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Todays Music Blogs influence their readers to listen to new music. Record Labels and music fans use Music Blogs as filters for new music. If you are able to get your music on to one of the top music blogs below, it could bring you new fans to your shows and website. Also check out our advice article for how to approach bloggers to increase the chance of getting your music featured on their blog.

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Influential Music Blogs

Pitchfork

Pitchfork is an influential alternative/indie music blog.  

Brooklyn Vegan

Brooklyn Vegan is an influential alternative/indie music blog. A NYC-centric mostly music blog that focuses on reporting international music news, live show reviews, pictures, tour dates, gossip, tips, MP3's and videos.  

Gorilla vs. Bear

Location: Dallas, TX
Gorilla vs. Bear is an influential alternative/indie music blog. 

My Old Kentucky Blog

My Old Kentucky Blog (MOKB) is an influential alternative/indie music blog.  

Aquarium Drunkard

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Aquarium Drunkard is an influential alternative/indie music blog. Based out of Los Angles they have music news, reviews, MP3's & podcasts. 

Idolator

Idolator is an influential pop, rap and rock music blog. 

Stereogum

Stereogum is an influential alternative/indie music blog that features music news, bands, MP3's, trends and gossip for its online community. 

HearYa

Location: Chicago, IL
HearYa is an influential alternative/indie music blog.

I Guess I'm Floating

Location: Little Compton, RI 02837
i guess i'm floating is an influential alternative/indie music blog.  

You Ain't no Picasso

Location: Lexington, KY 40502
You Ain't No Picasso is an influential alternative/indie music blog. 

Chromewaves

Location: Toronto,
Chromewaves is an influential alternative/indie music blog. 

Fluxburg

Fluxburg is an influential alternative/indie music blog. 

Berkeley Place

Berkeley Place is an influential alternative/indie music blog.  

The Hype Machine

Location: Brooklyn, NY
The Hype Machine is an influential music blog aggregator that handpicks a set of music blogs and present what they discuss and lists MP3's, music news and more. 

Indie Rock Cafe

Indie Rock Cafe is an influential alternative/indie music blog. 

Obscure Sound

Location: New York, NY
Obscure Sound is an influential alternative/indie music blog that offers MP3's, band features, interviews and reviews.  

The World Forgot

The World Forgot is an influential alternative/indie music blog. 

The Modern Music

The Modern Music is an influential alternative/indie music blogs that features music news, reviews and MP3's of what they like to listen to.  

Largehearted Boy

Location: Brooklyn, NY 11215
Largehearted Boy is an influential alternative/indie music blog that features daily free and legal music downloads as well as news from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture.  

Big Ugly Yellow Couch

Big Ugly Yellow Couch is a group that hosts bands to play on their couch, where they further produce their performance and put it on the internet for others to enjoy. 

bradley's almanac

Location: Bosston, MA
Bradley's Almanac is a small Boston based blog that promotes alternative and indie music. The 'Nac releases legally obatined mp3 downloads. 

KEXP 90.3

Location: Seattle, WA
KEXP radio has transformed itself into a staple for indie musicians as they have positively promoted talented small bands through their station, online videos of session performances and of course their blog. 

Said the Gramophone

Said the Gramophone is an influential alternative/indie music blog based in Canada.  

The 9513

Location: Austin, TX 78715
The 9513 is a music blog devoted to reviewing and exposing readers of all the new artists emerging in the country music scene. 

We Like it Indie

Location: Austin, TX
Based out of Austin, We Like it Indie is a very active music blog, focussing on everything new in the indie music world.

WFMU Radio Blog

WFMU Radio Blog is an influential rock blog with active posts and mp3 downloads. 

Indie, Bikes & Beer

Location: Boston, MA
An influential music blog in Boston, Indie, Bikes & Beer focusses on indie music and all of it's subgenres with reviews, interviews, features and live video sessions. 

 

"Bands should blog on myspace or wordpress as fans want to know what you are doing and have a relationship with you plus it keeps them coming back to the site to see what's new. "

"Your band should be using the influence of music bloggers to get the attention of new music fans and promote your upcoming shows in that bloggers town. "

"Music Bloggers are filters for music labels who often read them to find new up and coming bands to sign. "

"Music Bloggers write about music they like. Before approaching them to write about you, make sure they like your style of music our it is a waste of everybody's time. "

"Music Bloggers get hundreds of emails a day from bands that want to get mentioned. Make sure your bands fits the style they like, personalize the email mentioning something in a past blog you liked, give an MP3 link, and mentioning you are coming thru their town with tour dates in the email may increase your chance of the blogger listening to your band. "

"In an attempt to get influential music bloggers to mention your band in future blogs, don't mail CD's to them as they prefer mp3 links. "

"Before submitting your MP3's to a music blogger make sure they like your style of music and personalize your email and refer to bands they like that sound like you to increase the chance they will review your music. "

 
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