FAQ

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)


1. When was IRP established?

May 2006 was the first Indie/Rock Playlist
https://www.theindierockplaylist.com/playlist/indierock-playlist-may-2006


2. What’s the difference between IRP and BIRP?

BIRP(Blalock’s Indie/Rock Playlist) was created by Josh Blalock after IRP went on hiatus in January of 2009.
IRP returned in 2010, and since then the two playlists have coexisted.


3. Why isn’t IRP a monthly playlist anymore?

We release them as frequently as possible, but we’ve increased the number of sources to check – increasing the time necessary to complete each playlist.
With over 15,000 songs between each playlist, it becomes a several month process to sift through each album/EP/single and find what we believe to be the most suitable.


4. How do we get our song on the playlist?

https://www.theindierockplaylist.com/contact-us


5. How do we get our song on the Indiecent Exposure and Indie Crack Spotify playlists?

Send a Spotify link with your artist/band name, song title, and year of release to: sendusyourcd@gmail.com


6. What audio quality are the songs on the playlist?

We use V0 MP3(variable bitrate roughly equivalent to 320kbps quality), which we consider to be the best quality to filesize for MP3.
FLAC may become an option for special releases.
Spectral analysis is performed on every song for quality assurance


7. Why isn’t the playlist available in other audio formats?

We believe MP3 offers the highest software and device compatibility


8. How is IRP funded?

IRP was kept alive by our faithful supporters! We’re not currently accepting donations, or any other form of monetary compensation.


9. Can we make an intro for the next playlist? What’s required?

Yes.
Submitted intros will be used as quickly as possible, or can be timed with the release of an album if requested.
Examples provided upon request.


10. Who is working on Indie/Rock Playlist now?

The original creator of IRP – Criznittle, and partner Cloudy who joined in 2013.
Cloudy and Criznittle are the admins of the IRP page and group on Facebook.
Members of the IRP group on Facebook can contribute recommendations, which may be featured on future playlists.


11. Who is responsible for the coverart?

We’ve had several artists contributing art for the playlists since 2008(no official art was created until March of ’08)
S. Nilsen has been our #1 contributor for the last few years
Our past artists include: Martin L, Artsiom C, Nathan A, RadRad, Steve C, Marko H, Simona M, Michael C, and Suhita S.
We owe them all a huge debt of gratitude for the years of contribution
If you’d like to personally contact one of the artists, contact us at sendusyourcd@gmail.com


12. Can I submit coverart? What are the requirements?

Yes. Submit art to sendusyourcd@gmail.com
All art must include the text IRP or Indie Rock Playlist, the month and year, and optionally hide a star somewhere 🙂
When we have more than a few covers to choose from, we hold a vote in the IRP Facebook group.


13. How do I make recommendations?

Join the IRP Facebook group and post.


14. How can I join the IRP Facebook group?

The group is temporarily open to new members. Request to join, and answer 3 simple questions.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/indierockplaylist


15. How can I stay updated on new Indie releases?

Like and follow us on Facebook for updates on the latest singles and album releases from your favorite IRP bands.
https://www.facebook.com/TheIndieRockPlaylist


16. Can I donate in any way to IRP?

No.


17. Why is the playlist ordered alphabetically by title and not by genre, preference, bpm, etc.?

We prefer the shuffled feel it gives the playlist.
No bands get preferential treatment, and the best songs could land anywhere on the playlist.
We still make a strong effort to curate a playlist that’s enjoyable from beginning to end, but instead of reordering the songs, they’re removed or sent to Vol. 2.


18. What are some similar playlists, and how do they differ from IRP?

BIRP, recommended for those looking for the newest and most independent bands.
Genres featured: chillwave, indie rock, indie pop
Download audio quality MP3 320
Release schedule: Monthly
Streaming options: Pretty much all of them
Site: http://www.birp.fm

SaG’s Rising Anthems, recommended for fans of a wider range of independent music.
Genres featured: indie r&B, indie rock, indie pop, electronic, soul
Download audio quality ???
Release schedule: ???
Streaming options: Spotify
Site: https://indielectrockplaylist.blogspot.com

Hunted*, for fans of more popular indie music
Genres featured: Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative, Rock
Download audio quality: MP3 V0 VBR
Release schedule: Monthly
Streaming options: Spotify
Site: https://www.facebook.com/Huntedplaylist

ALT RAD Playlist, recommended to fans of the edgier side of indie rock.
Genres featured: indie rock, alternative, indie punk
Download audio quality MP3 V0 VBR
Release schedule: Monthly, with special editions throughout the year
Streaming options: Spotify
Site: https://altrad.wordpress.com

Swan’s Indie Pop, recommended to Indie Pop fans
Genres featured: indie pop, indie folk
Download audio quality… no download option yet
Release schedule: Monthly
Streaming options: Spotify
Site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/157504284381589

The original Indie Rock Playlist