27 Best Music Blogs to Submit Your Music

Jacqueline Jax
9 min readAug 24, 2019

A curated list of influential music blogs that make it easier to submit your music. If your music is amazing, you’ll have a great chance at gaining more exposure through these music blogs.

Prepare a pitching email that includes brief basics and follow the instructions that these music blogs have written out precisely. It’s a lengthy process as you tackle each blog in the list but the rewards and benefits are worth it.

1. AVA Live Radio

Genre: Various Genres accepted

A music blog and radio broadcast currently ranked in the top 5% of shared radio broadcasts on Spotify Demand. This station is heard all around the world in 27 countries and features shows like Rock Rising, Groundbreaking Hip Hop, New Music Release Radar, Ambient Radio, Jazz Radio, Songwriters Showcase, Behind The Music interviews and Daily Jax Music Business news.. Started in 2005. It has become a well respected source of launching new music directly to music fans and industry for 2 decades. They also promote each artist on social media. Also when your music is accepted here, you typically get picked up by various other publications who they have close ties with like : Indie Music Spin, American Pride Magazine, 6ix magazine, and British Invasion Mag. You can easily submit your newest singles through their “Submit Music” page.

Official Website: www.avaliveradio.info

Submit Music: www.avaliveradio.info/airplay

Charge: Free to submit :
Required $25 submission fee for a music review by a qualified curator, Spotify playlist consideration, featured posts, social shares and radio opportunities.

Effective? : Very, effective. Excellent reputation among industry and artists. Artists report increase in social media followers, exposure and guaranteed radio and playlist rotation, you can see people commenting on the blog posts and social feeds : ** There is an actual feedback page on their site: www.avaliveradio.info/feedback

Are you ready to have your music playing across 15 broadcasts live?

2. Indie Music Spin

Genres: All Genres

An industry newsletter that delivers new music, videos and music news directly to subscribers. The traffic has over 20,000 hits a day and supports each posting on social media as well.

Official Website: www.indiemusicspin.com

Submit Music: http://indiemusicspin.com/submit-music/

Charge: Free to submit : Fees for a press release may apply, multiple social media posts, email newsletter and great google SEO results.

Effective? : Very effective with high google search results that have countable traffic to the pages. You can request page stats and see multiple social media posts about your music being circulated across an active social media following supported by other sites. Artists have reported this to be an effective way to launch music and many artists are seen using the site for every release.

3. New Music Release Radar

Reviews New Indie Music Only. A standard on everyones release list. Has a mailing list filled with industry people and fans of new music. Best to submit music 2 weeks before and up to 15 days after the release.

Official Website: https://www.newmusicreleaseradar.com

Charge: Value for $25 Submission fee (written review + page listing on their website + newsletter mailing)


Effective? : Yes. Has a high SEO score on blog posts and the website gets lots of traffic.3.

4. Indie Shuffle

Genres: “We like intricate indie rock and downtempo/house. Please no classic rock/commercial pop/soul/R&B or songs starting with “wah ooohhh ah ahhh.””

Indie Shuffle was founded in 2009 cover a diverse selection of genres. They only share positive reviews of the indie music that they feel is worthy and up to standard. They are sure to state that they don’t like auto-tune, don’t cover mixes, and generally steer clear of YouTube.

  • Indie Shuffle typically shares as blog post (88.0%), playlist (12.0%)
  • Based on recent approvals, they prefer Downtempo / Minimal Electronic, Instrumental, Bedroom / Lo-fi Pop, Indie Electro and Indie Rock.

Official Website: https://www.indieshuffle.com/

Charge: Free to submit : Upcharges can be expected:

Effective? : Some artists reported seeing some traffic from a release and playlist spot. Good soundcloud activity and twitter following. I like that I can quickly review music right on their site on one page.

5. Indie Music Filter

Genres: Indie

Indie Music Filter is a Toronto-based music blog. They feature videos, reviews and streaming playlists.They host the best new up and coming indie bands.

Official Website: https://indiemusicfilter.com/

Charge: Free to submit

Effective? The blog is curated personally so the submission process is very personal. You need to see what the curator is currently posting and make sure you fit with the mood of the blog at the time of submission. They have a good reputation for discovering new artists and I read their blog but very small social media following as of yet. I find the blog to be easy to read and industry friendly. I like that I can watch music video on the home page quickly.

6. Earmilk

Genres: Various Genres

A music discovery and news site with a solid following and ties to other blogs. It’s very difficult to get on the radar but sometimes you get lucky.

Official Website: www.earmilk.com

Submit Music: https://www.submithub.com/blog/earmilk

Charge: All submissions must be done through Submit hub which has fees to submit and is a tricky process.

Effective? Very effective if you can get a feature. Most features have a better shot through a PR firm with close ties to the site.

7. INDIE88

Genres: Indie

Indie88 is a Toronto-based blog and is Canada’s first indie music station. Artists can submit their music and get discovered as the blog does tons of reviews, previews, and features — all supporting indie musicians. like you. It has an Internet radio station that streams a carefully curated playlist of indie breakout artists. Indie88 provides a platform for emerging artists while paying homage to the classics that inspired them.

Official Website: https://indie88.com/

Submit Music: https://indie88.com/submit-your-music/

8. Xune Mag

Genres: Various Genres

Xune Mag love to feature new music and interviews from emerging artists. They set to uncover the best independent and emerging artists from across the world. It accepts submissions from bands and artists of just about every genre, offering emerging, unsigned musicians the opportunity to be reviewed, interviewed and added to playlists.

Official Website: https://xunemag.com/

Submit Music: https://xunemag.com/submit-music/

9. The Music Ninja

Genres: Various Genres

The Music Ninja is a multi-genre music discovery site steers music listeners away from ‘bad repetitive music’ towards more creative indie music goodness. The site creates playlists from new artist discoveries, and focuses on daily updates of genuine up and coming artists across all genres whose music truly deserves to be shared.

Official Website: http://www.themusicninja.com/

Submit Music: http://www.themusicninja.com/contact/

10. Aquarium Drunkard

Genres: Various Genres

Aquarium Drunkard originated in 2005 and based in Los Angeles. Its an eclectic audio journal focused on daily reviews, interviews, features, podcasts and sessions. They mainly cover contemporary sounds with psych, jazz, avant-garde, folk, garage, funk and many more.

Official Website: https://aquariumdrunkard.com/

Submit Music: https://aquariumdrunkard.com/contact/

11. Acid Stag

Genres: Electronic

Acid Stag is an Australian-based music news website that is dedicated to sharing the music. It’s also Australia’s leading Hype Machine listed site with over 3,800 followers. They mainly focus lectronica, electro, disco, house, groove, funk, soul, dance, electro-RnB, future-beat. The blog has Apple Music & Spotify playlists that feature some of the blog’s favorite music.

Official Website: https://acidstag.com

Submit Music: https://acidstag.com/about/

12. Electronica UK

Genres: electronic, experimental.

This awesome music blog likes ambient, experimental, electronic, downtempo things, nothing too commercial sounding. We aim to share some great tunes, from both established and underground artists, to help connect music to ears.

Official Website: https://electronica.org.uk/blog/njordlyd-dark-ride-repressed/

Submit Music: https://electronica.org.uk/submissions/

13. FACT

Genres: Various Genres

FACT was established in London in 2003 as a bi-monthly music and youth culture magazine and has been renowned for profiling future stars. They also features its own branded video content. They have managed to feature visual content that has been viewed over 30 million times thanks part to their flagship series Against The Clock. With over 150 episodes, Against The Clock has featured chart-topping rap producer Zaytoven, drum & bass legend Roni Size, Lady Gaga’s tour DJ Lady Starlight and Future producer Southside.

Official Website: https://www.factmag.com/

Submit Music: promos@factmag.com

14. AllMusic

Genres: Various Genres

AllMusic is a comprehensive database that has more than 3 million albums and 30 million songs. They do reviews of upcoming and classic albums including new releases. They offer ratings and picks of the recommended albums and songs within an artist’s discography or tracks on an album. They also offer sound samples and streaming links to listen to the music which are rated on a scale of 1 star to 5 stars. These new releases are also covered on Allmusic’s weekly newsletter.

Official Website: https://www.allmusic.com

Submit Music: https://www.allmusic.com/product-submissions

15. Audiotox

Genres: Hip Hop, Electronic, Pop, Indie, Rock, Singer-Songwriter, EDM, Dubstep, Alternative

Audiotox is a music blog that focuses on new music and current acts. You submit your music through Submit Hub and most artists can get their music featured if they give a good bio or EPK of their music. They also include interviews.

Official Website: http://www.audiotox.com

Submit Music: http://www.audiotox.com/submissions/

16. Abduction Radiation

Genres: Various Genres

Abduction Radiation is a an LA based music blog which showcases both independent and mainstream music, but with a focus on more underground artists and bands. There’s a Download section where you can download a free selection of SoundCloud music:

Official Website: http://abductionradiation.tumblr.com

Submit Music: https://www.submithub.com/blog/abduction-radiation

17. The Alternative

Genres: Various Genres

The Alternative publish great sounding music only music they find that truly sounds great. They do CD Reviews, Interviews, Spotify Playlists, Yearly Awards

Official Website: http://www.getalternative.com/

Submit Music: TheAltSubmissions@gmail.com.

18. Audio Drums

Genres: Electronic Pop, Dance Pop, Indie

Audio Drum focuses on rare and overlooked, music with an emphasis on electronic and indie genres. They also provide a forum to remix, produce and create electronic music.

Official Website: http://www.audiodrums.com

Submit Music: http://www.audiodrums.com/music-submissions/


Genres: Various Genres

HighClouds describes itself as the Music Junkies’ Holy Bible. They love new music and up and coming artists. It was originally an online radio station, but the site now focuses on album and EP reviews for emerging artists of all genres, turning the site into a real multimedia platform. They reviewing materials (albums, EP’s, videos, tracks) shared by new artists; but, also cover the releases of established ones as well, to some extent.

Official Website: http://www.highclouds.org/

Submit Music: http://www.highclouds.org/music-submissions/

20. Twangville

Various Genres: Alt-Country, Americana, Indie, Rock, Folk & Blues

Started in 2005, Twangville is a music blog featuring Alt-Country, Americana, Indie, Rock, Folk & Blues. The site also gives a voice to its readership, routinely featuring Daily Playlists, and “Readers’ Picks” for artists, albums and songs. They also do CD Reviews, Interviews, Podcasts

Official Website: https://twangville.com/

Submit Music: requests@twangville.com

21. Hearya

Genres: Indie

HearYa is an indie music blog that does interviews and cover sessions. They in addition to providing album reviews, South By Southwest coverage, and offering daily MP3 downloads.

Official Website: http://www.hearya.com/

Submit Music: hearyablog@yahoo.com

22. Indie Music Life

Genres: Indie

Indie Music Life is a curated online music archive which shuffles the song list every time the site loads. Every visit is a unique musical experience. It features a shuffled new music playlist each time the site loads. The site also accepts submission from unsigned band and artists. They also feature tailored experiences by following a tag, artist, or genre.

Official Website: http://www.indiemusic.life/

Submit Music: http://www.indiemusic.life/submissions/

23. EarMilk

Genres: Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Dance, Indie, Electronic, Experimental

Founded by Montrey Whittaker and Blake Edwards, Earmilk is an online music publication based out of the United States and Canada. They feature videos, exclusive posts, downloads, reviews, interview, mixtapes, and contests. They share musical tastes on the latest hits and underground discoveries across all musical genres.

Official Website: https://earmilk.com/

Submit Music: https://earmilk.com/submit-music/


Genres: Various Genres

Kings of A&R features the latest emerging artists. They have profiled artists including The Killers, The Fray, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Gotye, One Republic, Capital Cities, The Neighborhood, and Twenty One Pilots. The site accepts music submissions from all types of bands and artists.

Official Website: http://kingsofar.com/

Submit Music: Dean@Kingsofar.com

25. EQ Music Blog

Genres: Electronic Pop

EQ Music Blog was launched in 2005 as a pop and electronic new music blog featuring fresh, emerging artists. They have featured hundreds of music interviews with some of pop’s finest including Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Hurts, Erasure, Robyn, Scissor Sisters, Mika, Dido, Sia, New Kids on The Block, Imogen Heap, Steps, The Wanted, Backstreet Boys, Róisín Muphy, Sam Sparro, Martin Solveig and BT just to name a few.

Official Website: https://eqmusicblog.com/

Submit Music: eq@eqmusicblog.com

26. Roadie Music

Genres: All Genres

Music blog and playlist curator from Brazil. This curator offers terrific feedback in a range of music genre categories.

Official Website: https://roadie-music.com/don-drago-e-seu-bom-alternative-hip-hop-moderno-em-paradise/

27. A&R Factory

Genres: Various Genres

A&R Factory is a music blog that started in 2012. It has become a well respected artist and repertoire blog and has been nominated as one of the top ten blogs in the UK and top 100 worldwide. You can easily submit your demos through their “Submit Music” page:

Official Website: https://anrfactory.com

Submit Music: https://anrfactory.com/submit-demo

Charge: Free to submit :
Fees start at $25 for 1 posting

Effective? : They have a good reputation but very small social media following and no engagement.



Jacqueline Jax

Radio Host @AVALIVERADIO ❤️ Journalist ❤️ Top Music writer on Medium- Top 5% music podcasts on Spotify. You’ll find inspiration here.