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 15 million visitors.

Thousands of artists and bands have been featured on IRC during the past decade, providing many with their biggest audience exposure ever, and for some, helping to open doors to bigger things.

We receive hundreds of submissions monthly. Because of a 2-3 backlog of regular submission – with no guarantee by the time we get to your submission – many artists asked for a faster way.

Therefore, we now offer the Priority Express Review option.*

This means that your submission goes to the front of our submission backlog and receives priority review on our blog and social. With the priority option, you are also donating to the indie cause by helping support one of the longest-running and most influential DIY/indie blogs on the web.

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


* If we do not feel your music is right for our site, we will refund within three days.


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.


IRC Media Services
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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.

You can inquire about any service via the submission form.


Free Music Submission*

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