31 Best Music Blogs to Submit to in 2020
You have worked hard on getting your new song to the place where you want to share it with the world. Now what? There are so many options that you could spend 40 hours a week simply doing research and emailing your song to the thousands of potential websites out there. The world of Indie Music is very competitive and we know how discouraging it can be at times. What if there were a list of music sites that actually want you to submit your song to them? That’s what this list is all about.
Therefore, we spent time researching some of the best Indie Music sites so that you can spend your time submitting that new song. This is not meant to be an all-inclusive list and we will be adding to it periodically as we find more awesome Indie blogs for you to submit your music to.
Here are a few quick tips to consider before you begin. 1. Spend a few minutes looking over the site and make sure your song is a good fit for them. It is a waste of your time and theirs if you submit your music to sites that don’t promote your kind of music. 2. Be humble and polite. Give enough info but don’t overwhelm. Include your social links and a short concise bio. 3. Be patient! 4. Read this post for more important tips to consider. Now get going and put your song out there!
Music Blogs to Submit to in 2020 and Beyond
– Submit Directly
While the site is currently inactive as of this writing, no need to worry. It’s temporary. They have posted to have a relaunch in May 2020. Established in 2005 and run by Tiffany Daniels, they support unsigned and independent artists and provide music features and interviews of the established, as well as up and coming talents.
Various Small Flames
A metaphorical name, people behind the site are just as much into “a variety of small bright things within one large dark thing”. Such are the musicians who intend to share their music through the limitless space of the internet, writers who are trying to spread the word about music, and basically anyone who feels that writing will connect them to the world. With the belief that writing connects people, they not only feature music reviews but books, as well. The site welcomes submissions from independent artists. Scan through their descriptive music reviews, catchy and elaborate feature articles, interesting artist interviews, and be the first to know your favourite artist’s album preview.
Indie Central Music
Genre: Alt-rock and Pop
Founded in 2014, the site has been trying to give worthy artists a shot to the spotlights, featuring guitar-based bands and covering amazing live shows. It is a community for Indie lovers.
By their tagline that says ‘For the Love of Music’, you know you’re in the right place if you are an artist who creates music, or even who just love to read about it or listen. They give engaging, insightful and unique perspective write-ups not only of the artist and the creation, but also the stories behind them.
The Owl Mag
Since its founding in 2005, they have been on the lookout for incredible artists. They invite you to spend time with them through the site, check out their ”genius music reviews, brilliant ticket giveaways, water cooler dialogue, or break-time browsing”. To them, the quickest possible way to be heard is to send them digital streams of your music.
The Alternative Feed
Aiming to make music and entertainment journalism accessible, the site isn’t anything complex or pretentious. It exists plainly to showcase good music. Driven by their love for music and entertainment journalism, friends Lindsey Lanham and Garnette Ransone created this site.
Gorilla vs. Bear
This award-winning music website is a Texas-based music blog. Not having a particular genre on focus, they feature relevant artists. With much recognition from other influential magazines, they not only feature artists through articles. They also showcase artists through radio and live shows, and photography.
The Music Ninja
Their only goal is to feature the best music and deserving artists that they come across. It could be you! Submit your music to be featured in their playlist, or score an interview and be showcased in their site. For the best of them all, you can even get more exposure and be their Resident Artist of the Month!
Indie 88 is Canada’s first indie music station. The site was launched in 2013. It is a platform for emerging artists, as well as a tribute channel for the classics that inspires them. It is also a central for news, lifestyle, and pop-culture content on unique and engaging stories.
They offer great reviews and interviews on their cover stories of Indie music artists. They are actively looking for artists and bands to review and interview. An online magazine that not only discusses matters of interest to musicians, music fans and the music industry, but also goes beyond to support music education.
Top 31 Music Blogs to Submit To in 2020 and Beyond
Xune Mag offers exposure to the best emerging and independent artists from across the world. They have a variety of awesome music feeds through their music and artist features, reviews, and interviews. They also have a section for reviews on your live performances.
Two Story Melody
They have the most interesting philosophy. Their focus is to cultivate an understanding of art. They believe that every song needs to be valued. Generally, the site is about music and art being understood. If you’re an artist who believes in the same ideas and values, go ahead and submit your music right here!
All Music gives in-depth information and reviews of albums and tracks. Artists can have their music videos featured with attention-grabbing articles, or get exclusively interviewed and let the audience know what you’re all about. Or how about getting some of your songs featured in their video playlist, where every video gets an elaborate description. Interested yet?
A music artist discovery platform for the best unsigned, independent, and newly-signed music artists. They pffer the best exposure possible for artists achieving results of new fan base, record label and sync deals, chart success, and live performances among others.
Genre: Hip Hop
Indie Hiphop has community artists and producers that post their music in their Indie Wednesdays. This is how they review regular music submissions. Share your music and videos with the community and it could get chosen to be featured in their blog.
A Canadian-based independent music blog with an intense passion for all things music. A music publication with a goal to connect the readers to emerging musicians and provide insightful reviews. You could be their next pick to entice readers and buy music from!
The Last Mixed Tape
An independent Dublin-based Irish blog run by music editor and critic Stephen White. They provide the latest band and artist news and interviews. With variety of genres, it is created as a home for musicians.
A London-based independent music company born in 2011, Killing Moon is a music blog, record label, and an artist management company among other functions all rolled into one. They accept demo submissions and they will get in touch with you.
Right Chord Music
Founded in 2011 by Mark Knight, Right Chord Music inspires people to discover new music. Unsigned bands and independent artists overlooked by radio are their specialty. Other than Right Chord Music blogs, Lost On Radio by Right Chord Music is another medium for these artists to get heard through Podcasts.
Independent Music Promotions
Provides a full-service music PR campaigns for independent musicians. With focus on gaining high amounts of press for artists for its credibility and permanence, they work closely with everyone in the best music magazines.
Thank Folk For That
An online folk magazine that brings news, reviews, interviews, and videos from both emerging and established folk music artists. Unsigned and new bands have the chance to get their own page to promote their music through the site’s “new list”.
Music Blogs to Submit to in 2020 and Beyond
It’s hard to be around the Indie Music world today without seeing something about SubmitHub. Due to the fact that so many music blogs are overwhelmed with submissions, SubmitHub created a portal of sorts to connect musicians with music sites. Therefore, you will find that many music sites only receive music submission through SubmitHub or one of the other similar sites. I believe there are free and paid options for musicians. We signed up to be a part of SubmitHub but were turned down with no explanation and they have not responded to our requests for more information.
As a result, we cannot give you honest feedback about their service. As always, be sure and do your homework. One final thing we would like to say is that you should not be leary of music sites that are going through services like SubmitHub, HumanHuman, MusoSoup, or Groover. We can testify from first-hand experience that the number of submissions we receive has become overwhelming. We can no longer keep up with the number of song submissions we receive so we are moving in this direction as well. Our suggestion is to dedicate a small amount to your budget for song submission as more and more sites simply cannot continue to work for free. I would suggest trying to strike a balance and submit to both free options as well as sites that offer paid options. If you do choose a paid option, remember that you are getting a guaranteed listen and consideration and not a guaranteed placement.
Here are just a few sites that take submissions through SubmitHub.
– Submit through SubmitHub
Your new best friend when it comes to bringing the best music discovered by people. A team of international writers who give raw and real reviews. They think humans are better than robots in music discovery, so mixes and auto-tunes are not welcome here. They are the people behind SubmitHub.
Indie Is Not A Genre
They look out every day for good music which can be just around every corner from great new indie bands and artists. The site features the hottest new indie bands and artists, indie news, releases and album reviews, and even interviews with your favourite indie bands and artists. The site’s name is a statement to support independent and DIY artists.
Composed of experienced journalists, musicians and fanatics that share their musical tastes on latest hits and new underground discoveries in different genres. They offer song and album reviews, interviews and exclusives. Get updates with the latest music news, events and festivals going on.
Wolf in a Suit
A music blog central for a variety of reviews and articles on indie pop, rock, and folk music and artists, music videos and even interviews of indie artists. They even feature remixes and covers! Get your audience to watch your music videos in their videos playlist.
Introducing emerging artists is their thing. They are a team of music lovers who love to spread music that needs to be heard. It is also relevant to say that they have a specific section called Homocore as their support and dedication to the LGBTQ+ and feminist artists. No judgement for the queers! Only pure music appreciation.
An independent online music publication with dedication to support emerging artists. They feature music from Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Funk. They also have podcast of live interviews of the best indie artists.
The Sound Sniffer
The aim is to bring music closer to the audience and support emerging artists by giving them the much needed exposure. The site also organizes regular showcase gigs in London to give featured artists an opportunity to perform live and for the audience to have the chance to know and see the best emerging artists.
Music Blogs to Submit to in 2020 and Beyond
– Submit through HumanHuman
Indie Top 39
Born in 2017, it is a place for avid music lovers and independent artists. They do EP and Album reviews, as well as artist interviews. They update weekly recommended music videos playlist. Yours could be on it!
– Submit through MusoSoup
A London-based music blog that features a variety of amazing releases and artists of all genres, old and new, from past to present with the goal of promoting them to anyone interested. Get introduced to a larger audience through their sprightly articles. Even more, get your videos up in their ‘Weekend Videos’, with a little descriptive write-up.
– Submit your music to our site NeverEnoughMusic.com
In addition, to SubmitHub, there are a few other sites that you can go through to get your music out to many influencers. We recommend taking a look at, HumanHuman, MusoSoup, and Groover. We are now using these three as well as dropbox for our music submissions. You can visit our Submit Music page for more information.
Never Enough Music
Genre: Multi-genre with a focus on indie Artists that are lesser-known or undiscovered.
There you have it. The 31 top music blogs to submit to in 2020 and beyond. There are many good sites not listed on our list as the world of Indie Music is large and always changing. However, this list will give you a great start.
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