About The 405
The 405 is an independent Music & Culture website with a keen eye for discovering and championing cutting-edge music, film, art, tech and fashion.
The website was founded in 2008 and has since gone on to form substantial partnerships with numerous music festivals (Green Man, Iceland Airwaves, Le Guess Who? to name but a few), receive multiple awards, and work with the likes of the BBC and Red Bull.
With a team based all across the world, The 405 has grown into an influential force, and the first stop for people looking to find exciting and groundbreaking content .
How can I contact The 405?
Below you'll find emails for the entire editorial team. If you'd like to submit your music for review, please use the new music submission form (that's the only way we'll accept music based submissions). Please don't add any of the following addresses to your mailing lists without contacting us first. You'll just be marked as spam.
The 405 Team
Editor/Founder: Oliver Primus
Associate Editor: Wil Cook
Deputy Editor: Samantha O'Connor
Photography / Sessions Editor: Tim Boddy
Live Editor: Kris De Souza
American News Editor: Tarynn Law
Creative/Make-Up Artist: Samantha Easey
New York Photography Editor: Drew Reynolds
Can I send you something in the post?
In terms of music, we stopped accepting CDs for review a long time ago. However, we accept almost everything else (CDs/Zines/Books/Vinyl/Alcohol/Gadgets/Cassettes/Films/Flowers etc). Just send an email to email@example.com with details of what you'd like to send us, and we'll provide you with our address.
DJ Enquiries / Media Partnerships / Appearances
For all DJ based enquiries, please contact Wil Cook. For all media partnerships, panel/radio appearances and site comments, please email Oliver Primus.
Advertise with The 405
Advertising on the site is handled by our own in-house team. For advertising, sponsorship and business development, please contact Rob Barwell: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I submit my work to The 405 (Non-Music)?
- You'll need to email email@example.com.
- In that email, we'd like you to keep it brief (just a hello, and who you are).
- We'd like you to attach at least 8 high-resolution images (jpg/png), 1000px wide, or links to your portfolio/website.
- We're looking for photographers, illustartors and designers. Well, anything creative really.
- You can submit as many sets as you like.
- We're also up for the ocassional commission - so if you have a good idea, send it our way.
Can I send you my music?
If you'd like to send us your music, please head here.
Can I write for The 405?
The idea of doing things differently - or trying to - is at the heart of the 405, so we're always happy to bring in people that feel the same way. We're open to photographers, videographers, animators, and loads more.
We're always on the hunt for film, music, art, culture, tech, and style writers (reviews/features/news). We're also looking for photographers that can capture "the atmosphere" of events (rather than boring pit photos), videographers for sessions, and illustrators for features.
We love receiving article pitches, we really do. If it's just an idea, please send a couple of paragraphs explaining what you aim to achieve. If it's already written, please include it in the body of your email, or as a Google Doc (make sure we have permission to view it). It doesn't need to be music related. It just needs to be interesting.
Still interested? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with links to your work/portfolio, and a descriptive subject line.
Can I take photos for The 405?
If you'd like to take photos for The 405 (from Music to Fashion), please send examples of your work to email@example.com.
The photo above was taken by the talented Flore Diamant.