Hi, I'm Josh! I started BIRP.fm (Originally as Blalock's Indie/Rock Playlist) in February of 2009 as a way to share my music discoveries. BIRP is a monthly compilation of +100 tracks that are free to stream / download.   They're also available on a number of other services like Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music, YouTube, Deezer, etc. On top of the monthly playlist, I also run an in-site blog devoted to new music as well as act as a hub for a growing community of people that love to share and talk about music.  It's my way of helping to promote all the independent bands I know and love and to give the listener a chance to get to hear something new.

Music Submissions

We no longer take email submissions due to the amount of emails (over ~100 a day!) and it becoming so unorganized.

To handle the load and to become a bit more ogranized we've started using Groover.
If you'd like me to listen to your song, please send it via https://groover.co/band/signup/referral/influencer/3265/?utm_source=widget&utm_medium=widget_banner&utm_campaign=0.birpfm&widget_id=3265. You're pretty much guaranteed a response!

Writers / Photogrphaers / Illustrators

We lead busy lives sometimes so we're always looking for help with the day to day postings. If you're a writer and would like to contribute to the blog/new music/interviews section or would like to submit art for playlist covers, we'd love to hear from you. Please send an email to submit@birp.fm with the subject as RE: Contributing to BIRP. It helps us and is a perfect way for your work to get exposure to a wide audience every month.


BIRP.FM is an effective way of advertising any product or company. For any requests, please e-mail Josh Blalock at joshblalock@gmail.com (Title Email "Advertising"). Our average reader age is 18-32, with the top countries being the United States (71%), Canada (15%), United Kingdom (13%), among many others. We reach over 60,000 unique readers a month (600,000 Page Views/Month). Extensive web site statistics will be given upon proper request for valid explanation. Prices vary, depending on the placement of your ad. An advertisement is usually on the sidebar, though exceptions can be made. They can be used in graphic or text form, whichever you prefer. Prices are very negotiable, and any request for phone number will be granted (if need be). If you have any other questions, have no hesitation to ask.

Help Spread The Word!

We always appreciate your help in promoting the site on the web. Whether it be sharing it with friends or whatever else you can think of (i.e. adding any post to Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and linking to BIRP from your own site, etc, is all appreciated greatly).

Thank you!