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.