After all the time and effort you’ve spent making your own music, the last thing you want to deal with is spending even more time looking for places you can submit your music to.
Whether you’re simply looking to line up a few gigs or you want to share your music with the world, let us help save you some time. We’ve scoured the internet and found some great places where you can submit your music.
Working here everyday, we know our product well. GigFaster is the best way to book gigs and promote your music.
We have a huge database of contacts within the music industry, from venues and music blogs to music promoters and record labels.
With GigFaster, you’re not competing with other bands to get gigs like contests. We work with music across all genres, from metal to country. We actively work to get you connected.
There is no annual membership fee. You pay for credits to submit to record labels, venues and music blogs. We don’t share any revenue with these music organizations. So, any review you get is totally unbiased.
When you submit to venues you choose what you want to be paid. We actively work to get you connected with the industry professional you’re interested in, be it venue promoters, record labels or music reviewers on music blogs.
Cost: Free trial and then $24 per month
If you’re only interested in uploading and sharing your music, SoundCloud is a great option. The website is made for creators, listeners, and curators, and is a great home base for your digital music presence.
SoundCloud offers a limited basic plan that’s free with three hours of uploads, a mid-tier pro plan for $6/month with six hours of uploads, and an unlimited plan for $12/month. They also have a feature called SoundCloud Premier where you can monetize your music and distribute it elsewhere.
Even using the free plan, SoundCloud is one of the best places to submit your music.
Cost: Free, $6 per month mid-tier and $12 per month for unlimited
YouTube is one of the most well-known places for posting music. You can upload videos for free, and anyone can watch them for free. There aren’t any built-in promotion tools or industry connections here, but it’s a good place to start. The YouTube Creators Academy has several resources for helping you create a fully fleshed out artist page, and even has tips on making money with your music on YouTube.
Taxi is an independent A&R (artists and repertoire) company. TV, film, and music supervisors, along with music libraries and publishers, contact Taxi when they need music then they in turn pass along these requests to you. If you find a match, you then submit your music to Taxi for screening, and if they think it’s a good fit, they’ll submit it back to the person or label who sent the original requested the music.
They do have interesting opportunities, but they don’t actively promote you or try to get you connected with a label, promoter, or venue. Most submissions never make it to the industry contact requesting the music. To get signed up, they require you to pay a large annual fee – $299.95. Plus, you’ll have to pay an additional $5 per listing.
Cost: $299.99 per year plus $5 per submission
At SubmitHub you can submit your music to curators – which include music bloggers and some playlisters.
If they listen to your music you are charged a credit or multiple credits (varies) and the listener gets paid. Once listened to then you will get a response of approve or reject for your song. If interested, they’ll follow up with you and let you know how they’ll share or promote it.
Getting your music in front of anyone at SubmitHub requires credits, either standard or premium. Curators ask for differing amounts of credits to review your music,, which can add up quickly. Standard credits are free, but premium ones cost. You can get five for $6 or as many as 100 for $80.
It’s not the best route to go if you’re looking for honest feedback since everyone is paid for reviews.
Cost: Varies (100 premium credits for $80)
SonicBids is a good option for artists primarily interested in booking gigs, paying for an EPK, or networking with other musicians. They have a large network of promoters and booking agents that they can connect you with, although you are competing against all of the other SonicBids artists.
Their basic plan is free, but also extremely limited. With it, you can create an EPK but you have limited media uploads and messaging options. There is a slightly more generous plan for $5/month that’s also EPK-centric, but you still can’t apply for SonicBids gigs with it. Since SonicBids centers around booking gigs, in order to really get your money’s worth with them, you’ll need to sign up for their GigSeeker Pro plan, which is $19.99/month. It gives you everything you’d get with the mid-tier plan, except you can apply for gigs.
Cost: Free (limited), $5 per month plus submission costs, $19.99 per month plus submissions costs.
Best Places To Submit Your Music Conclusion
As you can see, there are a lot of options for submitting and posting your music online, and even getting it promoted through unique means.
Ultimately, it comes down to your budget, how much work you’re willing to do yourself, and how much time you have. But putting in the effort often pays off, so find a concept you like and submit your music today.
How GigFaster Can Help
We understand — making great music is your passion. Once you’ve mastered music production, it becomes all about getting your music out there and sharing it with the world. However, trying to promote your music, find a label, or even just finding a place to play a gig can be daunting.
With GigFaster, you can get help booking gigs and promoting your music. GigFaster’s database has thousands of contacts across over one hundred music genres, making it easy for you to get connected with a venue or promoter. We have low monthly rates and even offer a free trial. Start yours today.