Submit music to the Right Chord Music Blog & the RCM Indie Collective for FREE.
Complete the form below. With one FREE submission, we offer musicians multiple chances of support across Right Chord Music and our partners within the RCM Indie Collective.
Please note reviews on Right Chord Music cost £6, 100% goes to the writer. The members of the RCM Indie Collective are free to set their own prices.
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The RCM Indie Collective
The RCM Indie Collective is a group of like-minded independent music champions including. Indie record labels, Blogs, Playlisters, Podcasters, and DJs who have access to our submissions database.
This approach allows us to champion and support more incredible new music. Now one free submission to Right Chord Music gives you multiple chances of support across a variety of channels.
Discover the members of The RCM Indie Collective below. If you are interested in joining The RCM Indie Collective please get in touch here.
POCO POCO RECORDS
Poco Poco Records was formed in the UK in 2010 by musical duo The Daydream Club. The name 'Poco Poco' roughly translates to "Little Little Records". The label is deliberately eclectic covering indie-folk to electronic, ambient to neo-classical, and alt-pop to experimental jazz. Nothing is off the table as long as there is passion behind the tunes.
LOST IN THE NORDICS
We began as a SoundCloud in March 2015 that supported indie artists from around the world, but have since evolved into blogging, with no genre limits. If a lot of the artists we cover don’t ring a bell to you, it’s pretty normal. We like to introduce the world to up-and-coming talents, the ones to watch who are about to become your future next obsessions.
INDIE MUSIC WOMEN
Linda Garnett, the founder of Indie Music Women, delivers to women in the indie music industry the information and attention they need to propel the growth of their career.
The Indie Music Women website showcases in-depth interviews, music reviews, our Instagram featured artists, and the latest issue of our bi-weekly newsletter, 5 Must Reads for Musicians.
Indie Music Women’s Instagram account features an Artist of the Day which includes a short bio and the artist’s thoughts on what it means personally to be an indie music woman artist, and the artist’s latest single added to our Spotify playlist.
Every Thursday Linda spotlights women artists selected from the IMW Spotify playlist on her radio show which is aired on Mix Tape Radio International.
RATS ON THE RUN
Rats On The Run. Music Reviews. Reviewing from Here to Wherever.
Send your LPs, your EPs, your singles, your videos, let me know the new sounds that you're making.
Lover of noise in all of its forms, from garage fuzz to glitched out electronica.
Weekly features, monthly playlists, press and promo work available. And I promise I will listen to everything.
Tonitruale is an online publication revolving around music and fashion for people who have loud opinions.
It was created by Janset Yaşar and she assembled a team of more than 10 people all coming from different countries. Tonitruale has a rather laid-back tone where young people can unapologetically state their opinions. They aim to create a legitimate platform for young creatives. Their “Band Aid” column is specifically made to promote the music of their readers.
Unseen Plays began with a dream to build an online space where emerging artists and bands could get ahead with valuable and organic press. A blog built by artists for artists, we want to help bring the best unseen music to those that love it as much as we do. Exposing new music and helping good music get ahead is what we aim to do!
Bored City aims to provide music fans with the latest and greatest music, preferably from artists you’ve never heard of before. We provide streaming and/or downloadable audio in addition to accompanying write-ups. Most of our content is track-focused, with an option for listeners to hear more.
ECLECTIC EAR CANDY
Eclectic Ear Candy (EEC) showcases hidden talent in the music industry, typically in the indie/alt pop space, and is intended to diversify music interests.
EEC features 10 new releases (singles, EPs, or albums) and a throwback track each week, along with an artist of the month. The artist of the month earns an interview and written article from EEC, along with 3 featured songs, one song each week.
EEC also offers Instagram takeovers and opportunities to be included on exclusive playlists highlighting breakthrough talent.
Euphonixx is about positivity! Finding and featuring songs, albums, indie musicians or bands with a positive message that can get the audience, listeners, and fans through any moments they face throughout life.
Along with submissions on Right Chord Music’s platform we have our own pricing deals where 2/5 of the fee goes back into promoting the artist. Each approval receives an article on the Euphonixx website, social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and playlist placements on Spotify and SoundCloud Under Euphonixx Sonixx Blast.
Up&Coming is a music blog dedicated to celebrating up and coming and independent artists from around the world!
Discover emerging artists and must add tracks for all your playlists by exploring all our music content. We feature in-depth interviews, music reviews, live reviews and curated playlists. We also have our own podcast where we chat with different up and coming artists about their life, music and inspirations and share some of their best tracks.
Frequently Asked Questions
How big is Right Chord Music?
Last year Right Chord Music and our partner blogs which make up the RCM Indie Collective published over 700 reviews, attracting over 100,000 page views from 181 different countries around the world. Right Chord Music is currently ranked 4th in Feedspot's Top 50 Indie Music Blogs and websites.
What is free and what do I pay for?
It's totally free to submit your music to Right Chord Music and our blog partners. You only pay if one of our writers agrees to review you and if you accept their offer to review you. You are under no obligation to accept. Reviews on Right Chord Music cost £6 while our partner blogs are free to set their own prices. Most charge between £7-£15 for a feature. Right Chord Music also offers artists a chance just to feature on their Instagram Feed without blog coverage.
Where is the Right Chord Music Blog?
We keep the submissions and the Blog on separate websites. You can visit the blog here.
What kind of music can I submit?
We accept music from any genre, but we only accept high-quality music. Any submissions containing demos or poorly recorded music, bad images, broken links, or missing a biography will immediately be removed by our editor. Remember we only review unsigned and independent music. So if you represent a major label artist, jog on.
When should I submit my music?
We recommend you submit your music a week before release day, that gives us time to listen and write. But don't worry, if your music is already out, it's fine to still submit it. After all, if we haven't heard it, it's still new music! Please note we only publish released music that is available on Spotify or Bandcamp as we like to embed the players to help drive streams and income.
Who visits the Right Chord Music Blog?
When your music features on the Right Chord Music blog we work hard to ensure people see it and hear it. After 10+ years of publishing our SEO is pretty good and our reviews normally appear on the first page of Google. Last year we attracted visitors from 181 different countries. (Top 5: UK, US, Germany, Canada and Australia).
What's the role of a music blog?
The primary role of a music blog is a credible, third-party endorsement. It’s your chance to say to the world – “look someone other than my Mum loves our music!” Turning listeners into fans takes time and typically people need to know your name before they listen to your music. We’ll shout your name from our socials and optimise our content for SEO, so if people search your name they will find positive affirmation about the quality of your music.
Where else is my content shared?
The content we share on the RCM Blog is also shared across our social media channels. You can find us @rightchordmusic on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Linkedin. Please note, not every review is shared across every channel.
How will I know if my music has been featured?
The writer will be in touch, and we will also tag you in social media posts, so you won't miss it.
How long does the review stay online?
How do I get on one of your Right Chord Music playlists?
If we love your music, we will add you. We don't charge you, this is purely an editorial decision. You can discover our playlists here.
How many people write for Right Chord Music?
We currently have between 20 and 30 freelance writers reviewing for Right Chord Music. In addition to our own team of writers, your submission can also be seen by the members of the RCM Indie Collective.
Can I write for you?
Maybe! Are you a good writer? If so, get in touch here.
What is the RCM Indie Collective?
A collection of like-minded new music blogs and champions that have access to our submissions database. This means with one free submission, you can pick up support across multiple channels, including blogs, Podcasts, playlists and radio. Discover a full list of our partner blogs at the bottom of our submissions page. If you run an indie music blog and would like to join the RCM Indie Collective, click here.
Who owns Right Chord Music?
Right Chord Music is independently owned. Founder Mark Knight has over 10 years of experience as an artist manager. Mark’s work with The Daydream Club was recognised with a nomination for Best Digital Campaign at The Music Ally Awards. (The only unsigned artist to be nominated) Mark has lectured on music marketing at MIDEM, Off The Record and Liverpool Sound City, written for The Guardian, Unsigned Guide, Reverbnation, Music Think Tank and judged the Music Week Awards.
Can Right Chord Music help promote my music beyond a blog post?
Alongside Right Chord Music we also run a music marketing agency for indie musicians. Major Labl provides PAYG management, consultancy, advice and training. Discover more here.
Can I just email you instead?
No! We moved away from email submissions because too much great music was getting lost in Mark's email. By using our online submissions form your music is seen and heard by over 20 writers and writers from our partner blogs. This means your chances of support have greatly improved.