I Love Indie Internet Radio
I Love Indie brings independent music to your ears. It is a web radio service similar to Pandora, except that you'll only hear brand new music from unsigned bands. Listen to music for free online, select genres, and set up playlists to hear what you want on demand.
The I Heart Indie online radio service allows artists to directly upload their songs and design their albums. You, the listener, get a stream of the creations that fit your taste. Although you can simply listen to the music free, you can choose to support the band by rating their work or purchasing their song. The more positive feedback a band receives, the more airtime they'll get, giving every artist a fair chance of success.
80% of money generated by I Heart Indie is given to the band, including song downloads and advertisement / subscription profits.
Listen to free music online at our web site or from your phone without the need to download the music. I Heart Indie has all types of music genres including electronic, hip hop, metal, jazz, world music, rock, pop, you name it.
Benefits for Independent Artists
Upload your songs
You can upload your own recorded songs in the My Account area. The files should be encoded at 320kbps, and should be FLAC or M4A format (although we accept MP3 and OGG formats too).
You need to have permission from the songwriter to upload cover songs or any other music not written by your band, as they'll share half of the revenue.
Sell your music
All uploads will automatically be available for purchase of the digital download for $1.00. Although songs will be streamed at a lower quality, the full quality version will be downloaded.
Fans can choose to raise the price for your songs if they like your music and wish to show their support. $1.00 is the starting price.
Fans can rate your music from 1 to 5 hearts. If a fan likes your song, they can give you an endorsement. If they give you one heart, they must explain why (as this shouldn't happen unless there is a technical issue with your song stream).
Get new fans
Listeners can choose to join your fanbase if they like your music. You'll be able to keep them aware of any upcoming performances or new releases.
I Love Indie was created to serve your interests - to get your music heard and to share most of our profits with you. We do not own your music nor demand exclusivity. You can remove your songs whenever you want.
Get a fair chance
I Love Indie does not favor particular artists like most other sites. Unlike Spotify or Pandora Radio, everything is streamed and judged by the listeners, and depending on their response (via ratings, endorsements, etc.), you'll get more air time and money.
Your band is generously compensated for our mutual success. You get $0.80 of each $1.00 Digital download purchase of your music. You also get 80% of the profit generated by advertisements and subscriptions. (Your cut depends on how much air time your songs have received.)
Earn referral cash
You can also make money in other ways. Refer another band or artist to I Love Indie, and you'll receive two cents for each download they sell. Refer your fans and friends, and you'll receive two cents for every song purchase they make.
Be in a revolution
I Heart Indie is part of a revolution to take the greed out of the music industry and reward the artists instead. Plus, we've done this with a cool, attractive web service.
Since physical media is dying, the record industry does not have the power it used to have, and so your music group can be successful without having to sign your life away. Be part of the revolution - put your music on I Love Indie and any other web service that keeps you in control of your music!
Benefits for Independent Music Fans
Find new music
I Love Indie aires a constant stream of music just like Pandora and Spotify, but instead plays new music from unsigned musicians. You'll be able to find great independent bands you never knew existed, and then be part of their success by sharing their music with your friends.
Create your own playlists of music you enjoy, then share that playlist with your friends. They'll appreciate the stream of good music that they never knew existed!
There are many ways to support your favorite independent bands on I Heart Indie. You can purchase their music, give your endorsement, rate their songs, join their fanclub, and share their tunes with your friends.
All of these options will help make your favorite artists successful and keep them producing good quality music.
Rate & review songs
You can rate a song from 1 to 5 hearts. If you like a song and rate it a 4 or 5, I Love Indie will save it to a playlist so that you can hear your favorite indie songs anytime.
You'll also have the option to endorse an indie artist's music.
Listen on the go
You'll be able to stream I Love Indie music by downloading our app onto your iPhone or Android. We also have a mobile web site if you have another phone type. Take us with you on the road!
If you like particular indie artists, share their music with your friends or purchase their music. Bands keep 80% of each purchase.
Shape music's future
By rating, endorsing, and sharing independent music on I Love Indie, you are giving talented unsigned artists more air time, and therefore better success. Don't let the big music industry tell you which songs you like, find them here and shape the future of music!
Show off your style
You are choosing great music from unsigned artists that many of your family and friends have never heard. Share your playlist with them, and they will love you and follow your lead, bringing more independent music to the world.
Earn referral cash
Indie bands aren't the only ones who can make money - for any unsigned artist or fan you refer, you make money as well! Refer an indie band, get two cents for every download they sell. Refer a friend or family member, get two cents for every song purchase they make.
Not only are you sharing and experiencing great new music from indie bands, but you're using a highly interactive, very cool web service that tailors to you. Your friends will be jealous!
Bands on I Love Indie Internet Radio
Help and FAQ for I Love Indie Radio
I Love Indie merchandise store
Blog with articles for indie artists