The Best Music Websites
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3hive — 3hive is a growing jukebox of music we like.
A Life of Music.Rocks- New Indie, Alternative and Punk Music, as well as upcoming Music Events.
Abduction Radiation- A finely curated selection of music, from new releases to gems of the past.
Addicted- Our writers pen the best in habit-forming articles from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, New York, and Los Angeles.
Acid Stag- We’ve got all the music you need to hear.
ADHOC- AdHoc is a Brooklyn-based concert promoter and publication built by a community of music lovers with a shared ethos: that of building the world you want to see using the materials at your disposal. We produce hundreds of events annually while documenting the changing shape of underground music through our website and print zine.
American Songwriter — News
Analog Giant- Videos and streams from new artists
Any Decent Music?- We review the reviews. You get the final word.
Aquarium Drunkard — Originating in 2005 and based in Los Angeles, Aquarium Drunkard is an eclectic audio journal focused on daily reviews, interviews, features, podcasts and sessions. Digging globally, AD bridges contemporary sounds with psych, jazz, avant-garde, folk, garage, funk and beyond. For heads, by heads.
Atwood Magazine- For the Love of Music
Audiotox- Fresh injections to your audio stash.
Backseat Mafia — new/old music & film, live sessions, reviews, guest mixes, playlists, interviews, gigs, releases, features, resident DJ mixes, totally cross genre
Beer for the Ear- I’m Steve. I’m 28. I work in Art as my day job.
Birp!- Hi, I’m Josh! I started BIRP.fm (Originally as Blalock’s Indie/Rock Playlist) in February of 2009 as a way to share my music discoveries.
Bleep — Independent and innovative music regardless of genre or format.
Bloodbuzzed- A blog about indie music, movie reviews, literature and other comments.
Blurt — Music Magazine
Bold as Love Magazine — Music & culture from the new black imagination.
Brighton Music Blog- The blog about bands from Brighton
Brooklyn Vegan — A music blog
Built on a Weak Spot- BOAWS started sometime around 2006 and has been around in some form or another since. I primarily write about the indie, noise, punk, shoegaze, side of things…however sporadic it may be.
buzzbands.la- Transmissions from the music aficionados at Buzz Bands LA.
Cereal and Sounds- the breakfast blog of champions.
Consequence of Sound- Reviews, interviews, features, editorials and more.
Cover Lay Down- Folk covers of familiar songs. Reimagined versions of folk songs.
Crumbler- (ARCHIVE) A listening journal, with music jokes.
Daytrotter- Indie videos and more from Paste Magazine
Desert Island Cloud — Supporting new music, whatever the genre. Good music comes in all flavours.
Disco Naivete’- A buzzblog focusing on internet pop. Read about your favorite new artists here or hear them on the radio in a year.
Discovery Music — Showcasing Scotland’s Finest Sounds
Dinked- Founded in 2018 by Drift, Piccadilly, Resident and Transmission. Four independent retailers coming together to form a new collective of like-minded shops.
Dork — Dork is a music magazine, website, online radio station, podcast and general nuisance. Down with boring.
Drag City-Our version of music. Guaranteed to satisfy the most tolerant listener.
Driven Far Off- ARCHIVE- Indie artist videos circa 2012
Earbuddy — Music website established in 2011 with a strong (but not exclusive) focus on independent music.
Earmilk- All milk, no duds
Ear to the Ground Music — Find new music!
Eclectic Music Lover — Favorite song lists, reviews, featured indie artists, and music commentary.
Elicit Magazine- An online music magazine based out of Buffalo, NY
Exclaim!- Canada’s authority on music, film and comedy.
Fame Magazine — Articles and videos of emerging UK artists
Fashionably Early- News, features, albums, videos and more
For the Love of Bands- Your go-to indie music blog to discover awesome new independent and emerging talent!
FV Music Blog — Music blogger. Singles/EP/album & interviews.
Gas Mask Magazine- Be Who You Are
Gig Goer — Online music magazine bringing you the latest from the music world. Discover new music and your next favourite band.
GoldFlakePaint — a curious music journal and blog, founded in 2010.
Gorilla Vs. Bear — a Texas-based music blog
God is in the TV- Independent music and culture zine based in the UK.
Grayowl Point- A blog about Canadian music.
Grimy Goods- Los Angeles’ premier music lifestyle blog. Woman owned & operated. Founded in 2008.
Hardly Art- Often referred to as Sub Pop’s “sister label,” Hardly Art is an offshoot of Sub Pop designed to spotlight emerging talent.
High Five For…- I blahg & share stuff I like to small crowds of internet
I Herat Moosiq (Mostly) An obsession with music, both recorded & live.
Impose Magazine- Independent
In Tune — When words fail, music speaks
Indie88- Toronto’s New Alternative. Launched on August 3rd, 2013, as Canada’s first indie music station, Indie88 provides a platform for emerging artists while paying homage to the classics that inspired them.
Indie Air- YouTube Channel
Indie Artist Go- Artist Marketing & Promotion Service Aggregator
Indie Central Music- ICM is the home for the latest indie and alternative rock and pop music!
Indie is not a Genre — indie music blog that doesn’t trust the hype
Indie Music Bus- For musicians, bands & music
Indie Music Filter- Toronto-based music blog showcasing the best new indie music. To the point track features, videos, reviews and streaming playlists.
Indie Music Interviews- 10 Questions is a fun way to get know some of the best independent artists and bands in today’s music scene.
Indie Music Plus- Founded in August, 2015, with the mission to become the “Home of the Indie Musician”.
Indie Obsessive- This blog is generally directed to indie music and more particularly to a concert obsessed audience.
Indie Pulse Magazine- A Journalistic and Music News Magazine Online, with great Reviews and Interviews.
Indie Rock Cafe- Best new indie rock music, songs, bands, album reviews and playlists
Indie Underground- Indie Underground brings Indie / Alternative Music Aboveground!
Indiemuck- Indie music blog created by 2 musicophiles from the Texas border.
Indietronica- a website dedicated to providing news and sounds from the music genre combining indie, electro, electronica, & pop with synths.
Infinite Volume Magazine- Online Source for All Things Music // Just Crank It.
Is This Music? — Independent Music from Northern Britain
It’s All Indie- Music Discovery Done Properly
It’s Indie and We Know it — UK based new music blog
IQ — IQ Magazine is the essential news resource for the international live music business.
Juno (blog) Music News in the UK
Kaput Magazine- Established in March of 2015 by Thomas Venker & Linus Volkmann
LA Record — Los Angeles’ Biggest Music Publication.
Largehearted Boy- a literature and music website that explores that spot in the venn diagram where the two arts overlap.
Lefuturewave- A Dutch based music blog and playlist curator. We share music from emerging and established artists.
Little Indie Blogs- A little blog about indie stuff from the UK thinking globally.
Mad Mackeral Music blog, Americana, Country, Folk, Garage, Indie, Psychedelia and more
MEL Magazine (ARCHIVE)- There’s no playbook for how to be a guy.
Mix it all Up- Portsmouth based independent music blog
MORIndie- YouTube Channel
My Old Kentucky Blog — I make things go boom.
Music Assent — Global music news
Music Authentic — a different music and art site
Music Industry Blog — On this blog you will find opinion and insight on the music industry’s often painful journey towards creating a new business around music.
Music is My Radar (ARCHIVE) — Manchester music blog
Music Machinery- Resources for musicians and bands
Music Matters — Home for independent, unsigned music
Music Savage A bunch of folks talking about music. Listening to music and seeing music.
Musikblog- German music blog
Neon Filler- Neon Filler was created in 2009 by Joe Lepper and Dorian Rogers. Since then it has grown to include articles by our wonderful bunch of contributors, regular Top 10 features and in 2011 we published our Top 100 Indie and Alternative Albums list.
Neon Music — UK Based music discovery blog
New Sound Generation UK — Independent liverpool music magazine, supporting local grassroot and national artists.
Noise Artists — We invite you to meet Noise Artists around the world who create Shoegaze, Post-rock and other beautifully textured music
NME (Music) — The world’s defining voice in music and pop culture:
Nordic Music Review — Music website featuring new Nordic indie releases.
NYCTaper- New York’s live music archivist
Oblivious Pop Pulling indie pop out of the oblivion
Obscure Sound-Obscure Sound is an indie music blog formed in 2006. Thanks for reading.
Oh My Rockness- NYC’s Handmade Indie Rock Concert Calendar.
One Song a Day — One A Day is the only music site in the whole wide world unconstrained by genre or era.
One Quart Magazine (Music) — A magazine based in Helsinki focusing on culture, art and politics (and music).
Ovrld- Austin music first
Pastel Wasteland- Our focus is on collaboration, producing unique original content and showcasing the world’s most exciting creative talent.
Pilerats — (indie bands) Just doing our thing to make sure the best music gets heard by the best people. Australian music blog
Pitchfork- The most trusted voice in music.
Please Pass the Indie- A highly selective music review blog. We give our audience objective, in-depth, quality music reviews of original songs in all genres.
Popped Music UK UK/NW based new music website
Portals- Portals is a community of writers, photographers, illustrators, and curators. It’s a place where artists are given care and depth of consideration regardless of the size of their following.
Purple Melon — LA via London
Raven Sings the Blues- RSTB is purely a labor of love that’s spent almost a decade mining corners of indie, psych, garage and experimental music for those lost gems that seem to fall between the cracks.
Record of the Day — In Tune, Informed, Indispensible
Rock the Pigeon- Arts. Culture. News. Community
Scene Point Blank Punk, hardcore, indie & alternative music webzine — news, reviews, interviews, streams, features and more! Publishing since 2003.
Scientists of Sound Hi, I’m Matt. I write Scientists of Sound blog. Updates of the Indie, Synth, Pop variety.
She Bops- Top 20 music blog exclusively covering women in music.
Shoegaze Blog — Punk per gente introversa.
Sodwee Purveyors of Street-Credibility in the music industry since 2006. Based out of Paris, France.
So Young Magazine — A fully illustrated new music magazine
Some Kind of Wonderful- new music + music biz chatter
Sound Good to Me Too We’re a music blog (sorta, like… y’know). See what we’ve discovered today!
Spill Magazine — Toronto based online publication focused on the local independent music scene.
SPIN — Alternative music and culture since 1985
Stamp The Wax — The In Sound From Way Out
Static Dive — The best new indie, everywhere
Stepkid- An online literary magazine that provides thoughtful, imaginative and sometimes humorous commentary on society and culture. We also publish poetry, reviews and short stories.
Stereofox — Music discovery
Stereogum- New music
Stereo Stickman- Independent Music is Alive & Thriving — Be Part of it — Your Music, Your Move.
Still in Rock Brooklyn / Amsterdam-based webzine: garage rock, slacker, post-skate, surf & more!!!
Swell Tone- Swell musical gems
Swim into the Sound- Words on Music and Life
Sync.- Alt/Indie/Dance/Pop music blog. Hype Machine-indexed.
Test Pressing — From Balearic Beats to high-end design
That Grape Juice — UK music website leaning more pop
The Alternative — The best music site
The Bops Collective- The Bops Collective is an arts publication dedicated to shine a spotlight upon those in pursuit of creative endeavors.
The Blue Walrus- Music blogger, unicorn hunter.
The Burning Ear — Music & Art. Every day.
The Daily Listening — No-nonsense music site dedicated to cultivating a community of music enthusiasts.
The Fader- Look Ahead
The Grey Estates A music blog from Pittsburg
The Indie Sound- Archive: The Indie Sound is a collective of dedicated music writers that aim to shine the spotlight on artists big and small, both locally and worldwide.
The Line of Best Fit- The UK’s biggest new music discovery website
The Music — Australia. the music. the lifestyle. the fashion. the art. the culture. you.
The Music Manual UK — award nominated music blog from Liverpool
The Music Mermaid — Online music publication bringing you your new favorite music
The Music Ninja a multi-genre music discovery site based out of the deep, dark and melodic shadows of the internet.
The Other Side Reviews — Award-winning independent music blog
The Playground — Music reviews from UK record label
The Quietus- Europe’s largest independent music & culture website.
The Reviews are in — Your home for music news, reviews, interviews, contests and more!
The Revue- We are not music snobs. We prefer music connoisseurs.
The Scenestar Los Angeles’ #1 independent source for music news, contests, secret shows, presales, local concert calendar, set times, & more since 2006.
The Sonic Mosquito Soup — Archiving underground, punk and obscure records.
The Skinny (UK) — Independent. Cultural. Journalism
The Static Dive- The Static Dive is a music blog featuring independent artists of all genres from around the globe.
The Waster- Made in New York
The WonderWhy -A music blog and vlog that puts the focus onto an artist or band’s lyrics
The Zine UK- It lights fuses
This Song is Sick- the electronic / hip hop tastemaker website
Three Imaginary Girls- Three Imaginary Girls is a Seattle-based website that showcases the great music of the Northwest and beyond to music lovers worldwide, since 2002.
Tiny Mix Tapes- Tiny Mix Tapes is an online music and film magazine with news, reviews, features, and hot replica watches.
Tone Def Sound- Artist reviews, interviews and more
Top Shelf Records — Words
Turntable Kitchen- Turntable Kitchen is a site connecting food and music, born in a foggy Inner Sunset, San Francisco apartment and now based in Seattle.
Turtle Tempo UK- Live Events Promoter | Indie Music Webzine
Two Story Melody- Every song has two stories — one that’s written and one that’s heard.
Upset Magazine — UK based. Disrupt the noise. Upset is a rock music magazine, in print and online.
Upstream Indie- Upstream Indie is an online music blog highlighting the latest from up-and-coming independent artists and creators across genres.
Under the Radar Magazine- Under the Radar is an indie music magazine that prints four issues a year, is distributed across North America and internationally, and bills itself as “The solution to music pollution.”
Various Small Flames- The artist(s) formerly known as Wake The Deaf.
Vulture — Devouring culture.
We all want someone to shout for — You can expect to find coverage on all the best and latest in the music world. Genres don’t exist here. Only good music.
We Plug Good Music- Media + Publishing // Digital PR + Publicity
When the Horn Blows- A friendly music website with an ever-expanding, global list of PR, musician and label contacts.
Wolf in a Suit- Indie music videos
Words for Music- Birmingham Based Music Blog covering music from everywhere.
ZS Noize — an independent international consortium of opinionated music lovers founded in 2014 and run by Mark Millar. XS Noize popularity among music lovers has grown rapidly since its inception.
Xune Mag- Music news, reviews, videos and more.
Your Roman Features- A blog that once had grander ambitions. still drifting through the ether.
Cutting edge electronic music news, videos and features.
Attack Magazine — Dance music production and culture
Audiodrums — Electric Pop and House
BoilerRoomTV — watch — listen — dance
Daily Beat — Music, news, events, lifestyle
Dance Music NW — Dance Music NW is everything Northwest nightlife: breaking news, music, editorials, events, contests, & club listings — all in one place
Data Transmission — the online dance & electronic music authority…
Deep House Amsterdam — Broadcasting from the heart of Amsterdam since 2012
DJ Mag — Living and Breathing Dance Music since 1991.
EDM.com — the definitive voice of electronic dance music.
EDM Sauce — your #1 source for Electronic Dance Music
EDMTunes — The content you want. The tunes you need.
EDM Identity- EDM Identity strives to provide quality content about electronic dance music and the culture that surrounds it in the US and abroad.
EKM — Since 2009
Electro Jams — We are an electronic music blog who promotes dubstep and more
Electronic Beats — The sound and style of beat driven culture
FAZEmag -Das elektronische Musikmagazin
Dummy Mag — DUMMY is an evolving online and IRL platform discovering and supporting visionary artists from across the globe.
Inverted Audio — London/Berlin-based online magazine, launched in 2008
Magnetic Magazine — focuses on the cutting edge and is the perfect intersection of electronic, indie, and hip-hop.
Minimal Freaks — Top 100 lists, reviews and more
Mixing-DJ — DJ culture
MixMag — Dance music + club culture
Pilerats (electronic) Australian music website
Purple Sneakers — Australian Club music blog
Rave Culture — Amsterdam rave blog
Raver Rafting — We are the Scene
Resident Advisor — Front left since 2001.
r/electronicmusic — reddit
Robot Dance Music — Since 2007
Run the Trap — Welcome to A NEW ORDER FOR UNDERGROUND CULTURE
Smash the Club — DJ Mixes, Edits, Remixes, etc
Stoney Roads — Nightlife Culture
Synthtopia — Talking about electronic music and technology
That Drop — shining light on artists, music, and festivals across the globe. good vibes only.
The Untz — A website for fans of electronic music. Bringing fans music from artists across the spectrum and spotlighting the best in underground bass
this song is sick — the electronic / hip hop tastemaker website
this song slaps — Bringing Bass to Your Face
Traxsource — Never miss a beat!
Tropical Bass — Magazine for Tropical Bass music and culture — Global Bass and World Ghetto Funk
We Rave You — one of the most prominent and reputable networks in the electronic music industry
When We Dip — Online Music Magazine — Montreal / Dublin / Berlin
The best rap music blogs and websites covering new rappers, groups and the business of hip hop.
2DopeBoyz — In the middle we stay calm, we just drop bombs.
24Hip-Hop — The #1 source for the hottest hip-hop songs, mixtapes, videos & news
AllHipHop — We Are Hip-Hop Culture and Information.
BallerStatus — Lifestyle, Culture & News
BeatRoute — BeatRoute is a global lifestyle digital media company rooted in storytelling through the lens of a music fan.
BlackoutHipHop — fully dedicated to Real Hip-Hop & Classic RAP Material
Central Sauce — Global creative collective making content for the Stans.
Complex — Making Culture Pop.
DesiHipHop — Empowering a new generation of South Asian urban youth
DJ Booth — Exclusive interviews, discovery content, and artist education
Dummy Mag (rap) New artists, videos, playlists
Earmilk — Leaning underground
Fader- Look ahead.
FakeShoreDrive- Chicago Hip Hop
Genius — Music Intelligence
Hip Hop All Around — HipHop’s #1 Media Site!
HipHopDX- Internet’s #1 Source for Hip Hop News, Interviews, Music & Reviews
HipHopOnDeck — #1 Media Site for Urban Culture, Undiscovered Talent, Daily News Blogs, Mixtape
HipHopPush — Indie rap
HipHopSince87- Philly Flavor
Hip-HopVibe — Urban media giant providing the latest. For submissions or contact email email@example.com
HipHopWired — The premier destination for Hip-Hop music & entertainment, from a very politically aware perspective, for the culture.
Hot97- New York’s legendary radio station website
HotNewHipHop — The #1 source for the hottest hip-hop songs, mixtapes, videos & news!!
HypeBeast — Hip Hop music and culture
HypeMagazine — (How You Perceive Everything) It’s Not Just A Magazine, It’s A Brand
IndieHipHop — We Promote Indie Hip Hop!
LA on Lock — Los Angeles rap music scene
MRCNNLIVE — Underground Hip Hop Culture Worldwide
OnSmash — Videos, music, lifestyle
Pilerats (rap music) Australian music
Rap-Up.com — Exclusive hip-hop and R&B news delivered daily.
RapRadar — If It Happened In Hip-Hop, It’s Here.
Raptology — Rap Industry Overview
Rapzilla — Curating Christian & Hip-Hop Culture.
RespectMyRegion — RMR connects people to local culture and music across the world
SOHH — Popular Hip Hop forum
Stardom101Mag- ON THE RISE TO STARDOM
The BoomBox — Hip-Hop and R&B on Blast
TheSource — Leading Hip Hop Media Publication
Underground Underdogs — UU is an independent media platform dedicated to covering music and culture with a DIY ethos
WordisBond — Your alternative to mainstream boredom… Get to know us:
WorldStarHipHop — WorldStarHipHop.com is the premiere online hip hop destination.
XXL Magazine- Hip-Hop on a Higher Level
From Dancehall to Rocksteady and everything in between, find the best reggae music videos and industry news on these blogs and websites.
Better Must Come — Modern roots
Canadian Reggae World — The Canadian reggae defender
Caribbean Dance Radio — Only the best and latest in Reggae and Dancehall.
Dancecrasher UK — (Archive) DanceCrasher website and the Tighten Up Crew.
Dancehall Magazine — News magazine covering Jamaican dancehall and reggae music, the artistes, and culture.
Digestivo Reggae — En Espanol
Dub Vendor UK — sample new records
Jamaicans.com — Music
Jump Up Records (Chicago)
Reggae Around the World — we bring you the best music from Jamaica to Japan
Reggae Fraternity UK — the latest news, music, videos and info about the UK Reggae scene.
ReggaeMani — (Archive)
Reggae Showtime Radio — Reggae Showtime Radio Streaming 24/7 from TX/NJ.
Reggae Steady Ska — helps you find great ska music around the world
Reggae Report — archive w interviews & photos 1983–1998
ReggaeVibe — Strictly Positive Reggae Media
Reggaeville — World of Reggae in One Village
Roots Reggae Hub — Promoting Reggae Music Worldwide!
Trojan Records — playlists
United Reggae — Online magazine dedicated to reggae music created in October 2007 with the intention of offering an international platform of information
Urban Islandz — Dancehall | Reggae | Hip Hop | Music | Culture
VP Records — Artists
World A Reggae — Your favorite international Reggae Website.
YardHype — From Jamiaica
Blues & Roots Radio — Multi Award Winning Global Online Media Platform
Nashville Gab- We write about country music and make corny jokes.
Rocking Magpie — Americana, Blues, Folk, Alt and Country Reviews from a Bunch of Intrepid Music Lovers
Taste of Country- Country music served fresh daily.
Twangville — Because spoon-fed music sucks and twang is cheaper than therapy. Alt-Country, Americana, Indie, Rock, Folk & Blues. Est. 2005.
Battle of the Midwestern Housewives (Archive) More punk rock/hardcore than you can shake a proverbial stick at.
The Duff Guide — Steve Shafer/The Duff Guide to Ska
Rude Boy Train — Music for fans !!!
Skabook — Blog
Beatroute — Music
Rock & Roll
Classic Rock (Magazine) — The Last Great Rock’n’roll Magazine and the home of high voltage rock’n’roll.
Rock And Roll Garage — The home of the classics, b-sides and much more in rock n’ roll and heavy metal!
Ultimate Classic Rock — Ultimate Classic Rock explores the past, present and future of rock’s biggest legends.
Disposable America- a record label | true believers only | #1 in the world
Exit Stencil- New York/Cleveland
Exploding in Sound Records- A record label for the musically obsessed.
Lauren Records- California
Ghostly- Ghostly International is a music and art company supporting work of high quality, integrity, and individuality.
Longwell Records- November 2018 Longwell Records was voted runner up Best small Independent shop UK * we were very proud of this award and received it at the house of commons
Matador Records- 134 Grand Street New York, NY
Merge Records- Independent music since 1989.
Polyvinyl Records- We are proud that Polyvinyl is still a 100% independently owned and operated company.
Post Present Medium- Post Present Medium is a record label started and run by Dean Allen Spunt with the help of Roy Tatum. The label began in 2001 with the release of a 7” by Portland/Olympia band The Intima.
Remote Control — Australian record label
Slumberland Records- we operate entirely outside of the echo chamber of trends, fashion and phoney hipness. Slumberland bands are independent in the best way possible — making music devoid of bullshit and true to their own voices, regardless of current popular taste.
Sub Pop Records- We’re not the best, but we’re pretty good.
Western Vinyl- Austin, Texas record label
Best Vinyl Podcasts — A collection of podcasts about records and record collecting.
Village Voice (Music) — New and excellent archived articles
Louder — Together We’re Louder
Top Shelf Music Magazine — The people’s source for music news, reviews and videos.
DIY Blogs for Bands and Artists
RouteNote — The World of DIY
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