Update (Jan. 10, 2017):
Important: All submissions must be MP3 links that end with .mp3 or include attached MP3s, and follow the guidelines below completely – no exceptions. We simply have to streamline this process to keep it manageable.
Go to the new submission page
If you or your band are interested in personalized band promotion to get word about your music to more people and increase your visibility, fan base, sales and numbers at your gigs, as well as other benefits, from a professional who knows how to do all that and more, please send an email to kate at indierockcafe.com with the email subject line “Artist & Band Promotion”.
If you are a writer and would like to contribute album reviews, write up features about bands and artists or contribute your own concert and other photos, we’d love to hear from you. Please send an email to kate (at) gmail (dotcom) with the Subject as RE: Contributing to IRC. This is a perfect way for your work to get exposure to tens of thousands of loyal readers and listeners.
We just want to say to thank you to so many of you for sending your music, regularly visiting the blog and in general making it possible to do what we do; maybe someday soon, this can become a real job rather than a hobby (this is a very ‘indie’ operation).
If that happens, the amount of coverage and cool indie things we can do will increase significantly. There’s still a lot of great music we have all never heard, or have yet to hear, and it’s our mission to bring as much of it to you as possible in an easy and concise way.
Help Spread the Word!
We appreciate your help in promoting the site on the web, sharing it with friends and whatever else you can think of. We don’t make any money doing this, so your volunteerism, if you will – like adding any post from IRC to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Stumbleupon, MySpace and linking to IRC from your own site, etc, is appreciated greatly. You’re participation helps give us the juice needed to keep up our faith that this is all worthwhile.
You can also help by adding links from IRC to your favorite social networking sites (like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, etc.) and signing up for the “Feed Me Indie” RSS feed and sharing the site with friends.
Starting as a hobby in 2006 to share music with friends, IRC has grown to a worldwide audience of thousands of people every day. In fact, daily traffic to this site has tripled from the winter of 2008/9 to the summer/fall of 2009, with over 100,000 unique visitors a month. Thanks especially to the thousands of regular, loyal readers who appreciate what we are trying to do, and hope to do in the future.
If you’d like to add a link to us, or just bookmark the site with your favorite bookmarker, please do. Each time someone does this, it spreads the love and makes us want to post more. 🙂
If you’re linking to a specific page, please use anchor text like “Animal Collective” or “Best New Indie”, depending on what the content is. That helps everyone out a lot!
To leave a comment for a posting or a general comment, click on a post on the IRC website and then click on the Comments link. No login is required to leave a comment, but is encouraged.
Thanks for your support!