Submit Music

We encourage talented and aspiring indie artists and bands to submit original music to Indie Rock Cafe, one of the longest-running, truly independent blogs highlighting indie and DIY artists and bands, and popular playlists, worldwide since 2008 to more than 12 million visitors as of autumn 2017.

Thousands of artists and bands have been featured on IRC over the years, providing many with their biggest audience their music has ever been exposed to, and for hundreds of artists, helping to open doors, pick up more press and expand their social media reach and influence.

We receive hundreds of submissions monthly. Due to the huge backlog, and the time it takes to go through them, many artists over the years have asked for a faster way to submit their music and get reviewed.

Therefore, we introduced the Express Review donation option. With Express Review donation to IRC, we will contact you directly to get more information for your posting. You are also at the same time donating to the indie cause by helping support us to support talented DIY artists and bands who get little attention.

If you have a new release, or one coming up soon, the Express Review is definitely your best bet to get featured.


IRC Music Media Services

For more than a decade we have worked with indie and DIY artists and bands on professional publicity, social media promotion, and branding campaigns. We also sort of accidentally created one of the most influential, and longest-running independent blogs on the web – Indie Rock Cafe.

Our day jobs involve working on artist and band publicity, social media (and other related disciplines like licensing and bookings to festivals), and with labels and festival promoters. In addition to the Express Review; Album Review; Social Media Boost, we’ve now added Consulting (as official service), and more affordable and laser-focused publicity and social media campaigns.

You can order any service below via our secure PayPal menu below. We will receive the order from PayPal right away and contact you directly via your PayPal email (unless otherwise indicated).


IRC Media Services
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Free Music Submission*

* We are unable to guarantee that we will reply to artists directly with free submission because we simply do not have the time