Below is a list of the most common questions asked by ACR readers, if you have any further questions, or feel we are missing anything, please contact us.

What is Atlantic Canada Rocks? Who created it?
Why do you cover multiple genres if “Rocks” is in your name?
Who is on the ACR team?
Which team members make posts?
Do you cover festivals/concerts live?
So you are “non profit”? That’s cool, why do I see the occasional ad?
Awesome, can you tell me more about your market? Can I advertise?
What languages does ACR support?
Why do you call announcements “Big” or “Major”?
Do you still write rumours?
Why do you talk about acts that don’t have a concert announcement?
What is an ACR campaign?
How do I arrange contests, artist interviews, show coverage, or album reviews/giveaways?
I want to add ACR to my press release list?
Where can I find community guidelines?
What are the rules for ACR contests? What is the prize turnaround?
Can I use ACR Channels to find a buyer for my un-needed concert tickets?

What is Atlantic Canada Rocks? Who created it? 

Atlantic Canada Rocks is a non profit music news website which covers multiple genres on Canada’s East Coast including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. The community was started in 2010 by music fan Cole McLean. ACR is not operated by concert promoters.

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Why do you cover multiple genres if “Rocks” is in your name?

We are huge rock fans, but we enjoy a lot of other music too, as do our readers. We use the name to demonstrate what an awesome place we live in and to show other groups how great it is. Our music coverage always changes with our reader’s interest, and we do our best to cover that. Our main focuses right now are rock, country, and heavy metal, there are some great artists in the top 40, but our fans want other coverage at the moment.

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Who is on the ACR team?

ACR is a team of more than 10 volunteer staff from all around the Atlantic region, which provides coverage for many different places, and genres. We also have an expert marketing and publicity member on our staff. To contact any of these rockstars, hit the “Connect” button.

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Which team members make posts?

On the website, all articles will have the first and last name of the reporter. On Social media, the first and last initial will be used.

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Do you cover festival/concerts live?

Yes, we attend, cover and review shows all around the region throughout the year. If we don’t have your show in our coverage, and you would like us to cover, please contact us.

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So you are “non profit”? That’s cool, why do I see the occasional ad? 

Non profit doesn’t always mean non cost, in order to serve our thousands of readers, we need rock solid web hosting, which doesn’t always come cheap, hence, the need for a few ads.

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Awesome, can you tell me more about your market? Can I advertise?

For specifics, please contact the founder of the website, or publicity by hitting “Connect”.

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What languages does ACR support?

Currently, all content is served in English.

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Why do you call announcements “Big” or “Major”?

It’s up to the fans to decide how they feel about that, as this can differ for everyone.

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Do you still write rumors? 

We are entirely focused on being the best official news source for the latest concert information. Rumours are so 2012.

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Why do you talk about acts that don’t have a concert announcement?

One of the other elements of what we do is concert discussion and campaigns for the acts fans want to see, we love making posts about that. The more interest an artist receives on ACR, the bigher the chance can catch the eye of promoters or spawn an ACR campaign.

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What is an ACR campaign?

Campaigns are web and social media gatherings in support of an artist coming to Atlantic Canada. So far we have successfully done these for RUSH, Springsteen and AC/DC.

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How do I arrange contests, artist interviews, show coverage, or album reviews/giveaways?

Please use the “Connect” button and contact the appropriate staff member.

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I want to add ACR to my press release list? 

Use the news@atlanticcanadarocks.ca email.

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Where can I find community guidelines?

Click “Guidelines” above.

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What are the rules for ACR contests? What is the prize turnaround?

Rules for each contest will vary based on the nature of the promotion. Please read each contest for more details. When necessary based on the event, entries must be made by those who are age of majority in their province. Contests are open to anyone in Canada.

Turnaround times: 

Ticket giveaway

Unless otherwise specified, upon verification of winner, tickets will be sent to the will call at the venue for the night of the show.

Physical prizes (CD/DVD etc)

Upon verification of winner and mailing addresses, all prizes are generally sent within 3-4 weeks.

Digital prizes(Digital album downloads etc.)

Upon verification of winner, and email address, all codes will be emailed within 3-5 business days.

* If you have not received prizes within the above windows, please contact us!

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Can I use ACR Channels to find a buyer for my un-needed concert tickets?

We understand that you sometimes cannot make a show, for a variety of reasons, and need to find someone to use them. These posts are very rare, so we allow them, however, posts selling your tickets for any more than face value(incl. tax/service fees) are not permitted, users engaging in this activity will receive a warning and have their post removed. Subsequent violation will result in a ban from the page and posts removed.

Any ACR Ticket contest winners caught doing this activity using our network will receive immediate ban action, regardless of the asking price and will be barred from any and all future contests. Winners, however, may make a post offering their tickets to someone else, in the same manner in which they received them, at no cost. 

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