Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

How to Promote Your Celtic Band in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast and Celtic Music Magazine

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast includes a vast network of websites, including Celtic Music Magazine, St. Patrick's Day Party Music, Celtic Christmas Podcast, Celtic Christmas Music, Halfway to St. Patrick's Day, The Celtfather podcast, Pub Songs Podcast, Irish Song Lyrics and many more. I also host a short video show on Facebook to promote artists. My goal is to promote YOUR music and help you gain new fans. I hope we can build a long-term relationship together. So please complete the form each time you release a new album.


How to Get Featured in the Podcast

Please send music either through Google Drive or Dropbox. It may take me up to a month to download. Please make include ID3 tags for all your files. If you zip up your file, please include your band name and the album name so that I can easily recognize who's album is submitted.

  • Upload your entire album to Google Drive (128kbps preferred).
    Then "Get shareable link" and email me at


  • Upload your entire album via Dropbox (128kbps preferred)
    Click Share and Copy the share link. Then email the link to

    • If you use another website for sharing your MP3s, email a link to that.

    • The more music I have to play, the more likely you'll get featured. So feel free to submit another album.

    • Please make sure you email me if you send via Dropbox
  • IMPORTANT! Please make sure you include proper ID3 tags with your MP3 submissions. You can use a program like iTunes to edit the MP3s. Or just rip your CD. Make sure the Artist and Album Name are included.

  • You can follow up by email to the address above.


Bonus Promotion and Tips

  1. Promo Picture
    Do yourself a favor. Make sure you have a high-resolution photo (at least 1450 pixels wide, 72 dpi) on your website. I may want to use your photo to promote an episode of the podcast. If there's no easy way to download it, I can't feature you.

  2. Tell Your Fans
    I tag you on Facebook when you are featured. Please share the show with your fans.

    In every show, I ask fans to vote for their favorite songs in that show. You can tell your fans about it and you're more likely to get a big feature in our annual Celtic Top 20. So let your fans know every time you are featured!

    Make sure you check out this Secret Facebook Promo Tip.

  3. Make Sure you Complete the Form AND SEND MP3s.
    This seems like a no-brainer, but a lot of people either submit the form and don't email MP3s or they send MP3s, but don't complete the form. We need both to get you featured.

  4. Submit Another Album
    Do you have more than one album? You can submit older albums as well. Each album needs it's own form to be played. But the more music I have of yours, the more often you'll get featured.

  5. Download this Free eBook
    I wrote an eBook called Celtic Musicians' Guide to Digital Music. You can read it for free online. The eBook is offers insight on how and why you should submit music to the podcast. But it also guides you on how to make a living with music in the digital era. Feel free to share it with your band mates and friends.

  6. Link Back to the Podcast
    No. This is not required. It's a simple courtesy. I'll be linking to your website a lot. You can reciprocate by adding a link to or use one of these banners.

  7. Follow our Spotify Playlist
    Yes. We have a playlist on Spotify. It's called Top Irish & Celtic Music. It features some of the most-popular songs as voted on in the Celtic Top 20. The more people who Follow this Playlist, the more powerful it will become for helping bands to top the charts.

  8. Follow Up!
    Please drop me an email in about a month to follow up on your submission.

  9. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine
    It's a great way to stay on top of all the indie Celtic music news out there. Our goal is to promote artists like you.

  10. Join the Irish & Celtic Music Club to Post Your News and Videos
    I started the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast page to promote the podcast and for you to promote your music. So post your latest news every month.

  11. Share your news with Hashtag #CelticMusicNews
    Do you have upcoming gigs? Did you win an award? Any great news to share? Post it with this hashtag. You can also tag Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

  12. Update your Facebook Feed
    I go to your website and Facebook feed to find news to feature on the Monday after I feature you on the podcast. If you have new shows coming up, I will share that with our Facebook fans and tag you.

  13. Call Us at (678) CELT-POD
    That's 678-235-8763. Leave a message saying something like

    "This is Paddy Maloney of the band Celtic Stone. You're listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast".

    Feel free to be creative! And if you want to send an MP3, we'd LOVE to accept that as well.

  14. Please RESUBMIT with each new album. The submission form gives us

    • up-to-date info about your band,
    • a quick description for additional promotional opportunities,
    • plus, it puts you in the programming queue.
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