Frequently Asked Questions

Help Me! A quickfire Q&A

Got a question about the site? Have a look through the Q&A below and see if we've got an answer for you.

If your question is not answered, please contact us.

Will you review our music?

We cannot promise to review all submissions (we get hundreds), but we are always happy to receive CDs from unsigned and signed bands.

For more information about how to submit your CD or demo for review on LMS, see our Submission Guidelines.

Will you review our gig?

We cannot promise to review your gig, however we are happy to try to organise a reviewer for your band or event.

Please make e-contact using our contact page.

What's your postal address?

We no longer operate a PO Box for Leeds Music Scene.

If you are wanting to submit some material for review, please see our Will you review our music? answer.

For general enquiries, please make e-contact using our contact page.

My band isn't featured! How do I add my band?

If your band is based in West Yorkshire (e.g. Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield) then we will be happy to create a band profile on the site for you.

We create all band pages manually so you will need you to supply the following information to us:

  • Band Name
  • Official Band Website
  • Official E-mail Contact
  • Biography

Once set up you will be able to add in a photograph yourself. You will also be able to upload MP3s and insert News Articles.

For inclusion, send your details to us at

My band is no more - how do I remove my band?

We don't remove band profiles. However we do mark those that have disbanded or have changed their name.

Use our contact page to advise us if your band is no longer active.

My band has changed its name - how do I update the profile?

In these cases we will leave the old band listing and will create a new profile for you.

The old band profile page will be updated to indicate the change of name.

Please use our contact page to advise us if your band is using a new name.

Our band page is out of date - how do I update it?

We allow bands to directly edit the content on their pages.

You may edit your website, biography and photograph. You can upload MP3s and post News Articles.

To request access to edit your band page please contact us in the first instance.

How do I add a gig to my band page?

All of our gig listings are sourced directly from the Leeds Gig Guide, and cover Leeds venues only.

If you want to add a gig onto your band page, or just onto our site in general, you need to submit it through the following page:

My band has some great news - how do I post to your Music News section?

All bands can now submit their own news articles to the website.

Follow the link in your band edit page - if you do not yet have the facility to edit your band profile, please see the How do I update my band page? answer.

Note that your news article is not guaranteed to be placed on our homepage. However, it will be displayed everywhere else on our website, on your band page, in our News Section, in our RSS Feeds, on Google News, etc.

My band is looking for new members - where can I advertise?

We have a separate site for all music-related classified adverts. Check out the Leeds Music Classifieds.

Will you host our music / MP3s?

Yes. We are happy to provide free hosting and bandwidth for any West Yorkshire band that would like us to host their MP3s.

All bands can now upload MP3 to their band profile.

Follow the link in your band edit page - if you do not yet have the facility to edit your band profile, please see this Our band page is out of date - how do I update it? answer.

We'd like to play at the Leeds Music Festival - can we?

Leeds Music Scene are not the promoters of the Leeds Festival, neither do we have any association with it.

The organisers are Festival Republic.

We'd like to play at your venue, can we?

Leeds Music Scene do not organise gigs. We do not run a music venue.

If you're after a gig in Leeds, please review our Leeds Gig Promoters and Leeds Music Venues pages.

We're touring and would like you to preview our gig.

All of our gig information is sourced directly from the Leeds Gig Guide. If your gig is not already in the guide, then you can submit it along with your gig preview through the following link:

If your gig is already posted, but has no description / preview attached, then you can request manual updates be applied by contacting us directly.

We're touring and would like to play in Leeds. Can you recommend a promoter or venue?

If you're after a gig in Leeds, please review our Leeds Gig Promoters and Leeds Music Venues pages.

I'd like to send in a review. How do I write for LMS?

We welcome all new writers and photographers that wish to contribute to LMS.

A dedicated page for new writers has been created to offer more information.

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