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Want to know 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, Pub Songs & Stories, Irish Song Lyrics and many more. 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

In 2018, I started buying music from some artists featured on the show. I'm expanding. So not only do you get free promotion, but you also will get paid for being on the podcast thanks to the generosity of my Patrons of the Podcast.

That said, if you want to send me your digital album either before it is released or just because....

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 MP3 preferred, no WAVs please).
    Then "Get shareable link" and email me at


  • Upload your entire album via Dropbox (128kbps MP3 preferred, no WAVs please)
    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.


More Ways to Promote Your Music Thru the Podcast

  1. Introduce an Episode
    It's as easy as saying "Hi this is Marc Gunn from the Kilted Kings. You're listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast show #563". You can read the details here.

  2. Send Me Your Story
    Does your song or tune have a story that you like to share? Celtic Stories features the stories behind their music. Imagine it like your very own podcast to bring your fans closer to your music. Learn more here.


More Promo Tips

  1. Promo Picture
    Do yourself a favor. Make sure you have a high-resolution photo (at least 1500 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. Submit Another Album
    Do you have more than one album? You can submit older albums or just make sure you give me permission to play older music.

    Your permission form submission lasts for 5 years. But it helps if you RESUBMIT with each new album.

    • up-to-date info about your band,
    • a quick description for additional promotional opportunities,
    • plus, it puts you in the programming queue.
  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.
    PLUS you'll get access to my free eBook, Celtic Musicians Guide to Digital Music. Just for signing up today!

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