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If you’re wondering what music blogs to submit to, I got you.

This post includes info on 30 indie music blogs. An intro, their preferred genres, and how you can submit your music.

Let’s go…

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How to Submit Music to Blogs

musician submitting music to blogs

If you haven’t yet read our guide to submitting your music to blogs, you can do that here. I’d suggest reading that before you go through this post.

In that post, there’s an email template you’ll need.

Many of the below music blogs accept submissions via SubmitHub, but many of them don’t. If they don’t, you’ll submit by email.

 

Music Blogs to Submit to by Genre

person playing piano

The best way to use this blog post is as a library of blogs you can submit to. So bookmark it!

Most blogs prefer a few different genres. 

Select the genres that match your music. And you’ll get a list of blogs that cater to your style.

American Songwriter Magazine

EDM/Electronic, Folk, Hip-Hop, Lo-fi, Pop, R&B/Funk/Soul, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

american songwriter music blog

They have 1.5 million monthly website visitors. So getting a feature on American Songwriter could be a serious career boost.

They “explore all genres of music” in their bimonthly updates. Including write-ups and Q&As with established and younger artists alike.

Preferred genres: EDM/Electronic, Folk, Hip-Hop, Lo-fi, Pop, R&B/Funk/Soul, Rock, Singer-songwriter

How to submit: visit their contact page and fill out the form, choosing “Music Submissions” from the dropdown box.

Bandcamp Daily

EDM/Electronic, Folk, Hip-Hop, Lo-fi, Pop, R&B/Funk/Soul, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

bandcamp daily

Bandcamp is one of the biggest indie music platforms in the world. And their music review publication, Bandcamp Daily, features their artists.

It’s free to create an account and upload your music.

Preferred genres: EDM/Electronic, Folk, Hip-Hop, Lo-fi, Pop, R&B/Funk/Soul, Rock, Singer-songwriter

How to submit: you have to have a fully completed Bandcamp page (which is free). Then you can Tweet at BD’s contributing writers.

Also, Bandcamp keeps an eye on which artists are buzzing. They base it on stream counts, sales, preorders, and new uploads.

Birp.fm

Lo-fi, Pop, Rock

birp fm

BIRP.fm is a playlist and blog that features up-and-coming bedroom pop and rock artists. They update their playlist monthly and post the songs on their blog.

Preferred genres: Lo-fi, Pop, Rock

How to submit: they only accept submissions via SubmitHub.

Consequence of Sound

EDM/Electronic, Folk, Hip-Hop, Lo-fi, Pop, R&B/Funk/Soul, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

consequence of sound blog

COS is a well-known music review site. Landing a feature here would also bring you a lot of exposure, as COS has quite a big fanbase.

Preferred genres: EDM/Electronic, Folk, Hip-Hop, Lo-fi, Pop, R&B/Funk/Soul, Rock, Singer-songwriter

How to submit: email music submissions to [email protected].

Dance Charts

EDM/Electronic

dance charts blog and playllist

Dance-Charts is all about new original dance and EDM songs. They explicitly state they don’t accept mashups (or bootlegs).

Preferred genres: EDM/Electronic

How to submit: they only accept submissions via SubmitHub.

Digital Tour Bus

EDM/Electronic, Pop, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

digital tourbus

If DTB wants to feature you, they will ask you to write a guest blog post. Your song or video will be included in the post.

Preferred genres: Pop, Singer-songwriter, Rock, EDM/Electronic

How to submit: they only accept submissions via SubmitHub.

Earmilk

Hip-Hop, R&B/Funk/Soul

earmilk

EARMILK gravitates toward hip-hop, rap, R&B, and funk. But they describe their taste as eclectic and open-minded.

Preferred genres: Hip-Hop, R&B/Funk/Soul

How to submit: they only accept submissions via SubmitHub.

Ear to the Ground

Folk, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

ear to the ground blog

ETTG Music loves featuring emerging artists you’ve never heard of. Mainly focusing on folk and indie rock.

Preferred genres: Singer-songwriter, Folk, Indie rock

How to submit: they only accept submissions via SubmitHub.

Elevator

Hip-Hop, R&B/Funk/Soul

elevator music blog

If you’re a rising hip-hop artist, ELEVATOR is an online magazine you have to check out.

Heads up: it costs $3.99 to submit your music in order to pay their dedicated music-reviewing staff.

Preferred genres: Hip-Hop, R&B/Funk/Soul

How to submit: visit their submissions page and fill out your info.

Folk Radio UK

Folk, Singer-Songwriter

folk radio

Attention artists who make folk, Americana, and roots music! Folk Radio UK is the online magazine for you.

A couple of things to know:

They only review EPs and albums (not singles). And they have very specific submission guidelines.

Preferred genres: Singer-songwriter, Folk

How to submit: visit their submissions page and follow their guidelines.

Glide Magazine

Pop, Rock

glide magazine

Glide’s digital magazine focuses on songs with great lyrics, guitar, drums, and keys. They say, “no autotune,” and they prefer new music.

Preferred genres: Rock, Pop

How to submit: they only accept submissions via SubmitHub.

HighClouds

EDM/Electronic, Lo-fi

high clouds music blog

Before you submit to HighClouds, make sure you’re submitting unreleased music. That’s the only kind of music they’ll accept.

Preferred genres: Lo-fi, Pop, EDM/Electronic

How to submit: they only accept submissions via SubmitHub.

Hullabaloo

EDM/Electronic, Folk, Hip-Hop, Lo-fi, Pop, R&B/Funk/Soul, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

hullabaloo music blog

Hullabaloo loves to focus on the intersection of music and poetry, activism, mental health, community, and feminism.

Preferred genres: EDM/Electronic, Folk, Hip-Hop, Lo-fi, Pop, R&B/Funk/Soul, Rock, Singer-songwriter

How to submit: read their about page, see what they’re looking for, and submit by email. (The address is listed at the bottom of the page.)

 

Indie Shuffle

EDM/Electronic, Lo-fi, Pop, Rock

indie shuffle

Indie Shuffle wants pop and rock, but not commercial pop and classic rock. They like “intricate indie rock and downtempo/house.”

Preferred genres: EDM/Electronic, Pop, Rock, Lo-fi

How to submit: they only accept submissions via SubmitHub.

LA on Lock

EDM/Electronic, Hip-Hop

la on lock music blog

Before you submit to any of these blogs, your music has to be mixed and mastered and sound professional. But LA on Lock makes a point of mentioning, “MUST BE mixed & mastered.”

Preferred genres: Hip-Hop, EDM/Electronic

How to submit: they only accept submissions via SubmitHub.

 

Largehearted Boy

EDM/Electronic, Folk, Pop

largehearted boy blog

This small blog is run by “a music-loving guy” who explores the intersection of music and literature.

Preferred genres: Singer-songwriter, Folk, Pop, EDM/Electronic

How to submit: learn more about Largehearted Boy on the about page, then submit music to [email protected].

Mugatunes

EDM/Electronic, Hip-Hop, Pop, Singer-Songwriter

mugatunes

They are the winner of Tunemonk’s Best Indie Music Blog of 2017 and the “Home of #NoShittyMusic.” So Mugatunes isn’t messing around.

They want great music and only great music.

Preferred genres: EDM/Electronic, Hip-Hop, Pop, Singer-songwriter

How to submit: they only accept submissions via SubmitHub.

Music Bloggers Network

EDM/Electronic, Folk, Hip-Hop, Lo-fi, Pop, R&B/Funk/Soul, Rock

music bloggers network

MBN is a collection of music bloggers who are “building an independent blogger and influencer community.”

They have a wide collection of bloggers with different tastes. So you can get featured on their site regardless of your genre.

Preferred genres: EDM/Electronic, Folk, Hip-Hop, Lo-fi, Pop, R&B/Funk/Soul, Rock, Singer-songwriter

How to submit: visit their submissions page and fill out the form.

Obscure Sound

Lo-fi, Pop, Rock

obscure sound

Obscure Sound is looking for “inventive tracks with engaging atmospheres and/or melodic hooks.” So if that sounds like your music, submit!

Preferred genres: Rock, Lo-fi, Pop

How to submit: they only accept submissions via SubmitHub.

Pitchfork

EDM/Electronic, Folk, Hip-Hop, Lo-fi, Pop, R&B/Funk/Soul, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

pitchfork blog

We all know Pitchfork. It’s probably the most well-known indie music blog out there.

So if they feature you, you’ll get a ton of exposure and bragging rights.

Preferred genres: EDM/Electronic, Folk, Hip-Hop, Lo-fi, Pop, R&B/Funk/Soul, Rock, Singer-songwriter

How to submit: according to their contact page, you can send press releases to [email protected].

PopMatters

EDM/Electronic, Pop, Rock

popmatters blog

PopMatters looks for “forward-looking music of many genres.”

Despite the insinuation of their name, they specifically don’t want mainstream pop. Just indie music.

Preferred genres: EDM/Electronic, Pop, Rock

How to submit: they only accept submissions via SubmitHub.

The Revue

Lo-fi, Pop, Rock

the revue blog

The Revue wants something unique, not the “repetitive, cookie-cutter approach.” They mention Ed Sheeran as an artist they don’t like.

Preferred genres: Rock, Pop, Lo-fi

How to submit: they only accept submissions via SubmitHub.

RockDafuqOut

EDM/Electronic, Lo-fi, Pop, Singer-Songwriter

rock da fuq out music blog

 

They prefer indie electronic, lo-fi pop, and singer-songwriter. But they say, “If it’s DOPE, we want to hear it.”

Preferred genres: EDM/Electronic, Lo-fi, Pop, Singer-songwriter

How to submit: they only accept submissions via SubmitHub.

Songwriting Magazine

Folk, Hip-Hop, Lo-fi, Pop, R&B/Funk/Soul, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

songwriting magazine

A team of songwriters, publishers, designers, and music lovers runs Songwriting Magazine. If your track highlights your songwriting abilities, send it here!

Preferred genres: Folk, Hip-Hop, Lo-fi, Pop, R&B/Funk/Soul, Rock, Singer-songwriter

How to submit: according to their contact page, you can send press releases to [email protected].

Stereofox

Hip-Hop, Lo-fi

stereofox

Stereofox doesn’t want any extremes in the genres of commercial pop, EDM, or hardcore trap.

Preferred genres: Lo-fi, Hip-Hop

How to submit: they only accept submissions via SubmitHub.

Stereogum

EDM/Electronic, Folk, Hip-Hop, Lo-fi, Pop, R&B/Funk/Soul, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

stereogum

Stereogum is another well-known indie music blog. They don’t have clear submission guidelines on their site, but they don’t say you can’t submit music.

Preferred genres: EDM/Electronic, Folk, Hip-Hop, Lo-fi, Pop, R&B/Funk/Soul, Rock, Singer-songwriter

How to submit: you can try contacting the senior news editor, Chris DeVille, at [email protected] and CC [email protected].

Tonspion

EDM/Electronic, Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock

tonspion blog

Tonspion will share your music as a blog post or on a playlist. And they typically share pretty quickly after approval.

Preferred genres: EDM/Electronic, Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop

How to submit: they only accept submissions via SubmitHub.

When the Horn Blows

Folk, Pop, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

when the horn blows music blog

WTHB explicitly says no remixes or covers. Only original music.

Preferred genres: Pop, Rock, Folk, Singer-songwriter

How to submit: they only accept submissions via SubmitHub.

Wolf in a Suit

EDM/Electronic, Pop, Rock

wolf in a suit music blog

WIAS shares approved music in a blog post.

As is the case with most SubmitHub blogs, they respond to 100% of premium submissions. But they also respond to 85% of standard submissions.

Preferred genres: Pop, EDM/Electronic, Rock

How to submit: they only accept submissions via SubmitHub.

Your Music Radar

EDM/Electronic, Pop

your music radar

YMR is not just about sharing great music. They’re all about “championing artists, bands and DJs who we want to help get a leg up and get noticed…”

They seem to like dance-pop, remixes, and mashups.

Preferred genres: EDM/Electronic, Pop

How to submit: visit their submissions page and see which contact option is right for you. (Playlist inclusion, music review, interview request.)

Conclusion

Bookmark this post and use it when you’re ready to submit your music.

Remember, make sure your music is great, sounds professional, and is new or unreleased.

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