Written by Matt Voyno, co-author of The New Rockstar Philosophy. Matt Voyno and co-author, Roshan Hoover are two of the music industry’s leading thinkers about artist strategy in digital world. Their ideas have resonated with musicians around the world and have inspired them to embrace change.
The social news site gets over 4.4 billion page veiws per month with 62.3 million unique visitors and the average user stays on the site for 16 minutes! That’s an insane amount of eyes and ears for you to share your music with. But how?
If you’ve always wanted to join the conversation now is as good a time as any to start because The New Rockstar Philosophy has found the 13 places you can share your music on Reddit.
*IMPORTANT: Remember Reddit is a community. That means that people respect others who CONTRIBUTE something to the community. You need to be willing to comment, adding your thoughts, experiences, and opinions to whatever subreddit you are joining. Like in real life, people are MORE WILLING to help those who have given something already. You get it right? Great.
Top 14 Places To Share Your Music on Reddit. (In no specific order because you should try them all)
- /r/Rate My Band – On all submissions you must comment on at least three other posts before submitting. This is for EVERY submission, not just your first. You have 24 hours from the time you hit “submit” to place a comment on your post with links to each of your critiques or your post will be DELETED
- /r/Songwriters – Community for all things songwriting related. Feel free to share your original songs or anything songwriting related.
- /r/SongwritersCircle – This is a heavily moderated subreddit where songwriters can receive constructive criticism on their songs and are expected to offer other songwriters the same courtesy.
- /r/This Is Our Music – This subreddit is for posting your own music for others to listen and critique.
- /r/Young Bands – You may only post if you are or personally know an unsigned band. Along with videos of the bands, you may post questions on what you need help with. You should put either [CRITIQUE] or [HELP] or simply [FEEDBACK] at the beginning of the post accordingly.
- /r/Listen to This – A place to discover music by new or overlooked artists. Not a place to bury music you don’t like. Keep an open mind, try something new, and you will discover something great.
- /r/We Are The Music Makers – WeAreTheMusicMakers (WATMM) is the subreddit for hobbyists, professional musicians, and enthusiasts to discuss topics like music composition, production, theory, and business. Questions are encouraged regardless of how basic or advanced they are, but please, no memes!
- /r/Shameless Plug – Showcase your song, project, album or anything else you’ve been working hard on for the rest of Reddit to check out.
- /r/Acoustic Originals – A place where you can recieve some promotion and constructive criticism of your work. Also relevant – Songwriters
- /r/I covered a song – A place to show off your covers of other artists’ music; Be it complete impersonation or your own interpretation.
- /r/music in the making – This is a subreddit for musicians to collaborate on each other’s projects by sharing sound files.
- /r/radioreddit – Is the subreddit for the radio reddit online streaming radio station featuring original music by thousands of redditors.You can upload your original music for airplay at http://www.radioreddit.com/uploading
- /r/TheseAreOurAlbums, a subreddit to promote albums released by redditors, and to listen to albums released by redditors.
- /r/Rate My Music Video – Throw up your music videos for constructive feedback
The great thing about Reddit is the community. You will get feedback from people. Perhaps not always the most useful feedback but you will have more people exposed to your music. So do not wait, throw your tracks on some of the subreddits above because who knows who is listening.”