AltSounds is a curated resource of what is, in our opinions, the greatest new (and sometimes old) music out there. We explicitly only post videos to AltSounds that we love, which ensures only the best new music videos in the world are featured on the site. That said, we understand the benefits of letting artists and bands get their video published on AltSounds regardless of our opinion. This is why we opted to allow any artist or band to submit a video for inclusion to us for a small fee.
AltSounds is an ad-free experience (excluding pass-through ads from the video owners of which we do not profit) and, as such, by submitting your video for inclusion to AltSounds you are providing yourself with excellent visibility to millions of people that would not have heard your band otherwise – while simultaneously helping support the AltSounds cause and, in general, keeping DIY, independent music alive. The cost of a video submission is $25. This submission fee guarantees your inclusion in our PROMO channel until a 26th paid submission video (after yours) is added to the site. Our PROMO channel shows the latest 25 paid video submission, so when a 26th is added your video will no longer display in the channel. Generally this works out at being featured for a week, although during high volume times, this timeframe can shrink to a day or even an hour. That said, your individual AltSounds URL will remain live even when your channel inclusion expires keeping your video as part of our ever extending music video database.
More importantly, each paid submission is also watched and listened to by one of our tastemakers. Should our tastemaker love your video and / or song, they may opt to include your video in other genre channels. Your video submission also has the chance of being included on our front page channel, being watched by 10’s of thousands of serious music fans daily. If your video is chosen by an AltSounds tastemaker you will be informed via e-mail and, your video will remain alive in our Randomize channels indefinitely, even after it expires from all other channels.
SUBMISSION RULES: Your video must be either an official music video, lyric video or live performance of you or your band. DO NOT submit music or videos that you do not explicitly own the copyright for. We do not accept submissions for non music content, interview videos, teasers, trailers or anything else other than the three video types listed above. By submitting to us you are confirming that you are the copyright holder and are eligible to be granting us to submit your video and it’s associated image.