The Best Music Websites

A curated list of the best music websites and blogs

Erik Blakkestad
Published in
22 min readAug 11, 2020


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3hive — 3hive is a growing jukebox of music we like.

A Closer ListenA home for Instrumental and experimental music

AlfitudeDiscover new music and unsigned talent

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

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

Backseat Mafianew/old music & film, live sessions, reviews, guest mixes, playlists, interviews, gigs, releases, features, resident DJ mixes, totally cross genre

Birp!- Hi, I’m Josh! I started (Originally as Blalock’s Indie/Rock Playlist) in February of 2009 as a way to share my music discoveries.

Black Plastic UK — alternative music blog

BleepIndependent and innovative music regardless of genre or format.

Blinded by the FloodlightsIndie and alternative new music reviews, features & opinion.

Bloodbuzzed- A blog about indie music, movie reviews, literature and other comments.

Brighton Music Blog- The blog about bands from Brighton

Brooklyn VeganA 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. Transmissions from the music aficionados at Buzz Bands LA.

Cereal and Sounds- the breakfast blog of champions.

Chillhop BlogDowntempo, hip hop, jazz and more

Classics DujourEverything classic rock

Classic Rock History The name says it all

Clout — Scouring the web for the best in new music from emerging and established artists

Clunk Magazine — Music blog/zine from Cornwall.

Consequence of Sound- Reviews, interviews, features, editorials and more.

Cool Music and Things a music blog where I ramble about the music I love with occasional interviews and premieres

Crack Magazine — Listening closely

Darren’s Music BlogFrom classic rock to contemporary folk

Daytrotter- Indie videos and more from Paste Magazine

Desert Island CloudSupporting new music, whatever the genre. Good music comes in all flavours.

Digital Tour BusInterviews with bands on tour Classic and contemporary alternative

Disco Naivete’- A buzzblog focusing on internet pop. Read about your favorite new artists here or hear them on the radio in a year.

DiscoverNuDiscover new music by unsigned and emerging acts around the world.

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.

DorkDork 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

Earmilk- All milk, no duds

Ear to the Ground MusicFind 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.

Exposed Magazine UK — Sheffield & South Yorkshire’s ultimate entertainment guide

Fame Magazine — Articles and videos of emerging UK artists

Fact MagazineNew music release news

Fashionably Early- News, features, albums, videos and more

Fluxblog — Founded in 2002

For the Love of Bands- ​Your go-to indie music blog to discover awesome new independent and emerging talent!

For the Rabbits — New Music, Old Music, Music

From the StraitPerformances, articles, interviews — plus, PR & marketing services

FV Music Blog Music blogger. Singles/EP/album & interviews.

Gas Mask Magazine- Be Who You Are

Gig GoerOnline music magazine bringing you the latest from the music world. Discover new music and your next favourite band.

GoldFlakePainta curious music journal and blog, founded in 2010.

GoldenPlecGoldenPlec has been running since 2002. We have been covering music in Ireland and supporting both Irish and International artists ever since.

Goldmine — Interviews with past and current rock stars

Gorilla Vs. Bear a Texas-based music blog

God is in the TV- Independent music and culture zine based in the UK.

Grimy Goods- Los Angeles’ premier music lifestyle blog. Woman owned & operated. Founded in 2008.

Hard of Hearing Music UK — Spotlight on new music

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 CloudsHighClouds is a Brussels-based, Hype Machine-listed music blog

High Five For…- I blahg & share stuff I like to small crowds of internet

Hot Press — Music

Hype Machine- Hype Machine indexes hundreds of music sites and collects their latest posts for easy streaming and discovery. We’re here to help you find the best new music first.

I Herat Moosiq (Mostly) An obsession with music, both recorded & live.

Impose Magazine- Independent

In Tune — When words fail, music speaks

Independent Music ReviewsIndie reviews, news, releases, singles and vid’s.

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.

Indie30Independent Music Blog & New Music Playlists in Pop Rock Post-Punk Darkwave Coldwave Shoegaze Techno House RnB Soul Synthpop

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 Genreindie 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

Keep Walking Music — Keep Walking is an independent music blog based out of Spain & Morocco, formed in October 2011 by S. Ben Ali.

LA RecordLos 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.

Lucy McCourt -Award nominated blogger, content creator & activist

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 CrownsMusic Crowns is a London-based online music magazine and a global artist discovery platform.

Music for MisfitsIndependent music blog

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 MattersHome 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 UKIndependent liverpool music magazine, supporting local grassroot and national artists.

New Sounds UK — The Music Paper

Noctis - Noctis is a print publication and online platform that embodies a new generation of thinkers providing a space for marginalized communities and diverse creators, drawing inspiration from innovative youth cultures and their impact on art, fashion, and music.

Noise Artists — We invite you to meet Noise Artists around the world who create Shoegaze, Post-rock and other beautifully textured music

Notion — You Heard it Here First

Now Then Magazine A Magazine for Sheffield

NME (Music) — The world’s defining voice in music and pop culture:

No DepressionYour #RootsMusic authority.

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 Great Song News, interviews & reviews on the best in rising music talent.

One Song a Day One A Day is the only music site in the whole wide world unconstrained by genre or era.

One Stop Record Shop — transmits music and entertainment news, reviews, new releases

One Quart Magazine (Music) — A magazine based in Helsinki focusing on culture, art and politics (and music).

Overblown UKUK/Ireland based alternative rock/metal website.

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

Pink Wafer UK — Emerging music in the UK

Pitchfork- The most trusted voice in music.

PlasticIndependent Music Publication ESTD. 2014

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 MelonLA 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 DayIn Tune, Informed, Indispensible

Reddit- r/indiemusic

Rhythm Section (blog) — Radio, LABEL and Parties since 2009 in south london.

Right Cord MusicRight Chord Music champions incredible unsigned music

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.

Schon!Delivering cutting-edge fashion, beauty & culture since 2009.

Scientists of Sound Hi, I’m Matt. I write Scientists of Sound blog. Updates of the Indie, Synth, Pop variety.

Scottish Music NetworkMusic Resource of Scottish Music and Lots more

She Bops- Top 20 music blog exclusively covering women in music.

Shoegaze Blog — Punk per gente introversa.

Sidekick Music — Blog

Sinusoidal MusicYour source for music news, artist promotion, podcasts, YouTube content, and a weekly newsletter

Sodwee Purveyors of Street-Credibility in the music industry since 2006. Based out of Paris, France.

So Young MagazineA fully illustrated new music magazine

Some Kind of Wonderful- new music + music biz chatter

Sould Doubt Magazine — New Music

Sound Good to Me Too We’re a music blog (sorta, like… y’know). See what we’ve discovered today!

Spill MagazineToronto based online publication focused on the local independent music scene.

SPIN — Alternative music and culture since 1985

Spinditty — Artists and Bands

Stamp The WaxThe In Sound From Way Out

Static DiveThe 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.

StereofoxMusic 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.

Tenement TV Created by music fans in the heart of Glasgow

Test PressingFrom Balearic Beats to high-end design

That Grape JuiceUK 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 EarMusic & Art. Every day.

The Daily Listening No-nonsense music site dedicated to cultivating a community of music enthusiasts.

The Daily Music ReportBest New Music

The Fader- Look Ahead

The Grey Estates A music blog from Pittsburg

The Indie Scene UK blog covering the best new music: from independent to established artists and everything in between

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 Last Mixed TapeThe Last Mixed Tape is dedicated to bringing you all the latest news, reviews & interviews from bands and artists working in Ireland at the moment.

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 Files — Album Reviews

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 New LoFiIn a world where algorithms decide what music you should listen to, we are the place to take people on a journey of music discovery.

The Other Side Reviews — Award-winning independent music blog

The PlaygroundMusic reviews from UK record label

The Point of Everything — Covering music from Ireland and beyond.

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 Sound Sniffer — A new London based music blog and booker founded by Kevin Coakley in 2019.

The Static Dive- The Static Dive is a music blog featuring independent artists of all genres from around the globe.

The Thin Air Founded in May, 2013, The Thin Air is an Irish music and culture website

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 MagazineUK 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.”

Uranium WavesUranium Waves is a Canadian Music Blog, focusing on promoting up and coming, undiscovered music talent.

Various Small Flames- The artist(s) formerly known as Wake The Deaf.

VultureDevouring culture.

We all want someone to shout forYou 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.

XLR8RAccelerating music & culture for 27 years

Your Roman Features- A blog that once had grander ambitions. still drifting through the ether.


Cutting edge electronic music news, videos and features.

Attack MagazineDance music production and culture

AudiodrumsElectric Pop and House

BoilerRoomTVwatch — listen — dance

Daily BeatMusic, news, events, lifestyle

Dance Music NWDance Music NW is everything Northwest nightlife: breaking news, music, editorials, events, contests, & club listings — all in one place

Data Transmissionthe online dance & electronic music authority…

Deep House AmsterdamBroadcasting from the heart of Amsterdam since 2012

DJ GymUK DJ Academy

DJ MagLiving and Breathing Dance Music since 1991. — the definitive voice of electronic dance music.

EDM Sauceyour #1 source for Electronic Dance Music

EDMTunesThe 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.

EKMSince 2009

Electro JamsWe are an electronic music blog who promotes dubstep and more

Electronic BeatsThe sound and style of beat driven culture

FAZEmag -Das elektronische Musikmagazin

Richie Rivera and his Miami Mofos in The Belly (of the Beast)

Dummy MagDUMMY is an evolving online and IRL platform discovering and supporting visionary artists from across the globe.

Hammarica — Interviews

Inverted Audio London/Berlin-based online magazine, launched in 2008

Life Support Machine UKEst. 2010, LSM is the emergency room for broken beats and ill basslines.

Magnetic Magazine — focuses on the cutting edge and is the perfect intersection of electronic, indie, and hip-hop.

Minimal FreaksTop 100 lists, reviews and more

Mixing-DJDJ culture

MixMagDance music + club culture

Pilerats (electronic) Australian music website

Purple SneakersAustralian Club music blog

Rave Culture Amsterdam rave blog

Raver Rafting We are the Scene

Resident AdvisorFront left since 2001.


Robot Dance MusicSince 2007


Sidekick Music — Blog

Smash the ClubDJ Mixes, Edits, Remixes, etc

Stoney RoadsNightlife Culture

SynthtopiaTalking about electronic music and technology

That Dropshining light on artists, music, and festivals across the globe. good vibes only.

The UntzA 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 slapsBringing Bass to Your Face

TraxsourceNever miss a beat!

Tropical BassMagazine for Tropical Bass music and culture — Global Bass and World Ghetto Funk

We Rave Youone of the most prominent and reputable networks in the electronic music industry

When We DipOnline Music Magazine — Montreal / Dublin / Berlin

Hip Hop

The best rap music blogs and websites covering new rappers, groups and the business of hip hop.

2DopeBoyzIn the middle we stay calm, we just drop bombs.

24Hip-HopThe #1 source for the hottest hip-hop songs, mixtapes, videos & news

AllHipHop — We Are Hip-Hop Culture and Information.

BallerStatusLifestyle, Culture & News

BeatRouteBeatRoute is a global lifestyle digital media company rooted in storytelling through the lens of a music fan.

BigNoiseRadioFounded in 2005, Big Noise Radio is the best in Underground Hip Hop Radio Stations. Streaming underground hip hop artists, BNR embraces all Five Elements of hip hop culture

BlackoutHipHopfully dedicated to Real Hip-Hop & Classic RAP Material

Central SauceGlobal creative collective making content for the Stans.

ComplexMaking Culture Pop.


DesiHipHopEmpowering a new generation of South Asian urban youth

DJ BoothExclusive interviews, discovery content, and artist education

Dummy Mag (rap) New artists, videos, playlists

EarmilkLeaning underground

Fader- Look ahead.

FakeShoreDrive- Chicago Hip Hop

GeniusMusic Intelligence


Hip Hop All AroundHipHop’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

HipHopPushIndie rap

HipHopSince87- Philly Flavor

Hip-HopVibeUrban media giant providing the latest. For submissions or contact email

HipHopWiredThe premier destination for Hip-Hop music & entertainment, from a very politically aware perspective, for the culture.

Hot97- New York’s legendary radio station website

HotNewHipHopThe #1 source for the hottest hip-hop songs, mixtapes, videos & news!!

HypeBeastHip Hop music and culture

HypeMagazine(How You Perceive Everything) It’s Not Just A Magazine, It’s A Brand

IndieHipHopWe Promote Indie Hip Hop!

LA on Lock — Los Angeles rap music scene

MRCNNLIVEUnderground Hip Hop Culture Worldwide


OnSmash Videos, music, lifestyle

Pilerats (rap music) Australian music

Rap-Up.comExclusive hip-hop and R&B news delivered daily.

RapRadarIf It Happened In Hip-Hop, It’s Here.


RaptologyRap Industry Overview

RapzillaCurating Christian & Hip-Hop Culture.


RespectMyRegionRMR connects people to local culture and music across the world


Royal Bey Your Source of Hip Hop & Entertainment News


SOHHPopular Hip Hop forum


The BoomBoxHip-Hop and R&B on Blast

The Pit London — Radio Shows

TheSource Leading Hip Hop Media Publication



Underground UnderdogsUU is an independent media platform dedicated to covering music and culture with a DIY ethos


Urban Vault — US Music News

WordisBondYour alternative to mainstream boredom… Get to know us: is the premiere online hip hop destination.

XXL Magazine- Hip-Hop on a Higher Level

106.3 Radio (Atlanta) Indie Hip Hop


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

Blazin Reggae Vibes

Canadian Reggae WorldThe Canadian reggae defender

Caribbean Dance RadioOnly 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 — Music

Jump Up Records (Chicago)

Reggae Around the Worldwe bring you the best music from Jamaica to Japan

Reggae Festival Guide

Reggae Fraternity UK the latest news, music, videos and info about the UK Reggae scene.


ReggaeMani — (Archive)

Reggae Showtime RadioReggae Showtime Radio Streaming 24/7 from TX/NJ.

Reggae Steady Skahelps you find great ska music around the world

Reggae Reportarchive w interviews & photos 1983–1998

Reggae Unite

ReggaeVibeStrictly Positive Reggae Media

ReggaevilleWorld of Reggae in One Village

Riddims World

Roots Reggae HubPromoting Reggae Music Worldwide!

The Pier — Updates from the reggae — rock community

Toronto Reggae

Trojan Recordsplaylists

United ReggaeOnline magazine dedicated to reggae music created in October 2007 with the intention of offering an international platform of information

Urban IslandzDancehall | Reggae | Hip Hop | Music | Culture

VP Records — Artists

World A ReggaeYour favorite international Reggae Website.

YardHype From Jamiaica


Americana UKCelebrating 20 years

Blues & Roots RadioMulti Award Winning Global Online Media Platform

Nashville Gab- We write about country music and make corny jokes.

Rocking MagpieAmericana, Blues, Folk, Alt and Country Reviews from a Bunch of Intrepid Music Lovers

Taste of Country- Country music served fresh daily.

TwangvilleBecause spoon-fed music sucks and twang is cheaper than therapy. Alt-Country, Americana, Indie, Rock, Folk & Blues. Est. 2005.

Punk Rock

Battle of the Midwestern Housewives (Archive) More punk rock/hardcore than you can shake a proverbial stick at.


Free Ska Foundation

The Duff Guide — Steve Shafer/The Duff Guide to Ska

Rude Boy Train — Music for fans !!!

Skabook — Blog



MuuMuse New York based Pop Music blog


Folk Radio UKfolk-roots-alternative and beyond

Rock & Roll

Classic Rock (Magazine) — The Last Great Rock’n’roll Magazine and the home of high voltage rock’n’roll.

eon music music for life

Far Out Magazine UK — Music News

MOJOMusic of substance

Rock And Roll Garage — The home of the classics, b-sides and much more in rock n’ roll and heavy metal!

Talkhouse — Reviews, Essays, Columns

Ultimate Classic Rock — Ultimate Classic Rock explores the past, present and future of rock’s biggest legends.

Record Labels

Discover New Artists on Indie Record Labels

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

Extra Goodies


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

New ReleasesNew music in rock, rockabilly, alternative and more

Radio K (New Releases) the award-winning student-run radio station of the University of Minnesota, playing an eclectic variety of independent music both old and new.

Roots Music Report — Album and Singles Charts

The Unsigned GuideMusic industry news, features and advice

Top Shelf Music Magazine The people’s source for music news, reviews and videos.

Two Story Melody — Blog

Vinyl Me Please — Vintage albums for sale

Music Venue Blogs

Palmer’s Bar (Minneapolis) Calendar of upcoming bands

DIY Blogs for Bands and Artists

Music Industry Blog — The definitive source of music business analysis

Rightcord Music UKRight Chord Music champions incredible unsigned and undiscovered artists via the RCM Blog and Lost On Radio Playlist.

RouteNote — The World of DIY

The Next Spotify — How will AI impact Spotify and other music streaming services?










Erik Blakkestad

Hack wordsmith with flimsy story ideas, no motivation and incurable writer’s block