We know most of our readership is comprised of musicians and music-hounds. The best way to expand your listener base is to get your music out there to as many ears as you can. Music blogs and publications help get your music to new audiences so we’re going to regularly feature music blogs that accept unsolicited submissions – like us! As we see it, the best way to get Arizona on the national music map is to help our local bands reach new fans beyond our dusty reaches.
Just remember: be bold, be polite, always read submissions guidelines, and always show support for the sites that cover you by sharing posts and articles!
The folks behind Tiny Mix Tapes claim to cover ” every single style of music in existence.” That’s a bold statement and a motto that we also try to embody here at YabYum. That means they just might have interest in your ambient chillwave or witch disco or coffee pop or whatever obscure genre you might be mixing up in your musical endeavors.
This music blog based out of Virginia covers bands from all over that fly under the radar. Album reviews, interviews, film, and a whole lot more graces the digital pages of this zine. Make sure you properly peruse their contact page to reach out to the right editor for your submission.
EARMILK promises all milk, no duds, so it’s no surprise that only four of every 1,600 actually get coverage through the site according to their submission’s page. Don’t let that deter you. If you think you’re music is worth that big break, go for it! They only accept submissions through SubmitHub – if you’re unfamiliar, get acquainted!
The A.V. Club covers quite a bit of the audio-visual spectrum from film to literature to, of course, music. A sister publication of The Onion, but don’t let that association confuse you. These are different enterprises. The A.V. Club receives a lot of submissions so they offer fair warning that your submission will probably be passed over. Be brave and mail (yes, mail) your album to The A.V. Club (730 N. Franklin St., 7th floor, Chicago, IL 60654).
Cruel Rhythm provides Tumblr with some serious music by posting links to streaming sites and music videos. If you’re band is deemed worthy, you could land on this popular page. Once again, this website accepts submissions through SubmitHub so get on that party train.
COTMA is the official music blog of ASU’s Blaze Radio but they aren’t solely restricted to Arizona musicians. Just today I learned about an Cumbia/electro-pop act from the blog. Additionally, they offer live show reviews, concert guides, and more.
Echo Cloud offers coverage of Arizona music so all you local bands should already have this one on your radar. Management of the site recently changed hands so we’re hoping to see renewed vigor for this local rag.
All you musicians who matriculated to sunny Los Angeles should have buzzbands.la bookmarked on your web browser. Kevin Bronson, the man behind the blog, also hosts a couple local radio shows as an added bonus for all you music lovers. Make sure you check out the submissions guidelines before sending in your songs or videos.