Music Blogs That Want YOUR Music in 2024
Fear not. We've put together this musician's guide, containing info and links to all the influential sites and blogs who not only accept these emails - but welcome them.
But before you start emailing, here’s a quick word of warning. Never under any circumstances send a group email. It may save you time, but putting all these addresses into a BCC field and firing over a group email is definitely set to burn more bridges than it would build.
Spend some time looking at each site individually, see what sort of music they are into and try to 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. You know the drill.
Get started & submit music to blogs
A&R Factory is a popular music blog with a wide-ranging readership, including record label owners, publishers, radio stations, PR executives, managers and sync licensing firms from all over the globe.
HighClouds describes itself as the "Music Junkies' Holy Bible." Originally an online radio station, the site now focuses on album and EP reviews for emerging artists of all genres.
Reyt Good Magazine
RGM specialises in helping bands/artists develop through honest artist feedback and reviews. They produce original content every day and want to work with artists and bands to support their next release.
Sidekick Music is one of the leading playlist networks for trendy electronic music with a penchant for Indie & Nu Disco. Sidekick's mission is to craft a pedestal for artists and their music to stand out on.
The Hammarica network consists of over 40 dance music sites, each with their own sub-niche and unique editorial twist. Hammarica is dedicated to promoting acts with a story, levelling the playing field for electronic artists.
24 Hip-Hop is an online platform highlighting new hip-hop/contemporary music, videos and content daily. They cover remarkable artists and their music from the fast-growing hip-hop Music industry around the globe.
Urban Vault sources the best of multi-genre underground music, events, apparel, and interviews from around the world. Urban Vault is updated consistently with fresh and relevant content.
Kings of A&R
Kings of A&R is a one-stop shop for information about new music trends and finding new music. The site accepts music submissions from all types of bands and artists.
Plastic Mag covers all the latest new music and is always open to your track submissions - providing useful feedback too.
The Pit London
The Pit London is the perfect place to submit your new independent music to. Started by childhood friends, Tramell “Darkstepper” Mugarura and Alfred Afari, TPL shares a passion for all things home-grown music.
Tips for submitting your music to blogs
Now you've got a big old list of blogs to submit your music to, it's time to make sure you're presenting yourself - and your tracks - in the best way possible. Here's some of our top tips to get into the ears of more listeners and submit to music blogs.
Target the right blogs
As we mentioned at the start, choosing blogs that feature similar genres and tracks to your own is the way to go here. Avoid sending out loads of generic emails to a large number of blogs, as it may annoy potential listeners. Instead, target your submissions to those most likely to pick up your sound and style.
Follow ALL guidelines
Pay close attention to submission guidelines provided by any blogs you're submitting to. Ignoring guidelines only makes things more difficult for yourself and leaves more chance of your release being overlooked. Guidelines can normally be found on blog submission pages.
Use the correct contact details
Locate the contact details of the person responsible for submissions. Address your email to them specifically, demonstrating that you've taken the time to learn about the blog and show your genuine interest.
Keep things clear and concise
Include an artist bio that highlights key aspects of yourself and your music. Make it interesting enough to catch the blogger's attention, but avoid sending an essay or overwhelming them with a wall of text. Consider the busy schedules of the recipients.
Provide easy access to your music
Last but by no means least, make sure to include clear links to your music and social media accounts. This should go without saying, but the easier and more accessible your music, the better chance you have of gaining more coverage and being shared across music blogs.
Since you're in the swing of filling out submissions, why not continue this and send off some applications for relevant Music Funding Opportunities or even Festival & Performance Opportunities too? These applications could lead to you hitting it big and landing a big stage slot or funding bursary that can elevate your music to the next level. Go for it!
Want to get your music featured on a Ditto Music Spotify Playlist?
Anyone can submit their music for the chance to be included on our fast-growing Spotify playlists.
SUBMIT YOUR MUSIC HERE
Want the latest Unsigned Advice?
Subscribe to our mailing list to get tips, tricks and hacks straight to your inbox!