• Amit Sher

7 Tips on How To Submit Your Music To Blogs

Music blogs are a great way to get your music exposed and listened to by new audiences. Find out below our 7 best tips on how to get your music onto music blogs


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How To Submit Your Music To Music Blogs


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  • So how do you get your submission to stand out from the rest and get your music heard by bloggers?

  • Find and create a list of music blogs based on your music genre

  • Put together your press kit

  • Create an email template

  • Research blog contact details and submission guidelines for each blog

  • Use a music submission platform

  • Proofread your email and make sure your links work

  • Send submissions and follow up!


In the past decade, music blogs have had a major positive impact toward indie music artists trying to promote their music. The music bloggers have given up and coming artists a platform to submit their music and allow their songs to get heard by new audiences and get a professional written review.


Popular music blogs on the music industry, receive large numbers of daily submissions, which has led to the unfortunate reality that most music submissions will not even be looked at as these bloggers cannot go through each and every submission as there is not enough time to do so.


So how do you get your submission to stand out from the rest and get your music heard by bloggers?


The music submissions taken for consideration are the ones that are eye-catching and grasp the bloggers attention instantly. This is why it is imperative that you creatively tailor all the components of your submission, so that you will be able to stand out from the rest of the submissions. The more effort you put into these components, the more it will pay off in the long run as you want your new hit song to be heard!


There are a lot of elements that can gain the bloggers attention, such as your press release, single artwork or even a creative unique subject line to your email music submission.


No matter what music genre you fall under, there is without a doubt a blog out there that matches your genre. This also means that there are music lovers out there who would want to listen to your new tracks,

So you’re probably wondering, what are the steps to submit music to music blogs?

And which music blogs to submit to? We have compiled a list of 7 steps listed below;


1. Find and create a list of music blogs based on your music genre


You need to make certain that you are submitting your music to blogs that feature music from your music genre. Obviously, if you're making Hip hop music, you should search for Hip hop blogs, the same goes for different genres like electronic music, singer songwriter, indie rock etc...


There are loads of music blogs out there all featuring different kinds of music. You will need to do your research via Google and social media platforms in order to find music blogs that accept music submissions. Once you have compiled a list of music blogs, start filtering out and choosing the blogs you feel more confident about getting your song featured on. The more options you have, the better, as the more music blogs you will be featured on, the more exposure your music will receive. Your music will also gain new listeners, which can lead to your fan base becoming larger.


Also make sure you're submitting your music to music blog dedicated to music reviews from emerging artists and not music blogs that are into famous pop music news.



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2. Put together your press kit


Why is there a need for musicians to have an Electronic press kit (EPK) first off, it makes you look professional and that you are the real deal.


Writing a high quality press release will give you a competitive advantage to other musicians as bloggers will appreciate your attention to detail. If a blogger does not have a lot of time on their hands, your press release will provide them with enough basic information to know if they want to accept your submission and write about your music.

Your press kit should include the following components;

  • Biography and your music genre/style

  • Information about your new music release

  • Music links (Spotify, Soundcloud etc.)

  • Social Media links

  • Your official website link

  • Single/album artwork

  • At least 3 photos

  • At least 2 Videos (links):

  • Tour dates

  • Contact details (Very Important) E.g Email address

Having an EPK is the best way to show bloggers how serious you are as an artist and is an easy way for them to find out more about your music, if they are interested.


3. Create an email template

Creating an email template can help you in the long run when you start submitting your music to music blogs. You will need to personalize each of the emails you send, but by creating an email template, you will save yourself loads of time as you won't have to create emails from scratch each and every time you want to submit your song via email.


Research email templates for music blog submissions just to give you an idea of what would be the best way to approach bloggers. Even though personalizing each email can be tiresome, it will show bloggers that you took the time and made the effort to write a personal message to them. This will help you stand out from the rest. Try to refrain from sending generic emails all at once, without any personal information of the blogger included in the message. This will not give you the results you want.



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4. Research blog contact details and submission guidelines for each blog


When you have compiled a list of the music blogs you want to submit your songs to, you should research and find the contact details of the blog editors on their official website. Even though many music blogs have a music submission form on their website, it is still a good idea to find the contact details of the blog editor, so when you do send a submission email, you can address it to the editors name, such as “ Dear James Brown” and not to a generic name such as “ Dear blog editor”.


Each blog is unique in its own way, hence why each blog has their own submission guidelines which you need to follow. They provide you with detailed instructions on what to do in order to be considered as a submission. If you choose not to follow these guidelines provided, chances are that your submission will be ignored. Many musicians make the mistake of submitting their music to music blogs, but do not read or follow the necessary guidelines.


5. Use a music submission platform


The great thing about submitting music in today's day and age is that there are so many platforms and ways to promote your music and get the exposure your music needs.

Music submission platforms provide you with the chance to submit your songs to music curators around the world. One Submit, for example, is an online music submission platform that gives artists the opportunity to submit their music to Music blogs, as well as Spotify playlists, YouTube channels, Radio stations and more!


Once you have submitted your song, a blogger/ curator will listen and review your song, and if they like what they hear, they will add it to their respective music blog, playlist or channel.



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Use a music submission platform

6. Proofread your email and make sure your links work


If you have chosen the route of emailing your music submissions, you need to make sure that you have scanned and proofread your email by checking for any grammatical and or spelling errors prior to sending your submission.


You should also double check that all of your links to your music, social media and artwork are in working order. The last thing you would want is to email a well respected and popular music blog just to find out that the links in the email you sent were not functioning properly.


7. Send submissions and follow up!


Once everything is in place, you can start to submit your music to the music blogs you have chosen. If you have chosen to submit your music to blogs via email, website form or a music submission platform, just know there is no “right” way to submit your music. After submitting your music, don’t be shy to follow up with blog editors after some time has passed. This will show bloggers your overall eagerness to promote your music via their blog.


The reality is that hard work and dedication goes a long way. The more inspired and professional you are about producing music, the greater your rewards will be in the long run.


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Good luck!