The City Connection Magazine welcomes submissions of audio and video material that is in some way connected to the Hampton Roads, Virginia urban music scene. This includes, but is not limited to, the music genres of Urban Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop, Neo-Soul and Urban Contemporary.


Music reviews help to promote your music, increase your fan base and are great to note in press kits!


The recordings must be full-length songs and available for purchase or download by our readers.


Please note, submitting your music does not guarantee that we’ll write a review for you, it just means we’ll give you a listen.


Because of the large amount of requests we are receiving, it could be between 4-6 weeks before we get around to checking out your submission. We will do our best to email you a link to the review if and when the review appears in an issue or online. Please sign up to have our monthly issues emailed to you so you will know when it is published.


If we decide not to write up a review for you, we simply don’t have the time or manpower to respond to every submission to let you know we won’t be writing up a review.  For that, we are sorry.


If you want to increase your chances of us reviewing you, please read and follow the directions on the form.  Do not send us multiple submissions, as that only slows us down and therefore creates a longer wait for everyone else.  Please do not call or send us emails asking if we’ve listened to you yet or when your review will appear.  We will listen to every submission we receive; we can promise you that.  But we take a lot of time listening to the music and deciding if we’re going to review it. We do that for your benefit, so please be patient.


For questions, contact our Music Department