Songs and videos must have been released within the week prior to the date of the post, and not previously posted to r/indieheads. A direct link to a free stream is required, preferably Youtube/Soundcloud/Bandcamp, when available. Link to blogs/news sites only when they premiere a song and/or video. The post title for song posts must contain [FRESH] Artist - Title; music videos must contain [FRESH VIDEO] Artist - Title; performances must contain [FRESH PERFORMANCE] Artist - Title.
Projects must have been released within the week prior to the date of post, & not previously posted to indieheads. Direct link to a free stream required if available. For official pre-release streams, link to host site and title [FRESH STREAM]. If officially released to music streaming platforms, directly link to the official streaming link and tag post with the applicable format: [FRESH ALBUM/EP/COMPILATION/etc]. On Thurs., [FRESH] Spotify posts will be restricted to after 12AM UTC.
Music created by yourself or a friend/relative falls under the Original classification. You must be a semi-regular contributor to r/indieheads and post other links and comments to Reddit besides your music. Title must be [ORIGINAL] Artist - Title (optional Genre). Any other details belong in a comment, titles without this exact format will be removed. Users caught repeatedly removing their posts and reposting them later will be banned from submitting music.
A TL;DR of what is prohibited:
Posting personal & confidential information
Accounts impersonating members of the subreddit
Posts by accounts that spam their own content exclusively
Comments that are overtly vulgar or sexual in nature
This subreddit has a Zero Tolerance policy for those who threaten, harass or bully other users, or encourage other users to do so. We also have Zero Tolerance for those who threaten, harass or bully any user, person, or group of people based on race, gender, nationality, religion, disability and/or sexuality, or who encourage others to do so. These comments will be immediately removed and all users who participate in this behavior on r/indieheads are subject to being banned.
We are purposely vague on a definition of "indie". In general, music & news posts from these genres are not allowed:
Mainstream Hip Hop/R&B
Mainstream Electronic & EDM
This is to encourage posts with music from more independent & underground artists. Experimental music & underground acts that exist within the banned genres will be allowed, at the discretion of the mods. Music & news from all genres can be discussed in the Daily Music Discussions.
Do not post illegal streams or downloads of songs/albums. Asking for a PM or posting instructions on how to get it is also prohibited. Repeat offenders of this rule will be banned. If an album does leak, you can make a text post with a title of '[LEAK] Artist - Album or Song that leaked', where you can discuss the contents of the leak.
News articles, features and interviews must contain the most up-to-date information and not have been previously posted r/indieheads. Links must be posted from the original source. Titles can be changed from the original source to be more informational, not to add speculation or personal bias. News posts based on rumors need a [SPECULATION] tag. Any self reporting needs sources such as photos, screenshots and/or direct links. Moderators will remove posts deemed to be unsubstantiated rumors.
Links that fall into one of the following categories will always be removed:
Picture posts that are not newsworthy (examples of newsworthy include: band back in the studio together, festival lineup announcement, album art reveal)
links where the subject is not releated to either the indie music scene or the world of music
All the above content can be posted in either the Daily Music Discussion or General Discussions.
Text posts should be used sparingly, with most self posts belonging in either the Daily Music or General Discussion threads. We will remove any text posts that are simple questions/discussion starters, asking for recommendations, selling tickets/other goods, and download code giveaways. Threads that are allowed include: high quality written pieces, moderator-approved discussion series, such as Top 10 Tuesday. On weekends, discussions and game threads will be allowed, at moderators' discretion.
Daily Music Discussion- every day of the week!
Monday - General Discussion
Tuesday - Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday - General Discussion.
Thursday - General Discussion
Friday - New Music Friday.
Saturday - General Discussion