Music Blogs That Want Your Music
Guest Post from Ditto
Getting your music heard is hard. Getting your music heard by the right people is even harder. You hear so many blogs, journalists and other industry big names complaining about unsolicited PR emails from bands, so its difficult to know where to tread. This is why we have set up this blog post, containing info and links to all the influential sites and blogs who not only accept these emails but welcome them.
Just a word of warning, though before you get emailing. Never, under any circumstances send a group email. I know it saves time, but putting all these addresses into a BCC field and firing over a group email would burn more bridges than it would build. Spend some time looking at each site, see what sort of music they are into and try and relate. If you are a sensitive singer songwriter crooning over an acoustic guitar, don’t contact a Hip-hop blog. Find them on twitter, look at their recent articles, and try and find common ground between them and your music.
Below is a list of blogs that are accepting submissions.
Aurgasm is a must-stop destination for passionate music lovers around the world.
Aquarium Drunkard is an audio blog with reviews, interviews, features, mp3 samples and sessions. It covers contemporary sounds with vintage garage, psych, folk, country, soul, funk, r&b and everything that falls in between.
BIRP is a playlist aggregator and blog devoted to new music as well as act as a hub for a growing community of people that love to share and talk about music.
Consequence Of Sound
Consequence Of Sound is a Chicago publication that's the missing link between mainsteam pop culture and the underground
Country Fried Rock
Country Fried Rockis a one-hour, weekly radio road trip that features some of the most exciting off-the-radar artists talking about, and playing, the music that moves them.
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound have everything to keep you up to date with reviews, music news and community posts.
FACT has built up a reputation for featuring some of the biggest breaking artists. They have offices in the UK, US and Australia and their own online TV channel!
Gorilla VS Bear
Gorilla vs. Bear writes about relevant artists of the day, with no particular genre-specific focus.
HearYa is an indie music blog that gives indie music enthusiasts a destination to cut through the clutter when discovering new music. They’re a community of fans that want to see the music they love reach the ears of new friends and survive.
Indie Music Filter
Indie Music Filter is Toronto-based music blog finding the best new music available on the internet.
Indie Music Shuffle is a diverse group of people excited about sharing music. They don’t write bad reviews, so everything you read about is something they like and believe is worth checking out
King of A&R
Kings of A&R is a one-stop shop for information about new music trends and finding new music.
Knox Road is your music fix, and sometimes more. Support what you like. It's pretty simple, really.
The latest news and gossip from around the metal world, mainly for metal videos. Also has the feature to upload your own videos.
Music Emissions was created to present one person's critical thinking on independent music.
The Music Ninja
The Music Ninja is a multi-genre music discovery site based in the deep, dark and melodic shadows of the internet.
Above all, ninebullets.net is about music; recorded music, live shows, music documentaries, musical news and the occasional reality television show or update/rant about my favorite sports team. While no genre is off limits, we tend to write about country, rock, blues, metal, folk, bluegrass and all the hyphenated sub-genres that may fall under those labels.
Pigeons & Planes
Pigeons & Planes is the one place you can go for all new music, whatever genre from anywhere in the world.
Potholes In My Blog
Potholes In My Blog is an award-winning hip-hop blog based in Phoenix, AZ, and “your lifeline to good ass music” as they say.
The Line Of Best Fit
The Line Of Best Fit champion new music that they love and for their efforts were awarded most influential music blog in the UK in 2014.
If anyone has any more suggestions, feel free to post in the comment section below!