We love new music and up and coming artists, but we know that this is not always easy to be seen on the blogosphere. At HighClouds, we receive hundreds of emails every day, so we don’t always have the time to answer or consider everybody. As a consequence, we decided to centralize all music submissions via 2 platforms that each present advantages for artists and bloggers alike!
Music Submission: If you wanna send us a video or a track, please use SubmitHub.
It’s a platform that was created by Jason Grishkoff from Indie Shuffle. Basically, it’s a place where you can find labels, influential blogs, music-sharing YouTube channels, etc., all in one location. Directly submitting your song to your selected tastemaker-targets is super easy, and you’ll receive an answer in no more than 48 hours, with at least 10 words of feedback. If you want to have more information about SubmitHub, you should check on this article. Be aware that we close our Submithub profile during the weekend. Please consider that we shut down our Submithub during weekends so if you can’t send your music to us, try one or days later!
Music Submission: Do you wanna submit a whole EP or LP? Reach us on HumanHuman.
This platform enables you to submit your music to a community of tastemakers, consisting of music bloggers, A&Rs, radio professionals, festival organizers, and more. Here, you’ll receive even more extensive and personal feedback on your projects, regardless of whether or not it is chosen to be featured!
Once a week, we randomly pick a full EP/LP we received from HumanHuman, and ask one of our writers to review it! That way, still-emerging artists who have worked hard on their music can get the extended feedback and proper review that any musician deserves. It also means that your project will appear on top of our main page for at least 5 days! Keep in mind though, this may not mean we necessarily love your project. As we wrote it earlier, we randomly select one. Our main goal here is to provide an opportunity to gain some attention!
Why isn’t it free?
At HighClouds, we pay our writers. We think that the music business should be fair for everyone and, in the same way we respect the work of all the artists whose music we come across, we believe that the people who write about the music also deserve to be compensated. Don’t get us wrong: by paying 50 cents, you don’t make anyone rich! Nevertheless, this act is symbolic: it proves that the writers are deserving and you give some consideration to their work, just like they are doing with yours.
We’re actually not the only ones starving for music submissions! That’s why you should check out this Ditto Music‘s post: Music Blogs That Want YOUR Music! You’ll find good tips on blogs and other publications who are happy to accept outside submissions.