Right Chord Music (RCM) champions incredible unsigned and undiscovered artists. We are proud to be ranked in the Top 10 UK independent music blogs and websites. Our mission is to get music heard by more people, more often. So how do we deliver this?
Since launching the RCM new music blog in 2010 we have continued to evolve and grow our offering.
The Right Chord Music group of companies
- The RCM blog Submit your music here
- The Lost On Radio Playlist and music merch
- The Takeover (Festival & Conference)
- Major Labl (Management consultancy and creative solutions)
- I Just Called (Intimate digital music experiences)
RCM Blog. Free vs Paid
We believe in transparency. It is completely free to submit your music to the RCM Blog. But during the submissions process, we invite you to choose between free and paid reviews.
If you choose free reviews it means your music will be shared with a smaller pool of writers. (Not everyone is willing to work for free). If you choose paid, your music is shared with a larger pool of freelance writers and all partners within the RCM Indie Collective. (see below) This means your chances of review will be higher. But please note even if you choose paid you can still pick up free support.
The RCM Blog is non for profit
Please note you only pay if a blog decides to write about you. There is no obligation to accept their offer. It’s your choice. The RCM team of freelance writers charge £5 for a review on the RCM Blog. 100% of the money goes to the writer. The RCM Blog is not run for profit. The small amount of money made from advertising is reinvested to promote the blog and the artists we feature. Our aim is to support as many incredible artists as possible and to attract the largest possible audience for your music.
Our partner blogs within the RCM Indie Collective are free to set their own prices. Expect to pay between £5- £10 for a feature. You can read a profile of our partner blogs on our submissions page. A representative of that blog will email you if they want to feature you
Our blog is our brand and we only publish high-quality music and support artists we believe in. We have worked hard to grow our following since 2010. There is no benefit to us in publishing poor content especially when there is no financial benefit to us. Please recognise just because you have chosen paid reviews doesn’t guarantee you anything. All RCM submissions are vetted and any that fail to meet our quality thresholds (Great music, working links, professional standard artwork, bio or story) will be deleted and not considered for review.
All content published on the RCM Blog is eligible to be shared across our social channels which include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin and Reddit.
The Role of Blogs
While our blog does get more people listening to your audio or video we are under no illusions about the primary role we play. The primary role of a music blog is credible, third-party endorsement. It’s your chance to say to the world – “look someone other than my Mum loves our music!” To turn listeners into fans takes time and typically people need to know your name before they listen to your music. We’ll shout your name from our socials and optimise our content for SEO, so if people search your name they will find positive affirmation about the quality of your music.
Who Visits RCM?
We attract visitors from all over the world (175 different countries and counting) In the last year 35% of traffic has come from the UK and 17% from the US. The other countries which typically feature in our top 5 include Germany, Canada and Australia.
One-third (33%) of RCM Blog visitors are aged 25-34, 27% are 18-24yrs old and 39% of our audience is aged 35yrs old+. The gender split is 54% male and 46% female.
The RCM Indie Collective
We are now inviting select independent blogs, play-listers, DJs, Podcasters and live promoters to access our central submissions as part of a new initiative called the Right Chord Music Indie Collective.
This allows us to collectively champion and support more incredible new music. One free submission to RCM gives you the chance to be featured on multiple blogs, playlists or even get your music on Soho Radio. A current list of partners can be found on the submissions page.
If you are a blogger, play-lister, podcaster, DJ or live promoter interested in joining The RCM Indie Collective please get in touch here.
Jobs at RCM?
We are always on the lookout for reviewers and writers. (free or paid) If you would like to apply please head to our submissions website and complete the job application form on the homepage. For wider music industry jobs we recommend Jooble.
Meet Mark, The Founder of Right Chord Music
Mark Knight has over 10 years of experience as an artist manager. Mark’s work with The Daydream Club was recognised with a nomination for Best Digital Campaign at The Music Ally Awards. (The only unsigned artist to be nominated) Mark has lectured on music marketing at MIDEM, Off The Record and Liverpool Sound City, written for The Guardian, Unsigned Guide, Reverbnation, Music Think Tank and judged the Music Week Awards. Mark runs Right Chord Music (a top 10 ranked indie music blog) the Lost On Radio Podcast / Playlist, and The Takeover online music festival, presented by Bose, in support of Nordoff Robbins. This year the festival attracted over 600,000 online views. For the last 19 years, Mark has also consulted for some of the world’s biggest brands including evian, Nivea and Vodafone.