artists from each scene, and are used for networking purposes by bands, fans and promoters.

Our pro audio print and web sections guide musicians through the most cutting edge creative products for making music (see the paragraph towards the end of the document entitled "Audio Equipment + Recording" for more about this).


The Deli's biggest strength is Brooklyn, the NYC borough which hosts the biggest community of musicians in the US. We've been covering this scene since 2004 with a magazine and a blog exclusively focused on the most deserving emerging local artists. (The Deli is the only site doing this). The NYC area is providing 30-35k unique readers per month.

Outside NYC - from LA to Austin

Since 2006 The Deli has expanded its online presence to 10 other music scenes, and it's now the #1 website focused on the US local communities of musicians - see our recent stats on the right, compared to other competing web sites.

Our passionate, locally based writers cover now a total of 11 music scenes throughout the US (including NYC, LA, SF, Philly, Chicago, Austin and Washington DC - full list here) with daily blogs, artist of the month polls, DIY live listings and user generated popularity charts (you can see an example on the far right column).

2 Printed Publications: NYC and SXSW

Our 2 printed publications focused on the NYC and the SXSW music festival, feature cutting edge content that cannot be found in any other music magazine. The Deli informs its readers about new and exciting bands, live shows, venues, music personalities, recording studios, and audio equipment.

If you would like detailed information about our convenient packages including web, print and email newsletter ads please email us here. We have special discounted packages for unsigned artists, small lables and recording studios.

These are our web rates:
SPECS (in px)
Top Banner
55k/mo. impressions guaranteed
Side Box
55k/mo. impressions guaranteed
75k/mo. impressions guaranteed
from $55/week
see here
Top Banner
22k/mo. impressions guaranteed
Side Box
22k/mo. impressions guaranteed
28k/mo. impressions guaranteed
from $30/week
see here


Traffic: 65-100k Unique visitors per month

The Deli's website gets 2k-4k daily unique visitors, for a total of 65-100k uniques per month.


----- PRINT AD INFO -----

Printed ads are extremely affordable, and start at $145 for a 1/4 page BW  and go up to $1400 for a glossy color full page cover ad in our NYC or SXSW mags. Please contact us here if interested in any deals.


The NYC Deli has a current press run of 8,000 copies per issue. The SXSW version has a circulation of 10,000 copies per issue.


The Deli can be found throughout the year at all Sam Ash stores nationwide and in NYC in most musical venues, rehearsal studios, recording studios, bars and cafes, record stores, musical instrument stores, and alternative coffee places.

----- DEMOGRAPHICS -----
Who reads The Deli?

Musicians, music fans, record industry professionals (producers, promoters, A&R people etc.) The Deli also reaches 300 college radio stations all over the United States through the AAM radio promotion service.
If the graphs below don't show up
please see HERE.

Age: Young Adults

: 74% earns more than 30k/yr

Education Level: College Grads

For Advertising Inquiries
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About Us Philadelphia



- For ADVERTISING inquiries please go here.
- To SUBSCRIBE to our Newsletter or to the magazine go here.
- To enter your band in our CHARTS organized by region go here (free)
- Press releases can be sent to this email.

What is The Deli?
The Deli is an independent publication and website that focuses on local indie music scenes and emerging artists (from rock to folk, from punk to indie pop, with a little bit of hip hop). It currently publishes a printed magazine about the NYC music scene and has daily updated, separate webpages tackling the new emerging music in cities like NYC, LA, SF, Chicago, Nashville, Austin, Boston, and Portland.

What is The Deli Philadelphia?
The Deli Philadelphia is a daily updated website focused on the independent music scene of the Philadelphia Area.

Mission Statement
The Deli Philadelphia is a resource for Philadelphia musical artists and fans. We want to be a place for bands to share their music with others, and for fans to make their own decisions about what local music they enjoy.

CD Submission Policy
The Deli Philadelphia only reviews music from artists based in Philadelphia and surroundings.

At this time we only accept digital submission through our CD Submission System here.

For added exposure, you can post mp3s and a blurb about your band on the local Open Blog [this feature will be back soon].



The Deli Philly Staff

Q.D. Tran
 - Executive Editor

Alexis V. - Assistant Editor

Dianca London - Assistant Editor

Michael Colavita - Assistant Editor

H.M. Kauffman - Staff Writer

Josh Kelly - Contributing Writer

Adam G. - Contributing Writer

Bill McThrill - Contributing Writer