What are the best subreddits for indie artists?

It's always an enjoyable ride when discovering new songs and artists, especially those that are akin to hidden gems also known as indie artists. Read on these music subreddits and find new music to listen to and unwind. You'll probably find something that catches your ears.

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    #1[DISCUSSION] Independent Music

    [DISCUSSION] Independent Music

    Independent Music or r/independentmusic is a subreddit for people to post their independent music projects and for people to discover new independent artists. People can also post any kind of music.

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    Han Lin
    Written on July 15, 2019
    "This subreddit is a great avenue for independent artists to find an audience to listen to their songs. Not all the songs are perfect, but I think that's what makes indie music charming and worth listening to more than mainstream songs."
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    #2[DISCUSSION] Indieheads

    [DISCUSSION] Indieheads

    Indieheads is a subreddit for indie artists and indie music enthusiasts alike. In this subreddit, people can find all news and information regarding indie music. The subreddit has over 750k members.

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    Teresa Harris
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "As an indie artist and a fan, I visit this reddit daily. I have had many interesting conversations here since the thread is basically made of "my people." If you are looking for a group of people who share your love of indie music and really get you, then this is your place."
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    #3[DISCUSSION] Young Bands

    [DISCUSSION] Young Bands

    Young Bands is a music subreddit with over 800 members where aspiring and unsigned bands can get feedback and commentary on their music. There are demos from platforms such as SoundCloud and YouTube.

    Websites

    Free

    Megan Kelley
    Written on July 15, 2019
    "My favorite subreddit to find underrated bands that are either a hit or miss. It almost makes me feel like a true fan because I get to listen to these artists in a chance that they will become more known and I was one of the people who believed in some of these bands from that start "

DID YOU KNOW?

Subreddits that cater to indie music artists have come a long way. Back then, there were only two “indie” subreddits available at the time, r/indie and r/indie_rock. Both were lackluster so much so that they only posted old songs with no opportunity for discussion. Enter Jack Tiggleman, the creator of r/indieheads. He created the subreddit back in 2013 when he was only 17 years old. Now, the subreddit has over 700,000 subscribers and is one of the best subreddits for indie artists. What’s even more impressive is that r/indieheads is keeping the spirit of music blogs alive – and pushing the boundaries of “Indie.” Did you know that r/indieheads has been a news source for major music publications like Stereogum? Even a thread on the subreddit was featured on SPIN, a publication owned by Billboard’s parent company.

Since its start in 2013, the subreddit has grown both in numbers and content. It borrows elements from traditional music forums like I Love Music or Hipinion. Also, from music blogs such as Fluxblog and GoldFlakePaint. On top of that, it has maintained the sites’ culture and core functions. A social network that has reshaped the landscape for digital music communities and music writing. The subreddit also offers an opportunity for people to discover the music created by others without an agenda. It also contributes to a healthier and more interactive culture of conversation. Tiggleman refers to it as a community rather than a subreddit. A super-inclusive space where people can talk about the music that they love without being attacked or judged. As far as music subreddits go, r/indieheads has become a blooming platform for artists and music enthusiasts alike.

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    #4[DISCUSSION] Indie

    [DISCUSSION] Indie

    Indie is a subreddit for Reddit indieheads to talk about all things indie music related. The subreddit has over 51k members. The subreddit consists of posts where people share music recommendations.

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    Megan West
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I love supporting Indie artists, and this subreddit is a great place for me to find new music. I've seen people recommend other artists, and it's a nice, safe haven for new artists to share their work too. Not all of it is good music, and on the other hand there are some "elitists" in the group, but overall, it's a good time."
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    #5[DISCUSSION] Listen To This

    [DISCUSSION] Listen To This

    Listen To This is a subreddit wherein people can discover new and underrated music across different platforms such as SoundCloud and YouTube. People can also rec music to anyone in the subreddit.

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    Free

    Patrick Fox
    Written on July 15, 2019
    "Listen to this is probs one of the best music subreddits I follow. I randomly play the songs the members recommend and I've never been disappointed. all indie artists and music are sooo good."
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    #6[DISCUSSION] Music

    [DISCUSSION] Music

    Music is the subreddit community for every thread about music. All genres and all eras of music are discussed in this subreddit that has more than 10 million users and a clear set of rules and regulations.

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    Free

    Aaron Kim
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "I find a lot of good info on music within the threads. Whenever I'm looking for something new or have a obscure question about some artist or song, I go here to get the answer."
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    #7[DISCUSSION] HipHopHeads

    [DISCUSSION] HipHopHeads

    HipHopHeads is the subreddit community for all hip-hop music. It allows the discussion and sharing of the latest mixtapes, videos, and news about hip-hop music. It is one of the most active subreddits in Reddit. 

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    Free

    Abhinav Pillai
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This subreddit is great for artists, especially musicians. This forum is packed with friendly and knowledgeable users. It stays true to hip-hop and everything that artistically goes in to it’s creation. Highly recommended for everyone not just artists!"
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    #8[DISCUSSION] Radio Reddit

    [DISCUSSION] Radio Reddit

    Radio Reddit is the subreddit community dedicated to sharing all kinds of links to play music. The community offers music in all genres and all eras, and the playlists are all updated daily.

    Websites

    Free

    Keith Nguyen
    Written on July 15, 2019
    "Probs the most diverse music subreddits I've stumbled upon in a while. It's not only limiting to indie or a certain genre. I can find all sorts of jams in this subreddit. :D"

Summary

Best What are the best subreddits for indie artists
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1[DISCUSSION] Independent MusicWebsites 14 Free
2[DISCUSSION] IndieheadsWebsites 11 Free
3[DISCUSSION] Young BandsWebsites 9 Free
4[DISCUSSION] IndieWebsites 7 Free
5[DISCUSSION] Listen To ThisWebsites 6 Free
6[DISCUSSION] MusicWebsites 5 Free
7[DISCUSSION] HipHopHeadsWebsites 2 Free
8[DISCUSSION] Radio RedditWebsites 1 Free
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