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.