Submission Policy

Written by on April 13, 2017

Running Kick-Ass Indie Jams is an one man operation. I do everything by myself, there are no contributors. With the high volume of submissions coming in on a daily basis, chances are I won’t reply right away (or at all).

I do always listen to each and every submission I receive, whether it’s through my contact page, by email, through Submithub or old school style, my PO Box. But please do not get offended if I don’t get back to you. I would love to, but I simply don’t have the time to do so. Thanks for understanding, as I don’t mean any disrespect.


Kick-Ass Indie Jams accept most genres, that’s why you see/hear me promoting a wide variety of music. If I dig your submission 100%, I’ll feature it! And with having a soft spot for Funk and Soul, throw in some sexy brass and bass slaps, and you’re already half way there, ha! Cowbells do have a magical spell on me too, ’cause we always need a little more cowbell!

But please don’t submit Metal, Classical, Industrial, (mumble/nu-school) Rap, Auto-Tune, Covers, Instrumentals, Religious or Political themed songs, as I won’t feature those genres, period. And I rarely accept requests to do song/video premieres.


I prefer to accept streaming links from Soundcloud, Bandcamp or Youtube, or download links through Dropbox, Google Drive or WeTransfer. Other servies might work too, but please know I will never buy your music for review! (yes this still happens, a lot!)

I don’t mind supporting independent artists by buying their music, and I regularly do, but if I had to buy every track for review, I wouldn’t have any beer money left. And I do like my beer!

60 Second Review (NEW!)

Visualisation is key these days, right? So let me review your album, EP or single within one minute on the all new 60 Second Review on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram and the blog simultaneously. Short, schweet, simple, just like you’re used to on the blog!

All you gotta do, is send me a hardcopy (CD/Vinyl/Cassette) and your press-release to my PO Box:

The Dutch Guy
PO Box 7171
4330 GD Middelburg
The Netherlands

No Guarantees

Following Kick-Ass Indie Jams on social feeds like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Youtube, or sending your music/merch to my PO Box, DOES NOT guarantee your music will be featured. And I hold the right to turn down a feature for whatever reason, even tho I’ve accepted your music before.


I’m getting asked what I would like to have in return, like a lot! First of all, I don’t expect anything in return, as I’m promoting your music, for my love of music. Nothing more, nothing less!

With that being said, I do appreciate if you would share my feature with your fans and follow me on my socials. These are the little things that means the world to me, and would help a lot as well.

I would appreciate it if I can have your featured single/EP/album in high quality MP3 or WAV for my studio database, or on (signed & smooched) CD/Vinyl/Cassette, as I’m old school like that (and I can show it off on my 60 Second Review too, to give your feature some extra flavour).

But in the end, I don’t expect anything in return at all. It’s not mandatory, you don’t have to, and it won’t affect me featuring you in any way. That choice is absolutely yours!

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