Running Kick-Ass Indie Jams blog section 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!
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:
PO Box 7171
4330 GD Middelburg
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!