Our new series continues with 8 more publications you should check out and (maybe) submit to. Get your music (or art) out there!!
Impose is just one of those magazines you should probably know. Originally started as a print publication, Impose has grown into a daily online zine with its own record label. The run the gamut from music and art to humor, food, fashion, books, politics, and even sports.
This “handcrafted music blog” has been supporting the arts for more than a decade. The Owl Mag offers photos, album reviews, exclusive premieres, and features. Head to the “About Us” page and click on the Editors link to send in your submission or email the editorial staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every month, BIRP! compiles a playlist of 100 songs which streams (for free) from their site in addition to music reviews and articles. BIRP! not only provides a great way to discover new music, but a great way to find new fans if your band makes the cut. Make sure you check over their submissions information before you draft that email!
Indie Shuffle offers up a selection of hand-picked tracks for streaming from a range of genres from electro-pop to hip-hop and everything in between. They have quite the team of writers collected to find the best of the best from the inundation of submissions the site receives. Be brave and maybe you’ll end up on their playlists.
Bitch Media is an independent, feminist media organization that goes way beyond politics and activism (although they do cover that) to include art and music as well. In addition to maintaining a popular monthly magazine, their website offers additional offerings on a regular basis. For all you femmes, Bitch might be the outlet that connects with your work.
Lauren Rearick is the “blog queen” behind The Grey Estates. The site provides reviews, interviews, music videos, and even the occasional recipe. Additionally, The Grey Estates offers up some stellar seasonal compilations through Bandcamp if you want more musical goodness.
Based out of Cali, BoxSpeaker features “the latest tracks from up-and-coming artists, updates on already-established indie favorites, and throwbacks to old school nostalgia.” BoxSpeaker is a great spot to discover new music and read interviews with artists.
This Arizona-based, online zine features bands from the national circuit as well as local acts of note. Through Hear & Now Media, you can check out album and concert reviews, interviews, as well as featured singles and playlists. Keep in mind that they, like us, ask for advanced notice (like, a month) for album releases and events.